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Sophon (Tom)

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Chum Reab Sour Ladies and Gentlemen! (Chun Reab Sour is the official way to greet in Cambodian Culture. ) Welcome to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonder!

Cambodia now is absolutely beautiful, safety and so different from what you heard before and think now. I bet you should happen to visit Cambodia one in your entire life (don't miss it) and you will see.

Traveling is one of the best way to open people's eyes about the world today, If you happen to visit Cambodia and would like to find out the authentic Cambodian Culture, safety traveling, use trustworthy guide, I'm so pleased to assist you to visit around Cambodia.

Hi, I'm Sophon, people usually call me Tom. I'm a very friendly, passionate, enthusiastic and trustworthy tour guide. I was born in 1988, just ten years after the Khmer Rouge in a small village near the Mekong River in Kampong Cham province, about 265km from Siem Reap. That was a really hard time to strive, we faced many problems such as malaria, dengue fever, landmines, domestic violence, clean water and infrastructure. There was such an old school, children didn't go to school because their parents didn't understand the value of education, however I was sent to study in the monastery by my parents. I have three brothers and two sisters and we are living in the same province now.

After finishing high school in 2006, I moved to the capital city, Phnom Penh, but the following year, stressed by the hustle and bustle of the big city, I decided to move again to Sihanoukville, the most beautiful coast in Cambodia and maybe in the entire Asia! Beaches there have shining white sand, super blue cleaning water, and untouched islands.

Few years later, I moved to Siem Reap, the most famous tourist destination in the country, where I attended Engish Classes. After attending my TEFL in 2011, I graduated in English for Education in 2016 and now I'm ongoing a Master Degree in Education. I worked as an English Teacher in several NGOs including Life and Hope Association Organization, as well as private schools.

Now I'm a well-trained and licensed tour guide by Ministry of Tourism. I have been guiding travelers to Angkor complex and all over Kingdom of Cambodia since 2012.

I love being a Tour Guide so much because I want to share my beautiful culture, amazing rich history, and all beautiful places of Cambodia to the world. I'm very pleased to learn from other cultures, meeting people from all over the world.

I'm looking forward to share and provide you with an exciting and interesting trip to the temples of Angkor, and all surrounding areas in Cambodia.

Yours Sincerely,

Sophon

A Recent Review of this guide

Tom (and his driver who gave us the tour) was a wonderful guide! We had such a great day learning about and experiencing Angkor Wat. The car is comfortable and there are always cold waters and cold towels to cool you down. Guide knows tons of information and all the best spots for photos. It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
Elena Knappen

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Credentials

- Ongoing of Master Degree in English for Education
- Bachelor Degree in English for Education
- Licensed guide by Ministry of Tourism
- Former teacher of English at private school and organization

Restrictions

I am a licensed, well trained and experienced tour guide. I am able to guide you to all places in Siem Reap and all over Cambodia. I also offer a complete range tour package to Angkor Park and all over Cambodia.

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