Srei Omnoth qualified as a tour guide twenty years ago and has been with Hanuman for the past seven years, working with all our leading partners, as well as operating as a fixer on film and documentary shoots throughout Cambodia. Omnoth is one of our most popular guides thanks to his lively personality and great sense of humour. Born in Kandal province, Omnoth is married with three children and worked in the hotel trade and with the United Nations before becoming a guide. He is a Sinn Sisamouth devotee when it comes to music, enjoys a game of volleyball and would love the opportunity to visit Nepal as well as the other Indochinese countries. Prahoc (Cambodian cheese aka fermented fish paste) and beer are his meal-time choices whilst The Bayon is his favourite Angkor temple as it retains all of its old-world charm.
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Known to everyone as Paul, he worked in the hotel trade before qualifying as a tour guide in 1995, and joined Hanuman six years ago. He’s an expert on Cambodian history and culture and also has a keen interest in flora and fauna, with a wealth of detail on medicinal uses of plants and flowers around Angkor. In addition to guiding numerous tours with partner clients, he’s also a regular on the safari and cycling tours and with his keen sense of humour, he’s one of the most popular members of our team. He’s married with two children. Angkor Wat is his preferred Angkor temple, whilst the United States would be his choice as a foreign destination. Prahoc (Cambodian cheese, aka fermented fish paste) and beer get his vote too, as does football as his preferred sport and the ever-popular duo of Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea are his musical choices.
Sinath has been guiding clients for the past six years in and around Siem Reap, having previously been a tuk-tuk driver. He is married and would love to visit the European countries where many of his guests come from. Besides the temples, he loves the fresh air of Sihanoukville, when he gets the opportunity to enjoy it.
Nicknamed Mou, he’s another Siem Reap resident, who is married with one child. He’s been a Hanuman tour guide for the last seven years, having worked with an NGO before completing his guide training. He loves snooker in his spare time and all kinds of Khmer food.
'Dara' qualified as a tour guide over twenty years ago and is adept in foreign languages, guiding clients around Angkor and beyond in French, English and Spanish for many years. Originally from Phnom Penh, he relocated to Siem Reap, is married with two children, and loves to practice his photography skills and cycling as his favourite hobbies in his spare time. He has led individual and group tours all over the country, and spending five years studying in France, has given him a taste for foreign travel.
A native of Siem Reap, Reaksmey is married with four children, and a national singing champion no less. He has been guiding for 18 years and was also a part-time English teacher. An adventure guide, he’s another who is much in demand, when he’s not spending quality time with his family.
Sophoan is no newcomer to guiding, having taken up her duties six years ago, spending the last five as a birding guide. Born in Pursat, guiding runs in the family, as her father is a French-speaking guide and author. She loves her work, especially learning about the natural environment in her own country.
Born in Kompong Khleang, Thai is married with two children. He became a guide over twenty years ago after working with the World Monuments Fund as a field archaeologist. He also works as a fixer for visiting television crews and is one of the most experienced guides around Angkor.
Fila has led tours for the past decade after working as a tuk-tuk driver, chef’s assistant, a Radio DJ and Summer Camp counsellor in the USA. He hails from the floating village of Chong Kneas, and is married with one child. He loves cycling, fishing and cooking in his spare time.
Meas began as a tour guide fifteen years ago after previously working as a motorbike driver. He was born in Siem Reap and is married with three children. A very popular guide, he enjoys cycling and can also speak Japanese.
An expert in bird-watching, Sopheap became a guide after a stint at hotel reception work and is now an accomplished and popular classic and nature guide. Born in Siem Reap province, he is married with three children, and enjoys a game of volleyball and cycling.
Solin will soon celebrate her twentieth year as a tour guide, after she began her working life as an English teacher. She was born in Roluos and is married with three children. As a working mum, she enjoys family time, cooking and travelling.
Heng Pring Rathana
Known to all as 'James', he was born in Kompong Speu and worked in the hotel and restaurant industry, as well as teaching in a Thai university, before turning to guiding four years ago. He got married last year and has a newly-born daughter. James loves travelling and sport, particularly football, volleyball and fishing.
A native of Siem Reap, Rithy loves being an adventure guide, cycling and trekking with guests, when the opportunity arises. He is married with one child, and took up guiding more than fifteen years ago. His sense of humour is much appreciated by his guests.