Cambodia Compassion Tours

 

Cambodia is exciting.

Welcome to Cambodia Compassion Tours. I am Kong Soeun, Cambodia's most educated and engaging tour guide. My tours guarantee that your visit encompasses the history and living essence of the temples, as well as, the powerful and transfoming experience of the Khmer people who struggle to lift their country of its troubled past.

I was born in 1968 and grew up with many hopes and dreams. My past experience as a soldier has encouraged me to share the stories of my country. I went on to pursue a teacher training certificate, tour guide certificate, and Bachelors of Law degree. I have used my educational background to further my professional careers as a high school teacher of Khmer history of culture and civilization, Deputy Director of Tourism within the Siem Reap department of Ministry of Tourism responsible for training tour guides in both temple history and English, as well as a tour guide since 1997.  

Throughout your journey within the Kingdom of Cambodia, you will meet and interact with friends, educators and their pupils of this remarkable and viobrant land. My goal is to make this experience something that you will never forget. Please join me on this adventure into the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodia's most educated and engaging tour guide Kong Soeun is the former deputy director of tourism who trained other tour guides in temple history and English.

Your visit will encompass the history and living essence of the temples as well as powerful and transfoming experience of the Khmer people who struggle to lift their country from the havoc of its troubled past.

You will meet and interact with your guide's friends, the educators and their pupils of this remarkable and viobrant land.

Your Siem Reap temple visit will thrill you and so will much else of this mysterious land.

  • You know of the Killing Fields, but what happened to those who survived?
  • How are the survivors faring and what about the children of parents brutally slaughtered?
  • And why, given the horror this tiny nation land endured, are the people so happy, so genuinely happy?
  • And why, given the horror this tiny nation land endured, are the people so happy, so genuinely happy?

Tour guide Kong Soeun (pronounce his name Soon) was a teenage soldier in Cambodia’s steaming jungles during the dark years of Pol Pot. He, as with many Cambodians, lost family and friends in horrific circumstances but walked out of the jungle determined to play a positive part in his country’s emancipation.He studied by candlelight in a single room hut; became a teacher, kept studying and earned his Bachelor of Law.Tourism Cambodia appointed him their deputy director-general in Siem Reap where, in addition to his other duties, he trained guides in the history of the glorious temples.Soeun has kept up the fight for democracy by working for the UN in its free and fair election campaign. He is a passionate advocate for education and gives an hour of his time each day to teach Cambodian children English.Soeun knows the temples and he also knows Cambodia. He is a living example of the intelligence and generous human nature that is moving Cambodia from its dark history.

See the temples with Soeun then ask him to take you away from the everyday tourist destinations where you will see more tourists than locals.

Go to a school and meet children who will be fascinated to see a tourist in their open-air class. See a village, the countryside, an otherwise unknown zoo with a charter to maintain Cambodia’s exotic wildlife, a café on the jungle edge where multitudes of tropical butterflies call home.

Australians tourists donating exercise books and the first globe of the earth the children have seen.