Eyes wide open
Phnom Penh & Siem Reap, Cambodia


The inside track

Cambodian hospitality trailblazer Soann Kann is a young, entrepreneurial local who is revolutionising the Siem Reap boutique scene with his popular spas, hotels and restaurants, Chanrey Tree.


For the best coffee in Siem Reap, head down to the hip local hangout of Hap Guan Street, to Little Red Fox Espresso. It’s a hair salon and bean press, but the coiffure and coffee are as good as each other.


For LGBTQ+ travellers, there are a number of bars worth noting. Linga has been in business for nearly 15 years and is the stalwart, but also try Miss Wong and Barcode Siem Reap. You’ll be surprised that a small city has such a scene.


My Sokkhak Spa provides traditional Khmer massage with therapists hailing from a specific village in the ‘Pourk District,’ who are the very best.