Nico’s Colorful Cambodian Getaway


Embark on a captivating journey through Cambodia, exploring the cities of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Nico shares his experiences, addressing essential questions for fellow LGBTQ+ travelers. Discover how he navigated Cambodia as a gay man, unveiling the unique blend of cultural richness and modern luxury.

Follow Nico as he highlights his favorite activities and sights, offering a glimpse into the charm of these vibrant cities. Stay tuned as he imparts valuable tips for first-time visitors, making this journey through the Kingdom of Wonder an inspiring celebration of diversity and acceptance.

Shinta Mani Flower Tub
Shinta Mani, Siem Reap
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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Rambutan Phnom Penh
Rambutan, Phnom Penh

The Mystic Allure of Ankor Wat

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Siem Reap

The vibrant and enchanting city of Siem Reap: where ancient history meets modern charm, and the warm hospitality of Cambodia awaits every traveler. For those seeking a destination that embraces diversity and inclusivity, Siem Reap stands out as a welcoming haven for the LGBTQ+ community.

As a gay traveler, you’ll discover a city that not only boasts the breathtaking Angkor Wat temples but also celebrates the richness of its local culture and the open-minded spirit of its people. From the bustling night markets to the trendy bars along Pub Street, Siem Reap offers a lively atmosphere where you can be your authentic self.

Shinta Mani Angkor & Bensley Collection Pool Villa, Siem Reap

What did you think of this hotel?

Nico: Staying at your private pool villa was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip. The impeccable service, coupled with the personal touch of having our own Bensley Butler, made our experience truly extraordinary. The villa, with its own pool provided the perfect sanctuary, making it one of the best places to be in Siem Reap. Your attention to detail and commitment to ensuring our comfort did not go unnoticed, and it truly enhanced our overall enjoyment of the trip.

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Tea in Cambodia

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How did you find traveling in Cambodia as a gay man?

Nico: Travelling as a gay man in Cambodia was surprisingly not a problem at all I mean I been living in Asia for 10 years and I never had any problems lucky me I have friends in every country or if I don’t have I easily make new once .. gay community in Southeast Asia it’s a big family!
Hotel staff, restaurants , drivers , everyone was so nice with us so totally recommend Cambodia as a destination!

Both cities have clubs and restaurants LGBTQ friendly and the gay community it’s very active there.

What was your favorite activity or sight while you were there?

Nico: Of course the beautiful ruins of Angkor Wat its a must! I enjoy so much visiting and exploring this wonder, and I think I have a master on history of Cambodia.

Delicious food!

And night life was very fun!

Do you have any tips for first-time visitors?

Nico: Get a driver and a guide that explains all about the history of this beautiful country.
Dare to try all the delicious local food.


The Pearl of Asia

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Rambutan, Phnom Penh 

What did you think of this hotel?

Nico: Literally a piece of paradise within the bustling city of Phnom Penh! It’s hard to believe you’re minutes away from all sorts of commercial establishments, with how they put emphasis on natural beauty. 

Our room had its own outdoor tub which you can lounge at while gazing upon the lush greenery just a little beyond your reach from the balcony.

And that’s within the capital city.

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
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Shinta Mani, Siem Reap




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