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Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

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Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

MANY MANY THANKS to all those who recommended Kim Soryar as tuk-tuk driver in Siem Reap!!! Indeed, Soryar fit the comments of what had been described by Cartisan, Dennis & NicoleLew. My family and I were in Siem Reap from Jan 7-Jan 11, 2007 and we REALLY had a FANTSTIC TIME in Siem Reap with Soryar as our van driver. Yes, instead of taking a tuk-tuk, you can hire him as driver(either car or van). A very obliging person, soft spoken, genuine, trustworthy, attentive, thoughful and always looking out for his guests comfort. We really can't ask for more!!! We also enjoyed the breakfast, lunch and dinner places that Soryar took us. The prices in these places are reasonable and the foods are wonderful especially those dinner places. My family and I especially like one of the Khmer restaurants that Soryar's cousin owned/managed and a Thai restaurant that served FANTASTIC & AUTHENTIC Thai foods that we had to go back for the second time to have the Green Curry & Tom Yum. On foods, the only regret that I had was I forgot to ask Soryar to recommend a Chinese restaurant that serve fresh fish daily but it is minor since we are very HAPPY as is.

Also, I detailed out all the places that I want to visit in Siem Reap and emailed Soryar before the trip and he fulfilled my list of places when we were there. He also took the time to explain and shared his knowledge of the temples that we visited. We even have the priviledge to visit his parents home during one of the temple visits and tasted the different coconut juice, freshly plucked from the trees at the front of the house. And, Yes, each of us received a sovenirs from Soryar before we left Siem Reap. A cute little weaved basket that contains a colorful scarf with his contact phone # and email address. Soryar really put a nice touch into this for his guests. Soryar professionalism and hospitality truly amazed me and he is indeed a great asset to his country and community and I truly wish him well in any of his future undertakings.

So, if you go to Siem Reap next, you just have to have Soryar as your driver and you will not be disappointed of his services. WE DID NOT AND SO DID THE OTHERS WHO CHOSEN HIM.

Have Soryar, will travel in Siem Reap ;-)

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1. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

hihi

may i have Kim Soryar email address so that i can contact with him.

thanks so much for ur reply

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2. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Hi AngleWing,

Soryar email address is kimsoryar@yahoo.com or you can reach his mobile phone which is 855-1222-1883 Just tell him that Elaine and her family who went there in Jan 2007 recommend you and I am sure he will make sure you are well taken care of.

Kim Soryar is an excellent tuk-tuk driver if you have party of 2 going but if you have 4 or more, you might want to do car or van. The price difference is not that much but the comfort is just great especially when youa e on a van, you get to see things at a higher ground level. rest assured, Soryar rate is very reasonable. Just check with him as to his availability.

Have A Wonderful Time There!!!!

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3. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

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4. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

hi starofjupiter

Really Thanks for ur kindly reply.

i already contact with soryar.

Appreaciate ur help :)

love,

wingAngle

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5. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Unfortunately we had already booked a tuk tuk driver called marom when we were told about Soryar. However we used Soryar's brother for our border pickup... he was lovely... Soryar organised it all and was the most amazing person... so sweet and thankful for us to visit his country. We were sad that we couldnt use him in Siem Reap but I didnt want to let our already booked tuktuk driver down.

I would highly recommend Soryar off our dealings with him (via email and phone) and if he is unavailable please consider our tuktuk driver Marom....

You can see more at my blog www.travelblog.org/bloggers/reet

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6. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

What does Soryar charge for per day for tuk tuk and for a day in a car. We are three people travelling. Thanks!

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7. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Hi Longleat,

Since you have 3 person, I am not sure how much a tuk-tuk would cost for 3 person in a tuk-tuk but the standard rate of a tuk-tuk for a whole day service for 2 persons is USD10 per day

We paid USD25 per day for car and USD30 per day for a van since we have 4 and we prefered A/C & the comfort of car/van.

Gasoline, car/van and the driver(Soryar himself) are included in the rate quoted. And, if you go to Banteay Srei, it will be an extra flat rate of USD10 because that place is really far.

Email or call Soryar. I am sure he doesn't mind answering your questions and doubts you have in your travel arrangements. Soryar is pretty honest and good person at heart. Even if you are not his customer, he still make sure that your concerns be answered or recommend someone who can help you with some of your travel arrangement.

Good Luck and Have Fun Travel.....wherever you are going...

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8. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Great post! I just contacted Soryar -- we are arriving in Siem Reap tomorrow -- and he said he's busy but his brother Bin (sp?) will pick us up. The connection wasn't good so I'm not sure what the details will be but I think he said he (Soryar) will drive us at least one of the four days we'll be there.

Has anyone met/employed Bin?

How about a 4-day itinerary? Ideas? Food?

We're staying at the FCC, FYI.

Thanks to all for such a great resource!!

S & A from Berkeley & London

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9. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Hi Secolbur,

Great to hear you are able to get hold of Soryar even though he is not able to spend the whole 4 days with you, but he at least referred you to someone. I have not used his brother before since Soryar is our driver for the entire stays while we were there.

I would recommend that you write down the places that you want to visit or plan it a day by day with places that you want to visit. I surfed the net and follow the standard tour packages and wrote down places I want to visit and emailed to Soryar prior to my arrival as well as printed a copy out and shown him upon my arrival so that we all know where we would be going. Check out this link adn write it down in a piece of paper to show Soryar brother where you want to go in Siem Reap. cambodiahotels.biz/tours/daily_tour_angkor_w…

Here is my schedule if you want to follow:

Day 1-Arrive in Siem Reap at 11:05 am. Transfer to hotel for check in. Take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap to see Fisherman Villages and enjoy sunset at Phnom Bakheng.

Day 2-Watch early morning sunrise at Angkor Wat and breakfast. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Tour to Angkor Wat in the afternoon.

Day 3-Visit Prasat Kravan(one of the Grand Circuits) and Small Circuit which include Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, Takeo, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm(Dedicated to King’s Mother) and Srah Srang(Royal Bath).

Day 4-Tour Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Visit Ta Som(Buddhist temple), Krol Ko(all crumbled down)and Neak Poan(royal reservoir). Grand Circuit include East Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan(Temple of Sacred Sword, Dedicated to King’s Father). Visit Rolous Group which include Prasat Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei.

Anyway, check out the link I mentioned above and browsed at places they have in SiemReap.

Have A Wonderful Time in Siem Reap!!!!!

Ps. Try to have your breakfast & lunch outside of the Angkor Wat/Angkor Thom area because it is better value and food more delicious and more choices too if you eat outside of the entire Angkor complex.

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10. Re: Gotta Have Kim Soryar as Your Tuk-Tuk Driver in Siem Reap

Hello all,

I am really glad to read about all the wonderful experiences that so many others have had in meeting Kim Soryar, and having him as their guide/tuk-tuk driver. It is now more nearly 4 months since i had the privilege of having him as our guide, during our 3 day visit to Siem Reap in Oct-2006 (as detailed in my earlier posting on the other Tripadvisor thread)

Amazingly, until today, Soryar still emails me regularly, just to say "hello" and to wish me n my family well. Can u imagine anyone else doing that, just out of "good-heartedness", and not for monetary / personal gains ??!! That is a true reflection of the authentic, humble and "beautiful" person that he is - and hence it is indeed a true PRIVILEGE if you were to have him as your guide and driver :)

Judging from the more recent comments here - it seems like Soryar is indeed getting "hard to get" these days - so make sure u contact him early (he is easily reachable at his Yahoo email). And recently, I have heard that he also has access to a tourist van, so if you have a bigger group, or if u wish to travel a bit further, he can now offer u an alternative form of transportation too :)

May u all be blessed with the privilege of meeting the wonderful Kim Soryar in your travels to Siem Reap, Cambodia!!

best wishes,

Dennis

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA