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The Shadow of Angkor guesthouse and restaurant - courtesy of

This very popular Siem Reap guesthouse is conveniently located right on the riverside, just a block away from the old market (Psar Char) and the bustling tourist-friendly area around the market with its collection of Western bars and restaurants. Its housed in a renovated French colonial period building and offers a very pleasant river view.

The guesthouse is a family-run concern that has become a firm favourite of mine for the warm and genuine hospitality and friendliness of the owners, their family and their staff, the quality of the food at their new restaurant, their convenient location and great value. The guesthouse has 15 clean and comfortable rooms, with a combination of air-con and fan, a bathroom with shower and hot water, a television and fridge. Prices range from US$10 per night with a fan up to $20 for a triple room with air-con, whilst some rooms have a balcony.

The guesthouse is run by Seng Hour and her husband Davy, their daughter Kim is usually on hand to entertain you with her excellent English and mischievous sense of humour, whilst their son Li will help with your internet and pc needs. The family and staff will do everything they can to make your stay in Siem Reap an enjoyable one. I returned there in January 2007 just in time to wish Kim a successful journey, as she took off to study at university in Australia for the next four years. She will be missed by everyone who knows her but the opportunity to study abroad is one that she couldn't miss out on. She will be a great success.

Shadow of Angkor website

Contact details:

Address: on the riverside, near the old market, Siem Reap

Telephone: +855 (0)63 964 774 or +855 (0)15 834 264


Kim looks resplendent in her party gown she wore to a friend's wedding. {click to enlarge}Seng Hour (left), Davy and their youngest son, David, on a trip to the West Mebon in Jan 2006. {click to enlarge}

{Left} Kim, resplendent in her party dress. {Right} Seng Hour, Davy and their youngest son, David, at the West Mebon. Click to enlarge.

Kim's leaving party at the Shadow of Angkor, 24/01/07.

Kim's leaving party, the day before she flew to her studies in Australia. 24/01/07. {Left to Right} Li, Kim, Seng Hour, Davy and a larger-than-usual Andy Brouwer.

A warm and friendly welcome guaranteed from the family team of Seng Hour, Davy, Kim, Li and David.

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