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Wonderful guide for Angkor Wat Siem Reap - Personally recommended

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To anyone travelling to Siem Reap: I would like to personally recommend an absolutely wonderful private guide. His name is Kao Virak (kaovirak@yahoo.com) .

My wife and I hired Virak for a three day private tour of the Angkor Wat Temple complex. Virak is a licensed guide and is extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the region. In addition to running private tours, Virak performs group tours for Overseas Adventure Tours and Grand Circle Tours.

Virak makes the tour interesting, educational, fun & easy. He and his driver picked us up at our hotel in Siem Reap each morning. He incorporated my desired temples into the itinerary, scheduling each visit for the optimal part of the day (avoid crowds, position of the sun for best photos, etc).

Virak is very passionate about the temples around Siem Reap. His knowledge is very deep. One thing that I really liked about his tour was how well he could read me. He started off with many, many details about the temples. About ½ way thru the first day, he realized that, while I was interested in the history of the complexes, I was probably more interested in the photo ops that they presented. Virak quickly shifted gears and gave us a ‘Readers Digest’ version of the history at each stop.

Virak knew just where to get the best photos, just the right angles, and just the right locations. The photos that he, himself, took of my wife and I were some of the best shots of the entire trip.

Virak is personable, friendly. His English is incredible – we never had a problem with anything that he told us. The driver that Virak hired drove safely from site to site, opening doors for us and always had a cool wet towel when we got into the car, and a cold water bottle when we got out.

I could not possibly recommend Virak more.

If interested in a private tour, I would recommend dropping him an email at kaovirak@yahoo.com.

If anyone has additional questions, please drop me a line at joearena99@hotmail.com

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