Responsible travel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s easier than you think!

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18 Responses

  1. Rohan says:

    Excellent write up! I’m glad to see so many ethical initiatives in Siem Reap. I stayed for a few weeks several years ago and loved Blossom cafe! Looking forward to heading back this year to see how things have changed. Thanks for all the great recommendations!

  2. Fred says:

    You nspeak of responsible tourism …. not buying certain things and supporting others.
    Yet you advertise “Shark Fin Soup ” packages on your page.
    Go away!!!

  3. Cherene Saradar says:

    The facts about orphanages is so sad. I hope more people get the message! I loved reading about all the food! I was here a few years ago and loved it. I certainly would go back and try these restaurants!

  4. Michelle says:

    This was truly a great read. I love the idea of sustainable travel, but it can seem very overwhelming to even know where to begin. There were quite a few tips in this article that I hadn’t considered, like not buying from child vendors and seeking out attractions that are also teaching skills. I also really enjoyed the commentary on orphanages–I’ve never travelled to Asia, but I’m definitely going to do more reading on this topic! I wonder if similar things occur in other parts of the world. Thanks for all the wonderful advice!

    • Emma says:

      Thanks so much Michelle. I’m glad it has helped you to see that it’s not always very hard: often responsible travel is just about making informed choices. I didn’t know about the orphanage issue until we went to Cambodia either, and I think it is a wider issue. It’s very sad but I’m glad research is supporting these kids, and information is getting out to tourists to think about what’s really going on.

  5. April says:

    This is such a beautiful and detailed post! The world needs more responsible guides like this one. I’ve never visited an orphanage before and had no idea how corrupt the system was. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Emma says:

      Thanks for your feedback April! Yes I didn’t realise all about the orphanage issues before visiting Siem Reap either. I’m glad to be helping raise awareness of it, and of all of the positive initiatives making a difference there too.

  6. Paola says:

    Love it, thanks for sharing! Would love to vistinone day!

  7. Susan Moore says:

    Thanks for a detailed look at responsible travel to Siem Reap. I’m happy to see that responsible travel is becoming more popular and raising awareness on these important issues.

  8. Suzy says:

    What a great write up. Ankor Was had been top of my bucket list in my early teens so it was the first place I headed when I got my first real job at 19. It was amazing but would you believe, my camera broke!! I have no photos! I’d love to go back again. I read so much here that I didn’t know, or didn’t exist on my first trip. It is so wonderful to see so many sustainable initiatives

    • Emma says:

      Thanks Suzy! Such a shame about your camera breaking!! It’s a great place to revisit anyway, there’s so much to see just at Angkor Wat, and yes now there’s much more around Siem Reap too. Hope you get back there soon!

  9. Vita says:

    This is a great write-up Emma! It’s very informative and all encompassing. I’m also looking forward to checking out Backstreet Academy.

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