Mr Borin welcomes you to the temples of Angkor and to Siem Reap and invites you to hire his tuk tuk to get around.
Mr Borin knows the temples of Angkor and Siem Reap town like the back of his hand. He lives in Siem Reap with his wife and two children and drives his tuk tuk for a living.
Mostly it’s to the temples, but trips to the countryside can also be arranged if you want to get away from the crowds for a while. Even at the temples he knows how to avoid the crowds. Tour buses have a tendency to congregate so it’s a matter of knowing where they are at different times of the day.
Mr Borin speaks English well, is a straight talker and has a great sense of humour. Most of Mr Borin's trips are to the temples and around Siem Reap but a trip further out to say, the beautiful Banteay Srei temple (32 kms away), is also possible. Prices can be negotiated upon arrival.
“Hello to Mr Borin from America ... The four
of us had a great time while in Siem Reap.
Thanks to you and your helpers. We hope to see you again. All the best.” – Ron, Owen, Pamela and Bert
Before arriving you can contact Mr Borin by email (sanborin[at]hotmail[dot]com). He can pick you up at the airport, bus depot or boat if required. His mobile/cell phone (hand phone in Cambodia) is 012 628 145. You can ring or text him from outside Cambodia by dialing + 855 12 628 145.
Take a Tuk Tuk
Taking an air-conditioned car out to the temples from Siem Reap means you’ll miss the local ambience. The coolness of an early morning tuk tuk ride along the tall tree-lined roads towards the temples is a great memory. You’ll have locals whizzing past with from one to five passengers on a 100cc motorbike. Kids learn to balance on a motorbike before they can walk.
You can hire a pushbike but as the day wears on and the heat increases, this is hard work and only for serious gung ho characters. You now also have the alternative of hiring an electric bicycle, but not much of this money goes to the local community.
Do yourself and the locals a favour and take a tuk tuk. For trips to the temples you can fit up to three and sometimes four average-sized adults though the Cambodians can fit a lot more. Two is really comfortable.