Our guide to Siem Reap gay bars, Cambodia

Our guide to Siem Reap gay bars, Cambodia

We visited Siem Reap during the Buddhist New Year in mid April.

It was crazy busy with exciting street parties every evening and everyone throwing water and talcum powder on each other (it’s their way of wishing each other good luck and a happy new year!)

Pub Street in Siem Reap during the Buddhist New Year

The atmosphere around Pub Street during the Buddhist New Year was crazy and very messy

We also discovered a busy and growing gay scene in Siem Reap, much like the gay scene in Phnom Penh.

SIEM REAP BEST GAY BARS

The Siem Reap gay bars are fun and kept us happily entertained during our stay in Siem Reap. They are all centrally located near the popular Pub Street.

#1 Linga Bar

Linga bar is the longest running gay far in Siem Reap. It is a cozy bar with the occasional drag show.

It is located opposite Angkor Famous on Pub Street Alley and draws a mainly touristy crowd.

Linga gay bar in Siem Reap

Linga gay bar in Siem Reap

#2 Miss Wong Cocktails Bar

Miss Wong is a gay owned bar famous for its cocktails, named after the half French, half Chinese Valerie Howe who was the subject of this famous painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff:

Miss Wong painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff

The Miss Wong painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff – inspiration behind the name

Miss Wong bar is located near Pub Street on a road called The Lane and they also have a Facebook page for more information.

We enjoyed a few cocktails here during the Khmer New Year where we took refuge from the chaotic throwing water and talcum powder outside:

Siem Reap gay bars - Miss Wong

Taking refuge from the water and talcum powder at Miss Wong cocktail bar

GAY FRIENDLY ACCOMODATION IN SIEM REAP

There are a variety of gay friendly accommodation options in Siem Reap to suit all budgets. The two that stood out for us were:

#1 Men’s only hotels

MEN’S RESORT AND SPA   Book online

  • Men’s only gay hotel, quiet and private, located a few minutes ride away from Pub street.
  • Prices start from $75 / £50 a night, breakfast included.

#2 Gay Friendly hotels in Siem Reap

THE MANSION SIEM REAP   Book online

  • Very gay friendly staff and beautiful surrounding.
  •  For around $25-30 a night for a room, you get a lush tropical garden, a large swimming pool and a delicous breakfast.

THE PRIVILEGE FLOOR IN LOTUS BLANC   Book online

  • Romantic stay in Siem Reap.
  • Amazing Buffet breakfast and beautiful swimming pool.
  • Prices start from $130 / £85 for a double room with breakfast.
Posing with the excellent staff of The Mansion Siem Reap

Posing with the excellent Japanese led staff of The Mansion Siem Reap where we stayed

You can read more about the gay bars of Phnom Penh and watch our Cambodia travel video.

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15 Comments

  1. mikko

    great that i stumbled into your blog. will be in hcmc and siem reap starting next week.

    ill see about the mansion. do u by chance know if the mansion has dorms?

    thanks.

    your post is helpful.

    Reply
    • Stefan Arestis

      No it is just rooms – but damn fine ones 🙂

      Reply
      • Mikko

        thanks, boys!

        Reply
        • Stefan Arestis

          Our pleasure 🙂

          Reply
    • Chris

      Miss Wongs – stunning little quiet place, don’t tell anyone though! Hehe!

      I think the Angkor famous bar is closed down – nothing opposite the linga bar now?

      Reply
      • Stefan Arestis

        Thanks for that Chris – have updated the article (removed Angkor – shame though as it was a pretty cool bar).

        Reply
  2. Paul

    Great overview of the bars / scene. We are going there for New Years this year. Do you know of any gay New Years parties or good places to celebrate?

    Reply
    • Stefan Arestis

      Thanks Paul! I think like with the Khmer New Year in April, just head to Pub Street area in the centre and there will be some sort of large crowd/outdoor party going on- they KNOW how to have a good time there 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jimmy

    I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

    Reply
    • Stefan Arestis

      Thank you

      Reply
  4. Jeff

    Station Bar is closed

    Reply
    • Stefan Arestis

      Thanks for informing us.

      Reply
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