What? You never knew there was a gay community in Cambodia? The GLBT Community is alive and thriving in Cambodia (The Kingdom of Wonder). Khmer gays are not oppressed by the government and homosexuality is legal. There are very strict laws about underage sex, don’t get caught! The younger generation seems to be very open about their sexuality, and the expat community is very out and supportive of the gay community. Bars, pubs, disco’s, nightclubs, restaurants, art galleries, spas, saunas, tour guides, travel companies, guesthouses and resorts all gay owned or managed. Many of the discos and nightclubs are mixed but the gays know where to gather. Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia has the most diverse GLBT community. Siem Reap, where the World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat is, has a great selection of guesthouses and resorts, and several great gay pubs and restaurants. Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia is starting to come alive, with a few gay owned pubs, restaurants and a gay resort. If it is the beach you want, then head down to Sihanoukville or Kep, both have a gay resort. The currency most welcomed is the US dollar and the Cambodian riel. The dollar is accepted almost everywhere, but quite often the change will come back in riel. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels in the major cities. Be sure to carry small notes of riel and $1 dollars for the motorcycle taxis and most street vendors.
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