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LGBT rights in Cambodia
What's It Like to Be LGBT in Cambodia?
Cambodia is surprisingly gay friendly by Asia standards — and we loved it! We easily rate it as one of the most gay friendly countries in Asia. Traveling in Cambodia as a gay couple is a joy. We never felt discriminated against anywhere we stayed, and also discovered a pretty big gay scene in the main cities, particularly in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap. However, that's from our perspective as foreign gay tourists. What's the true reality like?
Gay Phnom Penh: local boy Aaron tells us about being gay in Cambodia
Gay-friendly bars, drag shows, gay spas and saunas. Visitors would be forgiven for thinking the country is accepting of the community. However, growing up gay in Cambodia can be a very different story.
Phnom Penh is the biggest city in Cambodia and it has its largest gay scene. Phnom Penh became the capital of Cambodia in the French colonial period. It also severed as the capital for a brief period after the fall of Angkor. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia.