For those of you that are headed to Siem Reap and are curious to know about the ladyboys in that city, this article will be highly helpful to you.
In this article I will let you exactly what areas you should focus on when you are looking for transgenders in Siem Reap, and also what to expect in terms of the vibe and scenes of the city.
Siem Reap has a nightlife area called Pub Street, which is really a tourist area, filled with many bars, nightclubs, and hotels. If you want to experience the nightlife, and ladyboys, then this is really your best option in Siem Reap.
The other areas may not be a good option, since most of the transgenders know most of the foreigners will be around Pub Street. If you really want to meet ladyboys from a different part of the city than Pub Street then I recommend to go online, which I will get to a bit further into this article.
Check out below for the best ways to meet ladyboys.
You have a few options to find them in bars, just keep in mind that there are no fully “dedicated” ladyboy bars in Siem Reap. The ones I mention here are like normal bars, with ladyboys mixed in.
- The Draft: A well known bar, with many khmer girls and plenty of ladyboys also. Gets busiest from Thursdays to Saturdays.
- Heaven & Dreamboys: a popular gay bar in the south end of Siem Reap, but also tends to have ladyboys, live shows.
- Barcode: Another gay bar, that also gets visited by transgenders. It is located on Little Pub Street.
- Mickeys Bar: Is not a ladyboy bar, but because it is popular place for foreigners to find Cambodian girls, some ladyboys come also.
Cabaret Ladyboy Shows in Siemp Reap
If you want 100% ladyboy experience, then you will probably be interested in the cabaret shows. These are similar like what you could expect in Thailand, with ladyboys on stage, doing live shows and dancing in costumes. Yes, it can be entertaining, and is an excellent way to get some exposure to the ladyboys.
- Roasana Broadway Show: Is the popular ladyboy bar show in Siem Reap, dancers do live acts and performances on stage with various themes. If you have been to the Thailand cabaret shows you can expect some similarities here.
Freelancer Ladyboys in Siem Reap
So you have a few options to find freelancers and “normal” ladyboys in this city. The three ways are:
- Streets & Parks
Kesorkole is your best option to find ladyboys in a nightclubs in Siem Reap. Just keep in mind that Khmer girls visit this place as well. And also that not all the ladyboys and girls here are freelancers. Some of them are just there to dance and drink, and are not looking for customers. However, the majority of them are known to be freelancers. The club is very popular among the locals, and the experienced travelers who know about it.
The next two clubs I mention do not allow ladyboys in, but you can see then hanging around the outside areas, since they know many foreigners visit these nightclubs, check out:
- Hip Hop Club: located close to the river
- Temple Bar: located on Pub Street
Finding ladyboys online in Siem Reap is actually one of the preferred methods. Not only is it easy to do, but many of the ladyboys actually feel more comfortable this way. Another great thing about this method is that you can find both good ladyboys who are interested in serious dating with foreigners, and also freelancers who will love to spend time with you in exchange for some payment or be your tour guide.
The main thing to remember about Siem Reap is that most of the nightlife, bars and clubs are focused around the Pub Street area.
The city promises to give you a nice Cambodian cultural experiences, along with some social and party options on the side. So rest assured, you do have lots of nightlife options and places to meet ladyboys, just not as much as Phnom Penh. This is especially more apparent if you strictly want to find the ones who are interested in the P4P scenes, or ladyboys that work in the bars.
The good thing is that Siem Reap might be the best place in Cambodia to meet transgenders who are actually looking for a serious relationship with a foreigner. It is also a good place for dating since it has plenty of cultural sites and scenes to see.
As mentioned before, using one of the online methods for meeting others is a great way to get into the social scenes, and find some ladyboys in Siem Reap for dating or other interests.