Sex Massage Parlors & Brothels in Siem Reap
If you wouldn’t do any research on this website about what Siem Reap has to offer besides temples and lakes and just follow the advice of your guide book that says Pub Street is the main entertainment area in town – then you would probably not even think about how much Cambodia’s second largest city has to offer for single (or single traveling) foreign men.
Siem Reap has, along with Phnom Penh, the highest number of young Cambodian ladies offering sexual services to men.
Now again, if you have your hotel in the Pub Street area (and there’s nothing wrong with that) you might not notice what a huge sexual playground this town actually is. Sure, you probably find some nice Khmer girls in the tourist oriented bars and restaurants that I described all in detail in the Siem Reap Nightlife Guide. But the truth is that 90% of the Cambodian sex workers in town frequent places where foreigners don’t usually go. This article is about these 90%.
And the good news is: Even though the following karaoke bars and brothels primarily cater to Khmer men, you are welcome to visit them as a foreigner, too. Unlike in a lot of “Asian-oriented” places in Thailand, here you are treated in a nice and polite way.
Most of these brothels are officially karaoke bars. They each have more than 20 young and sexy girls employed, some of the bigger ones rather around 40-50. And there are about 60-80 of these karaoke bars, which are more commonly called KTVs, spread all around Siem Reap. Some of them are huge and impressive buildings with modern private rooms while others are small beer gardens with rather basic but functional karaoke rooms for those who actually want to sing.
KTVs on Khmer Pub Street
Everyone knows Pub Street, but only few foreigners have heard of the Khmer Pub Street in the north of town. This is the most popular nightlife area for the local Cambodians, full of beer gardens and small KTVs – the most common type of adult entertainment venue in Siem Reap. The picture above shows the entrance of such a place with plenty of attractive ladies available to you.
There are dozens of those places on Khmer Pub Street.
And this is how it works: As soon as you arrive the girls will present themselves (sometimes even by standing up) and you tell the manager which one you would like. The price of a girl is ridiculously cheap at these KTVs in Khmer Pub Street, at some places as little as 1.50 USD but more commonly 2-3 USD. This price is not per hour, but without any time limit.
After you picked your girl she will accompany you to a table of the “beer garden”. Most places also have private karaoke rooms available for rent (3-5 USD per hour). Even if you don’t take the karaoke room, the seating areas are usually divided into semi-private niches so it’s quite laid back and relaxing.
Then you would order some drinks for you and your girl. She will usually drink from your beer and that’s what most people do – they order a jug (about 3 USD) or a 3-liter tower (about 7-8 USD) of Angkor or Anchor draft beer. Sometimes she will say she’s hungry so you can order some 2-4 USD dish for her to make her happy.
She will do everything to make you happy too. Don’t expect them to speak perfect English, again this isn’t an area that is frequented by a lot of Barangs (white foreigners), but that’s not a problem as they’re still fun to drink and to hang out with. If you feel you want to bang her that’s possible of course but usually not on the spot. You would have to take her to a short time hotel nearby which costs you 5, maximum 10 USD.
There are always motorbike drivers around who know these hotels. It’s not uncommon that the girl will ask for 50 USD for having sex with you, but that’s usually negotiable. And also this price is generally long time means she will stay with you until the following morning (if you want).
Big Karaoke Clubs
The other type of brothel in Siem Reap are the huge and colorful buildings full of young Khmer girls ready for spending the night with you. Again, those are officially KTVs, karaoke clubs or massage parlors and sure a lot of Khmer guys start their night partying in the private karaoke rooms instead of taking a girl back to their place right away.
There are nearly 30 of such KTVs spread around Siem Reap.
And this is how it works: You enter the place and the manager will have all the girls line up in front of you either in the lobby or in a big private room (like the one on the top right picture). You look at the girls, maybe ask the manager for recommendations, how old a particular lady is or if she has children yet.
After you picked your girl you can choose a private karaoke room. Some places have one price for all rooms, like 10 or 15 USD per hour. Some of the bigger places even have different room types, for example the one closest to Pub Street (see map below) has rooms ranging from 8 USD for the cheapest to 20 USD for the most expensive ones.
If you enter those big KTVs as a foreigner it’s not unlikely that you get asked if you would like to take a girl for short time right away.
So in case you are not in the mood to sing karaoke (which few westerners are when they come to Cambodia) then you would negotiate a price with the manager of the establishment. It’s not unlikely that he will quote you 60 or even 70 USD, but that’s not the price you need to pay. More realistic are 40, maximum 50 USD.
This price includes the price for sex with the lady, the rental of a short time hotel room close by as well as (usually) the Tuk Tuk ride to it. If you wonder why the girl will be escorted to the hotel on a different motorbike, this is to prevent the officials to see what you are up to (that’s what I assume). It’s still more than obvious to everyone though as you can see girls and men arriving and leaving that same hotel in 20-30 minute intervals. You would then enter the room, take a shower and enjoy some romantic time together.