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“Well worth it”
Review of New Hope Cambodia

New Hope Cambodia
Ranked #72 of 184 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great work being done at New Hope Cambodia - and excellent food at the restaurant. Try the fruit shakes - YUM

1  Thank OurTimeJen
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were most impressed with our visit to New Hope Cambodia. We read about it on Trip Advisor,studied the website http://www.newhopecambodia.com and made an appointment by email. We got a prompt reply to the email and made a reservation for 12.30 the following day. We had a delicious meal there, made with fresh ingredients, cooked and served by the students. The restaurant is highly efficient and professional and the flagship of this organisation.
Ron, the operations manager took us round and explained the work. We were fortunate enough to be there at assembly time and could see the children. Not for one minute did we think this was put on for us. We witnessed a normal routine of the school. The children were relaxed and friendly towards us. In my view this is not orphanage tourism. This is a response by a member of the community to do something to change the situation of the poor in his immediate local area.
We will certainly donate money to this organisation, as we are convinced of its merit. We didn't go to the villages. We are under the impression that people go there in order to see the families who they will sponsor.
We felt deeply saddened by the fact that in this world of riches, there are still people who go without. We can only be grateful for the work of the staff and volunteers of New Hope Cambodia in Mobdul Village 3. May it go from strength to strength!

Thank M H
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I've heard from the tuktuk drivers that they get a commission for bringing tourists there.. and honestly, why has a NGO become a tourist attraction in Tripadvisor???!

Why is New Hope inviting people through the front gate with no appointment, no questions asked, and no hesitation to tour the slum areas like it's a zoo?

Please practise responsible tourism - and not contribute to "Cambodia's Booming New Industry: Orphanage Tourism"

13  Thank piazza_lover
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Had a lovely time having lunch here, ordered the Amok, pan grilled fish and caesar salad they were all so tasty! We were fortunate to be shown around by Ron, the operations manager and got a little background on what they're about and how they help the Khmers. Definitely a place to check out when in Siem Reap and volunteer for a few days if time grants it. Lovely seeing people do some good out of the generosity of their hearts. Hoping to come back and see them expand to an even bigger organization :)

Thank Sarsiii
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Outstanding work is being done in a country that has suffered for many years due to civil war and poverty. New Hope is taking in students - and giving them a fighting chance. Food is great and the students are very friendly. It's a great experience and you know that New Hope is making a HUGE difference in these students lives! Check it out!

Thank jwhyi
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