Please register, and you will get it every month. Cambodian sex workers wait for customers at a public park in Phnom Penh. The latest trend seems to be sexual abuse of children in Cambodian orphanages. Male perpetrators, in the guise of tourists or volunteers, get easy access to underage girls and boys. Several cases of this sort were uncovered in the past years. Cambodia has long been a destination for male sex tourists from Asia and western countries. Prostitution, although prohibited by law, is rampant all over the country and especially visible at the touristic hotspots. Whether in Siem Reap, the gateway to the famous temples of Angkor, in the capital Phnom Penh or the resort town of Sihanoukville, girls are readily available. They work in karaoke bars, massage salons and on the streets.
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Cambodia's hidden child brothels
One thinks of slavery as an evil confined to musty sepia photographs. But there are 21st-century versions of slaves as well, girls like Srey Neth. I met Srey Neth, a lovely, giggly wisp of a teenager, here in the wild smuggling town of Poipet in northwestern Cambodia. Girls here are bought and sold, but there is an important difference compared with the 19th century: many of these modern slaves will be dead of AIDS by their 20's. Some , people are trafficked around the world each year, many of them just girls.
Clarification: The headline of this article was updated on July 25 to more accurately reflect the content of the piece, which refers to girls of Vietnamese descent who were victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Cambodia has always been regarded as a cheaper, dirtier and less developed alternative to Thailand for a holiday. The reasons are obvious: The big neighbor has a much better infrastructure, there are more places to visit and there is simply much more information and guidance available. Means that if you want to plan a sex trip to Thailand, you will find so many blogs and websites on the internet that cover every major and minor topic related to girls and sex: Descriptions of the best go go bars in Pattaya, nightlife overview maps to Patong, guides on where to meet ladyboys in Chiang Mai and even where to meet girls in the smaller and not so touristic places like Cha Am or Chaiyaphum. Sure, Cambodia is still a third world country and they will try to charge you more as a foreigner for tuk tuk rides or motorcycle rentals compared to local Khmers.