Nothing sells like success, as they say, and the current tourism-driven gold
rush in Siem Reap is no exception to the rule.
New hotels and businesses
are sprouting up like weeds after a heavy rain and the Kingdom's national icon
is getting its fair share of publicity as a result.
So if a friend says
"Meet me at the Angkor something, I forget what it is," be advised the list of
possibilities includes the following:
Golden Angkor Hotel, Paris Angkor
Hotel, Angkor Silk Hotel, Goldiana Hotel Angkor, Kingdom Angkor Hotel, Princess
Angkor Hotel, Damnak Angkor Village, Hotel City Angkor, Apsara Angkor Hotel,
Monoreach Angkor Hotel, Khemara Angkor Hotel, Apsara Angkor Guest House, Angkor
Star Hotel, Casa Angkor Hotel, Day Inn Angkor, Hotel Angkor Saphir, Victoria
Hotels & Resorts Angkor, Sokha Angkor Hotel, Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Angkor
Pich Hotel, Angkor Palace Resort & Spa, Bopha Angkor Hotel, Mekong Angkor
Palace, Dragon Royal Angkor Hotel, Empress Angkor Hotel, Angkor Reach Hotel,
Angkor K One Restaurant & Massage, Angkor Massage By Blind, Angkor Souvenir
Shop, Angkor Air Tickets, Angkor Market, Ratana Angkor Guest House, Pansea
Angkor Hotel, Angkor Green Restaurant, Angkor Internet, Angkor Hospital for
Children, Angkor Thom Hotel, Borei Angkor Hotel, Yaklom Angkor Lodge, Angkor
Health Massage, Angkor Century Hotel, Sofitel Royal Angkor Hotel, Angkor Meas
Restaurant, Angkor Cyber Café, BFT Angkor Tours, Angkor Wat Guest House, Angkor
What?, Reasmey Angkor Massage, Reaksmey Angkor Hairdressers, Angkor Queen
Beauty, Angkor Village Resort, and Khmer-Angkor Jewelry.
But if your
friend says "Meet me at the Gecko Mayonaise Bar & Restaurant," there's only
** A small bit of history last month. The Emperor Bao Dai's
grandson, Prince Bao Dinh, got married in Phnom Penh on April 28 with Miss Keam
Keov Chhorvy. All best wishes to the newlyweds.
** Andreas Stanke, the
owner of the Riverside Restaurant, wonders where things went wrong. He decided
to toe the straight and narrow, give up the sauce and turn his establishment
into a more "family values" kind of joint. He closed his Matahari night club in
the back and said no more taxi girls. He even took the plunge and asked a woman
for her hand in marriage. But the next day the young lady's brother called him
up and threatened to kill him.
** One source says that if you see the
Military Police posted along the major boulevards that means the Boss is in