THE number of tourists to Siem Reap province declined 11.5 percent in January to 216,929 from 241,875 tourists in January 2009, a tourism official at Siem Reap tourism department told the Post Wednesday. Administrative Chief Chheuy Chhorn said 122,163 of the total were foreign tourists, an increase of 15.5 percent on the same month last year, while local visitor numbers were down sharply 30.47 percent. “New direct flights from foreign countries and a decrease on those locally caused many [Cambodians] to travel outside,” he said.
Siem Reap tourism falls
- Proof giants walked among us humans?
For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,
- Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank
Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group
- Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up
- New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’
After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty