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Angkor Tourism Briefs

Angkor Tourism Briefs

  • Tourists to Angkor are being advised to travel with armed guards after three

    recent hold-ups at the temples of Ta Prohm, Bakheng and Krol Kol. Visitors to 10th

    century Banteay Srei, an area contested by the Cambodian Armed Forces and the Khmer

    Rouge, are also advised to take care.

  • Tourism is buoyant in Siem Reap where up to three planes, with a maximum of 168

    passengers, land every day. The Grand Hotel is booked out for the near future. Nine

    extra guards have been stationed in the pagoda at the Bayon and street-lights have

    recently been installed in Siem Reap town. Visitors are advised to leave the temples

    before sunset.

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  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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