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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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  • Negotiations on EBA being held

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  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber