Angkor Wat 101: Everything You Need to Know About Visiting What Was Once the World’s Biggest Civilization; Johanna Read; Fodors

What’s the best way to Angkor? How do you plan for visiting Angkor? The ruins of the Angkor temples, built from the 9th to 15th centuries, are a must-see. At its height in the 13th century, the city of Angkor is estimated to have had a million residents, and the kingdom covered almost all of Southeast Asia, making it that era’s largest civilization.  UNESCO named the Angkor Archaeological Park, situated just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, a World Heritage Site for good reason. The key to enjoying it, though, is escaping the crowds.

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In Cambodia, a City of Towering Temples in the Forest; National Geographic

WATCH: The temples of Angkor are architectural masterpieces laden with artistic treasures, like the bas-relief galleries that tell enduring tales of Cambodian history and legend.

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Bayon restoration to resume; Khouth Sophak Chakrya; Phnom Penh Post

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday.

Source: Bayon restoration to resume

Chinese theme park risks offending Cambodians with Angkor Wat replica; Robin Spiess; SEA Globe

A Chinese replica of Angkor Wat, built for the annual China-Asean exposition, has attracted the ire of many Cambodians who feel it offends their heritage…

Source: Chinese theme park risks offending Cambodians with Angkor Wat replica

India to assist in renovation of Shiva temple in Cambodia; PTI

According to the UNESCO, the temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis.. Cambodia Shiva Temple. Cambodia religion. Cambodia India. Cambodia tourism. Cambodia temople. Sushma Swaraj. UNESCO heritage site.

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Watch Sunrise at Angkor Wat; Kyle Frost; The Outbound Collective

You’ll want to leave your hotel or hostel in Siem Reap by 5am at the latest.

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Sharp increase in visitors at Sambor Prei Kuk; Khmer Times

Sambor Prei Kuk, a world heritage site, sees a 67 percent hike in international visitors.

Source: Sharp increase in visitors at Sambor Prei Kuk – Khmer Times

9 Ancient Cambodian Sites to Discover After Angkor Wat; Cassie Wilkins; World Nomads

See Cambodia’s off-the-beaten-track mysterious historic sites.

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Chinese visitors to the Kingdom spike; Sum Manet; Khmer Times

During the first four months of 2018, Cambodia welcomed more than 647,000 Chinese visitors, an increase of more than 79%.

Source: Chinese visitors to the Kingdom spike – Khmer Times

South Koreans eye Kampong Thom’s tourism market; May Kunmakara; Khmer Times

Cambodia – Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura

South Korean investors on a visit to the Kingdom last week have shown an interest in investing in Sambor Prei Kuk, a Unesco-listed archeological site in Kampong Thom, the Minister of Tourism said.

“Korean investors are keen to invest in Kampong Thom province, especially in Sambor Prei Kuk, to attract Korean tourists to the site,” said Minister Thong Khon.

The minister was speaking to journalists shortly after his meeting at the Asean-Korea Centre with Lee Hyuk, who was leading a delegation of Korean investors exploring business opportunities in the Kingdom.

Sambor Prei Kuk is the ancient capital of the Chenla Empire and gained Unesco recognition in July last year.

“Korean tourists usually like cultural tourism sites, so these investors have a great opportunity in their hands,” he said, adding that good investments would include hotels as well as golf courses.

“They can help strengthen the tourism industry in Kampong Thom, especially in the area surrounding Sambor Prei Kuk, by providing training to local communities,” he said.

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