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…

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The big problem with this five-star hotel; Dilvin Yasa; Escape

Sure, it’s beautiful — and it’s also ridiculously affordable. But this traveller discovered there’s a catch to living in luxury in one of Asia’s hottest destinations.

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The “double-edged sword” of UNESCO World Heritage status; Isabel Alexander; The Boar

Isabel Alexander explores whether the award of UNESCO World Heritage status to a cultural site is always a good thing.

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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.

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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

World’s Favourite Tourist Landmarks, According To TripAdvisor; Star2.com

Some tourist hotspots end up being disheartening disappointments. Here are some of the world’s favourite landmarks of 2018, based on a TripAdvisor survey.

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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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