Learn Khmer culture and heritage via Cebu Pacific; Business Mirror

Southeast Asia has always been on top of every traveler’s list. Aside from being the ideal place for budget-conscious backpackers, its countries are undoubtedly brimming with interesting history, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine.For tourists looking to dive into the cultural atmosphere…

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Experts’ Angkor Wat contributions recognized; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

The Cambodian government awarded honorary medals to three Chinese cultural heritage conservators in Siem Reap on Tuesday for their outstanding contributions to the protection of Angkor Wat.

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How Unesco World Heritage listings have created overtourism – and why it needs to change; Justin Francis; iNews

Reports that Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, intends to withdraw the UK from Unesco, have sparked criticism across the political divide. Mordaunt has cited concerns over the agency’s budgetary problems. I have long believed that Unesco’s World Heritage scheme contributes to the problems of…

Source: How Unesco World Heritage listings have created overtourism – and why it needs to change

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.

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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