Siem Reap

Four-month tax break for hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all registered hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap will be exempt of all taxes from February until May this year.   ...

Sok Chan

New city to be built in Siem Reap province

A new urban centre will be built in Siem Reap, with the project having recently been included in the province’s tourism master plan.​ The project was proposed by Tourism Minister Thong Khon on Monday as a concept note during a meeting of an inter-ministerial committee. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampot among nation’s cleanest

The cities of Battambang, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, Kep, Kampong Cham, in addition to Doun Penh, a district of Phnom Penh, all received the top accolade, three romdul flowers, in the second edition of the country’s Clean City Contest. ...

Chea Vannak

Temple restoration gets US cash

The United States has provided $350,000 to the World Monuments Fund for the fifth phase of the conservation of Phnom Bakheng temple in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Mom Sophon

Apsara Authority grants home building permits

The Apsara Authority granted permission to more than 320 minor projects to build or renovate homes within the Angkor archaeological park in the first half of 2017, according to a report released yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary

Cambodia tourism to get Chinese help

China has revealed a plan to help Cambodia by establishing a comprehensive tourism development plan for Siem Reap province, home of the famed Angkor archeological park. ...

Chea Vannak

Plans for another ‘Hun Sen High School’ renaming canceled

A provincial governor’s request to rename a Siem Reap City high school after Prime Minister Hun Sen has been abandoned, according to an official and the school—a decision some have speculated was influenced by online criticism of the suggested change. ...

Rachna Thim

Tea Banh son gets Siem Reap post

Defence Minister Tea Banh’s son has been appointed a deputy governor of Siem Reap province by Prime Minister Hun Sen. Major General Tea Seiha said he had not been told about the appointment officially so could not give a date for when he would take up ...

Ros Chanveasna

Government complex unveiled in Siem Reap

After two years and seven months of construction, a new complex housing 26 provincial departments in Siem Reap was officially inaugurated on land that once belonged to the Apsara Authority. ...

Mech Dara

Two new power plants planned

Two new power plants are being planned for Cambodia, a $167 million garbage-fueled plant for Phnom Penh, and an $89 million solar plant for Siem Reap province, the tourism ministry announced. In a statement on the ministry’s Facebook page yesterday, the ministry unveiled plans for the ...

Sum Manet

Outside Siem Reap town, poverty remains a daily reality

Each year, millions of dollars flow into the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to Angkor Wat. Yet just outside of town, the effects of that economy are hardly felt at all. Out here, people struggle to make a living, and grinding poverty ...

Hul Reaksmey

Trash piling up in temple town

Residents of Wat Damnak village, just one kilometer from Pub Street, still resort to burning their rubbish when trash collection is slow.  ...

Naomi Collett Ritz

Growing pains, as capital keeps expanding

Phnom Penh is one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia. It added nearly 500,000 people between 2000 and 2010, for a total of 1.4 million. That has meant a lot of changes in a short period: more congestion, more markets, more housing. And, newcomers ...

Phorn Bopha,

Chinese firm to open 1st duty free store in Cambodia

China Duty Free Group (CDFG) announced Monday that it has invested in a downtown duty free store in Cambodia’s cultural Siem Reap City and the store will be launched in December. “CDFG’s Cambodian subsidiary will firstly start its downtown duty free store of 4,500 square meters ... News Staff

Work begins on mega resort

Construction began yesterday on the Sokha Hotel Group’s 600-room luxury resort in Siem Reap – right next door to Angkor Wat. Named the Sokha Siem Reap Resort, both company and government officials were out in force at yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony, talking up the perks of the ...

Thik Kaliyann

Siem Reap sees property gains fuelled by tourism, economic integration

Siem Reap city land prices have continued to increase year-on-year since 2008, despite the impact of the global economic crisis elsewhere. Sorn Seap, general manager of KEY Real Estate, said that land prices in Siem Reap city in early 2014 saw an increase of 15 per ...

Sum Manet

Cambodian airports to double capacity

Expansion plans will double passenger capacity at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports in Cambodia, according to a local aviation official. The project will expand parking areas, terminals and all facilities at the two international airports, Khek Norinda, communications director for Cambodia Airports, said. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

China fuels Cambodia’s airline growth

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says Cambodia’s aviation market grew briskly for the second consecutive year as national and foreign airlines added routes to China amid a surge in Chinese nationals visiting the country. The centre reported Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Raising a stink in Siem Reap

Piles of waste stinking up Siem Reap’s Chreav commune are causing serious health problems and making the area unlivable, according to local residents. The site in Knar village, which is run by refuse company Global Action for Environment Awareness (GAEA), is plagued with flies and a ...

Thik Kaliyann

Cambodia’s tourism anchored to Angkor

More than 90% of tourists visiting Cambodia will end up at Siem Reap’s world heritage site Angkor Wat, despite efforts to open other areas of the country to tourism. Officials attending the Asean Tourism Forum admitted that efforts to convince tour operators to include trips to ...

TTR Weekly News Staff

Cambodia's Siem Reap, China's Jiangxi ink cooperation deal

Cambodia’s cultural Siem Reap province and China’s eastern Jiangxi province have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in a number of fields, according to a copy of the MoU on Saturday. The deal was inked on Friday afternoon between Khim Bunsong, governor of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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