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Kingdom records 23 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Jan-April

Cambodia received 2.11 million foreign tourists in the first four months this year, up 23 percent compared to the same period last year, a Ministry of Tourism report showed on Monday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501507656/kingdom-records-23-percent-rise-in-foreign-tourist-arrivals-in-jan-april/

10,000 witness Spring Equinox sunrise at Angkor Wat

More than 10,000 tourists woke up at 5am yesterday to visit Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap to watch the Spring Equinox sunrise. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501460350/10000-witness-spring-equinox-sunrise-at-angkor-wat/

‘Visit Siem Reap 2024’ campaign kicks off to attract foreign tourists

The Visit Siem Reap 2024 campaign was launched on Saturday in​ Siem Reap province, home of famed UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park, to attract more foreign tourists to visit the land rich in cultural landscapes. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501457410/visit-siem-reap-2024-campaign-kicks-off-to-attract-foreign-tourists/

Apsara opens a hiking path linking botanical gardens to temples

The Apsara Authority has created a new hiking path through the natural forest from Angkor Botanical Garden to Angkor Wat Archaeological Park. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501439413/apsara-opens-a-hiking-path-linking-botanical-gardens-to-temples/

Siem Reap receives more than 110,000 tourists during the Chinese-Vietnamese New Year

Tourists and people of Siem Reap Province visit various resorts in Siem Reap Province during the Chinese-Vietnamese New Year from February 9–11, 2024, for a total of 117,677 people, an increase of 11.56% compared to 2023, about 105,481 people. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501438425/siem-reap-receives-more-than-110000-tourists-during-the-chinese-vietnamese-new-year/

Apsara denies allegations of construction restrictions

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said yesterday that they did not restrict or prohibit residents from constructing or repairing structures in the Angkor Archaeological Park, but required people to submit a request to the authority for evaluation and approval. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424907/apsara-denies-allegations-of-construction-restrictions/

Close to 800,000 foreign tourists converged on Angkor in 2023

Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park received 798,069 international visitors in 2023, up 177 percent from 287,454 in the previous year, said a news release on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501416584/close-to-800000-foreign-tourists-converged-on-angkor-in-2023/

ICC Angkor-Sambo Prei Kuk Conference focuses on local community conservation and development

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has announced that one of the outcomes of the Fourth Intergovernmental Conference on Angkor and Sambor Prei Kuk is to focus on conservation, development and strategic planning for local communities around the Angkor Archaeological Park to support economic ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501394825/icc-angkor-sambo-prei-kuk-conference-focuses-on-local-community-conservation-and-development/

Angkor ticket revenue surges by over 312 percent to $27.88M

Cambodia earned $27.88 million from Angkor Archaeological Park ticket sales in the first 10 months of the year, a jump of over 312 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501388697/angkor-ticket-revenue-surges-by-over-312-percent-to-27-88m/

Entry pass sales to Angkor Park hit $27.8M in Jan-Oct

Angkor Archaeological Park, one of the Kingdom’s biggest tourist attractions notched a whopping 312 percent hike in sales of entry passes totalling $27.8 million in the January-October period this year, according to a report from the state-owned Angkor Enterprise. Sales of entry passes to foreign ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501385588/entry-pass-sales-to-angkor-park-hit-27-8m-in-jan-oct/

Cambodia wins 2 world travel awards

Cambodia has won two prestigious awards from the World Travel Awards for 2023, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said in a news release on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501380445/cambodia-wins-2-world-travel-awards/

No new resettlement at Angkor park

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Say Samal instructed the relevant parties to protect former village land in the Angkor archaeological park. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501375698/no-new-resettlement-at-angkor-park/

Ministry launches Angkor call centre, Telegram account for photo permission

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, through the Apsara National Authority (ANA), has launched a call centre and Telegram channel for anybody wanting to take photographs or videos of the places in the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501373302/ministry-launches-angkor-call-centre-telegram-account-for-photo-permission/

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501349803/samal-urges-sr-authorities-to-expedite-land-title-issuance/

Apsara Authority plants saplings to improve Angkor environment

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) claims that they have planted about two million saplings of mixed varieties in the Angkor Archaeological Park from 2004 to 2023 to enhance the area’s aesthetics. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344942/apsara-authority-plants-saplings-to-improve-angkor-environment/

Apsara Authority plants saplings to improve Angkor environment

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) claims that they have planted about two million saplings of mixed varieties in the Angkor Archaeological Park from 2004 to 2023 to enhance the area’s aesthetics. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501344942/apsara-authority-plants-saplings-to-improve-angkor-environment/

Kingdom records over 12M tourists in seven months

Cambodia received approximately 1.1 million tourists in July, which sums up to a total of over 12 million visitors recorded in the first seven months of the year, a press release of the Ministry of Information (MoI) said. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501339214/kingdom-records-over-12m-tourists-in-seven-months/

Run Ta Ek residents hope for jobs from the new govt

FacebookTwitterEmailShareFormer squatters who agreed to leave the Angkor Archaeological Park area for relocation to the Run Ta Ek development site in Siem Reap province want to see the new government help to create jobs because the location is new and far from the urban area ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501332639/run-ta-ek-residents-hope-for-jobs-from-the-new-govt/

Angkor committee experts reiterate congratulations amid eviction of thousands

A leaked report from experts at an international body overseeing Angkor Archaeological Park reiterated past congratulations for Cambodia’s efforts to dismantle illegal structures in heritage areas amid mass evictions of roughly 10,000 families from the site. ...

Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/angkor-committee-experts-congratulate-program-evicting-thousands/

Angkor Archaeological Park earned $11.5 million last year

Indicating a renewed interest in travelling, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Centre Angkor Archaeological Park, attracted 287,454 foreign tourists in 2022 and earned $11.5 million last year, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said in a statement. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501215023/angkor-archaeological-park-earned-11-5-million-last-year/

Village demands return of chief who joined Angkor protest

Siem Reap residents are collecting hundreds of thumbprints for the reinstatement of a village chief who was fired for joining a protest against the resettlement of Angkor evictees. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/village-demands-return-of-chief-who-joined-angkor-protest/

200 families allege land loss for Angkor resettlement

More than 200 Siem Reap families say they are still owed compensation from the Apsara Authority for land being used to resettle displaced villagers from within the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/200-families-allege-land-loss-for-angkor-resettlement/

PM meets with 3,200 families in Peak Sneng

As of October 22, a total of 9,065 families have agreed to voluntarily leave Angkor Archeological Park and other areas under the control of Apsara National Authority for the Run Ta Ek area in Banteay Srei district and Peak Sneng in Angkor Thom district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-meets-3200-families-peak-sneng

Seventy families want titles on land claimed by Apsara authority

Around 70 Siem Reap families want local authorities to give them titles to land they say has been occupied by generations and more recently claimed by the military. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/seventy-families-want-titles-on-land-claimed-by-apsara-authority/

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