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Revenue, visitors at Angkor temples down again

Visitors to the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia’s most important tourist draw, were down significantly during the first eleven months of the year.​ According to the latest report from Angkor Enterprise, who manages ticket sales at the temple complex, from January to November, revenue from ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666505/revenue-visitors-at-angkor-temples-down-again/

Food vendors prevent Apsara from planting new trees at Angkor Wat

The Apsara National Authority has delayed planting trees in front of the Angkor Wat temple after nearly 100 food vendors protested. Tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, Apsara said in an announcement last week that the tree planting was meant to beautify the temple ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-vendors-prevent-apsara-planting-new-trees-angkor-wat

Siem Reap to welcome $27mln Cambodia-China Cultural Park

The Council for the Development of Cambodia, a government agency that oversees investment, last week approved a large-scale tourism project in Siem Reap. ‘Cambodia-China Cultural Park,’ the project will be developed by Angkor International Culture Investment & Development (Cambodia) Co., Ltd with a capital of ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651322/siem-reap-to-welcome-27mln-cambodia-china-cultural-park/

Government unveils tourism master plan to increase visitors

The government is set to roll out the Four-Strategic Plan for Tourism Development aimed at reviving tourism in the Kingdom’s northern provinces, an inter-ministerial committee meeting has decided. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-unveils-tourism-masterplan-increase-visitors

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643972/new-city-to-be-built-in-siem-reap-province/

Apsara Authority warns of online posts illegally offering land

The Apsara Authority yesterday warned that it will take legal action against Facebook users who advertise land for sale located in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said some Facebook account owners have advertised land for sale at the site which is ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50617075/apsara-authority-warns-of-online-posts-illegally-offering-land/

Apsara Authority plans tree campaign

In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new trees planted. In a statement published on Thursday, the Apsara Authority said it plans to plant saplings in multiple locations spanning 35 ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50612582/apsara-authority-plans-tree-campaign/

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom’s globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex’s Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-wat-moat-drying-could-affect-foundations

Fires destroy hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces

Hundreds of hectares of forest in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces have been destroyed by a fire that raged on Monday and Tuesday, according to provincial authorities. The blaze, which authorities said was caused by human negligence, destroyed both natural forest and state-administered forest ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fires-destroy-hundreds-hectares-forest-siem-reap-and-kampong-thom-provinces

Angkor hosts 2.6M visitors

The Angkor Archaeological Park welcomed nearly 2.6 million international visitors last year, generating more than $100 million in revenue, a statement from the state-run Angkor Enterprise released on Tuesday said. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-hosts-26m-visitors

Bayon restoration to resume

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. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

Authority lays down law on unpermited Angkor buildings

The Apsara Authority has renewed its warning that it will remove unauthorised constructions and take legal action against anyone fraudulently taking money in return for permission to build on the Angkor site. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506823/authority-lays-down-law-on-unpermited-angkor-buildings/

Ministry to crack down on fake service charges

Tourism sector businesses will be fined up to 300,000 riel ($75) if caught imposing “service charges” without first applying to the Ministry of Tourism, an announcement issued on Monday said. The ministry’s director of the tourism, accommodation and food and beverage (F&B) management, Kim Serey ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-crack-down-fake-service-charges

Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-wat-named-top-landmark-second-year

Apsara Authority closes illegal logging case

Apsara Authority officials and local police yesterday completed a three-day investigation into illegal logging on Angkor Archaeological Park grounds, noting that one man was detained and released after signing a contract to stop cutting trees. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483726/apsara-authority-closes-illegal-logging-case/

The wonder of Banteay Chhmar

While Angkor Wat is world-famous, only a handful of hardy travellers know of the existence of the Banteay Chhmar temple, an impressive complex located some 20 kilometres from the Cambodian border with Thailand. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/95988/the-wonder-of-banteay-chhmar/

South Korea to help restore Elephant Terrace

The Apsara Authority has signed a deal with South Korea to restore and conserve the Elephant Terrace in Siem Reap’s Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090136/south-korea-help-restore-elephant-terrace/

Cambodia's famed Angkor earns nearly 76 mln USD in 9 months

Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia’s Angkor archaeological park hit 75.7 million U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2017, up 70 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a press release on Sunday. ...

Yurou
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/01/c_136653210.htm

Space tech to aid park preservation

The Apsara Authority has extended an agreement with China’s International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage to continue using its remote sensing technology to discover and preserve ancient temples in Siem Reap province.​ ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083666/space-tech-aid-park-preservation/

Apsara Authority approves 500 new Angkor Park home rebuilds

The Apsara Authority on Wednesday reported it had approved more than 500 home construction applications inside Angkor Archaeological Park in the first six months of the year, even as it prepared to raze hundreds of illegally constructed houses inside the sprawling complex. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/apsara-authority-approves-500-new-angkor-park-home-rebuilds-132937/

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