Parking banned on Angkor Wat roads

The Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, has requested that visitors refrain from parking their vehicles on the streets in the area because it obstructs traffic and lessens the beauty of the temples. ...

Lay Samean

Bat-proof netting at Angkor Wat installed to stop stone erosion

The Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaelogical Park, is installing a net in the roof of the Angkor Wat gallery to prevent bats from entering the structure as Bat urine is a source of moisture and salinity which combined ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cambodia investigating the Angkor Wat replica case in Thailand

The Royal Embassy and consulate of Cambodia in Thailand in cooperation with the Thai side has been conducting an investigation into the construction of a temple in Buriram province of Thailand claimed by many as a replica of the renowned Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Visitors vanish from Asia’s most visited site, Angkor Wat

As dawn breaks, the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom – but for once there are no tourists jostling on its steps to capture Cambodia’s most famous sunrise.   ...

Khmer Times Staff

Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of Cambodia’s ...

Kong Meta and Ananth Baliga

Angkor Wat voted world’s top tourist site

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat was yesterday named the world’s number one landmark in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Traveller’s Choice awards. The World Heritage site beat competition from the likes of India’s Taj Mahal, Peru’s Machu Picchu, and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City to take the top spot. ...

Mom Kunthear

World Heritage status, tourists threaten Angkor preservation

The global recognition given to the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap—and other sites around the world that receive U.N. world heritage status—does as much to damage as it does to preserve the historical gem, according to a new research paper that was published in the ...

Matt Surrusco

Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

Tourist visits to Siem Reap province increased slightly during the first half of the year as foreign tourists lined up to see the country’s pre-eminent tourism attraction, Angkor Wat, and Cambodians from across the country flocked to the province for a major national festival in ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Kantha Bopha to get Angkor donations in February

Two dollars from the sale of every ticket to the Angkor temple complex will go to the Kantha Bopha hospitals in February 2017, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance yesterday. A letter sent to Dr. Beat Richner, the founder for the Kantha Bopha Children’s ...

San Bunsim and Chea Vannak

Angkor Wat ticket prices set to rise after government takeover

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Sunday he did not believe an upcoming hike in the cost of tickets for foreigners visiting Angkor Wat will cause fewer tourists to come to Cambodia, with surveys showing most who visit the country are prepared to pay more. ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia in two weeks

Infrastructure in Cambodia is not as well developed as in neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam, and floods and poor roads make travel challenging during the monsoon season, from May to October, but cheap frequent bus services, a good domestic airline and easygoing locals make travelling here ...

Myanmar Times News Staff

Wild things return to Angkor Wat

Decades after poachers stripped the forests surrounding Angkor Wat of large mammals, an innovative conservation group is bringing them back. Already, Wildlife Alliance has rewilded the forest with gibbons and langurs. And more are coming. ...

Jeremy Hance

1.6 million foreign tourist visited Angkor temples for the first ten months of 2015

Over 1.6 million foreign tourists visited Angkor temples for the first ten months of 2015– an increase compared to the same period in the previous year, States News Agency reported. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns over $47 mn in 10 months

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple reached $47.68 million in the first 10 months of 2015 — up 0.62 percent year-on-year, according to an official statement on Tuesday. ...

Business Standard News Staff

Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns over 43 mln USD from ticket sales in 9 months

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat Temple reached 43.3 million U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2015, up 0.24 percent year-on-year, according to a news statement on Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Angkor Wat tourists bring Cambodia nearly $40m

Cambodia has earned nearly US$40 million from foreign tourists who visited Angkor Wat in the first eight months of this year, according to a report released Friday. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Authorities release pair of rare gibbons near famed temples

Cambodian wildlife officials have released a pair of Asian gibbons into the forests near Angkor Wat, seeking to spread their population.The rare gibbons have been the subject of a protection program between the government and Wildlife Alliance since 2009. ...

Pang Chamnan

Ticket sales at temples tracking to last year

Year-on-year ticket sales at Angkor Wat have remained flat for the first seven months of2015, while visitor numbers to the historic site dipped by two per cent, data from Apsara Authority shows. ...

May Kunmakara

Deer headed to Angkor

The forests around Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Temple Complex will soon be home once more to a species of deer that had disappeared from the area due to excessive hunting during the latter part of the last century. ...

Charles Parkinson

Electric cars face hurdles in new bid to mitigate pollution at Angkor Wat

Ever since its designation as a UNESCO heritage site in 1992, the Angkor Archaeological Park has been a tourism magnet for the Kingdom. In the high season, it isn’t uncommon to see tuk-tuks, private taxis and busloads of tourists flooding the temple complex, causing traffic jams ...

Ananth Baliga

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