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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700155/visitors-vanish-from-asias-most-visited-site-angkor-wat

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/massive-ceremony-angkor-wat-will-show-cambodia-not-anarchy-pm

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38710/angkor-wat-voted-world---s-top-tourist-site/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/world-heritage-status-tourists-threaten-angkor-preservation-127067/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/domestic-tourists-push-siem-reap-visitor-count

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28217/kantha-bopha-to-get-angkor-donations-in-february/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angkor-wat-ticket-prices-set-to-rise-after-govt-takeover-116386/

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
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/travel/17871-cambodia-in-two-weeks.html

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
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/nov/24/angkor-wat-wildlife-gibbons-rewilding

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/16-million-foreign-tourist-visited-angkor-temples-for-the-first-ten-months-of-2015-9068

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
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/cambodia-s-angkor-wat-earns-over-47-mn-in-10-months-115110300882_1.html

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/02/c_134680572.htm

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
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/681476/angkor-wat-tourists-bring-cambodia-nearly-40m

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
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/authorities-release-pair-of-rare-gibbons-near-famed-temples/2916497.html

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ticket-sales-temples-tracking-last-year

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deer-headed-angkor

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/electric-cars-face-hurdles-new-bid-mitigate-pollution-angkor-wat

Slight dip in half-year revenues at temples

Despite a small increase in the number of foreign visitors to Angkor Wat in the first half of the year, revenues from ticket sales at the historical site dropped slightly compared to the same period in 2014, according to official figures released by Apsara Authority ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/slight-dip-half-year-revenues-temples

Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat tickets

The Apsara Authority, the government entity that manages the ancient temple complex at Angkor, is studying the possibility of increasing ticket prices, stating that current prices are “low” when compared with similar destinations in other countries. Apsara is considering conducting a study as well to ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/apsara-mulls-hike-angkor-wat-tickets

Local pol pushes on revenue at Angkor Wat

An opposition lawmaker in Siem Reap province is planning to file a complaint to the Constitutional Council to review National Assembly President Heng Samrin’s decision not to forward his request to terminate Sokimex’s Angkor Wat ticket collection licence. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/local-pol-pushes-revenue-angkor-wat

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