APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ...

Khuon Narim

King Sihamoni praises Japan’s role in conservation and training at Angkor

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has expressed his support for Cambodia’s participation in human resource development in conservation and research in collaboration with Japanese institutions and national and international partners. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Angkor Park revenue surges by ‘300%’ in 2023

Over 600,000 international tourists purchased tickets to the Angkor Archaeological Park in the first 10 months of 2023, boosting revenue for Angkor Enterprise – a state body tasked with overseeing ticket sales – to nearly $28 million. This represents a staggering increase of over 300% ...

Hin Pisei

Autumn equinox over Angkor showcases ‘ancestors wisdom’

The autumnal equinox will occur this year on September 23. The phenomenon, which signifies an equal duration of day and night due to the Earth’s position in its orbit around the sun, happens twice a year in September and March. At these times, the sun ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Monkeys in Angkor posing a risk to tourists

The number of monkeys living in Angkor resort area has increased and are becoming a risk to tourists. According to APSARA National Authority, the monkeys no longer enter the forest in search of food but instead wait for food from humans and sometimes snatch food ...

Khmer Times Staff

APSARA National Authority organizes new walkways for tourists to visit Angkor Wat

Since November 2022, the APSARA National Authority has started the process of organizing the walkways at Angkor Wat to reduce the erosion of the stones and better control the flow of tourists visiting the temple. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Restoration project of Central Terrace of Angkor Wat’s Causeway about 75 percent complete

The restoration project of a central terrace of Angkor Wat’s causeway, under the cooperation between the APSARA National Authority and Japan’s Sofia University, is now about 75 percent complete, said the APSARA National Authority in a news release this morning. ...

Restoration work on famed Angkor Wat’s Bakan tower in Cambodia almost completed

The restoration work on the southwest and northwest parts of the famed Angkor Wat’s Bakan tower in Cambodia has almost been completed, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM: UNESCO Angkor rules kept, heritage ‘unaffected’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reassured UNESCO and the International Coordinating Committee for Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor ( ICC-Angkor) that the heritage of Angkor remains unaffected by development, saying that Cambodia will follow the conditions under which the temple was ...

Lay Samean

Angkor Wat attracts ‘over 6K’ visitors for equinox sunrise

Over 6,000 tourists descended on Angkor Wat on March 21 to catch the Spring equinox, where visitors and photography enthusiasts were treated to rare sights of the sun rising directly over the top of the temple. ...

Nov Sivutha

Cambodia restoring three more Buddha statues at Bakan tower

Cambodia’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) is restoring another three Buddha statues at Bakan tower of the famed Angkor Wat in the northwestern Siem Reap Province after the previous one was restored, the authority said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Angkor crowned as the Best Place to visit in Southeast Asia

Angkor in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province came first among the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia, according to a survey of Touropia Travel Guides. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!