Villagers in Sna Sangkram village again urge authorities to expedite resolving land disputes

Representatives of more than 70 families in Sna Sangkram village, Balong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province, who have claimed that there was a land dispute with the Apsara National Authority again urged the authorities to expedite resolve the land disputes that have dragged ...

Pa Sokheng

More than 70 families of Sna Sangkram resubmit fingerprints to request settlement after the authorities refused

Nearly 100 people representing more than 70 families in Sna Sangkram village, Balong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province, having land dispute with APSARA Authority resubmitted fingerprints to the commune and district authorities today to request a land settlement after the authorities refused. ...

Khut Sokun

Villagers demand to be paid for land sold to Apsara Authority

More than 100 people representing more than 200 families in Sna Sangkram village in Siem Reap’s Prasat Bakong district are demanding to be paid for their land sold to the Apsara Authority. ...

Torn Vibol

Families Relocated From Angkor to Major New Development

The Apsara Authority in Siem Reap has continued demolitions of private structures in the Angkor temple park this week while providing land compensation for affected families in what appears to be a major new development area west of the city. ...

Keat Soriththeavy

More than 300 students educated on the conservation, development of Angkor

The APSARA Authority organized a workshop on Management, Conservation and Development of Angkor Area and educated more than 300 students from the Royal University of Agriculture. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan and France, as Co-Chairs Of ICC-Angkor to continue support for another 10 years

Co-chairs of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor), France and Japan, have announced to continue supporting the conservation and sustainable development work for another ten years. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Malaysia wants to learn about the management of the highly acclaimed Angkor monuments

Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Ambassador of Malaysia has said  that the management of Angkor by the APSARA Authority has been highly praised and well-known, which makes other countries, including Malaysia, eager to explore and learn on its conservation. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Endangered gibbons released into the wild

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons were released yesterday by the  Apsara Authority, the Forestry Administration and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that ...

Sen David

Eastern gate of Ta Prohm temple under renovation

APSARA Authority has approved the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to start the process of renovating the eastern gate of Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Apsara Authority moves elephants out of Angkor area

The Apsara Authority and Elephant Management Association has started transferring elephants in the Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Siem Reap province’s Sout Nikom district in a bid to stop the animals from being used to ferry tourists around.​ ...

Pech Sotheary

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita

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

Apsara Authority to begin canal construction

The Apsara Authority has announced that it will begin construction of canals surrounding forest areas in Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province this week in a bid to preserve the historical site. Chum Sopheakmakara, acting director-general of the Apsara Authority, in a statement issued on ...

Pech Sotheary

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

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

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

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

Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal on Thursday said it ...

Pech Sotheary

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

Siem Reap families protest over lack of land deeds

Fifty-nine families living in Siem Reap’s Slor Kram commune protested to urge the authorities to speed up the process of giving them land deeds, saying they have been waiting three years already. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Authority protecting forests

The Apsara Authority is stepping up its efforts to manage and maintain forest cover surrounding the Angkor World Heritage Site in Siem Reap province. At a meeting with about 250 officials and staff members of the authority’s forestry department on Wednesday, Hang Peou, deputy director-general ...

Pech Sotheary

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

Angkor Wat temple graffiti causes stir

The foreign letters written on the stones of the Angkor Wat temple were written during the 17th century and before the 1990s and there are no recent letters written by foreigners, the Apsara Authority has said. ...

Pech Sotheary

China signs pacts on aid for transport, mines and education

Cambodia and China yesterday signed three agreements on mine clearing, a transportation master plan and renovation of the Royal Palace building in Siem Reap province. The signings came amid the launch of a big finance project to improve education in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vannak

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!