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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh Updated

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Royal Palace (Khmer: ព្រះបរមរាជវាំងនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Preah Barum Reachea Veang Nei Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barum Reachea Read Full Article
Cambodia: 800-year-old life-sized statue discovered in Angkor Wat

Cambodia: 800-year-old life-sized statue discovered in Angkor Wat

ARCHAEOLOGISTS had a field day during a recent excavation in the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia where a 2m-statue dating back to the late 12th to early 13th century was unearthed. The statue was said to have served as a guardian

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More tourist attention for Cambodia’s new World Heritage Site

More tourist attention for Cambodia’s new World Heritage Site

TOURISTS flocked over the weekend to Cambodia’s sixth and seventh-century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it recently became a Unesco World Heritage Site. With its inspiring and tumultuous history, Cambodia attracts tourists from around the world who often

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Unesco gives Cambodian temple site world heritage status

Unesco gives Cambodian temple site world heritage status

THE United Nations cultural organization added an ancient temple site in Cambodia to its world heritage list, the government said on Sunday, bringing the number of heritage sites in the Southeast Asian country to three. Sambor Prei Kuk, or “temple in the

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Cambodia records rise in tourist arrivals

Cambodia records rise in tourist arrivals

THE number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia in 2016 rose five percent to five million, bringing in about US$3 billion in revenue, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday. Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for more than 30 years,

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Colonial gem: Battambang, where Angelina Jolie filmed new flick on Khmer Rouge

Colonial gem: Battambang, where Angelina Jolie filmed new flick on Khmer Rouge

THIS February saw the screening of Angelina Jolie’s soon-to-be-released film project First They Killed My Father in front of Cambodian royalty at Angkor Wat. The movie is based on the life of a Khmer Rouge survivor. Much of the filming

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Cambodia can greatly benefit from community-based ecotourism

Cambodia can greatly benefit from community-based ecotourism

CYCLING along the narrow bike paths of Koh Trong, an island just off the coast of Kratie city in Cambodia, visitors are often overwhelmed by the serenity of the small town nestled among towering trees and resting cows. The quiet –

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Sihanoukville – Cambodia’s beach capital with something for everyone

Sihanoukville – Cambodia’s beach capital with something for everyone

Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s top coastal destination, but with so many spots to choose from it’s wise to do a bit of research. It has some of the most stunning sandy stretches in Asia, but also some of the seediest hangouts.

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Cambodia sheds ‘backpacker’s haven’ status, embraces luxury travel

Cambodia sheds ‘backpacker’s haven’ status, embraces luxury travel

HAD you asked any traveler a decade ago about traveling to Cambodia, the unanimous response would have touched on backpacking. With its sidewalk-less streets and modest selection of guesthouses, the country was far from being a luxury vacation spot. This

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Here’s why Angkor Wat’s high tourist numbers are a double-edged sword

Here’s why Angkor Wat’s high tourist numbers are a double-edged sword

THE Angkor Wat Archeological Park has long been the trademark of Cambodian tourism, having drawn a record 2.19 million visitors just last year alone. However, the sprawling temple complex, which dates back to the 12th century and is one of the

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