Cambodia to link World Heritage

July 26, 2017 by  
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PHNOM PENH, 26 July 2017: Cambodia will develop heritage tourism packages now that it has three World Heritage sites under its belt.

The three World Heritage Sites are Angkor Wat, listed in 1992, Preah Vihear (2008) and the Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site in Kampong Thom province listed earlier this month.

Khmer Times quoted Tourism Minister Thong Khon saying the addition of Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site as a UNESCO world heritage would prompt new tour programmes. Read more

Duty of care at new heritage site

July 20, 2017 by  
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KAMPONG THOM, 20 July 2017: Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the international committee responsible for preserving Angkor Wat to extend its cover to include the Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site.

Khmer Times quoted Prime Minister Hun Sen saying the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) should broaden its remit to take care of the new world heritage site.

He said he had discussed the issue with Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeung Sakona and informed the King of the proposal. Read more

Efforts to control Angkor visits

July 18, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 18 July 2017: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism and China National Tourism Administration have recently discussed a proposed Comprehensive Tourism Development Plan for the Angkor Wat area.

Agence Kampuchea Presse reported that the Ministry of Tourism wanted to achieve sustainable and inclusive tourism development in response to the annual increase in visitors to Angkor, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

There are fears that the destination will exceed an acceptable tourism capacity ceiling. Read more

Angkor’s price is spot on

July 5, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 5 July 2017: Ticket sale revenue earned from foreigners visiting Angkor Wat’s archaeological park reached USD52.1 during January to June, this year, up 66.8% when compared with the same period last year.

Xinhua News quoted figures released by Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management.

The report also claimed foreign visits to the World Heritage site rose 12.9% to 1.23 million visits during the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year. Read more

Big boost in Angkor revenue

June 22, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 22 June 2017: Ticket sales revenue earned from foreigners visiting Angkor Wat’s archaeological park reached USD45,913,000 during January to May, this year, up 64.13% when compared with the same period last year.

Agence Kampuchea Presse quoted figures released by Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management.

The report also claimed foreign visits to the World Heritage site rose 12.30% to 1,092,377 in the first five months of this year, compared to the same period last year. Read more

Angkor to clear illegal buildings

June 14, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 14 June 2017: Apsara Authority will join hand with local authorities to clear unauthorised construction sites located within the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Phnom Penh Post reported Apsara Authority, which oversees the Angkor Wat temple complex, has warned owners of over 500 unauthorised construction sites to halt activities and dismantle any structures, or police will clear the sites later this week.

Officials identified 523 illegal construction activities within the Angkor Archaeological Park, including some sites as close as 50 metres from the ancient temples. Read more

Angkor’s trustees open floating bridge

May 30, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 30 May 2017: A 200-metre temporary floating pontoon bridge has been opened to allow tourists to enter Angkor Wat, while the original bridge undergoes restoration.

The temporary structure can  support nearly 6,400 people with a total weight of more than 400 tons at one time.

The floating bridge is made from plastic air bags and floats on a moat just south of Spean Harl, the original bridge, which is expected to be ready for reopening within three years. Read more

Angkor tops world tourist landmarks

May 24, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 24 May 2017: TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks, Tuesday naming Angkor Wat, Cambodia, as the world top choice.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks, worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The awards recognise 706 landmarks in 82 countries.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia, led the top 10 Best Landmarks in the World ranking, the first time the World Heritage site has been recognised as the world top landmark by TripAdvisor reviewers. Read more

Angkor ticket revenue soars

May 5, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 5 May 2017: Ticket sales revenue earned from foreigners visiting Angkor Wat’s archaeological park reached USD39.25 million during January to April, this year, up 60.21% compared with the same period last year.

The surge in revenue was attributed mainly to a 1 February increase in entrance fees, although the head count at the gate has also increases substantially.

Agence Kampuchea Presse quoted figures released by Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management. Read more

Angkor ticket sales will go online

April 12, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 12 April 2017: Two Cambodian ministries approved measures, last week, that will allow tourists to pay by credit card and obtain entrance tickets to Angkor Wat online.

Agence Kampuchea Presse reported that approval was granted during a Board Meeting of Angkor Enterprise chaired by Aun Porn Moniroth, senior minister and Minister of Economy and Finance as well as the Ministry of Tourism.

The two ministries agreed to allow Angkor Enterprise to develop and manage  ticket sales to foreign tourists online with secure credit card payments. Read more

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