First Aid training at Angkor park

July 24, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 24 July 2017: Apsara Authority in a joint effort with a  Japanese Volunteer Medical Team launched a one-day First Aid Training session, last week, for 40 tourist officers of the Department of Angkor Tourism Development.

According to the authority, the training introduced officers to the basics and also how to respond if a visitor to the historical park suffered a heart attack.

“First Aid training is very useful for those working closely with tourists, the authority said. 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 hilltop sunset rationed

March 14, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 14 March 2017: Apsara authority has announced it will restrict visits to the top of Phnom Bakheng hill, a popular spot for for sunset photography where an ancient temple is located.

A maximum of 300 visitors will be allowed to visit the hill-top temple at any one time.

Agence Kampuchea Presse quoted Apsara’s Tourism Management Agency president, Phoeun Sophoan, saying the limit on visitors will help to protect the ancient temple. Read more

Angkor launches website

February 6, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 6 February 2017: Apsara National Authority launched a new Angkor tourism website, last week, to improve and offer more accurate travel information on services as well as the background history of the World Heritage site.

Agence Kampuchea Presse reported the authority was developing a new website that does not only provide detailed information of tourist sites under its management, but also encourages feedback from browsers.

Apsara Authority deputy general director, Sok Sangvar, was quoted saying the online site would also serve as a platform to get feedback from visitors, on the quality of service. Read more