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Cambodian women post swimwear photos to protest dress code law

The proposed law would prohibit women from wearing anything ‘too short’ and ban men from going out shirtless.

How eco-tourism saved this stunning Cambodian valley and is key to attracting visitors back...

One of the leading eco-tourism locations in Cambodia, the Areng Valley is home to animals hunted to near extinction elsewhere in the country.

Cambodian NGO battles Covid-19 with ‘social distancing football’

Video of first game goes viral with requests from grass roots football around the world coming into Phnom Penh-based ISF.

After ivory trade crackdown, Chinese buyers find new black market in Cambodia

China’s ban in 2017 caused a fall in demand but elsewhere in Asia countries with weak policing draw new traders and tactics, say animal activists.

Lifted from poverty by a Cambodian Cirque du Soleil, acrobats support 1,200 students through...

The performers in Phare, The Cambodian Circus, have broken the cycle of poverty, but the help they give others to do the same is at risk with its shows on hold.

Thais protest against ‘disappearance’ of activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, snatched by gunmen in Cambodia

Dozens of protesters outside the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok demanded an investigation and accused the Thai state of orchestrating the kidnapping.

As the few visitors to Angkor Wat revel in the near solitude, 10,000 in...

‘Very few people have ever been to Angkor alone,’ says a Cambodia-based expat who took advantage of the lack of foreign visitors to tour the famous temples

How Cambodia’s floating hospitals are saving the lives of its poorest communities

The Lake Clinic takes medical care offshore to 10,000 of those who make a meagre living on Tonlé Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.

Cycling in Cambodia: what a bike trip to Phnom Penh’s newest tourist attraction reveals...

The new US$12 million Win-Win Memorial in the capital’s north provides an enticing destination for one Phnom Penh resident fresh off self-imposed isolation.

Angkor Wat’s modern history reclaimed from French colonialists, and the cultural politics of Unesco

The Khmer empire temples of Angkor are Cambodian, aren’t they? For decades the French considered them theirs; then came Unesco, and now China is muscling in.

Vietnam firm with World Bank links accused of bulldozing indigenous land in Cambodia

Rights groups say Hoang Anh Gia Lai cleared the land under the cloak of the pandemic, destroying burial grounds, wetlands and old-growth forest.

Mekong nations face growing threat to food security amid claims China’s dams exacerbate effects...

Drought, erratic water levels along 4,300km river are disrupting rice yields and fish catches, raising costs for farmers. Beijing rejects claim Chinese dams behind drought hitting countries downstream.

Coronavirus gives Vietnam, Cambodia a chance to boost ties with Washington and Beijing

As coronavirus crisis continues, Phnom Penh has shown solidarity with Beijing, while Vietnam joined US-led Quad partnership set up to counter China’s influence. The neighbours’ allegiances have a bearing on great power rivalry in Asia.

Look at Cambodia more closely and a picture of development emerges

Despite 25 years’ experience with Cambodia, Huw Watkin begins his report by confusing the Tonle Sap river with the Mekong (“From Khmer Rouge to Khmer Riche: is Hun Sen losing his decades-long grip on Cambodia’s corrupt politics?”, March 28).

Rise and fall of Cambodian refugee ‘Donut King’ charted in award-winning film

Filmmaker Alice Gu is a self-professed foodie – but she found herself genuinely stumped when her son’s nanny told her about a particular confection two years ago.

Lost treasures emerge in Cambodia’s hunt for historic sites as locals dream of tourist...

A large carving of a reclining Buddha is one of the latest ancient sites discovered in Cambodia as locals scour the country for lost history.

From Khmer Rouge to Khmer Riche: is Hun Sen losing his decades-long grip on...

With the economy slowing, warlords squabbling and growing international criticism, observers are fearful for the country’s future.

Singapore feng shui master defiant amid disharmony with Cambodia

It was an inauspicious start to the Lunar New Year for Cheah Fah Loong, who was accused of insulting Cambodia’s royals by turning his back on a ballet.

Shinta Mani Wild: at the glamorous rainforest retreat, guests patrol the forest after arriving...

Accompanying gun-toting anti-poaching patrols a highlight at this Bill Bensley-designed eco-lodge. The architect bought the 350-hectare plot to offer an unrivalled guest experience while protecting the environment.

Cambodia’s tourism sector hit hard by coronavirus fears (video)

The Covid-19 epidemic has had a huge impact on tourism in Cambodia. Government figures show that the number of tourists arriving from abroad dropped by more than 60 per cent in February 2020.