With travel restrictions in place around the world, and the coronavirus pandemic keeping would-be tourists at home, one of the world’s most famous wonders, the early 12th-century Angkor Wat and surrounding temples, has been left largely empty for months.
After hiding his identity, burying his work in the forest and narrowly escaping death, a Cambodian architect built a masterpiece inspired by Angkor Wat.
The shutdown of world travel has hit tourist-reliant Siem Reap hard, with visitors to Angkor Wat dropping dramatically. But inside the park it's Cambodian visitors who are the beneficiaries, as they enjoy a brief moment of tranquility at this sacred cultural heritage site.
‘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
The Kingdom of Cambodia has two iconic Raffles properties: Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap, the city of the 12th-century Angkor Wat temples, and Raffles Le Royal in the capital Phnom Penh.
Cambodia's Siem Reap thrives and survives on its tourist industry, with millions flocking to the ancient Angkor Wat temple each year. But as Covid-19 halts global travel, writer Jonathan Evans describes life minus the tourists in this once-again sleepy little town.
At 660ft wide, the waterway was so big I assumed it was a river. It wasn't. This was just the 3.4-mile long moat around the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia.
Kampot is a city in southern Cambodia and an up-and-coming tourist destination.
From watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat to cruising the Mekong River, here's how to cover the best bits of Cambodia and Vietnam.
Biswajit Bharali and Monalisa Sonowal from Assam’s Dibrugarh district embarked on a world tour with their Royal Enfield Motorcycle in last year. Biswajit and Monalisa kicked off their journey from Guwahati on October 14, 2019.
Cambodia has been named as the world’s best tourist destination for its rich heritage, public safety and friendliness of its people.
Cambodia has won the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association's (PATWA) International Travel Award for Best Destination, local media reported on Friday (March 13).
Travellers to Siem Reap fluctuate, but what hasn’t changed in years is the average length of stay, which is 2-3 days. One of the reasons behind this is because travellers are not aware that there is much more to this area other than Angkor Wat.
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.
There is so much more to know about traveling to Cambodia, and tourists should plan their trip around specific sights and adventures.
A luxury Cambodian itinerary with a fascinating architectural thread.
We stare at each other, heads turned in mutual curiosity.
The sleepy coastal town of Kep, Cambodia, was once a playground for the international jet set — its boulevards lined with Le Corbusier and Bauhaus-inspired mansions.
It’s dark and the path is rocky. I stumble, but catch myself, intent on the destination. It’s 5 a.m. in Siem Reap, and the dim outline of Angkor Wat looms in the distance.
Join Ramzauva Chhakchhuak on a budget-friendly trip to explore the rustic appeal of Cambodia.