Tag Archive: Angkor Wat

Vulgarizing Angkor.

Why heritage must not be turned into digital commodities. By Rahul Goswami – 12 April 2014 – www.khaleejtimes.com   To what extent can cultural heritage be digitised and commodified? In a clumsy partnership, clearly not… Continue reading

Which Should You Visit?

Cambodia’s Angkor versus Burma’s Bagan. By Lina Eroh Become a fan    –    Full Time Wanderer + Writer The temple complexes of Angkor and Bagan are two Southeast Asia greats. Both boast a vast… Continue reading

Cultural Investment in Cambodia very low.

Cultural Investment ‘Very Weak,’ Unesco Researcher Says. Cambodia spends only about 1.5 percent of its gross domestic product on cultural preservation, including museums and heritage sites, a Belgian researcher for Unesco told a… Continue reading

Dangerous Amusements in Angkor/Siem Reap.

Two incidents within one week ring the alarm bells.  Hot air balloon with tourists crashes in Cambodia, 7 injured. A hot air balloon with tourists on board has crashed in Cambodia leaving seven people injured,… Continue reading

Cambodian Reality – Power Outage in Angkor Wat / Siem Reap.

Siem Reap faces power outage lasting several days.     Electricity in  Siem Reap province was cut off Thursday after an overloaded truck hit eleven power poles and damaged a transmission line from… Continue reading

Die KAZ ist aus dem Sack.

In diesen Tagen ist in Kambodscha erstmals ein deutschsprachiges Magazin  erschienen. Es soll sich an Touristen wie Expats richten und landesweit in einer Auflage von 5’ooo Exemplaren verteilt werden. Die Kambodschanische Allgemeine Zeitung oder kurz einfach KAZ will vor allem… Continue reading

Angkor Wat – Siem Reap blaze kills eight people.

Eight people, including four children, were killed in a fire that tore through a popular night market in the Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap. The children, aged between nine and 14, were… Continue reading

Cambodia: Angkor Wat in the headlines.

The national Cambodian Heritage Site Angkor Wat is in the news, for quite different reasons: India Plans Angkor Wat Replica. India will spend the next 10 years constructing a replica of Angkor Wat,… Continue reading

Siem Reap /Angkor Wat: Scaming tour guides.

An anonymous Cambodian tour guide reveals the scams of his trade. I became a tour guide in 2005 and deeply regret that I did not start that business earlier. I had no idea… Continue reading

Cambodia: 2.85 million visitors in 2011.

Cambodia had received 2.85 million foreign visitors in 2011, up 14 percent from 2.5 million in 2010. Vietnam on top. Preliminary statistics for 2011 showed that Vietnam still topped the list among the… Continue reading