Cambodia News: Angkor

Move to raise Angkor fees - TTR Weekly


TTR Weekly

Move to raise Angkor fees
TTR Weekly
SIEM REAP, 23 April 2015: Apsara Authority, a government entity that manages the ancient temple complex at Angkor, is studying the possibility of increasing ticket prices once more. Phnom Penh Post quoted the authority saying it was prepared to ...
Cambodia's Angkor heritage site receives nearly 700000 foreign tourists in Q1 ...GlobalPost (blog)

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 23 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am

Asean Today: Act to Save Rohingya; Activists Fear Death; Angkor Wat Prices ... - Phuketwan


Asean Today: Act to Save Rohingya; Activists Fear Death; Angkor Wat Prices ...
Phuketwan
bangkokpost.com Cambodia is considering increasing entrance fees to the historic Angkor temple complex as it believes they are too low compared to famous tourist attractions in other countries. Currently, foreign visitors pay US$20 (640 baht) for a one ...

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 22 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm

Cambodia mulls raising Angkor prices - Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Cambodia mulls raising Angkor prices
Bangkok Post
Cambodia is considering increasing entrance fees to the historic Angkor temple complex as it believes they are too low compared to famous tourist attractions in other countries. Long Kosal, deputy spokesman for the government's Apsara Authority, told ...
Apsara mulls hike for Angkor Wat ticketsThaiVisa News
Angkor could raise ticket pricesTravel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 22 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am

A million tourists gather for Angkor Sangkran - The Phnom Penh Post


A million tourists gather for Angkor Sangkran
The Phnom Penh Post
The number of tourists travelling during the three-day Khmer New Year festivities saw a dramatic increase this year, with the largest attraction – Angkor Sangkran in Siem Reap – hosting more than a million visitors last week. The festival, which was ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 20 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am

Cambodian PM, opposition leader jointly open Angkor Sankranta festival for ... - Xinhua


Economic Times

Cambodian PM, opposition leader jointly open Angkor Sankranta festival for ...
Xinhua
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the Angkor Sankranta festival, which is held to celebrate Khmer New Year from April 14-16. The opening ...
Cambodia's biggest sticky rice cake in Guinness World RecordsEconomic Times

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 14 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am

Cambodia's biggest sticky rice cake in Guinness Records

Phnom Penh, April 13 (IANS) A giant Cambodian traditional sticky rice cake, weighing 4.04 tonnes, was included in the Guinness World Records as the biggest sticky rice cake in the world, according to a news statement from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) on Monday. "The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), was included ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 13 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm

The End of Civilization; The Khmer of Angkor Wat - ChicagoNow (blog)


ChicagoNow (blog)

The End of Civilization; The Khmer of Angkor Wat
ChicagoNow (blog)
Cambodia is justifiably proud of its crown jewel masterpiece. Built between 800 to 1200 AD by the Khmer Empire, the empire encompassed parts of Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Given the religious use of Angkor, local guides liken it to the Vatican.

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 11 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm

Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to 'butcher' 40 years ago

PARIS (AP) — Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia's besieged capital. Residents believed the Americans were rushing in to save them, but at the U.S. Embassy, in a bleeding city about to die, the ambassador wept.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 11 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm

Quincy Jones Recalls "Freaking Out" at Michael Jackson's Death and His Private Nickname for the Star (Q&A)

Jones listened to 800 songs for the iconic album 'Thriller' and says of the now-beloved music video's shoot: "Michael had no idea what we were doing there."

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 11 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am

40 years later, US ambassador feels shame, anger over Cambodia pullout, 1st American 'bug-out'

Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia's besieged capital. "We'd accepted responsibility for Cambodia and then walked out without fulfilling our promise. Five days after the dramatic evacuation of Americans, the U.S.-backed government fell to communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas. They drove Phnom Penh's 2 ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 10 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm

Bokator to hit Angkor Wat for Khmer New Year - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Bokator to hit Angkor Wat for Khmer New Year
The Phnom Penh Post
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia has prepared 100 male and female practitioners of traditional Cambodian martial art bokator to perform at the Angkor Mohasangkran event to be held in front of Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province over ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 9 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am

The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come - India Currents


India Currents

The Magic of Angkor–Build it and They Will Come
India Currents
The ways to get to and around the temples of Angkor are as varied in style and cost as the choices for your stay in and around Siem Reap. You could splurge at the Raffles Grand Hotel for $250 a night if ostentatious opulence is your style, or stay at ...
Angkor WatGlobal Times
Grasshopper Adventures New Angkor & the Villages Cycling TourPR.com (press release)
Police Seeking 'Leftists' Over Archway ArsonThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 6 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm

Go, Saturday: Rabbit Romp at the zoo, 'Cyrano,' Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe - The Columbian


The Columbian

Go, Saturday: Rabbit Romp at the zoo, 'Cyrano,' Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe
The Columbian
Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe of Vancouver, 6:30 to 11 p.m. The local dance troupe will present a Cambodian New Year Celebration featuring traditional and popular dances. Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver; $15, free for ...

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 1 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm

Singapore's Lee led the charge against ozone-depleting substances

When I landed in Singapore for the first time as a UN diplomat, I quickly realized why the late Lee Kwan Yew, its first prime Minister, made that famous statement about air-conditioning. Asked which invention of the 20th century he considered the most important, he instantly replied: "Air-conditioning!" Lee thought that air-conditioning changed the nature of tropical civilization and then ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 1 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am

A Malaysian girl learns the best way to see crowded Angkor temples: on two ... - The Star Online


The Star Online

A Malaysian girl learns the best way to see crowded Angkor temples: on two ...
The Star Online
From Battambang town in western Cambodia, it was another two full days of cycling to reach Siem Reap, the main town next to the famous temples of Angkor. Since the terrain is mostly similar to what I had experienced already when cycling from Phnom Penh ...

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 28 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

People threw colored powder and water at each other in Malaysia last week to celebrate the Hindu Holi festival of colors, while rooftop police watched over Tiananmen Square as China wrapped up its annual National People's Congress.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 23 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am

US first lady urges Cambodian students to seek more freedoms

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Michelle Obama urged Cambodian students to finish their education and speak up to demand greater freedoms and more equality on a landmark visit to a Southeast Asian country that has been ruled by an authoritarian strongman for decades.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 22 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia. The First Lady is visiting Cambodia -- ruled by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen for the last thirty years -- to highlight what she has described as a "crisis" in women's education with 62 million girls ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 21 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am

US first lady in Cambodia to promote girls' education

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Cambodian students Saturday to hear their stories and share America's perspectives on education as part of a campaign to help girls around the world stay in school.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 21 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am

First lady won't avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama won't avoid Cambodia's human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation this week, her final stop on a two-country trip to promote a new U.S. initiative to help millions of girls worldwide attend and complete school, the White House said Monday.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 16 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm

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