The town of Skun in Cambodia is famous for serving up fried tarantula with garlic and salt as a crispy delicacy. But locals are now worried that spider numbers are decreasing due to deforestation, threatening much of Skun’s economy
It’s becoming more certain that Cambodia may have significant oil deposits off its coastline – but will this source of new found wealth bring much needed money to one of the world’s poorest countries or cause corruption to become even worse?
Automatic Teller Machines are appearing more and more frequently in Cambodia, making it easier to get out cash while you’re travelling in the country
Some flight routes and budget carriers that might be useful for planning a trip around South East Asia. Please note this is not a complete list, by any means – it’s just the budget flights I know that definitely exist
A stark warning from this recent AFP article: “As tomb raiders plunder Iron Age treasures — beads, gold ornaments and even the bones from burial mounds — archaeologists warn that Cambodia’s rich pre-Angkorian heritage will be completely lost within three years.”
My article on the ancient Buddhist temples of Angkor, Bagan and Sukhothai, “The Legacy”, has just been published in Asian Geographic magazine.
After months of speculation, increasedly frenzied voting and nationalist fervour, the final choices for the New 7 Wonders Of The World have been announced. But Angkor Wat is not amongst them
Lonely Planet are set to publish a useful compendium guidebook for Asian travellers that covers the main attractions of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
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While Cambodia’s tourism industry is booming, the legacy of Pol Pot’s regime still remains in many forms, the most deadly of which are the thousands of landmines still buried in the Cambodian countryside. A new art exhibition opening today in Phnom Penh showcases the work of 10 Cambodian artists who address the impact of landmines […]
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The beach town of Sihanoukville has long been a backpacker favourite in Cambodia. Now the town’s airport has reopened with 1 hour flights to and from Angkor Wat in the north of the country
Forget chunky guidebooks and dog-eared printouts – Travelfish’s new Angkor iPhone app provides a slick new way to get the travel info you need to explore Angkor
A very selective and highly subjective list of useful people and places found while travelling through Cambodia in June 2003