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Angkor Wat Cambodia

Travelling to the ‘country of temples’ Cambodia and discovering the unique beauty of Angkor temples would be such an unforgettable experience.

angkor wat cambodia

Angkor Wat Cambodia

When talking about Cambodia, what is the first image that you have in your mind? I bet most of you would probably say “This is Angkor Wat Cambodia – the biggest religious relics in the world’. Contrary to the popular beliefs, Angkor Wat is actually just ONE temple in Cambodia. All the relics here are collectively called ‘Angkor’, a huge area with over 1000 temples of different size. Read More

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Vietnam issues Indochina cross-border permit

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has announced plans to issue a Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia cross-border road vehicle transport permit.

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According to local news report, easing regulations for cross-border transport would encourage tourism between the three neighboring countries.

Under the plan, licensed vehicles will be able to transport tourists and cargo between the three countries.

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Cambodia expands international airports

The country’s aviation authority says a US$100 million project to expand passenger terminals at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports is underway.

Phnom Penh International Airport terminal is being expanded.

Phnom Penh International Airport terminal is being expanded.

Cambodia Airports’ communications director, Khek Norinda, told local media that the development, which started in January, will see an extension of parking lots and terminals, as well as adding more check-in and immigration counters and new baggage handling systems.

“The commercial area will be enlarged to offer more retail space for shops, food and beverage outlets and a mezzanine CIP lounge to cater to first-class and business travellers.”

Visitors to Cambodia, rose to 4.2 million last year, compared to 3.68 million in 2012, according to Ministry of Tourism statistics.

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China fuels Cambodia’s airline growth

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says Cambodia’s aviation market grew briskly for the second consecutive year as national and foreign airlines added routes to China amid a surge in Chinese nationals visiting the country.

Cambodia Airlines

Cambodia Airlines

The centre reported Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets in Southeast Asia, recording 18% passenger growth for the second consecutive year in 2013.

Cambodia’s three commercial airports — Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville– handled 5.1 million passengers in 2013, representing an 18% increase over the 4.3 million passengers handled in 2012, based on figures from Cambodia Airports.

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Mekong Delta Cruise Expansions

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region will open up for cruises, resort tours as well as festivals and ecologically-friendly promotions to attract more tourist arrivals by 2020.

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

Floating markets in Mekong Delta

The key focus will be on Can Tho City and the provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang and Hau Giang, where cruises, festivals and beach resort services are already being developed.

The Ca Mau peninsula cluster with Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Soc Trang provinces will offer trips through mangrove forests and Khmer festivals.

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