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A group of tourists admire Angkor Wat.

Siem Reap warned Chinese tourists pose challenge and opportunity

Publication date June 13, 2015 | 8:44 am

With more visitors to Siem Reap coming from within the region, the industry must adapt or risk losing out

Learning how to bake at Bayon Pastry School

Photography competition focuses on the gender gap

Publication date June 13, 2015 | 8:33 am

Ecole du Bayon, an NGO-operated school near Bayon temple in Angkor Archaeological Park, has launched a photography competition on the subject of ‘Girls and Women in Cambodia’ to highlight the plight of women and the disparity betwee

Khmer class is now in session

Publication date June 13, 2015 | 8:30 am

SayKhmer, a small, informal group of young Cambodian student teachers, has launched a new program of Khmer language lessons at Cour de Maison cafe, along with fun, off-the-beaten-track tours around Siem Reap.

Yan Ply and Pat Caueng

Community homestays finally bear fruit at Banteay Chhmar

Publication date June 6, 2015 | 8:36 am

In the past two years, overnight visitors to remote Banteay Chhmar have doubled, and income for villagers has almost tripled, thanks to the Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism project.

Coconut, banana and palm sugar are the main sweetening ingredients in Khmer desserts

Bringing tourists the toothsome taste of Cambodia’s sweet treats

Publication date June 6, 2015 | 8:34 am

A new Khmer dessert tasting menu at Kaya Cafe in Siem Reap aims to enhance the culinary experience of foodie tourists to Temple Town

The devastating aftermath of the storm that hit Krabei Riel commune on May 18

Expats dig deep after the storm

Publication date May 30, 2015 | 12:00 am

Fundraisers for decimated commune bring in big bucks for reconstruction effort

Geert Caboor has opened a second bar and bistro on Sok San Road.

Bistro brings kitschy flavour to Sok San Road

Publication date May 30, 2015 | 12:00 am

K is for “kitsch” at the Kuriosity Kafe, the latest and largest restaurant established in Siem Reap’s rapidly developing Sok San Road.

Life tends to be brutish and short for birds used in merit release

Animal welfare activists want power to intervene on 'merit birds'

Publication date May 9, 2015 | 12:00 am

While the tradition of ‘merit releasing’ birds is rooted in Buddhist principles of compassion, the worldly effects are devastating for the Kingdom’s wildlife

Somnieng Hoeurn retired as the deputy head at Siem Reap’s Wat Damnak last week

Former senior Wat Damnak monk eyes future in politics

Publication date May 2, 2015 | 12:00 am

After retiring from the monkhood, Somnieng Hoeurn wants to do good as a secular man – even though that means making mistakes

Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Arts incorporate stunt work into their act

Circus festival brings acts from all over the world

Publication date May 2, 2015 | 12:00 am

More than 50 jugglers, acrobats, magicians, dancers and stunt artists from Asia and Europe are set to join Cambodia’s circus performers for a tour around the Kingdom starting this week.

Last year’s giant rice cake weighed 2.8 tonnes

Going big for Khmer New Year party in Siem Reap

Publication date April 11, 2015 | 12:00 am

Celebrations are set to feature traditional games and dancing along with a giant rice cake, Khmer hat, palm pipe and chess game

Jeweller Ly Pisith has received an international award.

Stones in silver score Piseth jewellery award

Publication date April 11, 2015 | 12:00 am

Siem Reap bespoke jeweller Ly Pisieth has been recognised for his series of designs that evoke the vast carvings of the Angkorian temples