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For the past decade I have helped promote ecotourism and conservation in Virachey National Park up in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia. I have been informed that the entire ecotourism program is now closed for good, for unspecified reasons. What a shame! I just published an article a few days ago talking about how wildlife is hanging on despite the threats. To make matters worse, the Yeak Loam Crater Lake which used to be managed by the Tampuan minority community has been nationalized and sold to…

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Sihanoukville once a sleepy coastal hamlet popular with backpackers has been progressively populated by Chinese workers , developers, casinos and investors. Its being touted as 1st port of call on Beijing's $ 1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative and some are saying that this little tourist town carved out of jungle in the 1960's will be the next Macau....
In Sihanoukville where backpackers came for years to party on some of Asia's most pristine beaches many Cambodians see the arrival of…

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[For people flying back to Madrid]

Hi everyone,

I left an item of clothing (so something small) in my hostel in Siem Reap (HI Siem Reap) and would like to get it back. Shipping it to Madrid would be rather expensive so if you’re in town and flying back to Madrid it would be fantastic if you could bring it back with you. Happy to pick you up at the airport and drop you off in the centre in exchange. Get in touch!

Gracias,
Isa

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We’re a large group so we’ll need nine rooms in big Pnom Penh and Siem Reap hotels.
Can someone give us the names of the big, modern , multi – Story hotels in Pnom Penh and Siem Reap?
Thanks ,
Paul and Manirat

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hI Guys,

II am planning my trip to cambodia and I would like to know which one of the two floating villages is best (less touristic and better landscape)

Thanks a lot!!

Wonder

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Can anyone please recommend a good vegetarian restaurant (doesn’t have to be 100% veg) in P.P.?

I just don’t want processed foods/junk foods, places like that.

A good salad with a little meat or egg in would suit me fine!

Please give me a name & location.

Thanks, travelers! :)

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I'll be in Siem Reap for a couple of weeks and I'm looking for some private French lessons. I've seen CCF recommended by it looks like they've closed down. Can anyone suggest where a good place to find a teacher is?

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My husband is 61 and I am 56 .we are trying to plan a trip for approx 10-14 days. I think we will only fly into Phnom Penh and stay 2 nights, as looking at YouTube it looks hectic. We have travelled a fair bit in South East Asia. We prefer the less hectic areas, but not too remote. We like markets, massages,pampering etc. the odd day tour and the delicious food. We thought perhaps 5 nights in Siem Reap and then perhaps time in battambang. Is there much to do in Battambang. We would be quite…

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Hi everyone, I'll be visiting Cambodia for 4 weeks next Spring and I'm in the early stages of planning my itinerary. Besides Phnom Penh (where I'll be flying into), I know I want to spend some time in Kratie, Sen Monorom/Mondulkiri Province, Sihanoukville, Battambang, Siem Reap and of course Ankgor. Looking at the suggested 4-week itinerary in the Lonely Planet guide (10th ed.), I found it curious that the route starts in Phnom Penh and proceeds northeast to Mondulkiri Province, then retraces…

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Siem Reap

Hi, my wife and I are travelling to Siem Reap next month, we will have 5 full days. Obviously we want to take in Angor Wat. I have been before so I know that its a large complex, my question is can it be seen in one full day? I was thinking of hiring a tuk tuk for the day so that we can get to visit as many of the temples as possible. If so any recommendations on who can provide and the expected cost of the tuk tuk for the day's hire. I would expect that we arrive at Angor Wat by about 6am and…