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An abandoned container market in Siem Reap city on June 8, 2020. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Siem Reap Revival Plan Issued, but Some Say the Key Is Vaccines

The city’s tourism revenue and the industry’s number of agents are down 90 percent after a year of Covid-19, they said, but a provincial deputy governor noted that the industry’s revival would ultimately depend on the pandemic situation and worldwide vaccinations.

Angkor Wat complex in Siem Reap on June 6, 2020 (Matt Surrusco/VOD)

‘Angkor Lake of Wonder’ Not Suitable Next to Temples, Ministry Says

The Culture Ministry has announced that NagaCorp’s proposed $350-million theme park and resort near Siem Reap’s Angkor temples cannot be built as proposed, with an official adding that the “huge scale” development would disturb religious activity.