Siem Reap
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.

Anachak Khmer news publisher Pran Sean was injured in an attack while he was sleeping outside a temple in Siem Reap province's Svay Loeu district, in a photo posted to Anachak Khmer's Facebook page on March 14, 2021.

Journalist Beaten as He Slept Outside Temple

A Siem Reap-based journalist says he fears he is being targeted by illegal loggers after being beaten at night as he slept in a hammock outside Beng Mealea temple.

Community rangers dispose of a poisoned giant ibis in Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear province on April 14, 2020. (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Can Domestic Tourism Save Local Economies and Forests?

The rise of domestic tourism offers a glimmer of hope for rural families struggling under the weight of the pandemic and economic crisis, but more work is needed before visits to Cambodia’s ecotourism areas can offer something special for local visitors, observers say.