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Siem Reap Province

Angkor Wat

Temples

Angkor Wat is so important for the people of Cambodia, it is on the national flag. It is admired all over the world. There is only one rival to Angkor Wat in southeast Asia. It's called Bagan and it is in Myanmar.

Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 12:00am

Big deal

Preferred Hotels and Cambodia's newest luxury hideaway are offering an opening special. Pay for two nights, at a 20 per cent discounted rate, and get a third night free at the luxurious new Sothea.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

A package to Siem Reap in Cambodia is on sale at Aero International priced from HK$2,590 for two nights at the Princess Angkor (princessangkor.com). Also, the Angkor Palace Resort & Spa (angkorpalaceresort.com) is selling for HK$2,850, or you can stay at the Hotel de la Paix (hoteldelapaixangkor.com) for HK$3,550.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Looting of relics is grave news for future generations

When they unearthed old skeletons buried under their homes, the villagers of Sophy thought their wildest dreams of buried treasure had at last come true.

For three days until the authorities stopped them, peasant farmers abandoned their rice fields and dug frantically, unearthing piles of bones and pots and a few glass beads but, to their disappointment, no gold.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Heavenly bodies

When you approach the majestic monument of Angkor Wat, crossing the 190-metre-wide moat via the enormous stone causeway, you see the big picture - and mighty it is: a temple whose outer walls run for almost 4km and whose huge central sanctuary climbs skywards to imitate the sacred Mount Meru, with four lower tower 'peaks' at each corner and a middle summit tower of pine-cone-like beauty soarin

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Perfect 10

1 Sunset at Angkor Wat

6 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Amansara

Amansara, as in Amanresort? The one and only. Adrian Zecha's ultra-deluxe chain that invented the oft-imitated but rarely paralleled concept of boutique hotels, has spawned another offshoot.

Where this time? Their 13th resort - unlucky for some but lucky for luxury-lovers - is in Cambodia's historical hub, Siem Reap.

4 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Cambodia

Planning

I recommend some background reading on the temples around Siem Reap, the civilisation that built them and the history of the Khmer Rouge. It will make all the difference when visiting the sights.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Visions of Angkor

IT WAS A WARM, clear evening, and American art historian Dawn Rooney was waiting for the sun to set over the ancient buildings of Angkor Wat.

29 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Check in

Century Travel is offering specials to Canada, with return tickets to Vancouver with Cathay Pacific from $4,950 and to Toronto from $6,030. Tickets must be issued before October 31 and are valid for 14 days. The offer ends on December 15. For more details check the Web site: www.2100travel.com

24 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

US tourist killed in Cambodia

AN American tourist and her Cambodian driver were killed yesterday when they were ambushed on the road to Banteay Srei temple in Siem Reap province.

However, it is not know if the woman's attackers were bandits or Khmer Rouge guerillas.

The dead woman's husband was hurt, but his condition is stable.

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Rebirth of Angkor Wat

VILLAGERS come daily to trace their fingers over Angkor Wat's intricately carved temple walls, pausing at the horrific scenes that told of genocide six centuries before it happened.

4 Sep 1993 - 12:00am