A view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPAA view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPA
A view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPA

As the few visitors to Angkor Wat revel in the near solitude, 10,000 in Cambodian tourist trade are out of work

  • ‘Very few people have ever been to Angkor alone,’ says a Cambodia-based expat who took advantage of the lack of foreign visitors to tour the famous temples
  • With only a small number of domestic tourists making visits, thousands of Cambodians working in tourism have lost their jobs. Recovery could take years
Topic |   Asia travel
A view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPAA view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPA
A view of one of the outer walls of Angkor Wat taken in May – an image it would have been impossible to capture a few months earlier, when dozens of tourists would have been streaming out of the temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Vincent Prosper/DPA
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