In some villages near the Thai border, over half the residents have migrated for work. For those left behind, it’s getting harder and harder to cope.
With more visitors to Siem Reap coming from within the region, the industry must adapt or risk losing out.
Stephane De Greef’s enthusiasm for all things creepy and crawly is infectious.
From the Cardamom Mountains in the west to the Mondulkiri highlands in the east, Cambodia still has much to offer those wanting to slip on a pair of sturdy boots and trousers and enjoy the last vestiges of the country’s natural habitat.
It began, as such passions often do, with the simple delight of a rusty Volkswagen Beetle bought for a song in 1994.
Understanding the lives of those who ruled over and lived under the Khmer Empire motivates the teams that comb Cambodia looking for clues about their politics, economics and rituals. But with relatively few materials or records to work from, examination has largely been a patchwork of studies of finished elements such as the architectural ornamentations, bas reliefs and sculptures that remain centuries after they were first revealed.
While the tradition of ‘merit releasing’ birds is rooted in Buddhist principles of compassion, the worldly effects are devastating for the Kingdom’s wildlife.
An old story from the Southeast Asia Globe that seems timely right now.
For the past decade, Siem Reap’s answer to Khao San Road has pulled in the punters with cheap and cheerful fun. Now rent hikes are forcing out some of its longest-standing businesses
Nithyananda Sangha posted a series of YouTube videos making the assertion shortly before hosting workshops in Siem Reap.