Places in Cambodia..
WITH the city’s innumerable temples, overeager moto drivers, unofficial tour guides, flocks of one-dollar kids, and absurd humidity, 48 hours in Siem Reap can be a rather beguiling experience for the unprepared. This weekend warrior’s guide will set you straight.
THE Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to the silver screen. Thanks to its bustling cities, futuristic architecture and incredible landscapes it’s served as the backdrop to major feature films such as The Lord of the Rings, Entrapment and Memoirs of a Geisha. While local films are also a burgeoning industry in many of these countries, here are some of the movie sets you might recognise from English language films.
FOR a chance to really get off the beaten track, feel the wind in your hair and explore some of Asia’s most beautiful regions, a motorbike is really the vehicle of choice. With options to buy or rent in many countries, it’s also often a cost effective means of getting around and leaves you plenty…>
THE spectacular temples of Cambodia’s historic Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more than 90,000 photographic panoramas, and allows viewers to zoom in to study carvings and other artistic and archaeological details. Built between the ninth and 14th centuries,…>
FROM the anniversary of the Everest climb to airways that charge per weight, the release of films that put tourism on the map and lots of travel awards, 2013 has brought a range of tourism experiences to the Asia-Pacific region. January Qantas Airways passengers between Cairns and Port Moresby watched a large python clinging to…>
A 230-KILOMETER path traversing the north-east of Cambodia along the fabled Mekong River, the Mekong Discovery Trail is an exciting opportunity to combine cycling and cultural community-based tourism. The trail starts at the Laos border and takes you into the heart of the Mekong, with ample opportunities for homestays in traditional villages and chances to…>
MEASURING a vast 4350km the Mekong River, the 12th largest in the world, runs like a vein through Asia, bringing life and industry to China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and all the communities who live and work along its banks. For travellers too it has become an important part of an Asian sojourn.…>
Places to stay
La Residence d’Angkor
Siem Reap, , Cambodia
Royal Bay Inn Angkor Resort
Siem Reap, , Cambodia