Cambodia’s First Exclusive Property Exhibition (CAMPEX) to be held at SOKHA HOTEL Grand Ballroom from 22-24 July 2016.

Aplus Asia Network is pleased to announce Cambodia’s first ever exclusive property exhibition – CAMPEX – scheduled to take place from the 22nd to the 24th of July in the Grand Ballroom of the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh.

The objective of CAMPEX is to bring together the many exclusive property developers now operating in Cambodia to showcase their best properties both in the residential and commercial sector, as well as the peripheral sectors which served the development industry.

Besides traditional forms of advertisement in Cambodia to attract high value Cambodian buyers and expatriates, during CAMPEX we will invite international Real Estate Agencies overseas, mainly from across the Asia Pacific Region to attend this event and network with property developers here to assist in bringing foreign buyers and investors to Cambodia.

All Property Developers participating at CAMPEX will have their property developments highlighted and listed in our website www.CambodiaPropertyShowcase.com coming LIVE on 15 June 2016. This website will showcase your property and together with the promotion of CAMPEX will be sent to respective international real estate agencies throughout the Asia Pacific Region.


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Discover Cambodia Magazine Revealed The Cambodia’s temples: FIVE OF THE BEST!

Archaeologist Dougald O’Reilly helps us navigate the Kingdom’s historic temples by sharing his insights into the treasures found at Angkor and beyond.

Best for…  tranquility

Banteay Chmmar TempleFor those looking to get away from the crowds, Banteay Chhmar is well worth the drive. Though the local population has set up a community-based tourism group, few people visit this incredible temple built by the great King Jayavarman VII. Enigmatic faces peer down on the site’s visitors, as the song of myriad forest birds fills the still air. Probably the best part is the incredible bas-reliefs set along the walls of the temple. They are simply unforgettable.


Best for…  Wow Factor

Kampong-thom-sambor-prei-kukAlmost every temple in Cambodia has a degree of ‘wow factor’. The time and effort put into creating these incredible monuments is humbling, so it becomes difficult to choose one site above others. But perhaps Sambor Prei Kuk, set near Kampong Thom town, which lies between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, is one such example. This group of brick temples is nestled in forest, with many in the stranglehold of ficus trees, and is seldom visited by crowds of tourists. In its heyday, the site was known as Isanapura and was the Khmer capital before it relocated to the plains of Angkor.


Best for…  Off the Beaten Track

Preah Khan of Kampong Svay TempleIf you are looking for temples off the beaten track, one that is highly recommended is Prasat Preah Khan in Preah Vihear province. Getting to the site is not for the faint of heart, as the trip is long and can be arduous. Once one of the great provincial cities of the Khmer empire, Preah Khan boasts impressive walls surrounding groups of imposing sandstone temples and has a ghostly air. You can spend hours stumbling over these ruins, which have, sadly, been extensively and brutally looted. The scale of destruction could even put Preah Khan into the ‘wow factor’ category.


Best for… Jungle and Nature

Sacred Hill of Kbal SpeanIf you are based in Siem Reap, head up to the Kulen hills and visit Kbal Spean. Accessing the site involves a leisurely walk through the forest. It’s uphill but easy, and you will be rewarded at the end of the path. The riverbeds here have been carved with hundreds of linga, or phallic representations of Shiva. Other gods, including Vishnu and Ganesh, are found in various spots. At the height of Angkor’s power, this area was of great importance, as the waters that flow over the linga are sanctified before reaching Angkor.


Best for… Carvings

Carvings at Banteay SreiThis category was the easiest to decide, as no temple boasts more impressive carvings than Banteay Srei, located in the Angkor park. The beautiful and unusual red sandstone makes it a standout destination, and its diminutive size adds to its appeal.

The carvings themselves are simply breathtaking. It looks as if the sculptor has just put down his hammer and chisel. Wonderful scenes from Hindu mythology jump out of the stone and bring tales of the Ramayana to life.


Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct | What Not To Do When Visiting Angkor

A video about Angkor’s new behavioral code has been published to show tourists the types of behaviour that are considered unacceptable i.e tourists not to give to beggars, not to smoke, climb temples or take selfies with monks etc.

For the preservation and sustainable development of Angkor, please respect and share the Angkor Visitor Code of Conduct. Complying to the code of conduct will not only improves the joy of your visit but also contribute the preservation for Angkor.

The video has been sent to every TV channel in Cambodia.

Visitors to the Khmer site, Cambodia’s biggest attraction, will have to abide by new rules that were put in place on posters around the site. The guidance came after a worrying trend in foreigners stripping naked at the archaeological site emerged earlier this year.

The Apsara Authority that runs the site and consulted on the posters, has now also produced a video. The video shows a Khmer king, riding through the grounds of the Angkor compex on the back of an elephant. At the same time, modern-day tourists mill about, one of them a blonde woman in high-heels and hot pants. The king notices her and stops his entourage. “No revealing clothes” a caption in English states.

A man in a vest and mirrored sunglasses is then shown taking a drag on a cigarette as a “no smoking” caption appears.

Surveying the land, the king also spots a woman handing cash to a begging child and bows his head in sorrow.

Monks who have just been praying are then stopped by a woman who takes a selfie with them, while another man climbs the side of a temple, others touch and put their feet up on temple reliefs and leave behind litter. All activities are now prohibited.Angkor-Visitor Code of Conduct

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is to open earlier so that more people can see it – but visitors will have to abide by a new code of conduct put in place around the site.

Additionally, from January 1, the main Khmer temple of Angkor, Angkor Wat, alongside smaller Phnom Bakheng, will be opening two hours earlier, from 5.30am, in order to cater for those wanting to see sunrise from the temples.

In the meantime, a code of conduct has been published on posters outside temples in an attempt to curb the inappropriate behavior of some of the thousands who already visit each year.

Cambodian monks, tour guides, local authorities and Unesco representatives spent two years discussing the types of behaviour that they would like to see eradicated from the important Khmer site.

The Apsara National Authority said its goal is “to harmonize tourist experiences with public safety and respect towards our community”.

Revealing clothes such as shorts and skirts above the knee and tops showing bare shoulders are prohibited, according to the new poster.

Touching, leaning or sitting on temple structures is also strictly prohibited, as is climbing on loose stones. “Giving candy or money to children encourages them not to attend school but to beg,” the poster states. “If you wish to help the children, please consider donating to a recognized charity.”

It suggests that tourists ask a monk’s permission before taking a photograph, as monks are “revered and respected”. “Women should not touch nor stand or sit too close to monks,” it adds.

In a final warning, the poster states: “Any act of looting, breaking or damaging Angkor, or exposing sex organs and nudity in a public area is a crime punishable by law.”

The new rules follow the arrest of three French men who posed naked at Banteay Kdei temple earlier this year and outrage at a Chinese model who posed topless amid the ruins in January.

The poster has been put up outside Angkor’s temples. The printed materials are available in English, French, Chinese, Khmer, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Angkor Code of Conduct in Khmer Angkor Code of Conduct in English

 

2016 Mekong Tourism Forum to be held on Sokha Beach, July 5-7, 2016

Bangkok – May 30th, 2016: The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has confirmed a compelling list of speakers for the 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum to address its theme, “Authentic Experiences in the Mekong Region”. The forum takes place in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, July 5-7, 2016, and is hosted by the Cambodia Ministry of Tourism.

Tourism ministers, director generals, travel industry CEOs, and leading private sector and development minds will address current and future challenges and opportunities facing tourism in the Mekong region.

One of the highlights will be the Mekong Tourism Open Forum, led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which invites the travel and tourism industry to brainstorm on the next 10-year GMS Tourism Sector Strategy. A lot has changed in the past ten years including the opening of Myanmar as a thriving tourism destination, increased air and land connectivity, as well as the internet, social media, mobile, and the sharing economy driving a changing consumer landscape.

“This year’s theme is focusing on authentic experiences in a time where consumers are looking to connect with local communities, go off the beaten path to get away from mass tourist attractions, “said Mr. Tith Chanta, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia, will define and direct the debates at the forum.

Opportunities and threats will be analyzed against a backdrop of growth. “Tourism demand for Mekong region destinations is storming ahead,” said Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office in Bangkok. “We need to work together to make sure development is fair and sustainable and that we remove obstacles to growth and poverty alleviation.”

The 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum will be hosted by the Cambodia Ministry of Tourism (MoT) at the Sokha Beach Resort Sihanoukville at the beautiful Southern Coast of Cambodia from July 5-7. More information, and the most updated agenda is accessible at www.MekongTourismForum.org. Like last year, MTF strives to be as sustainable of an event as possible, and is looking to move from printed brochures to a mobile app.

In order to make it easy for even small and medium sized businesses to get engaged, for the third time in a row, the 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum is free to attend for the first 150 qualified industry professionals, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia.

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Source: http://www.mekongtourism.org/2016-mekong-tourism-forum-confirms-top-speakers/


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