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Been to Angkor wat? if not, nows the time to go

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The Cambodian government has decided to extend foreigners’ stay at Angkor Archeological Park in the northern province of Siem Reap, about 300km from the capital city of Phnom Penh.

In a letter sent to a leader of Angkor Enterprise on February 25, the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance said the one-day ticket priced at 37 USD each will be extended to two days, the 62 USD three-day tickets will be valid for five days, and the 72 USD seven-day tickets used for 10 days.

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Well, that'll be a game changer for sure!
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Notice issued by Ministry of Economy and Finance of Kingdom of Cambodia on 25 February 2020.
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That actually makes a decent difference. One day makes for too much to jam into a a short period of time for most, ruining the experience. $17/day isn't outrageous either.
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a bigger factor would be the absence of chinese locust tour groups

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I went 10 days ago, blissfully peaceful
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I did the 3 day and Kulen mountain in 2017 and the 7 day over last August...I am always stunned at the historical achievement and always learn something new.
Wow...I may have to get the 4 day and go enjoy the guards asking my Khmer wife if she is a Filipina and hear her response again.
I bought some BW 35mm film for my pop's old Nikon I would love to try out..
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A British journalist visits Siem Reap and Angkor Wat during the coronavirus outbreak, and finds that it is all too quiet...

Travelling through Asia during the coronavirus: it's like I have the whole place to myself
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The airport here is almost deserted. The hotel is quiet. On Monday there are four of us in a large, empty hall purchasing tickets to see the country’s greatest attraction: Angkor Wat.

“Usually there are hundreds of people lining up about now,” says our guide. We go to the temple precinct. We have it to ourselves. There’s a dribble of tourists around 8.30am. The car park has a few smaller vans and some cars but there are no tour buses. None. None! At one of the world’s most famous attractions!!! We walk the wrong way down empty passages and pose for photos in an empty courtyard.

All morning I take photographs of Angkor Wat with no-one in the background. I imagine this is what it was like travelling in the 1950s – pre Maureen and Tony Wheeler. This is surely good, in an era of mass tourism to have this amazing place to ourselves – yet, yet … it doesn’t feel right.

It’s getting towards 11am and the heat is brutal. We stop at a stall for a coconut. Our guide tells us that the coconut seller is really struggling without tourists. “It’s going to be a very quiet, very hard year for them,” he says.

On the way back into Siem Reap we go past hotel after hotel that is shuttered up, curtains drawn, with the carparks empty. Post coronavirus, one has already gone into administration.

The gem shops are shut, as are the tourist gift stores catering for tour buses.

This is the other cost of the virus. It’s not just the empty hotel beds and restaurants and shops, but the thousands of Cambodian and Thai hotel room cleaners, laundry workers, hospitality staff, rickshaw drivers and coconut sellers. All the people and their families downstream in the tourist industry are really going to suffer. They’re suffering already.
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And some people are worried about the share market going down it's nothing compared to the pain many locals and their families must be feeling,no tourists no food
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Tuk tuk drivers don’t feel any pain yet. I offer them a fair rate, they don’t want to move their lazy asses. I go and call a PassAp.
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