Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by Artfarty » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:47 am

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^^ I'm with the second last guy, "Ruins". They really should make a serious effort to restore the place. (Get some cement to fill in the cracks, and a coat of paint will make it much nicer looking). And, don't forget the washrooms inside the temples for all us old codgers who need to relieve themselves every hour (If they could have self flushing toilets that will be much more hygienic, and some of those hot air blower things for drying hands too please).
Don't forget insulin injection stations every 50 meters or so for half the world's diabetics that will certainly want to see this lovely UNESCO heritage site!
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by angkorjohn2 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:49 am

the lake is a scam unless you go with a reputable professional company like Tara Boat tours, who not only do the tours at an all-inclusive price but have the big boat on the lake to get food and a drink which I recall was included (I have heard sometimes these scammers will say they can go onto the big boat when they know they are not allowed as it is only Tara customers). The problem is you get these tourists who think they can do it cheaper forgetting to factor everything in, transport to th elake, haggling with the ticket place and the boat driver. If you go with one of the gangs of boats, of course, they will take you out for about 20 mins and drop you back having taken you to every scam going unlike the professionals
http://www.taraboat.com/
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by crob » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:29 am

Not to sound like a cheap Charlie... but $37 is getting pretty steep
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by newkidontheblock » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:45 pm

crob wrote:Not to sound like a cheap Charlie... but $37 is getting pretty steep
Price matches expectations. This is something that the APSARA Authority (and most Khmer in power in general) don’t really have firm grasp of. They don’t see this especially since the locals don’t pay (and thus don’t complain).

When the price of admission was much cheaper, the chaos, trash, rip offs, and other shenanigans were tolerated. Kinda like living in the old ‘Sinville.

Hope the powers that be understand this as a factor why tourism will probably decrease and thus change accordingly.

Of course, this is Cambodia.
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 pm

Someone tell that minger to put some bloody clothes on!
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Post by pissontheroof » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:24 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Someone tell that minger to put some bloody clothes on!


Isn’t that too late ? How’d she get in the temple ?
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Post by Yobbo » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:40 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Someone tell that minger to put some bloody clothes on!
Hmmm I was just imagining her with the clothes off :unknown:
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by crob » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:53 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:45 pm
crob wrote:Not to sound like a cheap Charlie... but $37 is getting pretty steep
Price matches expectations. This is something that the APSARA Authority (and most Khmer in power in general) don’t really have firm grasp of. They don’t see this especially since the locals don’t pay (and thus don’t complain).

When the price of admission was much cheaper, the chaos, trash, rip offs, and other shenanigans were tolerated. Kinda like living in the old ‘Sinville.

Hope the powers that be understand this as a factor why tourism will probably decrease and thus change accordingly.

Of course, this is Cambodia.


Fair point, doesn't help that the first time I went there AUD was parallel with the USD... So the inflation feels more painful... Hopefully they have the foresight to not let Siem Reap go the way sinville.
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:21 pm

Links below to a host of the worlds most famous tourist attractions.
There seems to be a common theme running...

9 tourist attractions that are dying
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17 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism
https://www.insider.com/cities-hurt-by-tourism-2017-12

The most disappointing travel destinations on earth (8)
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