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

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

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:54 pm

Cambodia Breaking News (Siem Reap): There many tourists complaining on Tripadvisor website about trash in Siem Ream as well as in the sacred Angkor Wat temple area. There are are also complaints about lake visit boat rip offs and general dissatisfaction from international visitors. Recently, the number of tourists in Cambodia is decreasing. [sic: Quote from the social media page. ]

The Cambodian social media page of Artist Cambodia, has been collecting online comments from Siem Reap tourists over recent months. Here are some of them:

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

Post by frizzie77 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:22 pm

I suppose it's the new Tourism Slogan for Cambodia. Just look at the situation in Sihanoukville, Kampot, Phnom Penh and now apparently Siem Reap and even Angkor.

It's no longer the "Kingdom of Wonder" (was it ever?), it's now the "Kingdom of Trash, more Trash, and ultimate Trash" (did I mention 'TRASH'???).

The amount of garbage, rubbish, trash, whatever you call it, anywhere in Cambodia is absolutely appalling. It's much, much worse than it was only a few years ago. And nobody seems to care, it's just piling up.

One of an increasing number of reasons I'm thinking of leaving this Kingdom.
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Post by jrjrjr » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:54 pm

Nothing new...
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:05 pm

"Volunteer tour guide also eating candy donated to potentially fake school children"

Jesus, mary, holy mother of God, that's what i came half way around the world for, to give a couple of bags of candy to some authentic starving school kids...
Lol.

No comment on tourists and no (similar) comments on tourist operators.
other than to say that modern mass tourism is a bit silly in my book. (I'm trying to be polite here)

But it is a dammed shame that almost no tourists get a real look inside this incredible world of lake.
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by John Bingham » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 am

I was there around that time and there was a bit of a mess from local visitors in some areas. Apparently they have taken steps to stop people having picnics and messing the place up since those reports.
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by Kammekor » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:47 am

John Bingham wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 am
I was there around that time and there was a bit of a mess from local visitors in some areas. Apparently they have taken steps to stop people having picnics and messing the place up since those reports.
can't wait for the reviews posted on or just after Pchum Benh.
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Re: Siem Reap Tourists Complain: Angkor Wat is Full of Trash, Lake Visits are a Rip Off

Post by John Bingham » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:02 am

I looked through some of those Tripadvisor reviews and they are hilarious. Pure ignorance meets entitlement.

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Post by Anchor Moy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:34 am

^ Lol. That is hilarious. Angkor Wat is full of f'king rocks. :-o

I' m sorry for the guy whose wife left him, but somehow I don't think it was the fault of Angkor Wat. :fool:
(See the Angkor WaTF post above. AND he got 4 likes !)
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Post by Username Taken » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:35 am

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

Post by Duncan » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:55 am

No-one ,, No-one, has mentioned the one sacred word, RUBBISH BINS. Even a photo of one at Angkor Whatever would be helpful.
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