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Trekking Now on Offer in Angkor Archaeological Park.

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:10 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Trekking becomes a new attraction at Angkor Park
09 November 2018 | 07:49 ICT
Raising sheets of white paper with numbers written on it, Chheav Taing Kouch a travel agent from Peak DMC Cambodia calls each one as he assembles his group prior to trekking inside the Angkor archaeological park.

This was the first-ever trekking journey organised by the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) on November 4, in the park and its jungle fringes that’s located beyond the famous Angkor temples.

As the trekkers progressed through each of the 12km journey, sweat began to soak their t-shirts. The heat of the morning sun added to the strain of their long walk.

The first-ever organised journey through the park served to promote and expand tourism packages beyond the temples. It also included planting trees and a charity fundraising for the Angkor Hospital for Children, says CATA president Chhay Sivlin.

“We want to extend our tour packages by introducing trekking to tour operators. This way, they can arrange packages for visitors apart from just exploring our beautiful temples,” Sivlin says.
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Re: Trekking Now on Offer in Angkor Archaeological Park.

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
You can also go running. This guy comes over from London for a couple of weekend runs through the ruins.

Running tours of Cambodia’s ancient temples
The ancient temple complexes around Siem Reap are spread over miles of dense jungle, and rarely explored solely on foot. Fergus Scholes does just that – at speed.
By
Financial Times -
May 22, 2019

Run to see the world: it’s a mantra I’ve lived by for some years now. Marathons in cities, across deserts, over mountain ranges and along coastlines have been some of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. So upon hearing about a “temple run” through the famous ruins at Angkor, in Cambodia – exploring the 1,000‑ year‑old capital of the Khmer empire not by tuk-tuk, but on foot, at speed – I was instantly intrigued.

My weekend challenge: a shortish but rough trail run of 15km in a remote area of “lost” temples on Saturday afternoon, followed on Sunday by a near-full-length dawn marathon run of 40km through the temples of one the world’s largest religious monuments: Angkor Wat – occupying over 400 acres, and so deeply woven into Cambodia’s national identity that it’s depicted on the national flag. Some 2.5 million people visit these temples each year; but only a very few see them from this lung-killing, leg-pumping perspective. Which is just how I like it.

In full: https://howtospendit.ft.com/travel/2060 ... nt-temples