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Cambodia sees drop in foreign tourists to famed Angkor

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1 hour ago, balo said:

Who want to pay $40 to see a few old temples and ruins ?  They should never have increased the ticket prices. Most tourists visiting Angkor only want to stay for a couple of hours.  
 

Can't you just climb over a wall, or a fence? 🤨

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Tourism is in a downturn globally due to the economic situation of  same. Credit risk  versus  serviceability in a stalled economy for the masses . No surprise.

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I went in 1999 and have not gone back since. Hired a moto driver for 2 days and had 90% of the temple sites all to myself. All they had at the entrance was a small desk manned by one guy collecting the fees. Don't remember any tour groups and definitely no Chinese. Siem Riep was a small village with no significant nightlife and only a few small guesthouses. I am kind of afraid to go back as it will spoil my memories of the place.

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11 hours ago, geovalin said:

Since February 2017, the price for a one-day ticket to visit the Angkor rose from 20 dollars to 37 dollars, a three-day pass increased from 40 dollars to 62 dollars and a seven-day ticket climbed from 60 dollars to 72 dollars.

That's the reason why less people are going - it's a rip off!

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1 hour ago, Isaanbiker said:

Can't you just climb over a wall, or a fence? 🤨

As someone whose first visit was in 1992. You've not been able to get in free since 1993. Even 1992 wasn't easy. You've obviously never visited.

 

I'm not certain been so long but I think the price was 30 us for three days.

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difficult to make sense of this thread, half the posters say they wont go because there are too many people, the other half say they wont go because its too expensive, seems to me you cant have it both ways

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5 hours ago, balo said:

Who want to pay $40 to see a few old temples and ruins ?  They should never have increased the ticket prices. Most tourists visiting Angkor only want to stay for a couple of hours.  
 

they almost doiubled the entrancefee ! No wonder the number of visitors is declining. Indeed, never have paid that much money for a comparable visit.

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5 hours ago, phkauf said:

The town itself has become Pattaya (san sex shows) with bars

really? when did this happen? when i went there is was just a bunch old stone temples and no people. 

 

who wants to see that?

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Is there a specific reason Isaan Sailor for you always using the ChiCom term. Chinese should suffice. It reminds of the derogatory term Leftist or worse still Leftard. I could be totally wrong but I could assume you are an American or an Australian? The reason I say that is because I’m Australian and when it comes to inert racism those two countries rate 1 and 2. To be honest I don’t quite get why there seems to be so many racist farang on Thaivisa living in South East Asia? What is that about?

 

 

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7 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

really? when did this happen?

I visited last year and did not see any sex shows, not that I was looking for it, but I stayed in the bar areas and not one go go bar, unless they are located outside the city. 

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9 hours ago, singking said:

Is there a specific reason Isaan Sailor for you always using the ChiCom term. Chinese should suffice. It reminds of the derogatory term Leftist or worse still Leftard. I could be totally wrong but I could assume you are an American or an Australian? The reason I say that is because I’m Australian and when it comes to inert racism those two countries rate 1 and 2. To be honest I don’t quite get why there seems to be so many racist farang on Thaivisa living in South East Asia? What is that about?

they left their home countries because they didnt like the immigrants moving there and dont have the intelligence to see that they are immigrants themselves in someone elses country. rules for thee but not for me. I guess racism could be defined as a superiority complex

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2 hours ago, balo said:

I visited last year and did not see any sex shows, not that I was looking for it, but I stayed in the bar areas and not one go go bar, unless they are located outside the city. 

I think sans means without

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9 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

really? when did this happen? when i went there is was just a bunch old stone temples and no people. 

 

who wants to see that?

there a lot of images of topless women in those old stone temples. I sometimes wonder if they were really old stone brothels 

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16 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

And finally for all you "bar stool pundits" there is the nightly Pub Street - much more civilized these days now that the clutter of street mini-bars, electric cables and ghetto blasting music have been banned.

 

Have they silenced Temple Bar, which ruined the whole Pub St atmosphere with its overwhelming audio attack? If so, this will renew my interest in returning to SR for a look at possibly moving there. Although I suppose the overwhelming Chinese tour groups still pollute the streets. 

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