Ecotourism to be Developed in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

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Waterfall in Phnom Kulen, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Photo by Kim Seng

The Government of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to develop and establish ecotourism in protected areas of Siem Reap, Kampong Speu, and Koh Kong provinces under the “Cambodia Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Project.”

Areas that will potentially be developed include the Preah Jayavarman-Norodom National Park “Phnom Kulen”; the Oral Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central Cardamom Mountain National Park; and the Tatai and Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Cambodia aims to diversify its tourist destinations and tourism products. Currently, tourism in the country is overconcentrated in Siem Reap Province, leading to imbalanced growth across provinces, and creating mounting pressure on the Siem Reap heritage sites.

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