Jan 29 2009

Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder

In an attempt to diversify it’s tourism product and highlight Cambodia’s many attractions other than the magnificent temples of Angkor, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism is aiming to let people across the world know that Cambodia is much more than just Angkor Wat.  Even though Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples still play a major part, the new tourism branding campaign places much focus on ecotourism and adverts on CNN also include traditional Apsara dancers, shadow puppets, white sandy beaches and succulent seafood under the new slogan ‘Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder’.

Oct 30 2008

Mekong Discovery Trail

For travellers wanting to get ‘off the beaten tracks’, the Mekong Discovery trails offers a great opportunity to explore river life in the North-eastern parts of Cambodia – including mountain-bike tours, home and pagoda stays, birdwatching, cultural performances, island hopping, boat tours, horse-cart rides and more.

The Mekong Discovery Trail is a network of safe, ecotourism journeys through some of the most natural and least populated parts of the Mekong region and will take you into the heart of the Mekong where the beauty of the river and the friendliness of the people create unforgettable river life experiences

The free trail guide provides maps, transport and accommodation options. You can travel on a small part of the trail, or all of it. You can travel alone or with a group. There are many options along the 180 km trail, which runs between Kratie and the Cambodian/Laos border. But remember to allow enough time to go with the flow of river life.

Along the trail, you will have the opportunity to see critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins, while minimising your impact on them and the habitats they rely on.

By using the Trail, you will also be assisting river communities, some of the poorest (but most welcoming) in Cambodia.