Thanks to the arrival of a friendly flock of great hornbills, Hour Rithy, a former aviculturist – or raiser of birds – in Kratie province turned Phnom Penh tuk tuk driver, has seen a partial return to his former profession.
Located in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district, the Stung Phe Ecotourism Community was established in 2020 and just celebrated its second anniversary.
Many local tourists have diverted some of their holiday time from trekking across Cambodia’s tallest mountains such as Phnom Oral, Phnom Samkos and Phnom Tum – popular activities during the Covid-19 pandemic – to visiting the beaches and the coastal areas of the Kingdom, especially Koh Kong Krao.
Community-based tourism is based on more than just building facilities to entertain visitors, but on rich natural resources.
A picturesque farm stay in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district has become an attractive destination for many of the Kingdom’s nature-lovers, both local and expat.
Chi Phat is a community-based tourist destination in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district, which has been attracting both locals and foreigners since 2008.
The Kingdom has countless areas of rich natural beauty, but it seemed that only a few were well known, leading many to conclude that Cambodia’s natural offerings were few and far between.
Battambang provincial Department of Tourism officials have called for tourists to visit the La’ang Spean prehistoric site. Recent excavations at the site have unearthed artefacts dating from more than 70,000 years ago.
Chak Angre natural protected community is constructing a 379 metre-long wooden ladder to climb up the side of Phnom Tbeng mountain in Preah Vihear province, funded by a UNDP small grant.
Apart from its main function as a water reservoir which serves agriculture, Ang Trapeang Thma or Trapeang Thma reservoir also functions as a popular tourism site.