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Hibiscus and Butterfly at Angkor – Photo of the Day

A butterfly on an bright red hibiscus flower near the Baphuon Today’s picture is from near the Baphuon temple within Angkor Thom. The butterfly must have really liked that flower, because it stayed on it for several pictures.

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The Angkor iPhone App. from Travelfish

I seems like everyone has an iPhone these days, or wants one. One of the reasons is that there are thousands of ‘apps’ available for the device. It seems like there’s no question that can’t be answered by the response

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Blog Picks of the Week – 26 March 2010

Last week was a little slow, but there’s lots to choose from this week. The best post by far is Greg to Differ’s Five Reasons You Should Definitely Visit Bangkok – and Five Reasons You Shouldn’t. It’s a very succinct

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Updated Angkor Guide – Now With Slide-shows

I’ve now completed revisions to the Asia for Visitors guide to the Angkor Archaeological Park and Siem Reap. Revisions include updated maps, additional sites, and more information to help you plan your visit to the ancient city around Angkor Wat.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Siem Reap

Ever since my first visit to the ruins of Angkor one hellishly hot April in 1999, I’ve been wanting to see the temples when the moats and ponds had water in them. I last visited in January of 2008, when

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Rebuilding the Baphuon

I just got back from a weekend in Siem Reap where I re-visited some of my favorite ruins, and even sought out some new ones. I’ll be posting details in another day or two, but in the meantime this story

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New Spotlight on the Women of Angkor

A recent article in The Phnom Penh Post suggests that researchers into Angkor’s past are finally getting a clue. For years, archaeologists have focused on the kings of the Angkor empire, and how they’ve been depicted in the great monuments,

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Angkor Wat Tickets Extended

Here’s some good news if you were planning an extended visit to Angkor Wat: The $40 three-day tickets will now be good for a week, and the $60 one-week tickets will be good for a month. This is good news

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