Bus ban at the Angkor Archaeological Park

New traffic measures at Angkor ban buses carrying more than 24 people into the park – a welcome measure to alleviate overcrowding!

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Bus ban at Angkor Wat [Link no longer active]
TRweekly, 03 April 2013

To help conserve the Angkor Wat world heritage site, buses carrying 24 people or more will not be allowed into the park area.

Siem Reap and Apsara Authority officials in charge of the Angkor temple conservation area that covers more than 400 hectares implemented the temporary ban on buses, despite objectives from bus owners who say the ban will lead to a loss of tourism revenue.

An unnamed source at Apsara was quoted by the Phnom Penh Post last month saying the decision was made last January, but the ban was only enforced 11 March and will continue until after the water festival, 13 to 15 April.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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