via Phnom Penh Post, 13 January 2020: Cambodia would understandably be worried if travel websites are encouraging visitors not to visit their tourism crown jewel, amidst declining visitor numbers. Last year Fodor’s also put Angkor in it’s no-go list as well.
An Australian website has advised travellers to avoid Angkor Wat during their trip to Southeast Asia because the ancient temple is showing signs of rapid erosion and faced water management issues.
In a recent article entitled Best places to go in 2020: 12 destinations you should avoid published on Traveller.com.au, author Ben Groundwater told readers that it was best to stay clear of the Unesco-listed temple during their trip to Southeast Asia and instead visit the other temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
“If you’re interested in travel, you’ve either been to Angkor Wat already, or you know someone who has.
“This Unesco World Heritage site has become phenomenally popular, particularly with Australian travellers, and it’s now beginning to show signs of wear and tear, as well as having issues with water management.