Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to preserve southern lush marshes

Publication date 23 May 2019 | 12:22 | ICT

Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.

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  • Ride Cambodia’s only funicular to visit the waterfalls of Ta Chat

    Publication date 23 May 2019 | 11:24 | ICT

    Situated in a suburb of Khemarak Phoumin city is a 20m waterfall, which runs down into a huge pond filled with fish as swimmers hurtle into the water from a rope swing tied to a tree.

  • Siem Reap hotel pampers guests with luxurious stay in pipe rooms

    Publication date 22 May 2019 | 14:50 | ICT

    New and unusual styles of accommodation are popping up every day in the Kingdom, with one boutique hotel in Siem Reap town offering the chance to stay in a cylindrical pipe bedroom.

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  • Thai bay made famous by The Beach shut till 2021

    Publication date 10 May 2019 | 11:16 | ICT

    THE closure of the glittering Thai bay made famous by the movie The Beach has been extended for another two years to allow a full recovery of its corals and wildlife, an official said on Thursday, drawing a sharp rebuke from the tourism industry.

  • Leisure: Catch your fish and eat it too

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 15:20 | ICT

    Grab a reel and go. Mlob Thort Keansvay is an alluring restaurant resembling a miniature fishing village in the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

  • Watersports and thrill-seeking on Kampot river at Daung Te

    Publication date 09 May 2019 | 11:35 | ICT

    If paddleboarding through nipa palm forests, bathing in Teuk Chhou rapids, waterfalls and zip lining aren’t enough excitement and nature for you when visiting Kampot town, then Daung Te resort may just provide you with that adrenal

  • The history tour fit for royalty

    Publication date 07 May 2019 | 12:09 | ICT

    It may not look like much, but Jean Pierre Freneau’s new venture in Phnom Penh is a ride fit for royalty.

  • Khmer traditional sugar palm makers continue the tradition

    Publication date 02 May 2019 | 19:28 | ICT

    Alongthe way to Banteay Srei temple in Siem Reap, in Preah Dak commune – a place also famous for its traditional Khmer noodles – palm sugar makers continue to make their product in a traditional way, selling it to both local and international visitors.

  • The history tour fit for royalty

    Publication date 02 May 2019 | 18:57 | ICT

    It may not look like much, but Jean Pierre Freneau’s new venture in Phnom Penh is a ride fit for royalty.

  • Cruising down the river at sunset in sleepy, laidback Kampot town

    Publication date 25 April 2019 | 10:23 | ICT

    A three-hour drive from Phnom Penh down National Road 3 is Kampot, a sleepy province well-known for its beautiful countryside, salt fields, water sports, seafood, colonial buildings and Bokor mountain.

  • Basking in the sun at the first man-made beach in Siem Reap

    Publication date 12 April 2019 | 15:36 | ICT

    Located about eight kilometres from Angkor Wat and 500m from Siem Reap’s famous Pub Street, Cambo Beach Club has a 30m pool located in the middle of more than half a hectare of land.