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Stay Another Day Cambodia 2009 2010

Stay Another Day Cambodia 2009 2010

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Welcome Message
Dear Valued Visitors,On behal o the Ministry o Tourism, I am delighted to welcome you to Cambodia, the Kingdomo Wonder.Most travelers cite Angkor Wat, one o the great wonders o the world and the heart and soul o our national pride, as one o the highlights o their visit to Southeast Asia. However, ew touristsventure beyond the glory o the temples to discover the beauty and adventure that awaits themin other regions o this diverse and captivating country.Cambodia is a country rich in culture, nature, history and tradition. However, it is also an emergingnation striving to rebuild itsel ater a dicult political past. By extending your stay and travelingto other regions o the country, you will not only gain a deeper understanding and insight intothe culture o Cambodia, but you will also be helping the local economy by generating jobs andincome or our people.With this third edition o the “Stay Another Day Cambodia” booklet, I would like to invite andencourage you to:Dine at local restaurants hiring and training disadvantaged youth;Visit shops participating in air trade and employing disabled artisans;Observe and/or participate in various cultural activities on oer;Plan a side trip with a responsible tour operator;Be adventurous and visit a new ecotourism project; and/orVolunteer your time or donate money to NGOs doing valuable work or the peopleo Cambodia.All o the initiatives in this booklet are careully selected responsible tourism practitionersworking in the areas o education, culture, community, and/or the environment. Additionally, ouradvertisers are selected based on the integrity o their businesses within the tourism industry.On behal o the Royal Government o Cambodia, we hope you will extend your stay in Cambodiaand we look orward to your return visit.Best wishes,Dr. Thong KhonMinister o Tourism
Coastal Destinations
The coconut tree is reminiscent o thebeauty o Cambodia’s coastline includingSihanoukville, Kep, and Koh Kong – theperect places or a relaxing getaway.
The Mekong
Cambodia’s playul reshwater dolphins representboth un-loving culture and the lie-giving Mekong,symbolic o the wealth o engaging attractions on oerin Kratie and Stung Treng Provinces.
Community-Based Tourism
The ox-plow, the reliable workhorse o Cambodia’s bucolic countryside, representsrural daily lie and traditional ways. You, toocan experience rural daily lie by visitingcommunity-based and ecotourism projects.
Nature and Ecotourism
The elephant in Cambodia representsnature, strength, heritage and wisdom,which are symbolic o the unspoilednatural attractions o Cambodia’s northeastand play a major role in indigenous culture.Perhaps you’ve already seen Cambodia’s new branding campaign, the “Kingdom o Wonder,”which captures the essence o this diverse and captivating country. The signature logo o AngkorWat is naturally the most widely used image. However, there are six additional logos that are lessoten used, but promote Cambodia’s cultural and natural attractions, its people and traditions.You will see these logos placed on the pages o the initiatives throughout the booklet – lettingyou know at a glance what each initiative has to oer.
Spectacular and grand, the temples o Angkor are the reason most tourists visit Cambodiaand are at the heart o the Kingdom’s national pride. The noble spires are also representativeo the numerous ancient temples ound elsewhere around the country.
Cambodia’s delicious cuisine is representedby a sh and the amous “Mekong Lobster.”Cambodians rely heavily on the country’smighty rivers or their ood.
The graceul Apsara dancer representsCambodia’s distinct culture. Traditionalcelebrations, estivals and other cultural activitiesare always on oer throughout the Kingdom.

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