Since the Kingdom of Cambodia government decided to close their borders to incoming tourists on the 31st of March, 2020, Siem Reap – a city most famous for having tourists flock within the millions each year to Angkor Wat, has been left as a ghost town as local bars, tourist markets, walking streets and museum attractions close down.
1. Pub Street located in the heart of Siem Reap has been forced to close due to new government regulations
2. Angkor Wat which usually sees around 2.6 million tourists a year is now left desolated
3. Siem Reap Tourist Market closed down and left totally empty
4. Side stalls closed along tourist market walking street
5. Shops forced to close leaving locals without any income for the foreseeable future
6. This market has around 50 stores dedicated to gifts and souvenirs for tourists visiting Siem Reap
7. The majority of delicious street food stalls have closed until further notice
If you are currently stranded in Siem Reap or elsewhere in Cambodia, please contact us as we can arrange cheap long stay accommodation for you until flights and restrictions are lifted.
Rowan is YPT’s North Korea tours manager. His first visit to North Korea was back in 2012 and has been based in Asia for over 10 years with 100+ visits to the DPRK. He is currently residing in Dandong, the border town of China to North Korea, where he has found himself the perfect balance of Chinese and North Korean lifestyle.