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2014-05-23 23:08:51

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces an upcoming Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour inviting tour participants to explore beyond the icon that draws so many to Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Professional ornithologist Narca Moore-Craig, alongside local experts, will lead travelers into the depths of the Cambodian wilderness on a ten-day excursion from January 5-16, 2015. After exploring the enigmatic ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour participants...

2011-01-04 00:00:38

Convening 21 to 22 February 2011 in world heritage city Siem Reap, the RubberPlant Summit addresses opportunities for rubber plant investments & best practices in plantation management. It features world-class panel of experts and in-depth analysis of industry outlook in key rubber producing countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia & China. Siem Reap, Cambodia (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Convening 21 to 22 February 2011 in world heritage city Siem Reap, the...

2008-12-15 14:06:00

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international line-up of rock musicians took a stand against human trafficking at a recent concert at the Angkor Wat temple sponsored by the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This was the first rock concert ever performed at the massive 12th-century temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was bathed in floodlights for the event. More...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

Exit tax to be incorporated into flight price at Cambodia's international airports PHNOM PENH, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Starting from Sept. 1, the departure tax that airline passengers line up to pay at the international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will be transferred to ticket price, local newspaper the Cambodian Daily said on Thursday. The government has not made an official announcement yet on the tax, but a meeting between authorities, airport management firm and about 20...

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2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

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2007-06-27 09:00:42

By HENG SINITH PHNOM DAMREY, Cambodia - Search teams reached the site of a plane crash on a remote Cambodian mountain Wednesday and said all 22 people on board were killed. A helicopter spotted the wreckage about 1,640 feet up Phnom Damrey - Elephant Mountain - in southern Cambodia, ending a two-day search through treacherous jungle and monsoon weather by 1,000 soldiers and police. The Russian-made An-24 plane crashed during a storm Monday while flying to the southern coastal town of...

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2007-06-27 06:00:59

By SOPHENG CHEANG KAMPOT, Cambodia - There were no survivors from a plane that crashed in southern Cambodia early this week with 22 people aboard, including South Korean and Czech tourists, officials said Wednesday. A helicopter spotted the crash site for the first time early Wednesday after some 1,000 soldiers and police mounted a two-day search by land and air through treacherous jungle in monsoon weather. "This is a tragedy no one should have to experience," Cambodian Prime Minister...

2005-07-05 13:19:49

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Vietnam Airlines Airbus 320slipped off the runway at Cambodia's Siem Reap airport onTuesday, forcing the temporary closure of the gateway to thefamed ruins of Angkor Wat, officials said. They said the aircraft slid off the runway as it turned totaxi to the terminal after landing in heavy rain, but all thepassengers and crew were taken off without injury. Vietnam Air official Toan Nguyen said there were 90passengers, mostly European tourists, and eight crew aboard....


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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