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Travel Tip @ Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Stay

Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Stay

There are only very basic accommodation options in the immediate vicinity. Cambodia: the village at the foot of the mountain provides two or three very basic “guesthouses” in simple wooden shacks. There is also a wooden, very basic guesthouse (shower and loo outside) at the bottom of the steps, where the locals live. Shower is […]

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Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Dining & Shopping

Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Dining & Shopping

Dining Places to eat are rarer on the ground than drink stalls, although there are some pretty basic grill stalls towards the end of the Thai parking lot shopping shacks. For more selection and a semblance of hygiene, there are a number of roadside restaurants on the Thai side before the park entrance, along the […]

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Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Sightseeing

Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Sightseeing

The Thai and Cambodian paths join together at the bottom of the slope (lower end of the adjacent map), and from here the only way is up. The fun starts with 162 stone steps (#1), a fairly steep climb that will get you warmed up nicely. Your reward is a short set of stairs decorated […]

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Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Transport

Preah Vihear Travel Tip :: Transport

Get in While the temple is located in Cambodia, access to the temple is possible from Thailand as well, with no Cambodian visa required. From Thailand Due to a lingering border dispute, Thailand periodically blocks access to the site from its side: as of February 2009, the park including Moh I-Daeng cliff are open, but […]

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The 1962 judgement of the Court of Justice in The Hague

The 1962 judgement of the Court of Justice in The Hague

Below is an excerpt from the International Court of Justice’s June 15, 1962, ruling in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Merits) between Cambodia and Thailand. In its Judgement delivered today (June 15, 1962), the Court, by nine votes to three, found that the Temple of Preah Vihear was situated in territory under […]

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Stones of contention

Stones of contention

Charlie Lancaster For decades, Preah Vihear has been witness to a war of words and sporadic fights between Cambodian and Thai troops over territorial claims. The 11th century cultural tourist site lies at the heart of a border dispute that harks back 100 years and was re-ignited in 1954 when Thai forces occupied the temple […]

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