When not handled correctly, tourism can pollute, destroy cultures, and break communities apart, but when developed responsibly, tourism has the power to provide new opportunities to locals, encourage economic development, and encourage pride in local livelihoods and cultures. Unfortunately, knowing which enterprises are doing good and which are bad is not always easy - especially when it comes to children.Read More
In Cambodia, the goddess, Neang KongHing, is believed to own the ground - she lives underground and controls the ground and the water underground. Neang KongHing is referenced in the scriptures of two different religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, both of which originally came from India.Read More
How do we create a product that is socially minded, appealing to tourists and generating revenue? We examined these (and other!) questions this week with a group of 13 students from Liger Leadership Academy (LLA).Read More
Battambang is in the process of applying for UNESCO World Heritage status. The city has a lot to offer to qualify it.
The center of town is full of 1930s and 1960s French Colonial architecture that's fairly well preserved, temples around town display different styles reminiscent of each era in Battambang's history - Thai occupation, Cambodian and French colonial.Read More