Thinking of coming to Cambodia? Air France's first Paris to Phnom Penh via Bangkok flight is set to launch next week. And hot on its heels is a feasibility study being conducted to look at direct flights between the United Kingdom and Cambodia. We received 10,000 British tourists in Cambodia this January. None of my family made it.
I went along to the prehistory talk by Andreas Reinecke from the German Archaeological Institute at Meta House tonight about recent excavations and findings at a site called Prohear in Prey Veng province. It's a significant site that has thrown more light on early Cambodian history around the Bronze and Iron Ages but like any of these sites, once they are known about, the looters move in and destroy much of the evidence. It's so sad that the historical fingerprint of the country is disappearing before experts get the chance to study it in full. At least in Prohear they have managed to establish part of the picture.