Song Saa Resort, Cambodia

An island escape that's half luxury, half nature reserve

Song Saa, a luxurious private island resort in Cambodia, operates with a strict “no shoes” policy. From the moment you step off the speed boat that takes guests from the mainland to the island (a trip that takes about 30 minutes), shoes are cast aside and the rest of the journey includes barefoot walks on sandy paths and across smooth wooden boardwalks that jut out …

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Ridiculously luxurious dining experiences, art heists gone awry, design lessons from K-popp and more in our look around the web

1. Cambodia Bans Tourists in Inappropriate Clothing From Angkor Considering how easy it is to respect a country’s culture, it’s wild to think that in 2016, Cambodia’s Apsara authority has had to ban tourists wearing inappropriate clothing from Angkor. The remarkably beautiful and historically rich place calls for visitors to cover their arms (to the elbow) and legs (below the knees) as a mark of …

Cambodia Bans Tourists in Inappropriate Clothing From Angkor

Considering how easy it is to respect a country’s culture, it’s wild to think that in 2016, Cambodia’s Apsara authority has had to ban tourists wearing inappropriate clothing from Angkor. The remarkably beautiful and historically rich place calls for visitors to cover their arms (to the elbow) and legs (below the knees) as a mark of respect, but a recent wave of tourists have ignored …

Researchers Discover Vast Underground Cities in Cambodia

Using cutting-edge laser scanning, archaeologists in Cambodia have just discovered massive underground cities near Angkor Wat. The massive subterranean cities, presumed to be roughly 900 to 1,400 years old, stretch across a staggering 734 square miles—about the size of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Experts believe that the new discovery will dramatically change the longstanding theories on how the Khmer Empire was developed. Head to The …

A New Museum Opens in Cambodia, Created in North Korea

In Siem Reap, Cambodia, a new museum, called the Angkor Panorama Museum recently opened. It features dizzying displays of grandiose artworks, including a 360-degree painted mural of a 12th-century Angkorian battle. But almost the entire museum—and the artwork inside—was conceived in North Korea and by one of their largest art studios, Mansudae. Head to the New York Times for look inside the new space, and …