Cambodia

Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia – hotel review: Enjoy a luxury welcome to the jungle

Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia – hotel review: Enjoy a luxury welcome to the jungle

With the charming, once sleepy, Siem Reap now bulging at the seams, the timing could not be better for a hotel to open outside town, in the tranquil Cambodian countryside, yet still within easy reach of the temples that draw the crowds. This 45-villa Phum Baitang was designed by the Paris-based AW₂ (also responsible for […]

Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia’s shocking trade

Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia’s shocking trade

On the margins of the sex industry, an ugly market in virginity has emerged in Cambodia in which rich and powerful men coerce desperate mothers into selling their daughters’ innocence Vannith Uy is the owner of what translates from Khmer as a “mobile nail salon”, although the word salon is a stretch. It’s a bicycle with a plastic […]