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> Golf Balls At Angkor Wat??
wakingdream
post Dec 20 2008, 08:33 PM
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When I visited Cambodia, particularly Angkor Wat, I wasn't really aware that the country is home to so many golf courses.

'At the end of a bumpy red-dirt road lies Cambodia's Angkor Golf Resort. Between the rice paddies and rustic wood houses of the countryside, the manicured fairways look out of place, like an oasis.

Which makes sense, since most tourists come to Cambodia to see ancient Khmer temples and the harrowing killing fields. But if resort developers and government planners have their way - along with the country's golf-mad Prime Minister - Cambodia will join a golf boom that is bringing high-end resorts and professional events to the region.'

It doesn't come cheap either! $100 for a round, plus cart and caddy fees. There are currently four courses in Cambodia with four more being designed and built by 2011.

Depending on the size of the clubs and courses, what could eating up the land in Cambodia for golf courses mean? Especially since it sounds like so many golfers are looking for the next, newest and most exotic golf course.



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post Dec 22 2008, 09:41 AM
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Very interesting... do they look like normal golf courses? Do they use exorbitant amounts of pesticides and irrigation water too?


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post Dec 22 2008, 11:05 AM
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Not sure about the irrigation methods but yeah, they're normal. They're going for the luxury golf, hotel package stay type thing. Actually, they're not right at Angkor,

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but close enough! I think they're should be some worldwide legislation on building restrictions near sacred or historically significant places. Hmmm. I wonder what kind of restrictions might be in place for UNESCO sites. Or would it just be the immediate area........

This kind of makes me cringe; ( from a tour site)

Explore Cambodia Golf and History Tour.
Play golf at the 8th wonder of the world. Angkor Wat; one of the world’s most famous ancient ruins that must be seen to be believed! In between sightseeing
at Siem Reaps’ various world heritage sites, you will have time to relax and play golf at the lovely golf courses in Siem Reap.


Maybe it's just me.



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