Friday, 06 May 2011
Bangkok-based Asian Trails has issued a press release saying that the conflict along the Thailand-Cambodia border has not affected its itineraries so far.
In a joint statement, Asian Trails Thailand managing director Roger Haumueller and Asian Trails Cambodia managing director Jacques Guichadut said: “We would like to point out that the itineraries of Asian Trails in Thailand and in Cambodia do not pass by, (are) not even nearby, these fighting areas. No amendments to any of our tours and itineraries are necessary. Please note that the Angkor temples in Cambodia are located some 230 kilometers south-west of the disputed area.”
Major news outlets have reported that the conflict along the border of the two countries has resulted in at least 12 dead and thousands being evacuated.
The tension concerns the Ta Krabei and Ta Muan temples, about 47km west of the O’Smach Border Pass between Thailand and Cambodia, and about 250km west of the disputed Khao Prah Viharn/Preah Vihear Temple.
According to Asian Trails, scheduled flights between Thailand and Cambodia “operate as normal and the border crossing at Aranyaprathet/Poipet is also open without any restrictions.” (TTG Asia)