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Cambodia's Siem Reap gets $150m makeover -- now it needs visitors

As tourists trickle back, nation needs new image to compete in region, experts say

Pub Street in Siem Reap was a pre-pandemic hot spot for backpackers before the COVID-19 pandemic all but shut off international travel. (Photo by Bopha Phorn)

SIEM REAP -- The Cambodian city of Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, has undergone a $150 million infrastructure makeover that officials hope will help the tourism hub recover after two years without foreign visitors.

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