Siem Reap to Expand Orchid Park to 2,000 Hectares
AKP Phnom Penh, March 04, 2020 —
Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre is expanding its yard for Kesor Kol park (Orchid flower park) to 2,000 hectares to attract tourists and trading, benefiting for national development.
The update was shared with reporters by Mr. Sun Kong, President of Siem Reap Provincial Environment Department in Siem Reap province recently.
Mr. Sun Kong continued that in the future, the 2,000-hectare orchid centre will not only be a flower research centre, but also a trading and recreational site.
As part of the expansion, the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with concerned institutions will establish coffee and souvenir shops, and plant park using 30 by 35 square metres of land surface in the centre.
After that, there will be initiatives for flower conservation and planting, the creation of attraction sites, and beyond.
According to Mr. Sun Kong, the Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre was established to preserve Cambodian forest orchid seeds, and now there are over 500 kinds of it.
Article in Khmer by Kong Sereyrath
Article in English by Lim Nary