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NagaCorp constructing integrated resort Angkor Lake of Wonder

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NagaCorp has announced plans to build a non-gaming integrated resort featuring theme parks and cultural attractions, called Angkor Lake of Wonder (ALOW).

Angkor Lake of Wonder will feature hotels, a water theme park, hi-tech indoor theme park, water cruise attractions, exhibition facilities, cultural attractions, and F&B (via G3 Newswire).

NagaCorp has signed up two architecture firms, Steelman Partners and Genslera, to develop Angkor Lake of Wonder at Angkor Wat, an ancient temple complex, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The resort will provide an opportunity for the group to cross-sell between customers of Angkor Lake of Wonder and its NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. They will be promoted as the ‘twin tourism icons of Cambodia’.

The ‘twin tourism icons of Cambodia’

Angkor Lake of Wonder has a land area of approximately 187.5 acres, making it marginally larger than the combined size of Disneyland (85 acres) and Disney California Adventure (72 acres) in California.

“Angkor Wat is indeed one of the wonders of the world, with long history and rich culture, a powerhouse in cultural tourism,” said NagaCorp company secretary Lam Yi Lin.

“Being the only world-class integrated resort in close proximity to Angkor Wat, ALOW expects Angkor Wat as the anchor attraction and targets to capture most of the existing 5 million tourists presently visiting Angkor Wat.

“The group believes that ALOW will be the comprehensive, critical mass and attractive facilities in place and expect to attract customers coming for long stay,” he added. “In Siem Reap, sizeable world-class integrated resort in close proximity to Angkor Wat is visibly absent.”

Hi-tech indoor theme park uses AR and VR

“ALOW shall be the only truly sizeable world-class integrated resort upon completion and shall address this shortcoming of Siem Reap, which is currently facing decrease in visitation and lack of quality integrated resorts in the city,” he said.

He went on to say that Angkor Lake of Wonder will showcase the “latest interactive technology”, incorporating “the concepts of technology, edutainment, ecology, culture and conventions”.

Naga Water World will feature a lazy river and wave pool, and the resort’s theme park will use augmented reality (AR and virtual reality (AR).

The initial phase is scheduled to complete in 2025, with an investment of $350 million.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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