Beach on Koh Thmei, Cambodia

Beach on Koh Thmei, Cambodia

Beach on Koh Thmei, Cambodia

Taken on: 24th January, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Koh Thmei is part of Ream National Park but this hasn't stopped the government from selling a substantial amount of the island to the highest bidder.

Right now the island is mostly empty; although a few families live on the island, there's not so much as a village and the only current accommodation is Koh Thmei Resort. Their owners believe that they were allowed to open because of their eco-friendly policies; they power it by day using solar panels and have a complex natural water filtration system. You'll often find the local police drinking beers there.

A 99-year lease has been granted to one of the main property developers in Sihanoukville, a Malaysian firm, which plans to build a resort town on 2000 hectares of the island and a bridge to the mainland. They've promised to protect at least 40% of the island but we're ... Read our complete Koh Thmei travel guide

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