In Cambodia, stalled Chinese casino resort embodies Silk Road secrecy, risks

The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe.

A five-hour drive from Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, Dara Sakor was once touted by the Chinese company building it as a city-sized casino resort for “extravagant feasting and revelry”.

Today, it is a sprawl of mostly empty hotel buildings, deserted beach bars and the unfinished shell of a casino on a remote part of the Cambodian coast. Beyond the resort, the dusty foundations of a planned investment zone stretch down to a container port – both unfinished and idle.

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