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Photo taken on Sept. 19, 2019 shows the Preah Vihear Temple in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia. The Preah Vihear Temple is located on the top of a cliff in the Dangrek Mountains in northern Cambodia. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2008.
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South Korean investors on a visit to the Kingdom last week have shown an interest in investing in Sambor Prei Kuk, a Unesco-listed archeological site in Kampong Thom, the Minister of Tourism said.
“Korean investors are keen to invest in Kampong Thom province, especially in Sambor Prei Kuk, to attract Korean tourists to the site,” said Minister Thong Khon.
The minister was speaking to journalists shortly after his meeting at the Asean-Korea Centre with Lee Hyuk, who was leading a delegation of Korean investors exploring business opportunities in the Kingdom.
Sambor Prei Kuk is the ancient capital of the Chenla Empire and gained Unesco recognition in July last year.
“Korean tourists usually like cultural tourism sites, so these investors have a great opportunity in their hands,” he said, adding that good investments would include hotels as well as golf courses.
“They can help strengthen the tourism industry in Kampong Thom, especially in the area surrounding Sambor Prei Kuk, by providing training to local communities,” he said.
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A new museum near Preah Vihear temple will be inaugurated on Tuesday, 10 years after the project began. The Samdech Techo Hun Sen Eco-Global Museum consists of 11 buildings on a 177-hectare plot of land in Choam Ksan district. It will present artefacts from the nearby temple and related heritage sites, as well as exhibitions on local culture, flora and fauna.
“The purpose of creating this museum during the war time with the neighbouring country is to show the world that Cambodia does not need war, we need only peace, to preserve the national heritage, to transfer knowledge from the past to the public and to educate the locals to love their national heritage and disseminate it to others,” said museum Director Som Piseth.
Unesco provided technical support for the project, with the finances partly supported by the Cambodian government, by funds from Prime Minister Hun Sen and from other donors. Piseth was unable to provide information about the project’s costs.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will officially inaugurate a museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site on March 20.
Nov Sokuna, the director of the provincial culture and fine arts department, said the museum has been named Samdech Techo Hun Sen Eco-Global Museum.
“We hope this museum will attract more local and foreign tourists to visit the Preah Vihear temple,” he said. “[I hope] they can learn the history behind this world heritage site, and also about the local culture.”
The museum, on a 177-hectare plot of land, will offer exhibitions on local culture, history and customs.
Mr Nov added that the museum will have plenty of space to display history.
According to Unesco, the initiative to inaugurate the museum marks 10 years of collaboration between Unesco and the government.
Unesco said the Eco-Global Museum is linked to a network of sites, noting the term ‘eco’comes from the ecological importance of nature and the social environment the museum is located in.
The project was initiated in May 2008 as a new cultural institution reflecting ancient Khmer civilisation.