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PM marks temple’s UNESCO listing; Ry Sochan; Phnom Penh Post

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Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday posted a congratulatory message on Facebook to mark the 12th anniversary of the listing of the Temple of Preah Vihear on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. “July 7, 2020, marks the 12th anniversary of the inscription of the Temple of Preah Vihear on the World Heritage List,” he said.

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Cambodia to mark 12 years of Preah Vihear Temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today; Khmer Times

After a long and contentious struggle, the Preah Vihear temple is set to mark its 12th anniversary of its inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List today.

Source: Cambodia to mark 12 years of Preah Vihear Temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today – Khmer Times

Hun Sen notes iconic Preah Vihear temple anniversary; Long Kimmarita; Phnom Penh Post

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Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday posted a Facebook message commemorating the 58th anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) decision that the Temple of Preah Vihear legally belonged to Cambodia.

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View of Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia; Global Times

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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Temple of Preah Vihear; Franket Muriel; Waymarking

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India to assist in renovation of Shiva temple in Cambodia; PTI

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Museum in Preah Vihear ready to open after 10 years preparing; Suntharoth Ouk; Phnom Penh Post

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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.

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Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon; Sen David; Khmer Times

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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.

Source: Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon – Khmer Times

A temple in the clouds; Jean-Francois Perigois; Khmer Times

Cambodia – Temple of Preah Vihear

In the introduction to ‘Temple in the Clouds’, John Burgess writes: “A thousand years ago, the people of Cambodia’s Angkor civilisation built a huge sandstone temple in one of the holiest spots imaginable, the windy summit of a 500-metre high cliff in the Dangrek mountain range.

“Known today as Preah Vihear, the temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, who was believed to inhabit the heights. For centuries, the mountain top was a special place of religious practice and pilgrimage in the Khmer empire.”

The temple that Burgess writes about is the temple of Prasat Preah Vihear in Preah Vihear province that borders Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap to the west, Kampong Thom to the south and Stung Treng to the east.
In 2008, after a contentious nomination process, the temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis and dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD.

Source: A temple in the clouds – Khmer Times

The Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Cambodia; Oishimaya Sen Nag; WorldAtlas

Cambodia – Temple of Preah Vihear

Cambodia is a beautiful country with rich history and culture, and is most famous for housing the Angkor Wat, the largest religious complex in the world.

Cambodia is a small country located in the Indochina Peninsula’s southern portion in Southeast Asia. The country is bordered by Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. It also has a coastline along the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Cambodia has a well- developed tourism industry as tourism is one of the most important sectors of the country’s economy. The country has a rich and inspiring history evident by the presence of magnificent temples and other structures from the past empires that ruled the region. Cambodia is also famous for natural attractions and unique biodiversity. Below is a sampling of ten of the most visited attractions in the country.

10. Siem Reap

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Preah Vihear: Here is Why this UNESCO World Heritage site in Cambodia is popular among Tourists!; NewsGram

Cambodia – Temple of Preah Vihear

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire.

Phnom Penh in Cambodia is a place that is synonymous with serenity and conflict. The beautiful Royal Palace, the fluttering robes of monks fill peace in the air of this place. But there is more to the place that meets the eye.

Once the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution. But the city has since risen from the ashes to take its place among the hip capitals of the region, with an alluring cafe culture and bustling bars.

Apart from all the beauty it holds, Cambodia’s capital can be an assault on the senses at times.

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Japanese tourists flock to long-disputed Cambodian border temple; Bangkok Post

Cambodia – Temple of Preah Vihear

PREAH VIHEAR – The ancient cliff-top temple that Cambodia and Thailand have fought over for more than a century has proved to be an unlikely hit with Japanese tourists.

Figures show that visitors from Japan are the largest group of foreign visitors at the site.

Of the 23,823 foreign tourists who visited the Unesco World Heritage site in 2016, 8,306 were Japanese, according to Cambodia’s state-run Preah Vihear Authority, which runs the off-the-beaten-track temple complex.

That is more than twice the figure for Chinese, in second place at 3,563 visitors. French (2,658) and Thai (775) were next.

Japanese ranked only seventh in the number of foreigners visiting Cambodia last year, or 191,577 out of around 5 million.

Sathol Miura, president of APEX Travel Agency which provides services tailored to Japanese tourists, attributed the temple’s popularity among them to their tendency to “want to go and see something which is new to them.”

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