PM Hun Sen Congratulates 3rd Anniversary of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple’s Inscription on World Heritage List
Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended his congratulations on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the listing of Sambor Prei Kuk Temple as a World Heritage List (July 8, 2017 – July 8, 2020).
After the listing, Sambor Prei Kuk Temple has become an attractive cultural and historical tourist attraction, underlined the Premier in a Facebook post this morning.
Sambor Prei Kuk Temple, a group of Khmer ancient temples, was named a World Heritage Site on July 8, 2017 during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Krakow, Poland. This well-known cultural, historical and archaeological site of Cambodia, situated in Sambo village, Sambo commune, Prasat Sambo district, Kampong Thom province, encompasses 3,000 hectare land surface in the forest, about 30 kilometres from Kampong Thom provincial town.
Yesterday, Cambodia marked the 12 years of the inscription of Preah Vihear Temple, located on top of Dangrek mountain range in Sa-em commune, Chorm Ksan district, Preah Vihear province, as a World Heritage Site.
Cambodian heritages registered so far on the World Heritage List include the Historic Site of Angkor inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992, Preah Reach Troap Dance (Royal Ballet) and Lakhon Sbek Thom (big shadow puppet) proclaimed masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, respectively in 2003 and 2005, the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, Teanh Prot (tug-of-war), a popular recreational game, named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015, Chapei Dang Veng, a Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar, inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2016, Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex registered as a World Heritage Site in 2017, and Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2018.