Cambodia identifies nearly 30 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts have identified 27 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites out of 73 natural protected areas in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

US’ Murphy encourages Americans to discover Cambodia’s rich heritage

The captivating land of Cambodia, rich in temples and cultural treasures, has caught the eye of US ambassador W Patrick Murphy. In particular, he sees Angkor as a vibrant hub, full of potential for organising sports and other events to boost the economy and tourism ...

Chhorn Norn

Kun Lbokator inscribed on representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial art, has just been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

U.S. deeply values and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage

The United States has deeply valued and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, underlined Eric Catalfamo, Director of Cultural Heritage Centre in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, when addressing the International Conference on Cultural Property Protection in Siem ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, UNESCO promote conservation of cultural heritage site

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO have produced a short video to shed light on the richness of the site of Koh Ker in the northern province of Preah Vihear, on the occasion of the National Culture Day in Cambodia on ...

Khmer Times Staff

Three more cultural heritages nominated for UN listing

Cambodia will nominate Koh Ker temple, Nom Banhchok rice noodles and Khmer martial art “Bokator” for inscription into the UNESCO world heritage list and the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. ... ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry lists heritage preservation efforts

More than 6,000 archaeological and cultural heritage sites have been registered across the Kingdom, among other achievements, according to the Culture and Fine Arts Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary

As tourism grows, so do questions about sustainability

While tourism officials are pleased about the healthy growth of tourism in Cambodia, the influx of visitors might not be so healthy for the Kingdom's main attraction-the temple complex of Angkor Wat near Siem Reap. New figures from the Siem Reap tourist office show that about ...

IP rights discussed for Angkor

The ancient works of Cambodia’s King Suryavarman II could become a protected intellectual trademark if the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) finalizes a treaty recognizing cultural heritage, the organisation’s head said yesterday. Angkor Wat, a 12th century temple complex and the Kingdom’s No 1 tourist destination, became an area of contention ...

Plans Name Developer of Sisowath Quay Site

Architectural plans of a property development that is blamed for causing structural damage to French colonial-era buildings on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay show drawings of a five-story residential building, complete with underground car parking. According to the plans, dated July 11, the mysterious company behind ...

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