China plays vital role in restoring Cambodian UNESCO site

China has been playing a crucial role in safeguarding and developing the UNESCO-listed Preah Vihear Temple in northern Cambodia, Cambodian officials said recently. ...

Khmer Times Staff

US funds Preah Vihear stair repairs

The US government has announced an additional grant of over $80,000 for the third phase of the restoration of the northern staircase at Preah Vihear temple in order to help preserve the ancient structure, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.​ ...

Lay Samean

Ancient temple in line for UNESCO world heritage status

The international coordinating committee for Preah Vihear (ICC-PV) met yesterday via video conference and face-to-face meeting to discuss the nomination of the 10th century Koh Ker temple for world heritage status next year. ...

Yin Soeum

Preah Vihear temple to get visitor’s centre

Preah Vihear authorities yesterday started work on building a  Visitor Centre for tourists to the region’s famous Preah Vihear temple.​ ...

Sen David

Preah Vihear Temple bombs being removed

The Cambodian Mine Action Center has begun searching for and removing unexploded ordnances left behind from a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over the Preah Vihear Temple complex in 2008. ...

Pav Suy

Hun Sen promises to maintain peace along Kingdom’s borders

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday promised to maintain peace along the Kingdom’s borders and ensure prosperous development as he delivered a speech marking the tenth anniversary of Preah Vihear temple’s heritage listing. ...

Khuon Narim

Man nabbed logging near Preah Vihear

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has sent a man suspected of illegal logging in the Preah Vihear temple forestry conservation area to pre-trial detention, according to the provincial Environment Department. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Opening Preah Vihear border will hurt business: tourism operator

The government may reopen the border gate in front of Preah Vihear temple in a bid to strengthen ties with Thailand as diplomatic relations improve, but local tourism operators are concerned the move would hurt their business. ...

Chea Vannak

Cambodia mulls Preah Vihear access from Thailand

Cambodia is considering allowing visitors from Thailand directly access Preah Vihear temple, Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh said on Thursday. ...

Wassana Nanuam

Preah Vihear temple restoration work delayed

Restoration of the most prominent and photographed gate at Preah Vihear temple has been delayed by the need for further study by the Indian team that has signed up for the work, the head of the Cambodian body that oversees the 12th century sanctuary said ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter

Preah Vihear temple marks heritage listing

The government on Tuesday celebrated the seventh anniversary of Preah Vihear temple’s listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, which last week began charging foreign visitors for the first time. ...

Aun Pheap

Preah Vihear dilemma demands more than military skills

The border with Cambodia still sits as the core of a dispute between the two countries – although things look calm on the surface, as politically “viral” groups in Thailand remain busy with other issues. However, feelings could heat up if the power arrangement in Bangkok ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Preah Vihear on the agenda for visiting Thai general

A senior Thai military official is visiting Cambodia with plans to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and possibly discuss the two countries’ military standoff near the border-hugging Preah Vihear temple, according to Thai media. ...

Eang Mengleng and Zsombor Peter

Tanasak to visit Cambodia Aug 30-31

Thai Supreme Commander Tanasak Patimapragorn will visit Cambodia Aug 30-31, possibly to discuss issues related to the Preah Vihear temple. Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha assigned Gen Tanasak to visit meet Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Wassana Nanuam

Cambodia to establish int'l committee for safeguarding, developing world heritage Preah Vihear

ambodia is working with UNESCO to form an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear), Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Tuesday. Speaking during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia attracts 230,100 Chinese visitors in H1, up 19 pct

Cambodia has received 230,100 Chinese tourists in the first six months of 2014, an increase of 19 percent over the same period last year, according to a tourism report released on Wednesday. The report shows that China is the second largest source of tourists to Cambodia ... News Staff

Cambodia expected to greet 4.6 mln foreign tourists in 2014: minister

Cambodia is projected to receive 4.6 million international visitors this year, an expected rise of 10 percent from 4.2 million last year, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said Saturday. “In the first six months of this year, more than 2.2 million foreigners visited Cambodia, up 5.2 ...

Global Post News Staff

Tourists to Cambodia's Preah Vihear heritage site up 53 pct in first quarter

Cambodia’s world heritage Preah Vihear temple greeted 63,610 local and foreign visitors in the first half of 2014, up 53 percent over the same period last year, a report from the Preah Vihear provincial tourism department showed Tuesday. The temple welcomed about 56,870 local visitors and ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Coup reorients relations with Cambodia

Thailand’s military coup has reoriented Thai-Cambodian relations with surprising effects. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s overt enmity and confrontation towards Thailand over the past several years have become conciliatory and accommodating for the time being. Whether this new pattern of bilateral ties is solidified depends ...

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Talks on ICJ temple ruling to come ‘eventually’

Acting Thai Foreign Minister Sihasak Phuangketkeow said yesterday that Thailand would eventually resume talks with Cambodia regarding the International Court of Justice’s decision last November that clarified Cambodian sovereignty over the promontory on which the Preah Vihear temple sits. ...

Vong Sokheng

Cambodia attracts 1.9 mln foreign tourists in 5 months, up 6 pct

Cambodia has received some 1.9 million foreign visitors in the first five months of 2014, a 6 percent rise compared to the same period last year, a tourism official said Tuesday. “Vietnam, China and South Korea are the largest sources of tourists to Cambodia,” Kong ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Cambodian army asks Thailand to remove new barbed wire near Preah Vihear temple

Cambodia has accused the Thai troops of erecting a new barbed wire fence on land in front of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple and has asked Thai side to remove it, Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Monday. “Our military ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia relies on ASEAN

Cambodia Association of Travel Agents says good connections and airline service from other ASEAN member countries will be the main driver to push tourism forward. The association president, Ang Kim Eang, said the increase in ASEAN travellers to Cambodia was driven by an expansion of direct ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Cambodia keeps cool after coup in Thailand

As news broke yesterday evening that the Thai political situation had evolved from martial law to a full-blown coup d’etat, Cambodian government officials said they hoped the army’s takeover would be transitional and dismissed any concerns that tensions could rise on the Cambodia-Thailand border. ”We wish ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng

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