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Prek Kampi potential Natural World Heritage Site

The Ministry of Environment is currently considering putting Prek Kampi on a tentative list to send to UNESCO, to potentially become a Natural World Heritage Site. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760476/prek-kampi-potential-natural-world-heritage-site/

UNESCO's General Conference president hails Cambodia for efforts to safeguard cultural heritage sites

The president of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday hailed Cambodia for its efforts to preserve and develop world heritage sites, a Cambodian spokesman said. Hao is visiting Cambodia to attend the official launching of the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2014-12/01/c_133825742.htm

Temple may be heritage site

Sambor Prei Kuk, the seventh-century temple of the pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom built by Isanavarman I, is to be submitted for consideration as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO. The announcement came yesterday at a seminar on research and conservation on the temple complex, the most important ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/temple-may-be-heritage-site

Apsara says it is dealing with Angkor pollution

The destructive threat posed to Angkor Wat by pollution is being taken seriously, the Apsara Authority said in a statement it released Friday in response to recent media coverage of the issue. Responding to an article initially published by GlobalPost under the headline “In Cambodia, toxic ...

Holly Robertson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/apsara-says-it-is-dealing-with-angkor-pollution-65046/

Ancient temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization incorporated into Google Street View in effort to boost tourism

The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View, a boost to the impoverished country’s tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now ...

New York Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/cambodia-angkor-civilization-google-street-view-article-1.1744354

Gibbons to Be Reintroduced to Angkor Forest

A pair of endangered pileated gibbons will be released today into the forest in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the beginning of a project that could see the resettlement of many other animals that had been extirpated from the area, wildlife experts said. “We are hoping that ...

Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/gibbons-to-be-reintroduced-to-angkor-forest-49157/

Angkor’s Management Plan to Be Overhauled

Cambodia’s Apsara National Authority, which manages Angkor Archaeological Park, will this week unveil a “revolutionary” new concept for Angkor’s management that will vastly decentralize responsibility for the preservation of the temple complex, according to Anne Lemaistre, Unesco representative in Cambodia. The new Angkor Heritage Management Framework, ...

Michelle Vachon
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angkors-management-plan-to-be-overhauled-48235/

Cambodia attracts over 2 mln foreign tourists in first half

Cambodia received 2.09 million international visitors in the first six months of the year, up 19 percent compared with the 1.75 million tourists over the same period last year, figures from the ministry of tourism showed Saturday. Tourism is one of the sectors supporting the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/03/c_132598966.htm

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

Foreign visitors to Cambodia's World Heritage Preah Vihear temple rise 39 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage site, received 4,710 foreign tourists in the first five months of this year, up 39 percent compared with the same period last year, statistics by Preah Vihear province’s tourism department showed Tuesday. Kong Vibol, chief of the department, said ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-06/19/c_132468531.htm

Cambodia gains 3.5 million tourist arrivals in 2012

Cambodia in 2012 received 3.5 million foreign visitors, an increase of 25 per cent if comparing to 2011 and earned 2 billion US dollars for national income this year, tourism minister said on January 10. He also said:  for 2011, there were 8 million of ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5285

Thai envoy vows to deepen ties with Cambodia in all fields

Newly-designated Thai ambassador to Cambodia Touchayoot Pakdi pledged on Wednesday to strengthen and deepen bilateral ties and cooperation with Cambodia in all fields for both sides’ mutual benefits. Speaking at a meeting with Cambodian deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, the ambassador asserted that ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/02/c_132076641.htm

Over 2.5 million visitors to Cambodia in the first nine months of 2012

Cambodia attracted some 2.57 million international visitors in the first nine months of this year, a 24% rise compared with the same period last year, a report from the Ministry of Tourism showed on Wednesday. ...

http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/51858/over-2-5-million-visitors-to

Increase in visitors to Preah Vihear

Foreign visitors to the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple, on the Cambodian-Thai border, rose almost 78 per cent between January and October compared with the same period last year, despite a deadly border dispute that drew international attention in February. About 2,140 foreign nationals visited the 1,000-year-old ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111152694/Business/increase-in-visitors-to-preah-vihear.html

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