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

Angkor Wat voted world’s top tourist site

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat was yesterday named the world’s number one landmark in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Traveller’s Choice awards. The World Heritage site beat competition from the likes of India’s Taj Mahal, Peru’s Machu Picchu, and St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City to take the top spot. ...

Mom Kunthear

Gov’t seeks World Heritage protection for three cities

The Cambodian government plans to formally request that Unesco give three of the country’s provincial capitals World Heritage protection, state news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) reported Friday.​ The cities are the capitals of Battambang, Kampot and Kratie provinces, according to the AKP.​ ...

Ouch Sony

Nearly 100,000 tourists visit Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple in 2012

Cambodia’s world heritage Preah Vihear temple greeted some 99,490 domestic and foreign tourists in 2012, up 79 percent from 55,580 visitors in 2011, statistics from the Preah Vihear provincial tourism department showed Wednesday. The Hindu temple had been a flashpoint of deadly armed clashes between Cambodian ...

Cambodia's world heritage Preah Vihear temple greets 93,340 tourists in 11 months

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear Temple, one of the world heritage sites, welcomed about 93,340 local and foreign visitors in the first 11 months of this year, up 87 percent compared with 49,740 tourists at the same period last year, the statistics of Preah Vihear provincial tourism ...

Siem Reap Recognized As Cultural City Of East Asia In 2012

Siem Reap, home of world heritage Angkor Wat temple was recognized as the cultural city of East Asia 2012. The announced was made in the 13th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on July 10. “That is an honor for Siem Reap province, said Cambodian officials and tourism sector. The ...

Cambodia Reaching New Heights

As much of the world struggles with post growth, Cambodia’s tourism and hospitality sector continued to expand and diversify, attracting more intraregional activity and especially from major emerging markets in Asia, MICE segments, as well as traditional leisure clientele. Like neighboring countries Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Laos, Cambodia has quickly emerged into a well sought-after tourist ...

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