Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen today extended his congratulations to the 29th anniversary of the inscription of Angkor Resort on the UNESCO World Heritage List (Dec. 14, 1992 – Dec. 14, 2021).

“Angkor resort is a huge collection of architecture built to dedicate to Vishnu in Brahmanism. The temples, style, inscriptions and sacred sculptures are evidence of the Angkor era’s living condition, lifestyle, traditions, customs, beliefs, religions, culture, businesses and economic currents,” he said.

Angkor represents the whole Khmer art from the 9th to the 14th century and a national cultural identity and national pride, he underlined, recalling that Angkor Resort was inscribed on the World Heritage List at the 16th meeting of the World Heritage Committee on Dec. 14, 1992 in Santa Fe, USA.

The Premier called on his compatriots to love and participate in preserving and protecting the precious heritage of the nation and the whole world.

According to UNESCO, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometres, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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