Angkor Wat
khmer Ballet Dance
Khmer Shadow Theatre
Preah Vihear
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear

Angkor

Angkor WatThe site of Angkor in Siem Reap, covering an area of 400 Km2, was the capital of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. It is a world masterpiece of its remarkable architectures in terms of artistic decoration and size during the pre-industrial developing period.

The site of Angkor contains 91 temples and constructions for the World Heritage List out of a total of 630 temples in Siem Reap province, and it is exceptional for its eco-historical and archaeological values in South-East Asia. These constructions include Angkor Wat, Bakheng, Bakong, Baksei Chamkrong, Banteay Kdei, Banteay Samre, Banteay Srei, Baphuon, Bayon, Chau Say Tevoda, East Baray, East Mebon, Kbal Spean, Khleangs, Krol Ko, Lolei, Neak Pean, Phimeanakas, Phnom Krom, Prasat Ak Yum, Kravan, Preah Khan, Preah Ko, Preah Palilay, Preah Pithu, Pre Rup, Spean Thma, Srah Srang, Ta Nei, Ta Prohm, Ta Som, Ta Keo, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Thommanon, West Mebon...etc.

At the 16th Session of the World Heritage Committee in 1992, Sata Fe, USA, Angkor was inscribed on the World Heritage List under criteria (I), (II), (III) and (IV), for its outstanding universal historical value. It was also listed as a World Heritage Site in danger from 1992 to 2004. Following this inscription, the first Intergovernmental Conference on the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor was held in Tokyo in October 1993; an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC) was created with co-chair of France and Japan and assisted by with UNESCO as acting secretariat in order to hold discussion and make decision on technical issues concerning to Angkor.

Two years later, in 1995, the Royal Degree of Cambodia created Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) under supervision of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Economic and Finance in order to protect, maintain, conserve and improve the value of the archaeological sites, culture, environment and history of the Angkor region as a whole. Since then, on going projects with assistance from diverse International Cooperation and countries under collaborations with the APSARA Authority have been carried out. Researches and restoration activities began to be active at this world heritage site.


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