UN officials begin demarcation of Preah Vihear boundary

A delegation from the United Nations have begun to demarcate the official boundary of the Preah Vihear world heritage site. Let’s hope that this demarcation exercise will make it easier for both countries to resolve their border dispute.

UNESCO Begins Demarcating Preah Vihear Temple
Bernama, 07 November 2008

Unesco mission to survey Preah Vihear
Phnom Penh Post, 07 November 2008

A UNESCO delegation is set today to begin marking out the boundary of Preah Vihear temple, which was listed as a World Heritage site in July and has since been at the centre of a border dispute between Cambodia, which owns the monument, and Thailand, where nationalists claim the 11th-century ruins were unfairly taken from the Thais.

Both sides have faced off over contested territory near the temple and elsewhere along the border, with troops opening fire on each other last month in a brief clash that left at least four soldiers dead.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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