Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear to get world heritage inscriptions

An ostentatious display of national pride and ownership? Starting next year, stone incscriptions will be set up at the Cambodian World Heritage sites of Preah Viher and Angkor Wat to commemorate their inclusion into the world heritage list.

Angkor Wat
photo credit: Aarnout Helb

Temples to get World Heritage inscriptions
Phnom Penh Post, 14 November 2008

THE government has announced plans to inscribe Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples with the date that they were listed as Unesco World Heritage sites, officials say.

Phay Siphan, secretary of state at the Council of Ministers, said that the government will inscribe Angkor Wat in early January and Preah Vihear temple when the situation along the border is peaceful.


Related Books:
Preah Vihear (Sri Sikharesvara)
Preah Vihear (River Books Guides)
Angkor Wat & Siem Reap Encounter (Best Of)
Angkor Wat (Unearthing Ancient Worlds)
In Search Of History – Forgotten City Of The Jungle (History Channel)

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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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