Construction of the Preah Vihear museum breaks ground next week

A museum to house the artefacts from Preah Vihear will be constructed in the nearby Chom Ksan district. It doesn’t say when the museum is expected to open though.

Preah Vihear museum to bring development, tourists, officials say
Phnom Penh Post, 05 May 2009

Construction on the Samdech Techo Preah Vihear Museum, near the famed temple that bears the same name, will begin in one week in the province’s Chom Ksan district, where local officials anticipate that it will bring more tourists to the disputed border area.

“The museum is for national and foreign researchers to study and learn about the history of Preah Vihear temple and Cambodian history,” Suos Yara, an undersecretary of state at the Council of Ministers, said on Sunday.

The Preah Vihear museum will house artefacts from the temple complex, as well as from other nearby temples, he added.


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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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