Council appointed to promote Preah Vihear

A council has been appointed to oversee the tourism development of Preah Vihear.

Govt touts Preah Vihear tourism
Phnom Penh Post, 20 April 2010

The government has created a council to oversee the development of Preah Vihear temple into a tourism destination, according to the most recent Royal Work Book, which was published earlier this month.

The new council will oversee the existing Preah Vihear National Authority. According to a copy of a February sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the chairman and councillors were selected with an eye towards the goal of promoting the authority’s work in developing and protecting the temple.

Hang Sot, director of the authority and a member of the newly appointed body, said the council was expected to give advice to the authority on what needs to be done to turn the temple complex into an appealing tourism destination.


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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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