Ishanapura, the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Southeast Asia’s newest World Heritage Site

Over the weekend, the temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk became Southeast Asia’s newest World Heritage site and Cambodia’s third after Angkor and Preah Vihear. It was known in the 6-7th centuries as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla empire.

Source: Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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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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