Thai entrance to Preah Vihear to open next week

A Thai commander posted at the Preah Vihear border has said that the entrance to Preah Vihear will be open to tourists next week, as the situation between the countries, while unresolved, has improved.

Entrance to Preah Vihear on Thai side to be accessible to tourists next week
The Nation, 11 May 2009

The entrance to Preah Vihear Temple on Thai side will be reopened to tourists next week, Second Army Area Commander Lt Gen Wibulsak Neepal said Monday.

He said the situation along the Thai-Cambodian border has improved since the latest clashes between troops of the two countries so the Thai troops will allow tourists from the Thai side to visit the Mor Idaeng Cliff, which is next to the entrance to the Preah Vihear Temple.

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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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