A team from Unesco recently inspected the damage done to Preah Vihear after this year’s fighting between Cambodia and Thailand over the territory.
Phnom Penh Post, 15 December 2011
More than a dozen UNESCO volunteers visited the Preah Vihear temple yesterday to determine the extent of damages that resulted from armed battle near the temple in February, officials said.
Council of Ministers undersecretary of state Sous Yara, who accompanied the UNESCO delegation to the World Heritage site yesterday, said the visit was â€œvery importantâ€ because it was UNESCOâ€™s first since fighting broke out between Cambodia and Thailand in February.
â€œThey came to see about the damage we reported to them from the fighting,â€ he said. â€œThailand reported no damage, but now they see that there is damage.â€