via Khmer Times, 18 September 2023: Cambodia’s Koh Ker archaeological site has been officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, highlighting the joint efforts made by the Cambodian government and international bodies to secure this status, amid complications from the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the official Unesco listing here.
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, Phoeurng Sackona, led Cambodian delegates to join the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Koh Ker is a 10th-century temple complex and former capital of the Khmer Empire. It is located in Srayong Cheung village, Srayong commune, Kulen district, Preah Vihear province.
King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday thanked the World Heritge Committee for recognising Koh Ker for the cultural heritage of Cambodia.
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