Cambodia congratulates on inscription of Sambor Preikuk as a World Heritage Site

Published on 10 July 2017 01:12 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

This is another national pride that "Sambor Prei Kuk Site" has been listed as a World Heritage Site in the 41st Session of World Heritage Committee on July 8, 2017 in Krakow, Poland.

The decision to inscribe Sambor Prei Kuk Site in the World Heritage List, was made in the 41st Session of World Heritage Committee, which took place on July 2-12, 2017, with 193 member states and 21 permanent committees convened to endorse the Sambor Prei Kuk Site as World Heritage Site at 9.40 pm (time in Cambodia) on July 8, 2017 in Krakow, Poland.

Thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and relevant departments, along with officials and authorities at all levels who have made efforts to preserve and integrate the temples of Sambo Prei Kuk as a World Heritage Site last night. Congratulations to our compatriots for the weekend.

Article and Images: Facebook page of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Aranh Sakor is an old pagoda along the Siem Reap River and the road to the Tonle Sap River. This pagoda was constructed with a unique architecture. The temple was built on a high platform, and the walls are made of tile and each twisted pillars are different, which were made of brick and was designed by khmer ancestors.
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It is known that the pagoda is a place of Buddhism beliefs, but because Cambodian Buddhists have both ancestral beliefs on the soul and Hinduism, most Buddhist temples are also the location of these ancestral beliefs. As in Banteay Kbal Chen Pagoda, which is located in Angkor Heritage Area, those traditions have been maintained and continue to be followed.

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