APSARA Authority celebrates on inscription of Sambor Prei Kuk as a World Heritage Site

Published on 10 July 2017 02:42 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

In accordance with the call of Cambodian government for celebration after Sambor Priekuk temples was inscribed in World Heritage List, APSARA Authority and Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Siem Reap province gathered to celebrate in front of Angkor Wat, which is the first World Heritage Site of Cambodia in the morning of 10 July, 2017.

The ceremony was held under the presence of H.E. Mr. Seung Kong, Advisor of APSARA and Representative of H.E. Dr. Som Mab, Director General of APSARA with the participation of officials of APSARA and Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Siem Reap, Tourism Agents, Tourists, and many other people with enthusiasm and appreciation.

















During the first 6 months of 2017, APSARA Authority has planted and distributed 12,636 seedlings to the relevant institutions, especially those in the area of Angkor. This number has increased dramatically compared to the same period in 2016, which APSARA planted and distributed only 4,437 seedlings to related institutions. By 2016, APSARA planted totally 60,444 trees in the region of Angkor.
Crown gibbons were taken to unleash in Angkor forest in 2013 and 2015 under the cooperation between APSARA Authority, Wildlife Alliance and Flight of the Gibbon Angkor. As at the moment they give birth to the third baby. It is very good because crown gibbon is a rare and endangered species in the world.
APSARA Authority collaborates with Japanese Volunteer Medical Team to launch a one-day First Aid Training for 40 tourist Agents of the Department of Angkor Tourism Development at Angkor Conference Hall on the 19th of July 2017.
In the first 6 months of 2017, APSARA's community working group has inspected 469 construction proposals. Among those requests, the community working group has decided to provide permit for 326 cases in the region of Angkor.
Ta Nei temple is located deep in the jungles of Angkor, and the northern side of Ta Prohm Temple. To reach Ta Nei, follow the forest path that leads out of the east side of Ta Keo about 800 meters. Ta Nei was built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. He dedicated this stone monument to the principles of Buddhism.
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