Cambodia’s latest world heritage site attracts tourists

Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

Sambor Prei Kuk_17.07.17Over the weekend, the latest world heritage site based in Cambodia has started attracting a large number of tourists.


The site is actually a forest temple that dates back to the 16th and 17th century, located in Sambor Prei Kuk. Recently, the temple had been added to the honorable list of the U.N. organization’s cultural heritage. UNESCO had added Sambor Prei Kuk to the list of UNESCO World Heritage on 8th July, 2017.


Cambodia has been attracting tourists from various parts of the world, thanks to its inspiring history and cultural heritage.


Sambor Prei Kuk’s temples, located in Phenon Penh boasts of numerous temples, 10 of which are octagonal.


UNESCO mentioned that Sambor Prei Kuk had been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the ancient Chenla Empire, a Khmer civilization that had flourished in the latter part of the 6th and 7th centuries. It would be joining the Archaeological Park and also the Preah Vihear temple based on the Thai-Cambodian border.


Over the last weekend a large number of tourists visited this region. On Saturday, Cambodian tourists visited this place.


Tourism experts here are optimistic that the regional tourism sector would contribute to the economical growth of this region.


Last year, tourist arrivals in Cambodia increased by 5% to five million. About 5.5 million tourists are expected to visit the nation this year.


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