Today Is the 28th Anniversary of Including Angkor Resort into World Heritage List, Samdech Techo HUN SEN Shows Commitment in Conserving a Great Heritage
(Phnom Penh): On December 14th, 2020 is the 28 years anniversary of the including Angkor resort into the world heritage list of UNESCO (14 December 1992 – 14 December 2020). Today Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Cambodian Prime Minister, also posted a congratulatory message of 28th anniversary of the including Angkor resort into the world heritage list of the UNESCO. Samdech Techo Prime Minister stressed that the including of Angkor resort in the world heritage list is a reminding all Khmer children’s spirit to love and contribute in maintaining heritages, especially it is the conveying deeply gratitude to Khmer ancestors who had scarified for the cause of Khmer’s prosperous civilization in the past, and the subsequently struggling of the country leaders in overcoming challenges, protecting valuable heritage properties for the nation and entire world. Samdech Techo, Head of Government, expressed further that “Cambodian Royal Government has firmly committed to conserving a great heritage. Nowadays Angkor Wat has become a number one tourist destination attracting million internationals tourists to visit and know about Cambodia’s cultural properties. The maintaining of the cultural heritage properties is the task of all Khmer children”. Please inform that Angkor temple was included into the world heritage property list of the UNESCO on December 14th, 1992 at Santa Fe, USA, under the noble and wise royal patronage of His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk, His Majesty the King Father, the Father of Independence, Territorial Integrity and National Unity of Cambodia, His Majesty the King is highly revered that the king called on UNESCO to help maintain a group of Angkor temple. After the Angkor site was already included into the world heritage list, an international conference was held in Tokyo from 12 -13 October 1993, initiated by the Japanese government, with the assistance from France and UNSECO to put out strategies and plans for the benefits of conservation and development on Angkor resort and to realize this goal, International Coordinating Committee of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) was established on December 1993. Angkor Park Area is not referred only Angkor temple, but it is referred to an entirely Angkor resort, in which include temples, archeological sites, archaeological stations, environment, and human communities as well, with a total area of 401 square kilometers. Angkor temple is just a part among other close to 100 temples listed. In addition to giving great pride to the Cambodian people, Angkor temple has also made a number of contributions to increasing income and fostering national economy throughout the well-known attracting tourists, both national and international tourists to overwhelming visit every day.