Cambodia’s Koh Ker archaeological site inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List

Cambodia’s Koh Ker temple archaeological site has been officially added to Unesco’s World Heritage List during the ongoing 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in Srayong commune of Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district. According to Unesco, the Koh Ker site spans 1,187ha.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet, in a Sept 17 congratulatory letter, described the listing as a historical event, noting that the temple was built in the 10th century by King Jayavarman IV.

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