Cambodia’s Lkhon Khol, or masked dance-theatre, inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible Cultural Heritage List

Phnom Penh – Lkhon Khol, a Cambodian masked dance-theater, was inscribed on the UNESCO’s prestigious list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding on Wednesday, said a statement from Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

The inscription was made during the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Port Louis, Mauritius, the statement said.

“The decision of the UNESCO-Intergovernmental Committee is a new national pride that was born of the government’s efforts under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who always gives high priority to the nation’s cultural heritage,” it said.

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