Angkor Wat Temple, the World’s Magnificent Historic Building Site for 2017

Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism has recently announced that Angkor Wat Temple was crowned the World's Magnificent Historic Building Site for 2017, after the election by millions of viewers all over the world conducted by TripAdvisor Co. Inc.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Tourism, this is the fourth year that Angkor Wat Temple has been elected by viewers around the world, and it has been ranked first consecutively by different famous websites. In 2014, Angkor Wat Temple came out to be the world's most famous archeological and historical site by ArcheoMadness Co. In early 2015, Angkor Wat Temple was elected as the world's most famous historic sites by website of TripAdvisor Co. In 2016, the Angkor temple was ranked the world's most popular cultural tourist sites by Lonely Planet Co.

The ministry also informed that in May 2016, Mr. Anton Caragea, the President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade and Mr. Micea Constantinescu, the Chairman of the European Tourism Academy declared Cambodia the World's Best Tourism Destination for 2016 and the Favorite Cultural Tourist Destination for 2016 as the Kingdom of Cambodia has been deemed to be 'Kingdom of Wonder' based on five elements: Marvels of Culture, especially Angkor Temple � the masterpiece of Khmer people and all humanity, and marvels of nature; the large Tonle Sap Lake in Asia with the returning flow of water, unparalleled in the world; the feature of Cambodian Buddhism, not only teaching humans to become disciples, but also advising them to do good deeds; the charming smile of Cambodian people, if you want to see the true smile of humans, please come to Cambodia; and the wise and brilliant leadership of Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, who has combined tourism with culture to develop the country.

Moreover, the European Tourism Academy has unanimously elected Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the Honorary Member of the European Tourism Academy by virtue of his great heroism in the development of the whole country from zero until prosperity recognised on the national and international arenas. The European Tourism Academy has also named Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the 'Man of Action, Man of Dialogue and Man of Reflection'.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press