Committee to Celebrate Sambor Prei Kuk Inscription as a World Heritage Site Formed

Royal Government of Cambodia has formulated a committee to organise official celebration for the recent inscription of Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site as a world heritage site of UNESCO.

With nine deputies and 18 members, the committee was led by Permanent Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of the Office of the Council of Ministers H.E. Bin Chhin, according to the government's decision signed lately by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Scheduled to be organised on July 17 at the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh, the historic celebration will be presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Encompassing 3,000 hectare land surface, Sambor Prei Kuk � a group of Khmer ancient temples � sits in the forest located about 37 kilometres from Kampong Thom provincial town.

The temples believed to be built between 616 and 635 and their complex was listed as a world heritage site on July 8 during the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow of Poland.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press