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News @ Preah Vihear

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Increase in visitors to Preah Vihear

Increase in visitors to Preah Vihear

Rann Reuy Foreign visitors to the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple, on the Cambodian-Thai border, rose almost 78 per cent between January and October compared with the same period last year, despite a deadly border dispute that drew internat-ional attention in February. About 2,140 foreign nationals visited the 1,000-year-old temple during the first nine months of […]

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Thailand to stay in World Heritage committee

Thailand to stay in World Heritage committee

Thailand will remain a member of the World Heritage Committee and will ask it to wait for a ruling from the International Court of Justice before considering Cambodia’s plan to manage the World Heritage-listed Preah Vihear temple. Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul announced the decision after attending a meeting of the government’s committee on the World […]

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Number of tourists to Preah Vihear temple bounces back as border tension eases

Number of tourists to Preah Vihear temple bounces back as border tension eases

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — Visitors to Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage Site in Cambodia, have seen a sharp rise in the last two months due to the military tension between Cambodia and Thailand over the border dispute has eased since early July, a government official said Tuesday. Read more from the news […]

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UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

By ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press – 4 hours ago THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.N.’s highest court Monday ordered troops from both Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw military forces from disputed areas around a World Heritage temple straddling their border. The court drew a “provisional demilitarized zone” around the 1,000-year-old Preah Vihear temple […]

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Tourists to Preah Vihear temple drop 40% due to border row

Tourists to Preah Vihear temple drop 40% due to border row

Visitors to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage Site, declined 40 percent in the first half this year, compared with the same period last year, due to border conflict with Thailand, the chief of Preah Vihear provincial tourism department said Thursday. The department recorded a total of 27,980 tourists to the temple from January […]

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Thailand leaves World Heritage Convention

Thailand leaves World Heritage Convention

Suwit Khunkitti, head of the Thai delegation negotiating with the World Heritage Committee in Paris, announced at 11:55 pm Saturday, that his delegation had informed the World Heritage Committee that Thailand resigned as a member country to the convention. Suwit, the natural resources and environment minister, said the Thai delegation had to make the move […]

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Thailand threatens to quit World Heritage group

Thailand threatens to quit World Heritage group

Thailand is threatening to resign its membership of Unesco’s World Heritage Convention. It says it will resign from the body if a draft agreement on issues regarding the management plan for Preah Vihear temple, prepared by the Unesco World Heritage Centre, is forwarded for consideration to the World Heritage Committee (WHC). The draft was suggested […]

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PAD delisting call 'unrealistic'

PAD delisting call ‘unrealistic’

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti says the People’s Alliance for Democracy’s demand for Unesco to delist the Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site is impractical and unlikely to happen. Mr Suwit, who leads Thailand’s negotiating team on the Preah Vihear issue, insisted the country’s position is to convince the World Heritage […]

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Who does the Preah Vihear temple belong to?

Who does the Preah Vihear temple belong to?

Thailand-Cambodia conflict over ancient temple site sparks debate over borders and historic rights. Tom Fawthrop Last Modified: 04 Jun 2011 11:48 The magnificent ruins of this ancient Hindu temple, a World Heritage site since 2008, have become a bitter cause of serious border skirmishes between Thai and Cambodian soldiers. The skirmishes come amid conflicting claims […]

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