Monday, January 17, 2011

Preah Vihear Temple - A Second Wonder in Cambodia

July, 2008: The 1053 AD Prasat Preah Vihear or Preah Vihear Temple has been designated a World Heritage Site.

The report in January - Preah Vihear Temple (Prasat Preah Vihear) Is a Hindu temple situated atop 525-meter cliff in the Dangrek Mountains in the Preah Vihear Province. In 1962 the International Court of Justice in the Hague ruled that it belonged to Cambodia. The temple gives the name to local province Preah Vihear, in which is located. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1053 this region was under the control of the Khmer Empire. Prasat Preah Vihear was built by Khmer Kings Suryavarman I (1002–1050) & Suryavarman II (1113–1150) Construction began in 1037. Preah Vihear predates Angkor Wat by 100 years.

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