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Disputed Temple Becomes World Heritage Site

UNESCO has named an 11th-century temple that lies in a disputed border zone between Thailand and Cambodia as a World Heritage site. The announcement has been hailed by Cambodians who say it is a matter of pride for them. But in Thailand the issue has stirred a huge controversy. The country’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the Thai government’s earlier decision to endorse Cambodia’s bid for the heritage listing was unconstitutional.

The Preah Vihear Temple on the Thai-Cambodian border is now a World Heritage site

The Preah Vihear Temple on the Thai-Cambodian border is now a World Heritage site

  • Date 08.07.2008
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  • Date 08.07.2008
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