Angkor’s Path toward Becoming a World Heritage Site (Part 1)

Professor Mounir Bouchenaki during an interview with Cambodianess News. Photo: Zul Rorvy

SIEM REAP — Since 1992, experts in Cambodia and from across the world have been working together to ensure that the Angkor Archeological Park remains a UNESCO’s World Heritage site as well as a living heritage for humanity.

Even though series of challenges emerged prior and during the inscription process, this did not prevent people such as Mounir Bouchenaki, advisor to the director general of UNESCO, to make sure this would happen and that the site would be protected and preserved for generations to come.

Bouchenaki is currently a member of the International Coordinating Committee of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) and the ad hoc expert group for conservation. During an interview with Ky Soklim, journalist with Cambodianess News and ThmeyThmey Digital Media, he explained what constitutes the universal value of Angkor Park that has fascinated international institutions, experts as well as people for more than a millennium.

Watch the interview below:

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