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Tourists eye Cambodia's new world heritage site

A man walks at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, after it was listed as a Unesco world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia July 15, 2017. (Reuters photo)

PHNOM PENH -- Tourists flocked to Cambodia's newest world heritage site on the weekend, the 16th and 17th century forest temple of Sambor Prei Kuk after it was recently added to the UN cultural organisation's heritage list.

With its inspiring and tumultuous history, Cambodia attracts tourists from around the world who often make a beeline for the Angkor Wat temple complex, another world heritage site.

On July 8 Unesco added Sambor Prei Kuk or "temple in the richness of the forest" in the Khmer language to its heritage list. Located 206km north of the capital Phnom Penh, it is home to numerous temples, 10 of which are octagonal.

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