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Cambodia bid to have more heritage sites

Angkor Wat is seen during the Khmer New Year celebrations in Siem Reap on April 14, 2016. The temple complex is one of the two Unesco World Heritage sites in Cambodia. (Reuters photo)

The Cambodian Culture and Fine Arts Ministry is preparing documents to add Banteay Chhmar temple to a list of tentative World Heritage Sites while it awaits the results from Unesco over another temple complex.

Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeung Sakona said the ministry sent thousands of pages of documents relating to the Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex to the World Heritage Committee last year, the Khmer Times reported on Thursday.

She added that the ministry was also preparing new documents for the Banteay Chhmar temple in Banteay Meanchey province in the hope of obtaining World Heritage status as well.

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