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Heritage tours to be packaged in Cambodia

Tourists visit the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap on Feb 17, 2017. Cambodia plans a heritage tourism package after Prei Kuk temple was listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. (Reuters photo)

Cambodia is to create a heritage tourism package after Kampong Thom’s Prei Kuk temple was listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.

The archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk, “the temple in the richness of the forest” in the Khmer language, has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries CE.

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said: “It is a big tourism product because about 45% of tourists in the world like visiting cultural sites and 23% like visiting coastal areas and the remaining prefer to visit eco-tourism areas,” according to the Khmer Times.

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