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Protection and Management Policy on Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia: An Overview

Abstract

This paper described on protection and management of the Cambodian government on the Angkor Wat temple. It also expressed to the Angkor Wat during the Pol Pot regime that is the zero time, the country had destroyed almost sectors, and Angkor was closed during that time, and some parts of Angkor Wat were destroyed. By the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, Angkor Wat was listed in UNESCO's World Heritage in Danger (later removed in 2004), because he submitted a request for help in 1992. To protection from the Angkor Wat site, World Heritage Site together with an appeal by UNESCO to the international community to rescue Angkor in 1994. In 1995, APSARA was established to protect and manage the area, and a law to protect Cambodian heritage was released in 1996. This review paper aims to provide the brief history of Angkor Wat temple as well.

Keywords

Protection Policy, Management Policy, Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia

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