Angkor



CambodiaAsia and the PacificProvince Siem ReapN13 25 60 E103 49 60199240,100CulturalTo represent a masterpiece of human creative geniusTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape designTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappearedTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human historyManagement systems/ management planHuman resourcesLegal frameworkIllegal activitiesHousingMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructureImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreationInterpretative and visitation facilitiesDeliberate destruction of heritage668http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=668Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.World Heritage Site
CountryCambodia
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationProvince Siem Reap
CoordinatesN13 25 60 E103 49 60
Inscription Date1992
Property (ha)40,100
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsHuman resources
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsInterpretative and visitation facilities
All ThreatsDeliberate destruction of heritage
Unesco Reference Number668
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=668
DescriptionAngkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
StatusWorld Heritage Site