Angkor wat

Northwestern Wadden

Angekor Wat has been added to the list of wonders of the world. At Angkor Wat lies about six kilometres north of Siem Reap, south of Angkor Thom. At sunrise we were there and the first sight of the sunrays with the reflection in the water was enchanting.


In Southeast Asia, Angkor is one of the most important archeological places. The Angkor Archeological Park covers an area of about 400 square kilometres, which includes the wooded area, and contains the splendid remnants of the various capital cities of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. Among them are the renowned temple of Angkor Wat and, in Angkor Thom, the Bayon temple with its innumerable sculptures.

In Southeast Asia, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological places. Covering an area of about 400 square kilometres, partly covered by forests, the Archaeological Park of Angkor hides the admirable remains of the various capitals of the empire of the Khmers, which were broadcast between the 9th and 15th centuries: the famous Angkor Wat and, in Angkor Thom, the bayon temples adorned with countless statues.

In Southeast Asia, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological places. These include the famous temple of Angkor Vat and the Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, which is adorned with countless sculptures. In Cambodia, in the north of the province of Siem Reap, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological places in Southeast Asia.

The archaeological reserve of Angkor contains the beautiful remains of the various capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century. Among the remains are the famous temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple in Angkor Thom with countless sculptures. People with ancestors from the Angkor period live in the area.

Angkor, in Cambodia's north Siem Reap provinces, is one of the most important archeological places in Southeast Asia. Angkor was the center of the Khmer Kingdom for several hundred years. The Khmer architectural examples of Angkor Wat, Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm are intimately connected to their geographic contexts and of symbolism.

It is therefore an important place that embodies culture, religion and symbolism and has great importance in architecture, archaeology and the arts. It is a populated area and many towns, some of which date back to the Angkor era, are spread throughout the area. Angkor The Angkor Strip encompasses the whole spectrum of Khmer arts from the ninth to the fourteenth century and comprises a number of undisputed artworks (e.g. Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srei).

Khmer culture, as evolved in Angkor, had a deep impact on much of Southeast Asia and was instrumental in its unmistakable progression. Throughout the 9th to 14th century, the Khmer Empire covered large parts of Southeast Asia and was a major player in the regional economic, social and economic history.

Everything that is left of this civilisation is its wealth of ritual constructions made of stones and bricks. Angkor includes all important Khmer architecture and hydrology complexes and most of these "barracks" and channels still are there. Earlier preservation and restorations in Angkor between 1907 and 1992, in particular by the École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), the Archaeological Service of India, the PKZ in Poland and the World Monument Fund, have no significant influence on the overall genuineness of the memorials that make up the Angkor area and do not affect the overall appearance of each one.

This estate is enshrined in the Royal Decree on the Zoning of the Siem Reap/Angkor Region of 28 May 1994 and the Law on the Conservation of Nature and Culture of 25 January 1996, the Royal Decree on the Establishment of the National Authority APSARA of 19 February 1995, Regierungsbeschluss No. 70 SSR of 16 September 2004 on Land Use in Angkor Park:

"APSARA National Authority Zones 1 and 2 of the Angkor site are all state property", and Sub-Regulation No. 50 ANK/BK on the organization and operation of the APSARA National Authority, adopted on May 9, 2008, specifically provided for the creation of a department for land use and habitat management in Angkor Park.

Since 1993, the ICC-Angkor (International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Developing of the historical site of Angkor), established on 13 October 1993, has coordinated the consecutive academic, restorative and conservational research carried out by the Government of Cambodia and its global allies. They also contribute to the overall operation of the building and its sustainability.

APSARA National Authority's success in the preservation of the site, supervised by the ICC Angkor, was rewarded with the deletion of the site from the 2004 list of UNESCO WIS. The Angkor is one of the biggest archeological places in the whole wide globe. Although it has tremendous commercial value, it can also lead to irreversible destruction of the material and immaterial heritages.

Research's academic goals (e.g. anthropologic research on socio-economic conditions) lead to a better awareness and better comprehension of the site's and its residents' histories, which represent a wealthy extraordinary inheritance of the immaterial world. Its aim is to link "immaterial culture" with the upgrading of historical sites in order to sensitise the locals to the importance and need to protect and preserve them and to help them develop the site, as Angkor is a vibrant patrimony in which the Khmer tribe in general, but above all the locals, are known as particularly conservationist in terms of traditional values and where they follow a large number of ancient cultures that have vanished elsewhere.

Residents worship the Knights Templar and organise in their honour ceremony and ritual with prayer, folk songs and dancing. The Archaeological Park of Angkor is also very abundant in medical herbs used by the locals to treat illness. Prepare the plant and take it to various temples to be blessed by the god.

Preah Khan Tempel is a medical college and NeakPoan is an old clinic. All of these intangibles are being further enhanced by handicrafts, basketry and the manufacture of handicrafts, all of which lead to produce that can be bought on souvenirs and sell to the tourist market, thus helping to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the world' s cultural heritages.

A" public research department" has been established to assess the needs, aspirations and behaviour of users, to define and supervise visitor behaviour patterns, to develop a river basin managment strategy and to encourage the use of unfamiliar siting. Angkor is a residential area that also accommodates the local people by linking them to tourism in order to achieve sustained urban and rural tourism and to reduce livelihoods.

There are two important contributors to support the APSARA National Authority in this matter: Angkor The Angkor Managment Plan (AMP) and the Community Development Participation Project (CDPP), a bi-lateral collaboration with the Government of New Zealand. Preparatory analysis and design work for the managerial strategies take into consideration the need to maintain Angkor's unique environment.

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