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Hun Manet Celebrates the 73rd Anniversary of Cambodia's UNESCO Membership

Phnom Penh, July 3, 2024 – Prime Minister Hun Manet congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia on the 73rd anniversary of its membership in UNESCO (July 3, 1951 - July 3, 2024).

Prime Minister Hun Manet highlighted that since joining UNESCO, Cambodia has registered four intangible heritage properties, six cultural heritage properties, and three World Heritage Sites. These efforts aim to preserve the original forms of Khmer culture and the invaluable heritage left by Khmer ancestors, as well as the historical memory of Cambodia.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES:

Angkor Archaeological Park, registered on December 14, 1992, in Santa Fe, USA

Temple of Preah Vihear, registered on July 7, 2008, in Quebec City, Canada

Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex, registered on July 8, 2017, in Krakow, Poland

Koh Ker Temple Complex, registered on September 17, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY:

Royal Ballet of Cambodia, registered on November 7, 2003, in Istanbul, Turkey

Sbek Thom (Large Shadow Theater), registered on November 25, 2005, in Paris, France

Tugging Rituals and Games, registered on December 2, 2015, in Windhoek, Namibia

Chapei Dang Veng, registered on November 30, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet, registered on November 28, 2018, in Port Louis, Mauritius

Bokator, registered on November 29, 2022, in Rabat, Morocco

MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER:

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives, registered on July 31, 2009, in Bridgetown, Barbados

The Reamker Manuscript, registered on May 15, 2014, in Guangzhou, China

The Story of Inav Bosiba, registered on October 30, 2017, in Paris, France

Prime Minister Hun Manet emphasized, "Protection of cultural heritage is the duty of every Cambodian."



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