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Angkor

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

Namhansanseong World Heritage Center

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Extending over some 400 km2, including a densely forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the ninth to the fifteenth century, including the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple.

Criterion (ⅰ): The Angkor complex represents the entire spectrum of Khmer art from the ninth to the fourteenth centuries, and includes a number of indisputable artistic masterpieces (e.g. Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, and Banteay Srei).

Criterion (ⅱ): The Khmer art developed at Angkor had a profound influence over much of Southeast Asia and played a fundamental role in its distinctive evolution.

Criterion (ⅲ): The Khmer Empire of the ninth to the fourteenth centuries encompassed much of Southeast Asia and played a formative role in the political and cultural development of the region.

Criterion (ⅳ): Khmer architecture evolved largely from that of the Indian subcontinent, from which it soon became clearly distinct as it developed its own special characteristics, some independently evolved and others acquired from neighboring cultural traditions. The result was a new artistic horizon in oriental art and architecture.

Country: Cambodia
Location: Siem Reap Province
Coordinates: N 13° 25′ 60″, E 103° 49′ 60″
Inscription year: 1992
Inscription Criteria: ⅰ, ⅱ, ⅲ, ⅳ

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