For several centuries Angkor, was the centre of the Khmer Kingdom.
With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization.
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.
Criterion (iv): Khmer architecture evolved largely from that of the Indian sub-continent, 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.
تمتد هذه الحديقة الأثرية على حوالى 400 كم٢ من الأراضي المغطاة جزئياً بالغابات وتزخر بالآثار الرائعة للعواصم المختلفة لإمبراطورية الخمير التي سطع نجمها بين القرن التاسع والقرن الخامس عشر.
ومن أبرز هذه الآثار، معبد أنغكور فات الشهير ومعبد بايون، في أنغكور توم، المزيّن بالعديد من المنحوتات.
70 SSR government Decision, dated 16 September 2004 providing for land‐use in the Angkor Park: “All lands located in zone 1 and 2 of the Angkor site are State properties”, and the sub-decree No.
50 ANK/BK on the organisation and functioning of the APSARA National Authority adopted on , specifically provided for the establishment of a Department of Land‐use and Habitat Management in the Angkor Park.
Angkor is therefore a major site exemplifying cultural, religious and symbolic values, as well as containing high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance.