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Preah Vihear Eco-Museum

On 11 May 2008, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, initiated the Preah Vihear Eco-Global Museum project, by launching the construction of its premises near the town of Sraem at Preah Vihear province on an area of 10 hectares of lush primary forest.

In 2009, when the physical construction of the museum was completed, The Royal Government requested technical assistance from the UNESCO Phnom Penh Office in the planning and the development of multiple exhibits for the Eco-Global Museum.

Cambodian and international experts consequently developed the different museum sections with the support of Office of the Council of Ministers, National Taskforce for Preah Vihear, National Authority for Preah Vihear and UNESCO.

The Eco-Global museum reflects on the ancient Khmer civilization and the life of the local ethnic Kuay communities and the rich diversity of their natural environment.

As a result, the Eco-Global Museum displays in four different rooms, archaeological collections from the famous Temple of Preah Vihear and its wider network of related monuments in the province, exceptional and sometimes endangered flora and fauna, and objects, which illustrate the livelihood of local communities, both Khmer and Kuay.

The museum will officially open its doors late March 2018 with an inaugural ceremony held in the margin of the ICC-Preah Vihear, 21 March 2018.

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