Thailand withdraws from World Heritage Convention
The approval by the World Heritage Convention secretariat of Cambodia’s management plan for the Preah Vihear temple, a magnificent ancient structure from the 11th-12th century, located just on the demarcation line between Thailand and Cambodia, prompted Thailand to withdraw from the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The temple is on Cambodian territory but some of its access and a 4.6 km² parcel of land surrounding the temple’s compound are effectively located in Thailand. Since October 2008, regular clashes occurred between Cambodian and Thai military troops.
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