Photos of Cambodia's Angkor site displayed in E. China

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-28 17:54:16|Editor: Lu Hui
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PHNOM PENH, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- About 100 photos featuring Cambodia's Angkor world heritage site are on display in Huangshan city in east China's Anhui province as part of cultural exchanges, Cambodia's Apsara Authority said on Monday.

Huangshan Mayor Kong Xiaohong and Apsara Authority's deputy director general Sok Sangvar jointly inaugurated the photo exhibition on Saturday, at Xihai Hotel in the Huangshan Mountain, the Apsara Authority, which manages the Angkor archeological park, said in a news release posted on its Facebook.

The exhibition will last for three months.

Kong said the exhibition would not only contribute further to promoting the famed Angkor to foreign tourists, but also enhance people-to-people bond between China and Cambodia.

Mount Huangshan Administrative Committee and Apsara Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural exchange in 2016, Sangvar said.

"The purpose of the Angkor world heritage site photo exhibition is to promote the Angkor tourist destination and Cambodian culture and tradition to international tourists, especially Chinese ones," he said, expressing his belief that through the event, more foreign tourists would spend their holidays at the Angkor.

According to Sangvar, In October last year, the Huangshan Mountain world heritage site photo exhibition had been successfully held for three months at the magnificent Banteay Srei temple in the complex of the Angkor archeological park.

Located in northwestern Siem Reap province, the 401-square-km Angkor archeological park, inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1992, is Cambodia's most popular tourist destination.

The ancient park attracted 1.41 million foreign visitors, including 509,000 Chinese, during the first seven months of 2017, according to Cambodian government's latest figures.

An entrance fee to the Angkor is 37 U.S. dollars for a one-day visit, 62 U.S. dollars for a three-day pass, and 72 U.S. dollars for a week-long pass.