UNESCO world heritage status

The U.N. cultural organisation added an ancient temple site in Cambodia to its world heritage list, the government said on Sunday (Jul 9), bringing the number of heritage sites in the Southeast Asian country to three. Sambor Prei Kuk, or "temple in the richness of the forest" in the Khmer language, located 206 km (128 miles) north of the capital Phnom Penh, is home to numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal."Some of these elements, including lintels, pediments and colonnades, are true masterpieces," UNESCO said on its website.