Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and party visited Angkor Wat cultural region in Siem Reap of Cambodia on 28 June.
Officials explained background history of Angkor Wat Temple, Taprom Temple and Bayon Temple, construction of temples and maintenance of UNESCO’s world cultural heritages for their longevity.
The vice-senior general and party also visited Mekong-Ganga Textile Museum.
The 65-meter-high Angkor Wat Temple, built between 1112 and 1150 AD by King Suryavarman II near Siem Reap city. The temple on 15 miles long and five miles wide is formed with 72 main pagodas. It is fenced with 0.5 mile long walls. The 250-meter long and 12-meter-wide passage of the temple was built with stones. The temple was built with thousands of labours in 13 years. The Cambodian government set up Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) to protect Angkor Wat and Siem Reap region.