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They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.
UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance.
The park is inhabited, and many villages, some of whom the ancestors are dating back to the Angkor period are scattered throughout the park.
70 SSR government Decision, dated 16 September 2004 providing for land‐use in the Angkor Park: “All lands located in zone 1 and 2 of the Angkor site are State properties”, and the sub-decree No.
50 ANK/BK on the organisation and functioning of the APSARA National Authority adopted on , specifically provided for the establishment of a Department of Land‐use and Habitat Management in the Angkor Park.
Se extiende por unos 400 km2, cubiertos en gran parte por la selva, y encierra los admirables vestigios de las distintas capitales del Imperio Jémer, que estuvo en su apogeo entre los siglos IX y XIV.
Entre esos vestigios destacan el célebre templo de Angkor Vat y el del Bayon, situado en Angkor Thom, que está ornamentado con innumerables esculturas.