(53) See also the official declaration, "Thailand complies on Phra Viharn
", Bangkok Post, 21 June 1962.
Preah Vihear, or Khao Phra Viharn
as it is known in Thailand, sits on an escarpment that forms the natural border between the two countries and has been a source of tension for generations.
The Emerald Triangle has stops at Preah Viharn
, the World Heritage site of Wat Phu and the Angkorian-era temple of Angkor Bajay.
Preah Vihear as a Thai symbol of national humiliation', South East Asia Research 21, 1 (2013): 41-68; Victor Kattan, 'The ghosts of the temple of Preah Vihear/Phra Viharn
in the 2013 Judgment', Asian Journal of International Law 5, 1 (2015): 16-25; Hao Duy Phan, 'Institutional design and its constraints: Explaining ASEAN's role in the temple of Preah Vihear dispute', Asian Journal of International Law 5, 1 (2015): 7-15.
Known as Preah Vihear in Cambodia and Khao Phra Viharn
in Thailand, this remote temple at the border between Thailand and Cambodia, which had reportedly not been clearly demarcated, had been a source of tension for generations.
Cambodia calls the 11th century religious site Preah Vihear Temple, while Thailand refers to it as Khao Pra Viharn
This particular performance was linked to a territorial dispute that broke out in 1958 when Thailand seized control of Preah Vihear (known as Phra Wihan or Khao Phra Viharn
in Thai), a tenth-century Angkorean temple located up a steep ravine in the Dangrek Mountains just a short distance from the border, where access to the temple is much easier from the Thai side.
The Cham and Malays, on the contrary, used the opportunity to built Muslim 'viharn
' (temples) at various locations in the realm.
UN presence would help in protecting the sacred site, development and upkeep of the area, allowing easy access and provision of needed facilities to devotees and other visitors, bringing more economic development and investment in the region, clearing of reported area landmines and saving the military and civilian lives which were usually lost in conflicts.nown as Preah Vihear in Cambodia and Khao Phra Viharn
in Thailand, this remote temple at the border between Thailand and Cambodia, which has reportedly not been clearly demarcated, has been a source of tension for generations.