3. The city of Siem Reap
Located at the edge of the buffer zone of Angkor, inscribed on the World Heritage List, the city of Siem Reap possesses a valuable cultural heritage. The harmony of its well preserved urban fabric and the many points of interest on both sides of the river, are assets for tourism development.
Moreover, the city of Siem Reap is considered to offer exceptional quality compared with other cities in Southeast Asia.
The ICC strongly recommends that the APSARA National Authority and the relevant provincial departments, implement a sustained policy for the preservation and enhancement of the urban, historical and cultural heritage of Siem Reap. To this end, it specifically recommends:
a. the approval of the Land Use Plan (a developed document that has already been defined) in the city;
b. the validation of the Protection and Enhancement Plan for the Old Market area (PPMV, a document that has already been prepared by the Mission du Patrimoine);
c. the establishment of a Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Enhancement of Siem Reap Urban Heritage