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Preah Vihear temple gate will be re-opened to Thai tourists in December

Preah Vihear Temple of Cambodia
 Source: Khmerization
Cambodian
border military officials said border gate to Preah Vihear temple will
be opened on 5th December, after diplomatic relations between the two
countries had improved.

Border crossing and gate to Preah Vihear
temple had been closed after Thai troops invaded the temple surrounding
areas on 15th July 2008, a week after Unesco inscribed Preah Vihear
temple as a world heritage site.

The same military official said
Cambodia agreed to re-open the border crossing because the bilateral
relations between the two countries had improved and after Thailand had
agreed to redeploy troops in the areas by cutting troop number in the
occupied Wat Keo Sekha Kirisvarak pagoda to the most minimum number.

Before
the Thai occupation in 2008, Preah Vihear temple can only be accessed
from the Thai side of the border. However, after the occupation, the
Cambodian government had built roads and now the temple can be accessed
from the Cambodian side also.

The re-opening of the border
crossing at Preah Vihear temple came after Cambodia had reached an
agreement with Thailand to exempt visas for tourists who visit either
countries for less than 14 days. The visa exemption will start from 16th
December.

Hundreds of Thai troops were sent to occupy the temple surrounding areas in 2008.
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