Government rejects NagaCorp’s ‘Angkor Lake of Wonder’ in Siem Reap

Art works for sale at the Angkor temples in Siem Reap, February 17, 2017. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

NagaCorp’s plan to build a resort town – the Angkor Lake of Wonder – just outside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap has been rejected, with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts ruling in line with recent warnings that the development could impact Angkor’s status as a World Heritage-listed site.

NagaCorp resort development could degrade Angkor, Unesco warns

Unesco has raised concern over NagaCorp’s plans to build a resort and theme park near the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

The “Angkor Lake of Wonder” – a $350-million dollar resort town to be built by NagaCorp just outside the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap – could “have an impact on the outstanding universal value” that had the ancient capital inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage site, the U.N. agency said.