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French colonial buildings retain higher value in Phnom Penh October 22, 2008

Posted by chandrapong007 in Business, Cambodia, Culture.
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Written by Soeun Say/ The Phnom Penh Post

With fine details and high construction quality, colonial buildings are worth preserving as both cultural heritage and investments.

With higher initial construction quality and unique decoration, French colonial-era buildings in Cambodia retain higher value over time than more modern buildings, say real estate experts and government officials. (…)

So Mara, secretary of state at the Ministry of Tourism, also noted that French colonial architectural heritage needed to be preserved because it was part of what made Cambodia attractive to tourists.

Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema agreed that the architectural quality of French-era buildings made them interesting to both Cambodians and foreigners and said that the capital city was stepping up efforts to preserve these buildings as a state cultural heritage.

More detail: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Special-Section/French-colonial-homes-retain-lasting-value.html

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