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アセアン文化都市2021-2022 ー シェムリアップ

ASEAN City of Culture 2021-2022 ー Siem Reap

(English report follows after Japanese)






  • セブ、フィリピン (2010-2011)
  • シンガポール (2012-2013)
  • フエ、ベトナム (2014-2015)
  • バンダルスリブガワン、ブルネイ・ダルサラーム (2016-2017)
  • ジョグジャカルタ、インドネシア (2018-2020)




On 22 September 2020, it was announced that Siem Reap city, Cambodia will be named as ASEAN City of Culture for 2021-2022, during the 9th AMCA (ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts) meeting via video conference. This is certainly a great news as we all know that Siem Reap is a city rich in history and culture, due to it being the former capital of the Khmer Empire and is home to Angkor, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


For your info, Siem Reap city is the sixth ASEAN city being selected, since the ASEAN City of Culture initiative first started in 2010. In a bid to promote and strengthen ASEAN identity, an ASEAN city will be designated to showcase its cultural life and development for a period of two years. Past cities selected for ASEAN City of Culture include:

  • Cebu, Philippines (2010-2011)
  • Singapore (2012-2013)
  • Hue, Vietnam (2014-2015)
  • Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (2016-2017)
  • Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018-2020)


We certainly do look forward and hope this appointment of ASEAN City of Culture can help revive the tourism business in Siem Reap next year, and once the pandemic subsides.


ASEAN, 22 October 2020,