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Plea to Russia for temple aid

Plea to Russia for temple aid

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:01 Bridget Di Certo Without an increase in international assistance, the Kingdom’s stunning Angkorian-era temples would be at the mercy of nature and human neglect, Council of Ministers officials said yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An last Wednesday encouraged a group of visiting Russian diplomats to contribute to the restoration of […]

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Tourists airlifted from famed Angkor temple after floods

Tourists airlifted from famed Angkor temple after floods

Nearly 200 tourists including foreigners were airlifted from Cambodia’s famed Angkor temple complex yesterday after a road to one of the ruins was cut off by flash floods, officials said. Three helicopters rescued visitors stranded at Banteay Srei, one of hundreds of ancient temples at the World Heritage site, after 16 hours of heavy rain […]

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Cambodia's Angkor Wat heritage site receives over 1 mln int'l tourists in 8 months

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat heritage site receives over 1 mln int’l tourists in 8 months

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples, one of the World Heritage sites, had received 1.05 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of this year, 24 percent rise from 843,000 tourists in the same period last year, showed statistics of the Siem Reap provincial tourism department on Friday. From January […]

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Cambodia's Ancient Wonders Suffer Modern Ills

Cambodia’s Ancient Wonders Suffer Modern Ills

By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia July 12, 2011 (AP) The blistering heat at Cambodia’s Angkor temples eases, and the sun’s last soft shimmer will soon brush some of the most wondrous monuments ever created by man. A moment for peaceful reverence? Hardly. A traffic jam of up to 3,000 tourists surges […]

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Ancient Shiva Hindu Temple reopened in Cambodia

Ancient Shiva Hindu Temple reopened in Cambodia

Hindus welcome re-opening of Cambodia’s ancient Shiva Hindu temple after 50 years renovation. Hindus have applauded re-opening of renowned 11th-Century Baphoun Shiva temple in Angkor Thom complex of Cambodia after decades of reconstruction work. Hindu Temple : World’s largest puzzle Described as world’s largest puzzle, renovation work which began in 1960s but was interrupted by […]

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Action at grass roots

Action at grass roots

Angkor’s tourist income is funding community projects beyond the Cambodian heritage site, writes Leisa Tyler. Cambodia’s Angkor Heritage Park is the fastest-growing tourism attraction of any World Heritage monument. Increasing at an average rate of 30 per cent a year, arrivals are expected to reach 3 million this year, up from 200,000 visitors 10 years […]

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Restoration of Ta Keo temple begins in Angkor Archaeological Park

Restoration of Ta Keo temple begins in Angkor Archaeological Park

by Nguon Sovan SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — Work on the restoration of the deteriorating Ta Keo temple in the complex of Angkor Archaeological Park began on Saturday afternoon under the financial aid of China. “The restoration work will be taken eight years to complete ( 2011-2018) under the financial support of 40 […]

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ASI makes swift progress at Ta Prohm temple

ASI makes swift progress at Ta Prohm temple

Parvathi Menon It has made temple complex accessible and safe for tourists Angkor (Cambodia): The Archaeological Survey of India’s Rs. 17-crore project on conservation of the Ta Prohm complex, third most visited site after Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple in the Angkor region, has made brisk and visible progress since the work began in […]

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City's thirst for groundwater threatens ancient temples

City’s thirst for groundwater threatens ancient temples

Ben Doherty October 2, 2010 SIEM REAP, Cambodia: The five-star hotels around the ancient temples of Angkor are oases of green – sleek new buildings ringed by tropical forests and sprawling lawns. But the water used to keep them so is being sucked from groundwater under the nearby city of Siem Reap, threatening the stability […]

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