Cambodia mulls over restricting access to Angkor Wat Temple

26 March 2007 (TravelVideo.TV) – Just what the headline says, a possible institution of a reservation system to visit the Angkor temples. Gee I hope this doesn’t spoil my plans to visit Angkor in June…

Cambodia mulls over restricting access to Angkor Wat Temple

Cambodian officials are reportedly mulling over measures to restrict tourist access to Angkor Wat Temple, in an effort to prevent its further deterioration. The ravages of nature over time and the water table have taken a toll on the UNESCO listed World Heritage site, putting some at risk and further weakening their “structural integrity,” said experts from UNESCO.

Related Books:
Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir
Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples, Fifth Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) by D. Rooney
The Site of Angkor (Images of Asia) by J. Dumarcay and M. Smithies

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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