Cambodian TV raises money to preserve Preah Vihear

A local television station, Bayon TV, raised US$300,000 in pledges to help with the conservation of the Preah Vihear temple.

Bayon TV raises $300,000 for PVihear
Phnom Penh Post, 09 July 2009

Cambodians pledged about US$300,000 to the conservation of Preah Vihear temple on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site, said Tith Thavarith, executive director of the Bayon television station.

“We have only collected about 10 percent of the total so far, and the donors kept calling into our station on July 7, so we cannot say exactly how much we raised,” he said.

Tith Thavarith said all the money would go directly into the conservation of Preah Vihear temple but that details of the project needed to be discussed with Hun Mana, president of Bayon TV.


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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.

One thought on “Cambodian TV raises money to preserve Preah Vihear”

  1. Preah Vihear is one of the most breathtaking place I’ve ever been to. And I see a lot of effort among Cambodians to preserve this temple.

    Kudos to Bayon TV for the initiative.

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