Rain fells Banteay Chhmar wall

A wall at the Banteay Chhmar temple has fallen due to rains.

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Rain topples temple wall
Phnom Penh Post, 04 April 2014

A rainstorm that hit Banteay Meanchey on Tuesday caused a wall at the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple complex to collapse.

Officials said yesterday that the damage to the Angkor-era temple in Thma Puok district near the Thai border was not considered serious, and no one was injured.

“We are sorry that the rainstorm damaged this ancient temple,” said Yan Tangkouy, acting director of the provincial department of Culture and Fine Arts, adding that he did not yet have a time frame for repairs.

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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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