Angkor on display in China

The Capitol Museum in Beijing is hosting an exhibition featuring artefacts from Angkor. The exhibition is on until March.

Angkor exhibition at the China Capitol Museum Source: China Daily 20141230
Angkor exhibition at the China Capitol Museum Source: China Daily 20141230

See Angkor Wat in China at major museum shows
China Daily, 30 December 2014
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Ayutthaya bicycle tour to temples and Buddhist life

A new bicycle tour offered in Ayutthaya province aims to introduce riders to the temples of the area as well as Buddhism.

Ayutthaya promotes bicycle tour to nine temples
National News Bureau of Thailand, 28 December 2014
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South Korea to help restore temples in Angkor Thom

South Korea will send a team to help restore Preah Pithu, a group of temples within the Angkor Thom complex, the latest international team to help in the ongoing restoration of temples.

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S.Korea to help renovate Cambodia’s ruined temples
Xinhua, 26 December 2014

RoK to Help Cambodia Renovate Preah Pithou Group of Temples
Agence Kampuchea Presse
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APSARA Authority vigorously defends against accusations

Following claims of financial impropriety, the APSARA Authority denies any wrongdoing.

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Angkor Park Authority Hits Back at CNRP Lawmaker
Cambodia Daily, 26 December 2014

Angkor Wat Authority Defends Reported Ticket Revenues
Radio Free Asia, 29 December 2014
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Training monks to take care of heritage in temples

A large number of Thai cultural heritage is kept in Buddhist temples, so it makes sense for the Thai Fine Arts Department to conduct training for Buddhist monks.

Buddhist monks taught to handle national religious heritage
National News Bureau of Thailand, 22 December 2014
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Angkor revenues questioned

I suspect this story is more about local politics than archaeology: the Angkor Archaeological park generates millions of dollars in ticket sales revenue for Cambodia, but local lawmakers are disputing the figures.

CNRP Lawmaker Says Angkor Wat Sales Figures Being Fudged
Cambodia Daily, 23 December 2014

Angkor revenue short: Chhay
Phnom Penh Post, 23 December 2014
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Siem Reap to host minsterial conference on Culture and Tourism

The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will be held in Siem Reap next year, addressing issues of tourism in cultural sites.

Unesco and UNWTO conference in Siem Reap
Unesco and UNWTO conference in Siem Reap

UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture
Unesco, 19 December 2014
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200-year-old house in Vietnam to be preserved

A 200-year-old traditional Vietnamese house in Ha Tinh Province will be preserved because of its remarkably good condition.

200-year-old house in Ha Tinh Province, Info.VN 20141220
200-year-old house in Ha Tinh Province, Info.VN 20141220

Ha Tinh to preserve 200-year-old dwelling
Info.VN, 20 December 2014
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Cambodia seek access to seized trove of artefacts in Bangkok

Cambodian officials are seeking access to a seized trove of artefacts in Bangkok to determine if they were looted from Khmer sites.

Seized trove of artefacts in Bangkok. Source: Bangkok Post 20141217
Seized trove of artefacts in Bangkok. Source: Bangkok Post 20141217

Gov’t seeks access to Thai trove
Phnom Penh Post, 16 December 2014

Cambodia asks to see Pongpat trove
Bangkok Post, 17 December 2014

Cambodian PM asks Thai counterpart to allow experts to inspect seized artifacts
Global Times, via Xinhua, 21 December 2014
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