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.

Preah Pithu (?)

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

South Korea will for the first time help Cambodia renovate the Preah Pithou group of ruined temples in the complex of the Angkor Archeological Park, both sides said Friday.

The agreement on the preservation and renovation of the ruined temples was signed here between Baek Sook Hee, country director of the Korean International Cooperation Agency to Cambodia, and Bun Narith, director general of the Apsara National Authority, which is in charge of the protection and management of the Angkor Archaeological Park.

“The Republic of Korea is so proud that today we have stepped into preserving and renovating the world heritage site for the first time,” Baek said after the signing ceremony. “We have confidence that our experts will be able to restore the Preah Pithou group of temples to its original form.”

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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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