Photos of Cambodia’s Angkor site displayed in E. China

via Xinhua, 28 August 2017:

About 100 photos featuring Cambodia’s Angkor world heritage site are on display in Huangshan city in east China’s Anhui province as part of cultural exchanges, Cambodia’s Apsara Authority said on Monday.

Huangshan Mayor Kong Xiaohong and Apsara Authority’s deputy director general Sok Sangvar jointly inaugurated the photo exhibition on Saturday, at Xihai Hotel in the Huangshan Mountain, the Apsara Authority, which manages the Angkor archeological park, said in a news release posted on its Facebook.

The exhibition will last for three months.

Source: Photos of Cambodia’s Angkor site displayed in E. China – Xinhua |

Singapore student makes rare find in Cambodia

via Straits Times, 28 August 2017: A Singaporean spin on the recent, very successful, A+, ISEAS field school at Tonle Sngout.

Singapore student makes rare find in Cambodia

Source: Singapore student makes rare find in Cambodia, Singapore News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Apsara Authority continues removing homes in Angkor

via Phnome Penh Post, 14 August 2017: The APSARA Authority this week began evicting and demolishing illegal structures – many of them homes – in the Angkor Archaeological Park which were built in the last year. Local residents have begun to protest to the provincial government, but the orders to vacate and the threat of demolition have been made for several months now.

The Apsara Authority and Siem Reap provincial officials have demolished 49 homes out of 520 slated for removal within the Angkor Archaeological Park since Thursday, officials said yesterday.

Source: Apsara Authority continues removing homes in Angkor, National, Phnom Penh Post

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‘Illegal’ Angkor homes dismantled in Siem Reap

via Phnom Penh Post, 11 August 2018: The authorities have been warning for some time now about dismantling illegal structures in the Angkor Park.

Authorities in Siem Reap province yesterday began tearing down villagers’ homes they say are illegally constructed inside the Angkor Archaeological Park’s protected zones.

Source: ‘Illegal’ Angkor homes dismantled in Siem Reap, National, Phnom Penh Post

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Tonle Sngout excavation wraps up

via Cambodia Daily, 11 August 2017:

After 13 days of excavation that yielded artifacts beyond their dreams, archaeologists and researchers wrapped up work in Angkor Archaeological Park this week. After the excitement of their finds—which included a 1.9-meter statue of a guard and part of a Medicine Buddha—the team now have to get on with the job of assessing what they’ve found.

Source: After Incredible Finds, Angkor Archaeologists Wrap Up Dig – The Cambodia Daily

More Buddha sculptures found at Tonle Sngout site

via Khmer Times, 09 August 2017: More fragments of Buddha images have been found at the Tonle Sngout, which made the news last week because of the impressive discovery of a 6-foot tall sandstone guardian statue. The new fragments include a possible medicine Buddha.

Four sandstone remnants of Buddha statues dating back to the Jayavarman VII era discovered at an Angkor-era hospital site.

Source: Ancient Buddha remnants found – Khmer Times

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Cambodia: Preserving forgotten pagoda

via Eleven Myanmar, 04 August 2017:

For decades, the pre-Angkorian Kampong Preah temple and an early 20th-century pagoda have sat on the hill in Boribor district with few visitors. Now a group of heritage enthusiasts are hoping to raise awareness – and money – to halt its slide into disrepair.

The project is led by English teacher and Sovrin Magazine Editor Srin Sokmean, who has recruited local residents and an archaeology tour company to host a day trip to the site on August 13 to learn about its largely forgotten history.

He plans to donate the proceeds to the local pagoda committee to make repairs to the wat and eventually build fences around the temples, if given permission by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

Source: Preserving forgotten pagoda | Phnom Penh Post

Armed Military Police to Join Apsara Authority for Razing

via Cambodia Daily, 03 August 2017: Following on this news because it deals with the heritage laws around the Angkor Park. Armed forces will be helping the APSARA Authority during their exercise of razing illegal structures in the park area, following threats from local villagers. APSARA has been for the last few months warned about the impending demolition of illegal structures and have given a deadline that expires this week.

Following threats from villagers, armed military and police forces will help secure a team that will forcibly raze hundreds of improperly constructed homes and shops within protected areas of Angkor Archaeological Park, an official said on Wednesday.

Apsara Authority, the government entity charged with overseeing the park, on Tuesday announced an August 10 deadline for the removal of illegal structures.

Source: Armed Military Police to Join Apsara Authority for Razing – The Cambodia Daily