Piyush Sompura of Panna Craft is the architect who has dreams of recreating the Angkor Wat in India. From a reading of the Indian media, there doesn’t seem to be any discussion about how the Cambodians feel about their project?
Some more news about the Bihar Angkor Wat that will probably unsettle many Cambodians, the Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust, which is overseeing the project announced that the temple will be increased from 222 feet at the sides to 360 feet!
Bihar’s Angkor Wat temple to be have largest spire too
PTI, via IBN Live, 27 March 2012
As expected, the official reaction to the Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust’s plan to build a replica Angkor Wat in Bihar that was same-same, but bigger was not positive. The Cambodian government has called it “a shameful act”.
Cambodia expresses irritation at Angkor Wat copy in India
Bikyamasr.com, 07 March 2012
Angkor redux scepticism
Phnom Penh Post, 07 March 2012
Angkor’s away! India plans larger than life copy of Cambodia’s iconic temple
The Indepdendent, 08 March 2012