via Bangkok Post, 24 November 2017:
The APSARA Authority reports that the damage to Angkor Thom from the 2011 typhoon has been repaired.
Angkor Thom restoration complete
Phnom Penh Post, 28 December 2015
Major restoration works have been completed at the former seat of power of the Angkorian civilisation, Angkor Thom, following damage inflicted to the site by Typhoon Nesat in 2011.
Funded and implemented by the Apsara Authority, the project began last year to repair damage to the 12-kilometre outer wall of the enclosure that neighbours Angkor Wat and was the last and most enduring capital of the Khmer Empire.
“Angkor Thom was the centre of the Cambodian empire for 500 years, so restoring it was extremely significant,” said Long Kosal, an Apsara spokesman.
While Angkor Wat remained unscathed, Typhoon Nesat saw many parts of Angkor Thom submerged, bringing down the walls of the 12th-century site and threatening other structures. “The impact of the collapse was very strong, so it was urgent to repair the wall so that no further damage was caused,” Kosal said.
Full story here.
A forgotten wall to a lunatic asylum has been discovered in Singapore, dated to 1887.
Discovered in SGH: Perimeter wall of one of Singapore’s oldest psychiatric hospitals
Channel NewsAsia, 17 November 2014
Wall from 1887 lunatic asylum rediscovered within SGH
Straits Times, 17 November 2014
Archaeologists discover the remains of a 600-year-old wall within the compound of the World-heritage listed Thang Long Citadel.
600-year-old wall found at heritage site
Tuoi Tre News, 15 December 2011
Continue reading “600-year-old wall found inside the Thang Long Citadel”
Now, this is where the story gets ridiculous. Cambodia has annnounced plans to erect walls across disputed border territories, including over the territory at Preah Vihear. In effect, they’re going to prevent access to the temple from Thailand and try building cable car(?) access from the Cambodian side. IMO, a move to block off Preah Vihear isn’t going to help with preserving the temple or attracting tourists.
Cambodia’s temple wall
Bangkok Post, 24 August 2008
Continue reading “The great wall of Cambodia”