Last post for the year

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So I’m enjoying my year-end break a little too much… and I’ll resume normal postings with the new year, once I get settled down again. For the last post of the year, here’s a roundup of the stories from the past two weeks. Happy new year!


  • Police break up a prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat, a protest against the government against the destruction of a forest.
  • A team from Unesco surveys the damage at Preah Vihear.
  • The restoration of the Bakong Wat is completed, after five years of work.
  • Cambodia and Thailand come to a troop withdrawal agreement.(See also here and here.)


  • The Jakarta Globe shines the spotlight on Sukuh and Cetho, two temples in Central Java.
  • The Bangkok Post reviews a new book on Borobudur.



  • The famous Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun, has been declared safe after post-flooding inspections.
  • Unesco affirms its support for the restoration of Ayutthaya.


  • The Thai Binh Province Museum gets a US Ambassador’s grant to restore some wooden artefacts.