via Phnom Penh Post, 26 March 2020: The remains of a French-style building have been found at the Lolei (Lo Lai) temple, part of the Ruolos group of temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has uncovered remnants of an old French-style building while excavating the area around the Lo Lai temple in Prasat Bakong commune, Prasat Bakong district, in Siem Reap province.
ANA expert Ea Darith said that the excavation had been underway for one week, and they had just started digging holes and studying the temple’s surrounding environment when they came across the French ruins.
Darith said for work to continue, the old remnants had to be excavated.
“This is an obstacle because the old French structure was built in the same place as the temple, which requires us to first remove the old concrete on the top of the land, so we can study our findings,” he said.