via Phnom Penh Post, 07 August 2021: Restoration work to the temple began in February, and will be completed by the end of next month.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA), a state body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, said the Bay Kaek temple restoration project will be completed by the end of September.
It said the temple, located in the west of Angkor Wat, has been under restoration since February to enhance the temple’s cultural value and landscape. The restoration was also to maintain a balance between conservation and sustainable development.
Srun Tech, an archaeologist at the Department of Conservation of Monuments in Angkor Park, said the Bay Kaek temple had completely collapsed due to aging, weather, war and human factors.