via Phnom Penh Post, 18 August 2021: The Apsara Authority is keeping busy with temple repairs. If anything, I think the lack of tourists make the job easier!
The Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaelogical Park, has been repairing the rotting wooden floor at Ta Prohm temple to facilitate access for visitors after the Covid-19 pandemic eases.
The repairs, a task last attempted 10 years ago, are scheduled for completion soon.
ANA spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on August 18 that there are so many areas in need of repair for tourists’ safety as this temple attracted 5,000 people a day pre-Covid-19.
“ANA is currently repairing many areas in Ta Prohm temple, such as sidewalks and popular places where tourists like to take photos. The problem is that the floor has been eaten by termites and over 10 years it has become severely decayed. Even though the floor is made from koki wood, it has been weakened by the insects, moisture and heat,” he said.