The reparation of Takav Gate – the west gate of Angkor Thom Temple – is 97 per cent completed. Support from the private sector made the restoration possible, according to The Apsara National Authority (ANA).
The ANA said the gate was in a poorer condition than the other gates of the temple, due to natural causes, a lack of maintenance and the growth of trees. Two Naga and Deva balustrades had collapsed, and four elephant sculptures at its corners were severely damaged by trees and roots growing through the structure.
ANA spokesman Long Kosal said on November 7 that the majority of the funding for restoration work at the Angkor Archaeological Park came from the national budget, with some being delivered via bilateral or multilateral cooperation with international organisations.