via Phnom Penh Post, 22 June 2023: Allan Lim’s platform, Beyond Angkor, aims to consolidate and showcase over 13,000 historical sites in mainland Southeast Asia, providing a centralized resource for researchers, historians, and enthusiasts interested in the cultural and architectural heritage of the region, while his continuous efforts to document and map these sites have the potential to uncover previously unknown aspects of the ancient Khmer civilization.
Cambodian enthusiast Allan Lim is on an exceptional journey to encapsulate the grandeur of the ancient Khmer world in one comprehensive platform. His revolutionary venture, Beyond Angkor, presents a panoramic view of over 13,000 historical sites peppered across mainland Southeast Asia.
Lim’s initiative arose from a void he noticed in the availability of a centralised resource detailing the many historical landmarks across the region.
The installation and training consultant at Genie Solutions Software in Queensland, Australia, launched Beyond Angkor to illuminate the awe-inspiring cultural and architectural heritage reflected in the staggering number of temples across Southeast Asia.
“I unveiled the platform because there was a glaring lack of a centralised source recording and mapping all these historical sites,” Lim said.