via The Straits Times, 09 July 2018:
via Khmer Times, 2 July 2018:
via Khmer Times, 25 June 2018: The ancient graffiti of Angkor Wat is actually quite interesting and something I encountered while researching the invisible paintings a few years ago. The ‘graffiti’ – most of them inscriptions left behind by pilgrims – sheds light on the history of the temple during the post-Angkorian period and when the temple began to be seen as a Buddhist shrine rather than a Hindu one. Of course, leaving writing on the walls of the temples today is not only highly discouraged, it is downright illegal!
via The Wire, 16 June 2018:
The chief rationale for this project appears to be the grand Vaishnava temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Five hundred acres of land has been acquired and 1,008 Shivalingas established to mark the creation of a fifth dham for Hindus. The project is evidently well-funded. Its chief proponents perceive this enterprise as a ‘cultural investment’, an apt way to promote Hinduism beyond India, to revitalise historical links between South and Southeast Asian nations, and to encourage trans-Asian pilgrim networks.
via Bangkok Post, 15 June 2018:
Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cambodia’s Apsara Authority to exchange knowledge and expertise about community-based tourism and World Heritage Site management.
Source: MoU promotes cross-border trips
via Phnom Penh Post, 14 June 2018: Remember, flying drones over the Angkor Archaeological Park is not allowed. As a drone flyer myself I should point out that a good area of the Angkor park (including Angkor Wat) is near an airfield which means flying there generally a bad idea!
The Apsara Authority wants stricter legal action against those illegally flying drones at the Angkor complex in Siem Reap province.
via The Hindu, 07 June 2018:
Source: Angkor Wat: A bridge to the past
via Phnom Penh Post, 05 June 2018
The Apsara Authority has given approval to 134 families who live within the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap to build small structures and make minor renovations to their homes.
via Phnom Penh Post, 24 May 2018:
via Khmer Times, 15 May 2018: