via Viet Nam News, 11 May 2018:
The central province, in co-operation with the Institute for Conservation of Monuments under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will begin an urgent project to protect B3 tower in the UNESCO-recognised Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary from collapse before rainy season.
Source: Chăm tower to be reinforced
via VN Express, 06 May 2018:
A Vietnamese expert says Indian archeologists entrusted with restoring a Cham temple complex have been careless.
Source: Vietnamese, Indian experts at odds over restoration of UNESCO relic – VnExpress International
via Bangkok Post, 30 April 2018:
Ruins and ancient sites are always under threat from time and disaster. The great flood of 2011, for instance, damaged 128 archeological sites on and around the city island of Ayutthaya. After the incident, the government provided a budget of 600 million baht for the clean-up and restoration work, and there was also financial and technical aid from Unesco, as well as certain foreign countries.
Source: Preserving history
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017
The Apsara Authority celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Angkor Wat being listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in Siem Reap.
Source: Angkor Wat marks heritage status – Khmer Times
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017:
The National Authority for Sambor Prei Kuk announces that the admission fee for Sambor Prei Kuk will be raised from $3 to $10.
Source: Temple price hike criticised – Khmer Times
via Khmer Times, 15 December 2017: Interview with Unesco Cambodia chief Anne Lemaistre
Khmer Times spoke with Unesco’s Cambodia bureau chief Anne Lemaistre to discuss the challenges and new threats that face Cambodia’s wonders.
Source: What next for Angkor Wat? – Khmer Times
via DVB, 11 November 2017:
At the forefront of Burma’s proposal to UNESCO will be a pledge to relocate hotels and buildings that interfere with the ancient ruins.
Source: Burma pledges to relocate hotels from Bagan archaeological site- DVB Multimedia Group
via Astro Awani, 06 October 2017:
George Town, one of the most prominent trading ports linking the East and West for the last 200 years, is at risk of losing the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Source: George Town may lose UNESCO World Heritage Site status | Astro Awani
via Myanmar Times, 29 September 2017: Myanmar has just submitted its application to put Bagan as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bagan on way to UNESCO listing as world heritage site
Finally, after 22 years, Myanmar submitted an application for Bagan – the heart of Myanmar – to join UNESCO’s world heritage list in September.
Since it first started the procedure in 1994-5, Myanmar is applying to include Bagan on UNESCO’s list for the first time.
Source: Bagan on way to UNESCO listing as world heritage site | The Myanmar Times
via AFP, Yahoo.com:
It has survived centuries of monsoon rains, a US bombing campaign and rampant looting.
Now the ancient temple city of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia is finally ready for a renaissance — and is teasing tourists to its forest-cocooned ruins.
Cloistered by trees and linked by winding dirt trails, the site has played second fiddle to its much bigger cousin to the west — Angkor Wat — Cambodia’s top tourist destination.
But in July it gained a listing by the UNESCO World Heritage, promising a tourist bonanza that could breathe new life into a once-thriving 6th and 7th century metropolis.
“We have already seen more and more local and foreign tourists flocking to visit our site,” said Hang Than, an official who manages the compound, as he strolled towards one of several temples spectacularly wrapped in tree roots.
Source: Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth