Cambodia temple ‘faces collapse’

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6 June 2006 (BBC News) – Cambodia’s Phnom Bakheng, a major tourist draw, stands in danger of collapse from increasing numbers of visitors. Many thanks to Liz for alerting me to this one.

Cambodia temple ‘faces collapse’

John Stubbs, of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), said one major temple, Phnom Bakheng, is at risk of collapse because of rapidly increasing visitor numbers.

Experts from around the world are meeting in the Cambodian town of Siem Reap to discuss the preservation of the ancient structures.

Related Books:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir and L. Invernizzi
Angkor: Celestial Temples of the Khmer by J. Ortner