Minister calls upon citizens to help preserve ancient temples

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World Monuments Funds 30th anniversary in Phnom Bakheng. Source: Khmer Times 20190611

via Khmer Times, 11 June 2019: Cambodian Culture Minister made the comments at the World Monuments Fund 30th anniversary celebration at Phnom Bakheng.

Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeurng Sackona yesterday appealed to the public to participate in the preservation of the national heritage sites such as temples located within the Angkor area.

The call was made during an anniversary celebration of the World Monuments Fund in Siem Reap province.

Ms Sackona said the government has cooperated with 14 foreign countries and organisations to conserve and repair temples located within the Angkor area and other temples across the Kingdom. She said that more than $500 million were spent to preserve and restore the temples.

She said that the public should help preserve ancient temples, pagodas, bridges, houses, and traditional instruments, music, dances and food.

Source: Minister calls upon citizens to help preserve ancient temples – Khmer Times

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