Preah Vihear Restoration Starts October

Phnom Penh: Preah Vihear National Authority plans to renovate the ancient staircase of the  temple in early October to protect and preserve the site.

Kong Puthisak, director-general of the National Authority for Preah Vihear, said that in the North Classical Staircase was very fragile due to over a thousand years of rainfall and weathering. The National Authority had requested  US Government (or United Nations) funds in early 2018 which were later approved.

Authorities have received funding from the United States (Nations), and will start from October. The work is expected to finish by May. Kong Puthisak confirmed that the renovation of Preah Vihear Temple must be retained to original standards. The work will be done carefully, as not to damage the temple further.

At the same time, Cambodia will continue to cooperate with some other partner countries in the restoration project of the Temple of Preah Vihear. Chinese, Russian and Indian teams are involved on the site.

Preah Vihear was originally constructed in the early 9th century during the reign of Jayavarman II (802-850) And entered the World Heritage List on July 7, 2008.

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