Apsara National Authority renovating temples

Roluos collection of monuments includes three well-known temples to the general public Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko

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The ANA continues to maintain and renovate the temple

The Apsara National Authority (ANA), the organization in charge of administering the Angkor Archaeological Park, is cleaning up more than 20 tiny temples made of bricks in the vicinity of Bakong Temple, which belongs to the Roluos Group and is located in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district.

The tiny temples have mostly deteriorated, with just a fraction of their foundations remaining.

Cleaning up the Roluos Temples Group and Bakong Temple

According to an ANA news release issued on September 2, the Roluos collection of monuments includes three well-known temples to the general public: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko.

However, the public may not have been aware that there are 24 tiny brick temples in the vicinity of Bakong, with some preserving much of their original structure and others eroding to the point where just their foundations remain.

“At the moment, the ANA is cleaning up these temples in order to restore their beauty. “Our working crew is mowing the grass, pruning adjacent tree limbs, collecting garbage, making the walkways easier to walk on, and planting saplings,” 

Apsara National Authority news release.

Apsara National Authority also rebuilding Angkor Thom complex

Meanwhile, ANA is rebuilding a 25m section of wall east of the Angkor Thom complex’s Dei Chhnang entrance, commonly known as the north gate.

The renovations, which began in March, are currently 70% complete, with completion scheduled for December.

This repair work is difficult since the soil is sandy, and most of the rock that makes up the foundation and lower parts has been destroyed or severely weathered, necessitating extensive restoration and rehabilitation, according to the statement.

According to ANA, it has restored a total of 160m of Angkor Thom walls in 10 distinct parts since 2013.

As mentioned in this Phnom Penh Post article

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