Conservation of Angkor

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Angkor spreads over an area exceeding 400 square kilometres and is a symbol of Cambodia.  With a history of predominantly foreign conservation experts working to preserve the site, the APSARA Authority - the government body responsible for the management and maintenance of the historic site - is currently working with foreign NGOs and universities to train up local Cambodians with the aim of responsibility for Angkor's future being handed back to local Cambodians.  I was fortunate to get a glimpse into early stages of the passing of the torch back to the Khmer people.

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A Buddhist monk takes a snapshot with his tablet to remember his visit to the Bayon temple, 23 January 2016. The Bayon was built around the late 12th to early 13th century and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed site Angkor, which attracts over 2 million visitors each year.