Since 1997, under the German Apsara Conservation Project (GACP) in cooperation with the Cambodian heritage protection authority Apsara, a team from TH Köln/University of Applied Sciences headed by Professor Hans Leisen and Dr Esther von Plehwe-Leisen has been restoring the 12th century sandstone bas reliefs on the …
How do they preserve Angkor Wat?
Responsible Travel : How you can help preserve the Angkor temples
- Accept the restrictions placed on the temple complex – for example the do not touch, do not climb, or the do not enter signs.
- Avoid touching anyway – every small touch becomes harmful when repeated by 1000 people every day.
Why we should conserve and preserve Angkor Wat?
“The preservation of Angkor is meant to assist in nation-building and national reconciliation and thereby return the nation to its earlier peaceful era.
Who is responsible for repairing and preserving the ancient temples at Angkor?
The Conservation d’Angkor was responsible for the research, conservation, and restoration activities carried out at Angkor until the early 1970s, and a major restoration of Angkor was undertaken in the 1960s. Work on Angkor was abandoned during the Khmer Rouge era and the Conservation d’Angkor was disbanded in 1975.