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Beyond Angkor Wat: The forgotten temples of Cambodia’s Banteay Chhmar

If you’ve heard of one Cambodian temple, it’s probably Angkor Wat — an awe-inspiring yet well-trodden UNESCO World Heritage Site in Siem Reap. But many travelers don’t realize the Seventh Wonder of the World is one of thousands of ancient Khmer temples dotting the Cambodian countryside. Read more…

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Cambodia’s charm offensive! How a new frontier has opened in this bewitching country – and it’s blissful

Angkor Wat’s glories and the sombre spectre of the Killing Fields are often what comes to mind when thinking of Cambodia. But this intriguing country is now forging a new frontier, offering up its islands, with their uncrowded, sandy beaches, as the perfect antidote to days spent exhaustively touring temples. Read more…

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Piecing together puzzles in Cambodia

Jan 29, 2015 – As Mr. Kim navigated his car onto the puddled, potholed road that led to Banteay Chhmar, he turned to me. “Where are you staying?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I said…Read more  

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Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia – Update from the Field

This summer the Banteay Chhmar conservation team reached a major milestone as 90% of the Southeast bas-relief wall gallery has now been reconstructed.  The ongoing work is now focusing on, reinforcing the foundation and filling in the gaps between the stone blocks to prevent water seepage, as well as the general removal of…

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Banteay Chhmar – Venture to the Future

GHF workers install stainless steel ‘staple’ to add strength to the reconstructed southeast enclosure wall. Photo: Bob Stanton By Vincent L. Michael After nearly six years, Global Heritage Fund has raised the profile of one of Cambodia’s most endangered temples through a careful program of conservation, training and community development. Banteay Chhmar – the…

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