Angkor Sankranta 2017 is ended with the growth of a large number of participants

Published on 19 April 2017 07:54 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

Angkor Sankranta 2017, which is held at the region of Angkor to celebrate Khmer New Year, ended with the presence of a large number of participants up to more than 1.6 million people.

This is the fifth year of Angkor Sankranta at the heritage site of Angkor, which led by the Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, APSARA Authority, Siem Reap Administrative and other related institutions. Angkor Sankranta 2017 has many events, including religious ceremony, traditional dances, traditional games and the exhibition of a giant Chapei.

171 illegal constructions in Angkor Park, with 140 cases were completely demolished and 31 cases were agreed to demolish by the owners in nine days.
The illegal construction, which was built during commune election campaign along the road from Siem Reap International Airport to Angkor Wat in Veal Village, Kork Chak district, belonging to Mrs. Oeum Sreypich, was reshuffled by the Joint Committee on August 15th, 2017 after the owner broke the promise to demolish it by herself for several times.
Mrs. Sap Kuon, a resident of Nokor Kroa village, who found an ancient ceramic pot while she was clearing the land for corn plantation, located in north of house near Tonle Snguot temple.
The campaign of demolishing the illegal constructions in Angkor Park, which is implemented by the Joint Committee including APSARA, Siem Reap Authority, including relevant institutions, has been conducted for four days so far.
During the 15-day course of Khmer history and archaeological excavation at Tonle Snguot Temple, 15 participants, who are from different countries including Cambodia, Singapore, Australia, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, the United States, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines concluded the final visit to Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum on August 11th, 2017.

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