Large lotus sculpture on the porch of Elephant Terrace will be completed restoration in August

Published on 17 May 2017 01:21 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

On the porch near Elephant Terrace, there is a large ruined lotus sculpture, which was built after Bayon temple. This sculpture has one and half meter of height and three meters in diameter, assembled from 69 small pieces of sandstone and laterite pedestal. Since mid-2016, conservative team of APSARA has begun restoration of this lotus sculpture and planned to complete in August 2017.

Mr. Mao Sokny, the architect, who leads the restoration work of this sculpture said that in 1995, this sculpture was restored once already by French experts. For this time, the restoration work is not only under the experts of APSARA, but also have a monitor and recommends from the experts of ICC Angkor. So far, we have completed the restoration about 70% by preparing the foundation of the first layer of lotus sculpture and we are ongoing preparation the second layer and the top slightly.












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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