Conservation group plans to return an ancient Buddha statue to the restoration location of Ta Prohm temple

Published on 08 July 2017 01:48 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

Ta Prohm temple was built in the reign of Jayavarman VII, where he consecrated several statues here, the most important of which was that of Prajnaparamita, the personification of the Perfection of Wisdom, a figure whom the King identified with his mother. The temple, originally named "Rajavihara", is considered a major Buddhist royal monastery. In the 2nd phase of India-Cambodia Cooperation project, the team excavated at the Dance Hall and spotted two Buddha statues without heads.

Mr. Chan Lay, Chairman of Ta Prohm Temple's Restoration Project, said that after receiving the approval of the ICC-Angkor experts, his team would take those Buddha statues to the dance hall, which is the original site of these statues for visitors to warship. He said those are kind of Dragon-headed Buddha statues, which his team found during excavations at dance hall in 2011.

However, he cannot yet confirm the date of taking those Buddha statues to the original site, due to the restoration of the dance hall, to avoid the collapse of rocks or cracks, which could have further damage on the statues.

Since 1998, Cambodia has enjoyed full peace throughout the country under the win-win policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has made Angkor more famous to the world.
Representatives of the Cambodian Agricultural Development Community led by Dr. Khie Leang have a meeting with H.E Mr. Mey Marady, Head of Roun Ta Ek Eco Village Project of APSARA Authority to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Agreement to buy inca peanut from villagers in Roun Ta Ek Eco Village on November 21st, 2017.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has set up an inter-ministerial working group to organize a blessing ceremony for the Kingdom of Cambodia on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017 at Angkor Wat. The event will involve leaders of the government, monks, and thousands of local people.
Responding to the request of Indonesia, which seeing the success of the management of Angkor site, the experts of APSARA Authority shared the experiences on the conservation work in Angkor to 12 officials, who are the experts in tourism management at Borobudur Temple.
On November 16th, 2017, the Director of the Cultural Heritage Department of Shandong Province of China led a delegation to meet H.E Mr. Hang Peou, Deputy Director General represent of H.E Dr. Sum Mab, Director General of APSARA Authority and signed cooperation on cultural tourism between heritage sites in Jining and Angkor region in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Speech of H. E. Ms. Phoeurng Sackona, President of APSARA National Authority

Welcome Remark by H.E Dr. SUM Map, Director General of APSARA National Authority

Weather Forecast

Angkor Code of Conduct

Angkor Code of Conduct's Video

Website Visitors

Now Online
This Week
This Month