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APSARA National Authority Undertakes Restoration of Pre Rup Temple's Eastern Gate

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The APSARA National Authority, responsible for the conservation of Cambodia's cultural heritage, has announced an ongoing project to restore the second eastern gate of the historic Pre Rup Temple. This initiative is spearheaded by the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology, focusing on preserving the integrity of this ancient site.

The restoration team is tasked with two critical operations: the rehabilitation of the deteriorating brick towers and the reinforcement of the sandstone and laterite foundations. Additionally, efforts are being made to seal cracks and gaps, a crucial step to prevent water damage and ensure the longevity of the temple structures.

This restoration is part of a series of conservation efforts undertaken by the APSARA National Authority aimed at preserving the temple's historical value and ensuring the safety of visitors. The Pre Rup Temple, constructed in the late 10th century AD (961) by King Rajendravarman II and dedicated to Brahmanism, is named "Siva Lok" in homage to its spiritual significance.

By focusing on such detailed restoration work, the APSARA National Authority demonstrates its commitment to safeguarding Cambodia's rich cultural heritage for future generations while maintaining the allure of its ancient sites for tourists worldwide.



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