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Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

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Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

I heard from a friend working with a local airline that Angkor Wat may be closed in 2013 for a couple years for conservation work.

Has anyone else heard of this?

I am wondering if there is any truth to it as I'm planning another trip to SR next year.

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1. Re: Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

I hope not as it wouldn't be good news for anyone that has planned a trip for next year. I think they would have to give a lot more notice if they were going to close it, at least a year.

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2. Re: Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

Parts of Angkor Wat and, indeed, several other major temples, are constanly undergoing some form of conservation in some parts of these temples.

Conservation is an ongoing and almost never ending process.

It is neither necessary nor economically desirable to close an entire major and very popular tourist temple such as Angkor Wat.

But it is necessary for reasons of conservation for present and future generations and in some cases public safety, to close some parts of some temples some of the time.

I hope that this puts the ongoing conservation work by many different specialist organizations from many countries in to perspective for you and other readers.

Yes, at times and in some places there will be both scaffolding and blue and green sheeting/netting. But this is the price one pays to conserve these magnificent monuments for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

With careful selection of camera angles and framing of shots, it is mostly possible to exclude such work from your images of these superb structures.

Best regards. Ian

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3. Re: Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

When I went there early this year, they start to preserve some parts but haven't closed completely. I haven't heard anything about them closing yet but it would be bad news if they do.

4. Re: Is Angkor Wat Closing for Conservation Work in 2013?

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