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PREAH KHAN TEMPLE

Conserving and presenting the remains of Preah Khan temple in its jungle setting

PREAH KHAN TEMPLE
Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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BACKGROUND

The Preah Khan temple complex situated at the northern edge of the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most significant buildings erected during the ancient Khmer empire. Dedicated by the great king Jayavarman VII to his father in 1191, Preah Khan serves today as an outstanding example of a large linear temple complex in a dense jungle setting.

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF’s aims in Cambodia from the time of its first mission to Angkor in 1989 have been to devise appropriate techniques for conserving and presenting its monumental remains and to help train a new generation of professionals and skilled workers. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most culturally significant sites in Cambodia. It represents a fascinating period in early Khmer culture and it is a powerful symbol of the country’s heritage. Abandoned hundreds of years ago, the temple complexes were swallowed by the jungle. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments FundA Walk Through the Preah Khan Temple Complex
April, 2012

Hidden deep in the jungles of Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park, Preah Khan is a vast temple complex sprawling across nearly 140 acres. Built by the Khmer king Jayavarman the seventh in the late twelfth century as a monastery and center for learning, it was once the heart of a city of nearly 100,000. Working in close collaboration with the APSARA National Authority, and with support from generous donors, World Monuments Fund is committed to preserving and protecting this unparalleled treasure for generations to come.

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    IN THE MEDIA
    Anne Bass and the Cambodian Ballerino
    New York Magazine, Sunday, March 21, 2010
    Patron Turns Home Movies into a Feature
    The New York Times, Friday, March 19, 2010
    Adopt a garuda
    Malaysia, The Star, Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Trees Lock Angkor Temples in a Life-and-Death Embrace
    The New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 2001
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