Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia
A Heritage from Home Virtual Tour
This video was released on February 26, 2021.
The ancient seat of the powerful Khmer Empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most iconic and inspiring sites in the world. The park is home to dozens of stunning Hindu and Buddhist temple complexes, some half-hidden by the overgrown vegetation of a creeping jungle. A powerful symbol of recovery in Cambodia following the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Angkor is a national emblem that appears at the center of the Cambodian flag.
WMF Regional Representative for Southeast Asia Dr. Ginevra Boatto will lead a virtual tour of the legendary Angkor, from Phnom Bakheng’s panoramic views and the imposing carved stone garudas (bird-like mythological creatures) of Preah Khan, to the smaller-scale Ta Som Temple and the 160 ft (49 m) of intricately sculpted bas-relief of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk Gallery.
Video release date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Members Only Event
WMF members are invited to attend a live virtual screening of the Angkor tour followed by a post-video discussion with Dr. Ginevra Boatto, WMF's Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, and guests from WMF's team at Angkor including Bunwat Hun, Project Architect, and Vathana Keo, Administrator and Accountant.
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Ginevra Boatto, WMF Regional Representative, Southeast Asia
Dr. Ginevra Boatto received her Ph.D. from the University of Padova, Italy focusing on cultural heritage and technology, particularly uses of 3D virtual imagery for interpretation and conservation planning. In 2010 she moved to Phnom Penh, where she worked as a management advisor for a Cambodian NGO training youth in critical thinking skills. Since 2012, she has served as coordinator for WMF’s program at Angkor Archaeological Park and as Regional Representative for Southeast Asia.
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