Stabilizing and Restoring Phnom Bakheng at Angkor, Cambodia

Phnom Bakheng, the state temple of the first Khmer capital in the Angkor region, survives as one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures. Abandoned only a few decades after its construction in the ninth and tenth centuries, its privileged hilltop location makes it unique among the temples of Angkor.

WMF launched a project in 2004 to preserve and restore Phnom Bakheng, analyzing and documenting the site before conducting structural stabilization, waterproofing, and visitor management work there. In this video prepared by WMF's Pleine Culture interns, we invite you to take a closer look at this massive undertaking and meet the people behind it.

World Monuments Fund’s work at Phnom Bakheng is supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation and the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, as well as by the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation and The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust, and an anonymous donor.
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