Only 300 Tourists Allowed on Top Hill of Phnom Bakheng for Sunset View

The Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) has announced to restrict the number of visitors at the top hill of Phnom Bakheng for sunset view to only 300 at a time.

Mr. Phoeun Sophoan, President of APSARA's Tourism Management Agency, explained that the limitation is aimed to protect the ancient temple.

The APSARA Authority has also arranged places for tourists to see the sunset on the hill without going up to the temple, he added.

Located in Angkor region, Siem Reap province, Phnom Bakheng is a 65-meter-high temple mountain built between the end of the 9th century and early 10th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman I. It is a popular tourist spot for sunset view over Angkor Wat Temple.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press