September 26, 2022

Walls of 8th Brick Tower at Bakong Temple Being Renovating

Technicians of the APSARA National Authority in collaboration with G.A.C.P are working to restore the carvings at the 8th brick tower of Bakong Temple, which is being damaged gradually.

According to a news release of the APSARA National Authority issued this morning, the restoration project began in early 2022 and focused on strengthening some of the remaining carvings on the temple walls to prevent further damage.

Using a particular type of glue called Ethyl silicate, it penetrates the brittle stone and seals the cracks to make the carvings stronger, the same source added.

The project will take at least two years and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023, the news release underlined.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press