Con­tri­bu­tions of 3 to Angkor Wat rec­og­nized

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

The Cam­bo­dian gov­ern­ment awarded hon­orary medals to three Chi­nese cul­tural her­itage con­ser­va­tors in Siem Reap on Dec 4 for their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the pro­tec­tion of Angkor Wat. The three con­ser­va­tors from the Chi­nese Acad­emy of Cul­tural Her­itage in Bei­jing — Xu Yan, Wang Yuan­lin and Gu Jun — were lead­ing ex­perts in the China-led ren­o­va­tion of Ta Keo, a 46,000square-meter tem­ple dat­ing back to the 10th cen­tury in Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Her­itage site in Siem Reap. The ren­o­va­tion be­gan in 2010 and was com­pleted ear­lier this year.

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