APSARA National Authority Restoring the East Gate of Eastern Mebon Temple

The restoration team of APSARA National Authority is restoring and strengthening the east gate of the Eastern Mebon Temple, which is dilapidated, the authority said in a news release on Feb. 20. The restoration project focused on several important tasks, such as strengthening the sandstone and laterite structures at the bottom, restoring and reinforcing the decayed upper brick structure, sealing the cracks to prevent water, and putting the support to stabilise the whole gate structure as well. This is a part of the conservation work that the APSARA National Authority has been carrying out regularly to maintain the value of the temple and to keep the tourists safe, the same source added. The Eastern Mebon Temple was built in the mid-10th century during the reign of King Rajendravarman I to dedicate to God Shiva. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse