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Prasat Baphuon
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Prasat Baphoun after long restauration

Prasat Baphoun after long restauration
Restoration works prevent access to the temple. This restoration started in 1908 by entangling the structure from the vegetation. In 1972, the process was still ongoing. Workers had dismantled the whole building, numbering each stone to enable them to reconstruct the temple, when the war forced them to leave. After the defeat of the Khmer Rouges, the documents related to the reconstruction had disappeared. Since 1995 it is being puzzled back together without a blueprint but with the help of French expertise and the Cambodians from the original restoration team.

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