Over the last few years, our artisans had the privilege to be selected for the restoration of several parts of the historical Angkor site. They were selected for this work by the Apsara Authority (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap), which is the Cambodian institution in charge of the preservation of the archaeological park of Angkor.
Kbal Spean site
Kbal Spean is a famous angkorian site, located in the northeast of Siem Reap province. Also called "River of a Thousand Lingas" as it is made of sandstone carvings sculpted in the river banks, this archaeological site displays several impressive Hindu mythological images, such as Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma and Hanuman.
If you go there, pay special attention to the Vishnu bas-relief as it was restored by hand by Artisans Angkor craftsmen, under the supervision of archaeologists.
Angkor Thom is the name of the ancient royal capital city which was built by the most renowned Cambodian ruler, King Jayavarman VII. It hosts the famous Bayon temple, notable for its face towers. Most people enter Angkor Thom through the South Gate as it is the closest one to Siem Reap city and Angkor Wat. This South Gate consists of a large causeway lined with stone figures which are Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) depicted from a part of the well-known legend of the Churning of the Ocean Milk.
These figures were partly damaged and in 2009, Artisans Angkor was entrusted with the reproduction and installation of twelve heads of Devas and Asuras at Angkor Thom South Gate.
The Terrace of Elephants
The Terrace of Elephants is a 350 meters-long platform located in the ancient city of Angkor Thom, which was built at the end of XIIth century. It was used by Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a stand for great public events. The middle part of the Terrace wall is decorated with huge garudas and lions. Artisans Angkor reproduced and installed three sandstone lions on the Terrace.