TEMPLE CONSERVATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 280€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€
- Code : G/CMG/TC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 4F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia?s Angkor period. Banteay Chhmar is one of the main tourist destinations in Banteay Meanchey province. There are nine other, smaller temples around the Banteay Chhmar temple. They are all mostly hidden in the forest and covered with small bushes and trees because of the lack of conservation carried out by the local people and authorities. In this project, you will be working with a local team to assist in the conservation and preservation of the temples. By doing so, the community around Banteay Chhmar will benefit, as they history will be conserved and the small temples will attract more tourists (both Khmer and foreign) to visit the area, boosting the economy. The aim is to help preserve the history and attract more tourism to the area to boost the local economy.
During your time in the program, you will stay at the homestay in the village. The accommodation is an original wooden Khmer-style house. The rooms are shared between 2 people in one room on a single-gender basis and are equipped with a fan. Electricity is available 24 hours a day. There is a shower but please note that the toilets are not western style (bucket style). This is traditional Cambodian living! Hot water is not available. Three meals are served Monday to Friday and two meals on Saturday and Sunday.
Banteay Chhmar is a commune of the Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey province to the northwest of Cambodia. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages and there are 4 villages around the large temple of Banteay Chhmar (which translates as Small Base) with a total population of 6312 people. This is a remote area of Cambodia and you will not find ATMs, so please make sure you have enough money with you although you will not need much! The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia?s Angkor period. There are nine other, smaller temples around the Banteay Chhmar temple. They all are mostly hidden in the forest and covered with small bushes and trees because of the lack of conservation from the local people and authorities.
Additional equipment: Malaria precautions, Sturdy shoes. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 280€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€. Reception at REP (Siem Reap International Airport) at the arrival on Sundays (06:00am 04:00pm).