Getting in love with the Khmer soul
I compare the Angkorean temples to the Egyptian archeology. I dream Cambodia and its donors would invest more in Angkorean research to create an authentic science like the Egyptology. The issue is that, to my perspective, the temples are being exploited sonly for commercial purposes. The maintenance is done like ‘let’s prepare it for the international tourism.’ But how many schools of archeology we have in Cambodia?
When I visited Egypt in 2003 I saw many young students of Egyptology at El Cairo National Museum. I never have met a Cambodian youth telling he or she wants to study archeology in a nation that boasts to have one of the biggest religious temples’ complex of the world.
You can see the unending gathering of Angkorean temples, but you must know that there are also pre-Angkorean temples and even we can talk about post-Angkorean Khmer architect plus pre-Historian sites, etc…