22TS.12 20PS


1. Angkor site temple visitor intake areas:

a) That future temple visitor intake areas be inspired by the general approach adopted by the Banteay Srei visitor intake areas project and its specifications both for building materials (choice of materials, colour scheme, overall layout) and societal aspect;

b) That a detailed setup plan for the future visitor intake area of Ta Prohm temple be submitted to the ICC-Angkor so that the foregoing recommendations are taken on board.

1.1 Angkor Wat visitor intake area:

a) In order to create a comfortable space for tourist intake during the rainy season. the area and its surroundings require a drainage system with sufficient capacity that is hooked up to a sewage treatment plant;

b) With regard to the current operation and management of visitor intake areas and related facilities, installation of a pollution-free electricity generator or hook up to a reliable, adequate public electricity supply must be provided for in order to ensure environmental protection in the archaeological park;

c) That any future changes that may be made to visitor itineraries within Angkor Wat itself be taken into account when finalising the visitor intake area project ;

d) That the departments and senior management of the APSARA National Authority having jurisdiction over tourism verify and confirm that the segments of the project involving non-commercial visitor intake functions (visitor monitoring, locker rooms, information, safety, storage areas, etc.), correspond to actual needs in order to avoid under-sizing compared to the more general commercial functions;

e) That the use of green cement tiles proposed for the roofs of the buildings be abandoned in favour of traditional terra cotta tiles that are handcrafted and come in natural colours;

f) That work on the proposed implementation of the tree planting and landscaping project be more finely tuned in order to better ensure that there is no co-visibility between the new facilities and the Angkor Wat temple;

g) In order to allow the healthy growth of tall trees in the inner courtyards of the visitor intake area, at least one meter of unpaved area must be maintained around such trees to protect their spreading deep roots;

h) That a specific working group be set up to validate and monitor the project at its various stages of study and implementation: design stage, project execution, choice of materials and colours, work site progress, monitoring of impact of the work on the archaeological subsoil and existing trees on the site, etc.