Ongoing debate is a current feature at the Angkor, as well as elsewhere on sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Such debate—on issues of ethics, esthetics and technology—confronts different approaches, thus highlighting their respective pros and cons:
On the one hand the in situ consolidation of defective structures,
On the other hand involving the practice of dismantling and reassembly.
In this regard, the ad hoc experts would like to recommend a middle line: limit dismantling and reassembly operations to cases where the extent of the damage is such that the monument cannot be consolidated in its current state.