Terrace of the Elephants, ANA

It is recommended the ANA Department of Water Resources Management moves forward with the rehabilitation of original as well as more recent hydraulic networks, which have sufficient capacity to drain the area and in particular stagnant waters that adversely impact the carvings. To this end, the Department of Water Resources is asked to obtain:

a. From EFEO (Professor Jacques Gaucher): archaeological drawings of the city of Angkor Thom for this area.
b. From JASA: the team’s archaeological excavation reports for this area.
No construction shall be visible above ground.
It is also recommended to extend the water drainage work to the center of Angkor Thom, by rehabilitating the ditches along Angkor Thom inner South road, particularly in the immediate vicinity of the South Gate, whilst again carefully preserving the natural features of this forest landscape.