June was a wonderful month for weather here in Banteay Chhmar. We had a cool, cloudy, windy and mostly dry month.
The highlight of the month was receiving some new musical instruments. Christopher Brewer (CP Charitable Trust), a friend and patron of Global Heritage Fund wanted to contribute something to the CBT and the local community. Through the CP Charitable Trust, he generously donated $650 to the CBT group. Pet Pel, the CBT traditional music group leader, travelled to Battambang to purchase a new takay, kum and khloy (flute). According to Mr. Pel, “they have a good sound, good wood.”
The CBT is very grateful to Christopher for his donation, and to all our other supporters, as well.
On June 28th, a few CBT members went to see Chinchem Trey Temple. This temple is one of the nine satellite temples surrounding Banteay Chhmar Temple.
After 800 years, it still has two excellent Bayon-style face towers. This is a good temple to visit during the dry season and have a picnic at.