In the News

Please watch and read about Banteay Chhmar in the news:


The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins: March 2017


Khmer Times

Bid to have more Heritage sites: January 2017




The Diplomat

Cambodia’s Experiment With Responsible Tourism: December 2016


Cambodia DailyChildren—A New Defense Against Looting? July 2016




Journal of Archaeological ScienceAirborne laser scanning as a method for exploring long-term socio-ecological dynamics in Cambodia: June 2016 (full PDF here)





IBTHow Cambodia’s ancient cities are boosting tourism and community development: June 2016





Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle: June 2016



Nikkei Asian Review

Banteay Chhmar, protecting Cambodia’s ‘second Angkor’: March 2016



Cambodia Daily

Remote Angkorian Monument Ready for Makeover: March 2016



Moon Travel Guides

Round Up: The Best of Community-Based Tourism in Cambodia: November 2015



Global Heritage Fund

Banteay Chhmar: Reflecting on Six Years of Work: October 2015



Phnom Penh Post Community homestays finally bear fruit at Banteay Chhmar: June 2015


Washington PostHomestay Among the Ruins in Cambodia: April 2015


BBC Travel

Piecing together puzzles in Cambodia: January 2015





Cebu Pacific Smile

Temple of the Son: January 2015 (Full pdf here: Cebu Pacific – Temple of the Son)




PP PostTemple Skeleton a Mystery: October 2014



About TravelGlamping in Banteay Chhmar: October 2014




National GeographicFinding a Sense of Home Abroad: September 2014



CNN5 Overlooked World Treasures: September 2014



Banteay Chhmar Restoration Project Underway (in Khmer): July 2014


PATA Grand Award

PATA Grand Award Winner for Heritage and Culture: July 2014




National Geographic

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime: June 2014



Telegraph Angkor Wat, Cambodia: a guide to avoiding the crowds: January 2014




SOSTSpotlight on Sustainable Tourism: August 2013




More Than Just a Temple: May 2013Operation Groundswell



bangkokpostKids seek a path to cross-border ties: April 2013



 Cambodian Ruins by Tony Wheeler: November 2012



 Tour Guide Training Course at Banteay Chhmar Enters Final Stage: November 2012


The Forgotten Temple: British Architect Restoring Historic Cambodian site for Sustainable Tourism: October 2012


Tourism project puts temple on road to recovery: August 2012



The Heritage Curse – 101 East: July 2012 

Profile: Tath Sophal, Banteay Chhmar’s Community Hero: June 2012


World Experts Present Strategies for Saving and Sustaining Endangered Archaeological Sites in Southeast Asia: May 2012


Project Expands Heritage Protection Education to Chuildren at Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia: May 2012


Saving Asia’s Ancient Heritage Sites – Interview with Jeff Morgan from Global Heritage Fund: May 2012 Watch video: 


Why Asia Needs To Do A Better Job Protecting Its Cultural Heritage Sites – Interview with Jeff Morgan from Global Heritage Fund: April 2012


2nd Angkor to wake: April 2012 Watch video: 



Cambodian temple gets a makeover: March 2012


Cambodia’s “second Angkor” stirs to life (this story was originally released through AP news service): January 2012


The Open Road to Banteay Chhmar: November 2011



Tour Guide Training Progresses at Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia (see related stories, too): November 2011


Heritage: Of monumental import: November 2011



A Great Ancient Angkor Temple to Rise Again: September 2011


Temple works have become a labour of love: July 2011



Saving Banteay Chhmar: March 2011



BBC NEWS - Programmes - Fast TrackExploring Cambodia’s temples off the beaten track: February, 2011 Watch video:



TelegraphTreasures beyond Angkor fit for a Khmer king: November, 2010  Watch video:  





Daily TelegraphCambodia, Beyond Angkor: November, 2010



FT.comCambodia’s other Angkor Wat: October, 2010



Update from AIA Site preservation Grant Winner Heritage Watch: August, 2010


NYTCoaxing a Khmer Temple from the Jungle’s Embrace: June, 2009





More information about Banteay Chhmar, Angkor Wat and Angkorian history can also be found at  Please see the following link for a good overview of the Banteay Chhmar Conservation Project.

 Banteay Chhmar – Working to Save Another Angkor Wat

In 1937, historian, curator and educator, George Groslier, traveled to Banteay Chhmar. George Groslier (1887-1945), of French descent, was born in Cambodia.  He fell in love with his native country and spent his lifetime studying Khmer art and culture.  He produced both a large body of research, and later in his life, fictional works depicting Europeans in various exotic Asian settings.  His documentation of Banteay Chhmar has been an important part of the temple conservation project.  The text is accompanied by some marvelous photographs of the temple from more than 70 years ago.

Banteay Chhmar 1937 – Ancient Khmer City in Cambodia