Bayon Information Center

Bayon information Center, the latest interpretation center presented by UNESCO and Japan-APSARA Safeguarding Angkor, opened on 6th August. The Japanese Government team for Safeguarding Angkor (JSA) has dedicated its efforts to the conservation and restoration of major monuments in the Angkor region since 1994. Those monuments have included Bayon, Angkor Wat, and Prasat Sour Prat in Royal Plaza. In 2005, it has shifted its focus to Bayon, by far the most uniquely fascinating temple of all monuments at Angkor, and has been implementing restoration work and conducting studies of future conservation methods at Bayon. JSA’s long years of human resource development efforts have also born fruit, so that today, Cambodian experts and engineers are able to implement the series of restoration work on their own.

JASA launched a new initiative to introduce their many years of research achievements at Bayon and the various projects that have been implemented at Angkor by international restoration teams. JASA has opened Bayon Information Center in August 2009 with hopes of enhancing visitors’ understanding and appreciation of the Angkor Monuments. Bayon Information Center is an interpretative collection of historical information and artifacts of the Khmer Empire, as well as distributing the result of the past and latest information about the conservation works in the Angkor area. Angkor Wat is also one part of this area, but mainly our focus is on Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom. Our hope is that we could contribute to the understanding of Khmer culture and to reveal this mysterious temple and social background history of Khmer Empire. Our aim is to enhance the understanding and interests of Cambodian children, students and inhabitants as well as cultural tourists to Angkor area.

Hours:

Mon/ Tue/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat 8:00~16:00 (enter until 15:00

Holidays:Thu/Sun/Cambodian National Holidays

*Special group tours outside of normal ours can be arranged one week before.

Admission:

Foreigner: $2

Cambodian and under 12 year old: Free

Guided Tour Bayon Information Center implements special group tours for visitors in Khmer, English, and Japanese. This tour needs only admissions ($2 for foreigner). Tour program can arrange depend upon the time the guest have from 30 minutes to 1.5 hour. It can be arranged one week in advance by e-mail following.

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