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Angkor Wat bridge open for New Year

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The bridge has been under repair. Apsara Authority

The Apsara Authority has announced that the original bridge leading to Angkor Wat will be temporarily reopened for use over Khmer New Year.

Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said yesterday that due to an influx of visitors expected over the holiday, the original bridge, which is undergoing repairs, will be temporarily open to the public.

“For the opening of the bridge for the tourists to cross, we will not limit the number of people who can use it,” he said. “The bridge situation is still the same, we just closed it for repairs.”

While the original bridge in front of the Angkor Wat is under renovation, authorities have also built a floating bridge to allow tourists to visit Angkor Wat.

For the upcoming Khmer New Year in Siem Reap, the 6th Angkor Sankranta will take place this weekend, with more than 1.6 million national and international tourists expected for the event.

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