The Apsara Authority has formed a committee tasked with relocating vendors and parking spaces around Preah Pithu temple in order to restore public order in the area.
The Apsara Authority on Friday held a meeting over the matter and formed the committee while discussing a solution to a growing number of vendors and visitors at the temple in Angkor Thom, northeast of the Bayon temple in front of Tep Pranam.
Sok Sangvar, deputy general director of the Apsara Authority, said that a growing number of vendors and visitors, who park archaically, have led to public disorder around the temple.
“Vendors sell around the temple, making the temple lose its nice image,” Mr Sangvar said. “There are also a lot of bad smells coming from what vendors are selling. The sound of generators also affects tourists.”
Full story in Tuesday’s paper