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APSARA (Authority for the Protection of the Site and Management of the Region of Angkor) is the Cambodian management authority responsible for protecting the Angkor Archaeological Park.[1] Founded in 1995,[2] it is in charge of the research, protection, and conservation as well as the urban and tourist development of the park. It is headquartered in Siem Reap.[3] As of 2016, it consisted of 15 departments and more than 500 personnel. [3]


  1. ^ Mäkeläinen, Mika (2 April 2016). "Pohjois-Korean tuorein tulonlähde – taidekauppaa Angkorin raunioilla". YLE (in Finnish). Retrieved 2 April 2016. Museo on pohjoiskorealaisen Mansudaen taideinstituutin ja Angkorin alueen kulttuuriperinnön suojelusta vastaavan Apsara-viraston yhdessä pyörittämä hanke.
  2. ^ UNESCO (1995). "SOC: Angkor (Cambodia)". Archived from the original on 2017-08-24. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Stubbs, John H.; Thomson, Robert G. (10 November 2016). Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice. Taylor & Francis. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-317-40619-8.

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