APSARA National Authority launches a new visiting circuit at Bayon temple
APSARA National Authority launches a new visiting circuit at Bayon temple to ensure a better flow of tourists and to avoid the rush hour craze.
Mr. Seng Sotheara, Deputy Director of Department of Angkor Tourism Development of the APSARA National Authority, said that the new circuit at Bayon temple is to organize the flow of visitors through the temple as well as to avoid of being crowded during the visit. He added that it also aims to make tourists get to appreciate more of the temple, such as the history of sculptures in all the galleries, and maintain a safe distance for tourists while Covid 19 still stays around us. So we can significantly reduce the risk as guided by the Ministry of Health.
Mr. Sotheara said that the new circuit is offering three options. The first option lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, the second option lasts 55 minutes and the third option lasts 45 minutes.
In addition, the new visiting circuit also features photo spots for tourists to take pictures of themselves with special scenes. APSARA National Authority has also set up new information boards in three languages: Khmer, English, and Chinese.
Mr. Sotheara added that in the past, APSARA National Authority has already organized this visiting circuit at other temples such as Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei. At the same time, APSARA National Authority is also considering arranging other temples in terms of organizing the flow of tourists and highlighting the values of those temples.
Article: Department of Communication
Photos: Yi Sotha