Stonemason Morm Pum, who has been working in temple restoration since 1993, stands on top of a scaffolding at West Mebun temple, Angkor, Cambodia, before work on it was halted. Photo: Enric Catala

Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job

  • Expert Cambodian stonemasons forced to halt work on 11th-century Angkorian temple after international funding ends
  • Local authority offers them barely half what they previously earned
Topic |   Cambodia

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Stonemason Morm Pum, who has been working in temple restoration since 1993, stands on top of a scaffolding at West Mebun temple, Angkor, Cambodia, before work on it was halted. Photo: Enric Catala
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