Temples in Cambodia – level 3

29-11-2017 15:00

A team of 30 young volunteers are trying to raise money to help save isolated Kampong Preah temples that people built over 1,200 years ago in a remote area in Cambodia.

Sokemean Srin explained that the temples were built in the 8th century, which makes them older than Angkor Wat, but unfortunately they are little known. That is why he decided to organise a cultural charity trip to raise funds to support the historical site and to promote tourism in the area, which is so remote that it can only be reached by boat.

Despite a third of the complex being destroyed, the temples still host religious ceremonies and provide communal space for a nearby floating village.

Difficult words: volunteer (a person who does work without being paid), funds (money to pay for something specific), communal space (an area for all people to use).

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