Gardeners Risk Their Lives to Climb Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple to Save it

A team of gardeners risked their lives, climbing up ladders to reach the top of a tower at the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, in order to cut away sapling trees – which could destroy the ancient temple.

Lune Lun, the head gardener, explained on tonight’s BBC’s Sacred Wonders that if the roots of the sapling trees grow any more then they could force one of the towers to crash down.

Many, including Lune, believe that spirits live in the temple and if the towers are damaged then the spirits will leave forever.

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