Experience the enchanting Temples of Angkor through the expert guidance of our local archaeologist, Mr. Seng Kompheak. With an extensive background in archaeology and over 17 years of hands-on experience, Mr. Kompheak provides a profound and comprehensive understanding of the rich history and cultural significance of these awe-inspiring temples.

Mr. Seng Kompheak earned his degree from the prestigious Faculty of Archaeology at the Royal University of Fine Arts in 2002. Shortly after, he joined the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project, an initiative led by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, working in Angkor Borei, Takeo province, from 2003 to 2004. During this period, he played a crucial role in conducting detailed archaeological field surveys, reconnaissance missions, and mapping endeavors, utilizing advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. By 2004, Mr. Kompheak had taken on the responsibility for the GPS operations within the project, showcasing his adeptness and leadership skills.His collaboration with international experts has been a hallmark of his career. He has worked closely with specialists from various countries, enhancing his knowledge and expertise through these valuable interactions. Additionally, Mr. Kompheak received specialized training from stone restoration experts at the National Museum in Phnom Penh, further honing his skills in preserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Kompheak contributed significantly to the Sambor Prei Kuk Conservation Project in Kampong Thom province, a joint initiative with Waseda University in Japan. His work extended beyond the field, as he was invited to Japan as a visiting lecturer, sharing his insights and experiences with Master’s degree students at Waseda University. This international teaching experience underscores his dedication to education and the dissemination of archaeological knowledge.

Currently serving as a technical officer in the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Mr. Kompheak continues to play a pivotal role in the preservation and promotion of Cambodia’s archaeological treasures. In November 2007, he was appointed by the Royal Government of Cambodia as the Curator in charge of Collections at the Angkor National Museum. In this capacity, he oversees the museum’s extensive collections, ensuring that they are meticulously maintained and displayed to educate and inspire visitors.

Mr. Kompheak’s expertise has also been sought by high-profile visitors. In early 2015, he had the honor of leading private tours for renowned celebrities Beyoncé and Jay-Z during their visit to Siem Reap. His exceptional knowledge and engaging storytelling captivated these distinguished guests, offering them a unique and memorable experience. Furthermore, in March 2015, Mr. Kompheak was selected by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh to escort former First Lady Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi, the Leader of the United States House of Representatives, during their historic trips to the Angkor complex. This prestigious assignment highlighted his reputation as a leading archaeologist and an ambassador of Cambodian heritage.In October 2019, Mr. Kompheak was entrusted with guiding the President of Hungary, Mr. János Áder, through the Angkor National Museum. His ability to convey the profound historical and cultural narratives of the artifacts and exhibits left a lasting impression on the President, further cementing Mr. Kompheak’s status as a distinguished expert in his field.

Join us on an extraordinary journey through the Temples of Angkor with Mr. Seng Kompheak, and gain unparalleled insights into the ancient wonders of Cambodia. His wealth of knowledge, extensive experience, and passion for archaeology will provide you with a deeper and fuller appreciation of these magnificent temples, making your visit truly unforgettable. Reserve this exciting experience for your client, reach out to us at sales.cambodia@khiri.com 

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