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The Ancient Angkor Road
Photography & video production project

Looking for sponsors for this project.

The Ancient Khmer Highway was a 225 km roadway going northwest between Angkor (in Cambodia) and Phimai (now in Thailand). Most of the road is overgrown by the jungle, and only visible today on aerial photographs. Few of the rest house chapels or hospital chapels survive (only the chapels remain as they were the only buildings built of sandstone or laterite, and all wooden constructions rotted away long ago). The only part of the road which is still driveable is at the entrance to the town of Phimai. The road has been proven to exist in the 12th and 13th century, but it is quite certain that it existed earlier. Most of the buildings along the road date from the reign of King Jayavarman VII.

This project is in need of sponsors to cover production expenses. Sponsors can participate for advertising of their products or profit sharing in publishing and distribution of the final product. Please contact George Mann for more information.

Information on existence and location of the Ancient Angkor Road.




THE ANGKOR ROAD - Website & Book Photography Project 


The Angkor Empire stretched from present day Vietnam to Myanmar and Northern Thailand to Malaysia. I have been working on the Angkor Road website & book project for more than 15 years. To find out how you can join this publishing project and see your photos (and full bio)  on AngkorRoad.com (and to be included in the printed book) please contact George Mann

My first exposure to Cambodia was in 1979, working on a book project and various photo assignments for the UNHCR.

June 26, 1980 Vietnamese incursion at Nong Chan Refugee Camp - my legal name is George Lienemann

On June 23, 1980 about 200 Vietnamese soldiers attacked Mak Mun and Nong Chan, forcing hundreds of refugees back into Kampuchea and executing hundreds more who resisted. Khmer soldiers at Nong Chan put up a vigorous defense, but some 400 refugees were killed and another 458 were treated at Khao-I-Dang hospital. Nong Chan was later recaptured by Thai forces after the Vietnamese withdrew on June 24. Many refugees moved to the nearby Nong Samet Refugee Camp. On June 26 Robert Ashe, Dr. Pierre Perrin (ICRC Medical Coordinator) and two journalists (George Lienemann and Richard Franken) were captured by the Vietnamese and marched about 25 kilometers inside Kampuchea through torrential rain and with no shelter at night. Ashe later noted, "It was the first holiday I'd had in six months." Arriving in the Cambodian town of Nimitt he was interrogated by a Vietnamese officer as to whether food aid was going to anticommunist guerrillas, and after four days they were freed and allowed to walk over the bridge at the border back into Thailand..

During the years that Vietnam controlled Cambodia I was not allowed to return, but in the last 15 years I have made many trips back to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and many more remote areas.




1st Stage - Angkor Road Book Project Website - AngkorRoad.com


Adding participating photographers galleries to the website - angkorroad.com

My goal is to have 100 photographers join this project. Amateur, Enthusiast and professionals are all welcome.

Each participating photographer will receive his own permanent gallery page - 20 images (Angkor related only) and a bio with links

A 20 image gallery page is available for a one time fee of US$100 and will remain online permanently.

PayPal URL -
paypal.me/AngkorRoad/100 - the recipient is George Lienemann (my legal name) -

Please also send me an email for instructions on sending the images and your bio (and website links) for the gallery page.

Photographers can also elect to join me on specific expeditions to remote areas of the Khmer Empire, to produce images needed for the final book production. Please contact George Mann for more information.




Contributions, commercial sponsors, and paid participation in this project are all very welcome

The Book Printing Stage of this project will be expensive, so please contact me if you are willing to participate in this stage of the project. I worked in the print production business for many years and have very good contacts with publishers (in Asia, Europe and the USA) but they are not very generous these days, most of the cost of producing and printing a high quality book has to be financed through commercial and private sponsors. So please contact me if you can be of any help.

All financial contributors will be listed (unless you wish to remain anonymous) on the sponsors page of both the website and the final book production.

Any amount will be appreciated - copies of the final book will be provided for donors above US$50.

A US$50 contribution would be sent to - paypal.me/AngkorRoad/50 - the recipient is George Lienemann

Photographers can also elect to join George Mann on specific expeditions to remote areas of the Khmer Empire, to produce images needed for the final book production. The fee for those expeditions will depend upon the location and number of days. Please contact George Mann for more information.

Donors who are not photographers can also elect to join George Mann on an expedition to remote Angkor Empire locations. The fee for those expeditions will depend upon the location and number of days. Please contact George Mann for more information.