human settlement

human settlement

Kanderai: Traces of one of the largest Buddhist settlements slowly disappears

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Neglected by the government, Kanderai, the remains of one of the largest and most fascinating Buddhist settlements, will soon crumble to dust. The settlement, locally known as Kanjar Kotey, has been mercilessly excavated and destroyed by smugglers. A rare clue into the region's phenomenal history, Kanderai might soon vanish if the loot and plunder combined with the lack of preservation continue. Without official protection as a heritage site, there will be nothing left to build archaeological tourism around.