Angor Wat posts new "Decency" Rules



After several incidents involving tourist streaking and nudity (resulting in jailing of some of the perpetrators), Angkor Wat has introduced new code of conduct laws which it hopes will bring misbehaving visitors into line with its expectations.  Angor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a beautiful sprawling complex of Buddhist and Hindu temples which are sacred to many of the local residents.


Signs like the one above have been posted in four languages outside the archaeological site.  These expectations should not surprise anyone -- modest dress (no short skirts or shorts), staying out of restricted areas, and no smoking allowed at the site.   Tourists are also advised to ask before they photograph monks. A prominent notice at the bottom of the sign states, "Any act of looting, breaking or damaging Angkor, or exposing sex organs and nudity in public area is a crime punishable by law.”


So rest assured, there should be no more sex organs on display at the site.  Other good news is that the complex will open at 5:30 am starting January 1st, 2 hours earlier than now, allowing more opportunity for visitation and hopefully more visitors.


More on this story from Telegraph Travel at this link.




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