Cambodia: Stop taking nude photos in our temples!

The headline goes without saying. This story was filed after the French tourists were deported for taking lewd photos in Angkor, but not before two Americans were caught for doing the same.

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Roundup: Cambodia urges tourists to refrain from nude photos at heritage sites
Xinhua, via Global Post, 05 February 2015

A senior Cambodian culture official has urged foreign tourists to avoid taking pornographic photos at all Cambodian cultural sites since such a action is against the country’s culture and tradition.

The call came after several photos of an Asian woman posing nude at ancient Cambodian temples went viral online in recent weeks and then, three French tourists were arrested and given a six-month suspended sentence by a Cambodian court on Saturday for taking nude photos at the complex of the famed Angkor Wat Temple.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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