Angkor Code of Conduct video

The APSARA Authority launches an entertaining public service announcement video about what tourists shouldn’t do when visiting the temples of Angkor. Watch and share!

Dos and don’ts of Angkor get time on TV
Phnom Penh Post, 08 December 2015

Angkor Wat code of conduct video depicts offensive tourist behaviour
The Telegraph, 08 December 2015

At Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, a new code of conduct means no more selfies with monks and no nudity
Los Angeles Times, 09 December 2015

Code of Conduct video to teach tourists how to behave at Angkor Wat [Link no longer active]
The New Paper, 10 December 2015

An elephant-riding Angkor-era warrior looks on appalled as visitors to Angkor Wat smoke, take selfies with monks, and put their feet on statues in a video released on Friday to encourage good behaviour at Cambodia’s most popular ancient site.

The film, produced by the Apsara Authority, which runs the Angkor temple complex, hammers home a code of conduct introduced earlier this year after highly publicised incidents of bad behaviour including the use of the temple as a backdrop for nude photos.

“It’s our duty to respect the Angkor code of conduct,” Apsara Authority’s deputy director-general Sok Sangvar says in the slickly produced two-minute film.

“These rules are made in order to prevent negative impacts on our temple, our environment and our culture.”

Full story here.

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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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