Another trio of tourists deported for taking pants off in Angkor

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Yet again, tourists were caught last week taking photos of themselves with their pants down in the Ta Prohm temple. I really think it’s time to start meting out stiff punishments like actual jail time rather than suspended sentences and deportations.

Ta Prohm Roots (view on black)

Ta Prohm exhibitionists face expulsion
Phnom Penh Post, 11 May 2105

Bare-bottom Angkor tourists go to court
AFP, via Bangkok Post, 11 May 2015

Italian ‘took bare bottom snaps’ at Angkor temple
The Local, 11 May 2015

Three foreigners detained for taking nude photos at Cambodia’s famed Angkor heritage site
Xinhua, via Shanghai Daily, 11 May 2015

Three tourists face court over nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor complex
ABC News, 12 May 2015

Tourists in Court for Naked Photos at Temple
Cambodia Daily, 12 May 2015

Tourists keep stripping at Cambodian temples and officials are not amused
Washington Post, 12 May 2015

Tourists keep baring their butts at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple
Fox News, 12 May 2015

Nude shutterbugs get suspended sentences
Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday suspended prison sentences for three foreign tourists convicted of taking photos of their naked buttocks at Angkor Archaeological Park and ordered they be deported.

Italian Bruno Margrini, 30, Argentinean Luciano Gaston Munoz, 30, and Dutch national Kiri Stamou, 19, were arrested on Monday afternoon after being caught taking photos with their pants down by guards at the Ta Prohm temple.

Their arrest marks the third time this year foreign travellers have been busted taking nude photos at the historic World Heritage Site.

While noting the trio’s remorse, judge Hok Pov yesterday handed Margrini and Munoz a seven-month suspended sentence and fined them $315. Stamou, meanwhile, received a six-month suspended sentence and $200 fine.

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Tourists deported over nude photo shoot at Angkor

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This piece of news has been all over the headlines these past few days. A trio of French tourists were caught at Banteay Kdei taking nude photos. This news comes after the recent outrage over another nude photo shoot at the same temple – perhaps it really needs to be said: these temples are as the name implies, religious places. You wouldn’t go to a church or a mosque and take nude photos, and the same applies here!

The trio have since been fined and deported.

Banteay Kdei in Cambodia

Tourists Caught Taking Nude Photos at Angkorian Site
Cambodia Daily, 30 January 2015

Cambodia detains 3 foreign tourists for taking porn photos at heritage site
Xinhua, via Global Post, 30 January 2015

French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat
AFP, via The Straits Times, 30 January 2015

Three arrested in latest row over nude snaps at Angkor park
Phnom Penh Post, 31 January 2015

Angkor temple naked photo session leads to tourists’ arrest
Global Travel Industry News, 31 January 2015

Tourists in Nude Photo Shoot to Face the Law
Cambodia Daily, 31 January 2015

French tourists in nude Cambodia photo scandal to be deported
AFP, via the Straits Times, 31 January 2015

French tourists in nude Cambodia photo scandal to be deported
AFP, via GMA Network, 01 February 2015

Cambodia deports French nude pics tourists
AAP, via SBS, 01 February 2015

Cambodia deports 3 Frenchmen for nude Angkor Wat photo shoot
Asian Correspondent, 02 February 2015

What cheek! French tourists deported and banned from re-entering Cambodia for four years after posing nude at Angkor temple
Daily Mail, 02 February 2015

Three Frenchmen Caught Naked at Temple Sentenced, Deported
Cambodia Daily, 02 February 2015

Just days after the authority that operates the Angkor Archaeological Park expressed outrage at photographs circulating online of nude women posing at the park’s iconic monuments, three tourists were caught taking nude photos at the Banteay Kdei temple Thursday.

According to the Apsara Authority, which manages the temple complex in Siem Reap province, local authorities caught the nude tourists shortly after 11 a.m.

“Apsara Authority in cooperation with Siem Reap provincial tourism police and Siem Reap provincial heritage police prevented the activities of taking naked pictures by three foreign tourists at 11:10 a.m. on January 29 in the compound of the Banteay Kdei monument,” says a statement released by the authority last night.

Full story here.