Cambodia to ban smoking in Angkor

Cambodia has instituted a smoking ban in Angkor. I’ll be visiting there next month, so I’ll be looking out for the signs!

Cambodia bans smoking at famed Angkor temples
AP, 14 June 2012

Cambodia is banning smoking at the Angkor temple archaeological site.

A government official said Thursday the rule will promote the health and comfort of visitors and prevent forest fires.

Tan Sambu said “No smoking” signs will be added and workers will help spread the word under the effort started Wednesday. He is vice secretary general of the Apsara Authority that manages the temples.

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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