Cambodia Bans Tourists in Inappropriate Clothing From Angkor
on 07 July 2016
Considering how easy it is to respect a country's culture, it's wild to think that in 2016, Cambodia's Apsara authority has had to ban tourists wearing inappropriate clothing from Angkor. The remarkably beautiful and historically rich place calls for visitors to cover their arms (to the elbow) and legs (below the knees) as a mark of respect, but a recent wave of tourists have ignored that—some going so far as to pose naked on the sacred temples and buildings. The World Heritage Site in Siem Reap is made up of the remains of the Khmer empire, dating as far back as the ninth century, and Long Kosal (of the Apsara authority) says skimpy clothing shows "disrespect to our beautiful culture and tradition."