Hotel apologises for Angkor Wat facade

A hotel in Koh Phangan has issued an apology after Cambodian netizens were outraged by its use of Cambodian cultural icons, including the famous Angkor Wat, as building decoration, which they deemed inappropriate.

“We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused you and would like to clarify the vision from our founder’s heart and intention,” Le Palais Hotel wrote on its Facebook page on Sunday.

“Le Palais Hotel Koh Phangan was inspired by the greatness of Angkor Wat located in Cambodia. Cambodia is the motherland of our founder and always have a special place in his heart. Thailand is the second home where he found the peace of mind in the land of smile.

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