Tourists Caught Taking Nude Photos at Angkorian Site

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.

“After asking them questions related to the above case, the three foreign tourists admitted that they really made a mistake by taking naked pictures,” the statement continues.

It said that the authorities involved in breaking up the nude photo shoot were now “collecting information, evidence and making a detailed report about this case for further action.”

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