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From next month, visitors to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex will need to follow strict clothing regulations, or risk being denied entry. 

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia, Angkor Wat welcomes millions of visitors each year and is famous for its beauty and impressive temple complex which remains to this day a spiritual pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

However a number of recent nude photography incidents, unsurprisingly, have left park authorities unimpressed. To combat this, a campaign promoting a visitor code of conduct has been released by the Apsara Authority, which manages the park.

Guidelines include requesting permission from monks before taking photos of them; refraining from littering or smoking (Angkor Wat has been a smoke free site since 2012); and wearing appropriate clothing. This means no bare shoulders, and skirts or shorts above the knee are prohibited.

As of August 4th, this will come into effect as a rule and visitors not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to buy a temple pass until they have changed. Check out the video below for a full run down of the code of conduct.

What do you think of the new guidelines?  

IMG: Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Juan Antonio F. Segal / Flickr cc.

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