Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — "What's going on with the tourists lately? That's likely the question going through the minds of officials at Cambodia 's Angkor Archeological Park, which has experienced a string of nudity-related incidents this year. Last Friday, U.
US sisters arrested for nude photos at Cambodia's Angkor
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Scott Rawlinson, Guest Contributor - 18 Feb, The Apsara Authority and Khmer-language media were quick to pounce on the incident and start a finger-pointing campaign. However, lacking since the story broke has been a serious discussion about the ways in which Khmer women were represented, how expectations of Khmer women were conveyed, and whether they were helpful and culturally justified, or restrictive, demonstrating a subtle regulation of female expression and sexuality. I offer no definitive answers here. Rather, I hope to spark a debate not only about the clear gendered characteristics of the Khmer-language media and of national medias the world over and its implications, as well as a discussion about gender representation in general. The walls of the Angkor Wat temple complex, as well as those of Angkor Thom, the Bayon or Ta Prohm, among others, are adorned with dancing figures apsaras and guardians devatas. Furthermore, it is not unusual to find these figures depicted nude from head-to-waist on the walls and bas-reliefs of the various complexes dotted around the Angkor region.
The naked Apsara in Cambodia
This handout photo taken on August 2, and released on August 3 by Cambodian Police shows detained Chinese nationals in Banteay Meanchey province. PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has arrested more than Chinese men and women suspected of running an online scam that persuaded victims to send nude photographs and then extorted them for cash, police said Thursday. The sweeping arrests come as the Southeast Asian country cracks down on Chinese cyber-crime gangs who use web technology to target their fellow citizens from abroad.
Lindsey Adams, 22, and her year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking "nude pictures" inside the Preah Khan temple at the world heritage site on Friday, the Apsara Authority -- the government agency managing the Angkor complex -- said in a statement. It is the second time in the last fortnight that tourists visiting the sprawling temple complex have been caught without their clothes. Three French tourists were deported last weekend after they pleaded guilty to taking nude pictures of each other inside another temple within the complex.