Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said on Saturday – the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger.
Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-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. “The two tourists admitted that they really made a mistake by taking nude photos,” the statement read.
Ms Chau Sun Kerya, a spokesman for the Apsara Authority, said the women’s actions were offensive because Angkor is considered sacred ground. “Perhaps they did not know Angkor is a holy site. But their inappropriate activities affect the sanctity of the place,” she told AFP.