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ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE ETIQUETTE

RULES YOU MUST FOLLOW WHEN VISITING ANGKOR WAT

DRESS MODESTLY

Cambodians usually adhere to a dress code of covering knees and shoulders while exploring Angkor Wat. Avoid wearing skimpy clothing or shirts featuring Hindu or Buddhist religious themes (e.g., Ganesh, Buddha, etc). You’ll be glad you dressed conservatively once you see how many monks are roaming the temples. Avoid flip-flops / thongs as many of the stairs to the top levels of temples are steep and dangerous. Trails can become slippery — take good shoes if you'll be doing any scrambling. A hat will come in handy for keeping the sun off, however, it should be removed to show respect in some areas.

SHOW SOME RESPECT

This is a religious site and is sacred to many visitors, so behave accordingly. 

Please observe silence and respect when entering the temples, with many visitors attending to worship or meditate. Avoid touching the carvings as human hands secrete sebum, making the stone shiny or polished. 

TAKE PHOTOS POLITELY AND DISCRETELY 

DON'T SMOKE

Angkor has been smoke free since 2012. Do not light up in public unless there's a designated area.

RESPECT THE MONKS

Avoid physical contact with monks or stand too close in particular the ladies. Seek their permission if you would like to take a picture.

SAFETY FIRST - READ THE SIGNS

There are lots of people visiting Angkor Wat. Directional Signs, Do not enter signs are in place. Observe them for your safety and the

SAY NO TO BEGGING

Please read our page on responsible charity for the community. Please do not encourage street begging  

DON'T LITTER

Reduce or Refrain from buying water bottles in plastic. Do not throw your rubbish anywhere you like. Modern Day comforts like plastic straws, plastic bags, plastic packaging may not be recycled or disposed off properly.

 

BE PREPARED

Sun Block and Umbrella for the scorching sun or the tropical rain.

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