From the Canadian Government’s Travel Advice website –
Since early 2018, there has been an increase in the number of foreign nationals detained in Siem Reap, particularly related to suspected illegal or culturally offensive activities surrounding the tourist ”party culture” which has formed in recent years. Local authorities seem to be cracking down on events such as pub crawls, raves, booze cruises and pool parties, as well as other events where recreational drugs may be present. Behaviour that is deemed scandalous, drunken or disorderly is considered highly disrespectful to the local culture and population, especially given the sacred Angkor temples nearby. Avoid these types of events.
To avoid offending local sensitivities:
- Dress conservatively
- Behave discreetly
- Respect religious and social traditions
Do not photograph airports or military installations, and ask permission before photographing individuals, including Buddhist monks.
from Country Advice and Advisories updated in the last 24 hours, which can be found at: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cambodia
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