No more drones at Angkor Wat.

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No more drones at Angkor Wat.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:40 pm

'Only In Cambodia' article explaining why the Apsara Authority doesn't want "people" using drones at Angkor Wat. At first that seems like a reasonable decision, but then we learn that most of the "people" concerned are not "drone enthusiasts", but archeologists using drone photography to explore and document the area. Why would this be harmful to Angkor Wat ? Something doesn't add up. New technology has been responsible for some major archeological discoveries there quite recently. So what is this new ban all about ?

Angkor a no-fly zone
Wed, 9 November 2016
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Angkor Wat is officially off-limits for drone enthusiasts.

The Apsara Authority, which manages the temple complex, announced the ban on the remote-controlled aircraft in a post on its website on Monday. The decision comes more than a year and a half after Phnom Penh authorities initiated a similar ban in the capital.

“To ensure the safety of local and foreign tourists, to prevent any harm to our temple, and to maintain public order, the Apsara Authority prohibits the use of any type of drone to photograph the temple,” reads the announcement.

According to Apsara Authority spokesman Chau Sun Kerya, drones had been used to photograph unsightly areas of the ancient temple, portraying the country’s prime attraction in a bad light. “We are [also] afraid of it falling on visitors’ heads,” she added.

The move was welcomed by Pok Samnang, operation manager of the Cambodia Tourist Guide Association.

“We mostly don’t see any tourists using drones. Those who do use them are archeologists,” he said. “This is an extraordinary, old temple, so people should never use modern technology in this ancient site.”
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... o-fly-zone
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Re: No more drones at Angkor Wat.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:12 pm

Did Samnang really say that? What a retard...
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Re: No more drones at Angkor Wat.

Post by John Bingham » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:00 pm

“This is an extraordinary, old temple, so people should never use modern technology in this ancient site.”
If only they had banned photography there in the 19th century we wouldn't have all this fuss. :please:
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Re: No more drones at Angkor Wat.

Post by hanno » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:57 am

John Bingham wrote:
“This is an extraordinary, old temple, so people should never use modern technology in this ancient site.”
If only they had banned photography there in the 19th century we wouldn't have all this fuss. :please:


No more selfie sticks? Yipppeeeee!
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