A good reminder that one person’s tourist site is another person’s sacred site: French tourists in Sri Lanka have received suspended jail terms for pretending to kiss a Buddha statue. I know many Cambodians have similar concerns regarding the way that their cultural heritage sites (of which many are also sacred or religious sites) are treated poorly by tourists. And man, I have personally seen tourists do offensive and potentially destructive things at sites within the Angkor park. I know that making sure that people treat these sites is with respect is one goal of future heritage conservation work at Angkor. I wonder what would happen if they started imposing fines on such behavior in Cambodia….