Step 1: Don't take photos with the monks.

Erika Owen

In general, being a good tourist isn't a hard thing to be. That being said, there are some places around the world that require a bit more sensitivity than others—Angkor Wat is one of those places. The temple complex in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world, and with that title comes a few dos and don'ts. Lucky for us, a video from the Apsara Authority—the group that runs the UNESCO World Heritage destination—has surfaced a video walking through some of the things that are frowned upon at the site (smoking, climbing, touching the ancient architecture—you get the idea).

Follow along above as a Khmer king walks us watchers through all kinds of unsightly behavior—all while perched on an elephant, of course.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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