The Monk at Angkor Wat

by Jane Horton
(Adelaide, Australia)

Beware the 'Buddhist monk' who stands at one of the main entrances asking for quite an expensive admission fee. He looks sweet and genuine and is very convincing. We paid a steep fee to go into the compound. It wasn't until we heard other tourists discussing the fact that their guide book said entry was free and so why were they charged that we realised what had happened. We went back to the monk and demanded our money back. He fled, so we knew by his actions that we had been scammed. This has happened many times from others I have spoken to.

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