They’re watching: Bali’s iconic Ulun Danu Bratan temple installs 36 CCTV cameras to catch out obscene tourists

Because the saying goes: prevention is healthier than the remedy. Within the aftermath of inappropriate conduct by vacationers at sacred places going viral on social media just lately, Bali’s iconic Ulun Danu Bratan temple has determined to put in 36 CCTV cameras to discourage disrespectful conduct from guests. 

A consultant of the favored vacationer vacation spot in Bedugul, Tabanan mentioned yesterday that the temple took the measure following the deportation of a Russian yoga influencer after she posed bare by an historical tree on the grounds of the Pemaksan Babakan temple in Marga Tua Village, which can be positioned in Tabanan.

“We anticipated it earlier. We don’t need vacationers taking selfies however disrupting the sacredness of a spot, identical to what occurred in Marga Tua,” Danu Bratan temple’s spokesman Agus Teja Saputra mentioned.

The 36 CCTV cameras have been put in on varied places of the Danu Bratan temple in an effort to supervise guests. Whereas acknowledging that the cameras are there to forestall obscene acts, Agus mentioned that the transfer can be essential because the temple has been welcoming an growing variety of vacationers since Bali reopened its borders this yr.

“CCTV cameras are additionally helpful to make sure the guests’ security, reminiscent of from theft,” he added.

Moreover, six safety guards can be stationed on the foremost temple. Agus additionally mentioned that tour guides have been reminded to convey to guests the dos and don’ts within the premises, together with sure sacred areas which can be off-limits.

Earlier than the Russian yoga influencer’s controversy, a Canadian man was additionally deported for performing a unadorned haka-style dance on the highest of sacred Mt. Batur. 

As Bali begins waking up after being dormant for 2 years as a result of pandemic, circumstances of misbehaving vacationers have grow to be a priority. Artistic Economic system Minister Sandiaga Uno has addressed the problem saying the federal government will inform foreigners on correct conduct when visiting sure places in Bali.

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