Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples

PHNOM PENH (AFP) – Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country’s famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said yesterday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel. The Angkor archaeological complex in northern Siem Reap attracts the bulk of the kingdom’s foreign tourists – which topped six million in 2018 – and many opt for elephant rides around the ancient temples. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin