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Taj Mahal: Honey Bees at Historical Monument Alarm Tourists

A proposal with estimates of expenditure is pending at the headquarters for some months

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Though many complaints have been lodged by the visitors in the past, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not taken the threat seriously. Pixabay

Honey bees at the iconic Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in the city continue to alarm tourists.

Though many complaints have been lodged by the visitors in the past, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not taken the threat seriously, according to the tourist guides.

ASI sources said that a proposal with estimates of expenditure is pending at the headquarters for some months.

A local resident has even complained to the Ministry of Culture, demanding the immediate removal of beehives at the Taj which pose a threat to the safety of tourists.

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Honey bees at the iconic Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in the city continue to alarm tourists. Pixabay

Tourist guide Ved Gautam told IANS that beehives have always been there but precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of the visitors.

The one at the Mehmankhana (guest house) on the east side of Taj Mahal has always been there, as also the one at the entrance gate of Akbar’s tomb, Gautam said.

Old timers recalled several attacks by bees, which caused panic. Only last year, bees attacked visitors at the royal gate entrance to the Taj Mahal.

“Bees attack only when there is serious provocation from someone. In normal circumstances, they mind their own business,” a retired ASI staffer said.

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Not just bees, dogs and monkeys also continue to be a major nuisance at the Taj. Few days ago, photos of stray dogs loitering in the Taj were widely circulated on social media. Last year, there was a huge controversy over some CISF personnel being given catapult training to shoo away the simians. (IANS)

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Top 7 Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Cambodia

Temples of Angkorare are one of the most attractive tourist points in this country

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It is one of the best tourist spots in the southeast Asia due to an array of magnificent temples, religious buildings, rich heritage and culture. Pixabay

Cambodia is a small historical country located in the southern portion of Indochina point in Southeast Asia. It has assortment of historical attractions and also offers a variety of activities travelers to fil their travel diaries with. It is one of the best tourist spots in the southeast Asia due to an array of magnificent temples, religious buildings, rich heritage and culture. Temples of Angkorare are one of the most attractive tourist points in this country. It has many more for tourists such as tropical beaches, colonial structures and a lot of natural attractions. 

If you have chosen Cambodia as your next travelling destination, then you must have a look at the must visit top tourist attractions in Cambodia to have an amazing tourism experience. 

Angkor Wat

It is the top attraction in Cambodia. According to the resources, these were built around in the start of 12th century by King Suryavarman II. Composition and attractiveness of the temple make it one of the great and most beautiful monuments around the globe. The remains of the antique city of Angkor can be found at a short distance to the north of Siem Reap. This beautiful tourist attraction covers a large area of 400 sq km.

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Cambodia is a small historical country located in the southern portion of Indochina point in Southeast Asia. Pixabay

The Bayon Temple

It is a part of the world’s most beautiful attraction Angkor and the Bayon Temple is a beautiful structure as a sea of more than 200 enormous stone faces looking in all direction. The location is surrounded by a moat, and you can approach it at the site’s 4 key points via gigantic stone gates and walkways. It was built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII as a vital part of capital Angkor Thom. One more thing about Bayon is that it is built at the precise middle of the royal city.

Phnom Penh

It is the capital of Cambodia. The chaotic streets humming with vehicle horns can burn you out at first glance. But it is known as the Cambodia’s most multicultural destination that grabs the attention of tourists. A lot of traditional and religious structures are out there in Phnom Penh shows both Cambodia’s modern and antique history. A local Cambodia Tour & Travel agent can provide you more details about the things to do and visit in Phnom Penh. 

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The Royal Palace

Glittering golden roofs of the royal palace can please your eyes. Basically, it is the royal residence of King Sihamoni, and the several parts of this sprawling palace grounds are not open for the public and tourists. Silver Pagoda (a magnificent statues of Buddha) makes the royal palace more attractive and appealing. It is embellished with almost 9584 diamonds and it is also enameled with over 5,000 silver tiles and expensive Italian marble structures. 

Kratie

A small town at the banks of Mekong River is one of the must visit attractions of Cambodia. It is surrounded by a dominant marketplace made with old and French colonial structures. If you love to enjoy the wildlife, the visiting the Kraite would be a great chance to enjoy the affluence of wildlife opportunities. Plenty of tourists pour the location in the peak days as it is the place to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins.

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It has assortment of historical attractions and also offers a variety of activities travelers to fil their travel diaries with. Pixabay

Battambang

You must mark the Battambang in the map if you really want to enjoy the calm, peaceful and rural scenery in Cambodia. The rice fields and tiny villages makes this place worth seeing. It is also known as the home to swags of momentous riches as well. It has many other attractions in it such as temples of Phnom Banon and Wat Ek Phnom. It is also a doorway between Phnom Penh and Thailand. 

Tonlé Sap Lake

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It is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and always secure a visible place in the list of most attractive tourist attractions in Cambodia. In the monsoon season, the Tonlé Sap Lake creates a great natural atmosphere, including water-logged forests and wetlands. A lot of locations can be found around the lake for several human activities and floating villages is one of them. The Tonlé Sap Lake is a home to almost 170 floating villages and people are living their lives in the homes constructed on water. Homes, schools and shops are built with barrels and bamboos and boat is the main way of transportation.