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More temples plan to ban mini skirts, shorts

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Fri, February 5 2010   /  01:49 pm

Mini skirts might be sexy, but they are becoming increasingly unfashionable at Javanese temples. After Borobudur Temple recently required visitors wearing mini skirts and shorts to wrap themselves with sarongs provided by the temple management, other temples, such as the Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples, will enforce similar ban soon. The management company in charge of the temples, PT Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko Temples Recreation Park *TWC BP & RB*, decided to impose the ban in hopes of increasing visitors' respect toward the temples as important historical sites inherited from ancestors as well as a move to preserve the sites. Reportedly, many visitors seem careless about the temple's preservation, with some climbing up the stupas to take pictures, which can inflict damage. "By wearing decent clothing, we intend to encourage visitors to respect the priceless ...