8 places in the world where photography is prohibited by lawVika
Holidays are a long-awaited time of travel and a friend who should leave only warm memories and bright impressions. However, in some countries, incomprehensible rules and strange restrictions can become a cause of the problem with the law, which does not suspect tourists.
1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
A quarter of red lanterns in Amsterdam is famous for its brothels, picturesque canals, and cafes. In this part of the city, local hosts hate when tourists photograph prostitutes standing in windows. If you dare to go here with a camera, in the best case someone can tear it off. In the worst - you risk being beaten.
2. South Korea.
In this country, it is forbidden to photograph women without their consent - even in public places. Observance of this rule is considered an act of sexual aggression and is punishable by a fine of 10 million won (650,000 rubles) and deprivation of liberty for a period of up to 5 years.
In the United States, photography is much softer than in South Korea. Moreover, in some cases, you may be exposed to problems, most likely of which is photography of private property. It is always desirable to get permission to photograph the owner of the property. And, most importantly, always pay attention to the prohibitory signs.
4. United Arab Emirates.
In the UAE, photography in restricted areas may result in a prison sentence of 1 to 3 months and a fine of $ 1,361. In many places it is forbidden to use cameras for local superstitions. It is also impossible to photograph government buildings, some bridges, and palaces of sheiks. The palace ban is actually registered in the legislation of the country.
5. North Korea.
If you want to visit this country, be prepared for serious restrictions in your movements and behavior. In North Korea, you are not allowed to leave the hotel without a guide, and you are not allowed to take photos without a guide. If you do not obey, you will be fined or something worse.
The British usually understand the concept of interfering with the cameras of tourists. It is possible to make amateur photos practically anywhere in the country, but commercial photography requires a special permit. For example, a commercial shooting on Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square can be produced only with the permission of the Mayor of London.
In Japan, it is forbidden to photograph certain temples and statues. Judge for all, the shots could irritate the spirits.
Algeria is quite conservative, especially in the southern part of the country. Men can be photographed only after receiving their consent. Women can be photographed only with the consent of their husbands or fathers, as they are considered their own. Categorically prohibited to photograph bridges, dams, and military facilities.