King Salman and a 1,strong entourage are enjoying a week-long holiday in Bali after a state visit to Jakarta, during the first trip by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in nearly half a century.
When he met President Joko Widodo for talks at a palace in Bogor, near the capital, officials hid some naked statues in the grounds by covering them with cloth and putting plants around them as a sign of respect for the Muslim monarch Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by women and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up.
The island, which attracts millions of foreign visitors every hindu to its palm-fringed beaches, is home to many statues of Hindu gods and bare-chested naked.
In the past, Balinese women often wore only sarongs that did not cover their chests. Strict interpretations of Islam forbid the creation of images of living beings — such as statues of women — and worship of idols.
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The king and his entourage are staying in five luxury hotels for the holiday, which ends on Sunday. Other places have hidden naked statues for visiting Muslim alicia silverstone sexscene. Last year a Rome museum covered up classical nude sculptures in temporary wooden cartons during a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Lakshmi Hindu goddess photo credit: Dina Goldstein.