via Coconuts Yangon, 03 August 2017: The tourist was told multiple times to remove his shoes before entering the pagodas, but refused to do so
A tourist who was arrested for wearing shoes inside several Bagan pagodas has been sentenced to a month in jail.
Authorities say that the tourist, a Russian national, was given multiple warnings to take off her shoes but refused to comply.
Finally, locals went to the Nyaung-U police station and filed a case against the woman under Section 295 of the Penal Code for intentionally causing religious insult. Under the charge, the defendant faced a jail sentence of up to two years and/or a monetary fine.