Serbian pair fined after temple ‘legs’ photos spread

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via Bangkok Post, 25 March 2018: A pair of Serbian tourists fined for taking inappropriate photos on the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

Two Serbian nationals were yesterday charged with public indecency and fined 5,000 baht each over their taking of inappropriate pictures on the wall of a Phra Ubosot hall in Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, within the precinct of the Grand Palace, said the Tourist Police Bureau (TPB).

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Woman sitting in lap of Buddha statue draws ire online

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via Bangkok Post, 09 March 2018:

A female tourist sitting in the lap of a large Buddha statue at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhol has attracted a lot of criticism from netizens after her photos went viral online.

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Russian pair held for offensive photos at Angkor Wat

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via Khmer Times, 28 Feb 2018: More tourists behaving badly at Angkor – this time a pair of Russian tourists caught taking scantily clad photos in the sacred temple complex.

The Heritage Protection Police at Angkor Wat detained two Russians for taking photos in “sexy clothes” at Preah Khan temple in the Angkor Archaeological Complex, Siem Reap province.

Source: Russian pair held for offensive photos at Angkor Wat – Khmer Times

Tourist returns stolen bricks to Thai temple

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via Deutche Welle, 05 February 2018: Tourist steals bricks from Ayutthaya, suffers an ‘unpeaceful’ life, returns them by mail.

An envelope containing three bricks believed to be centuries old and a note in Thai was sent to the Tourism Authority of Thailand last week, said Panupong Paengkul, a tourism official in the ancient city of Ayutthaya where the bricks were reportedly stolen from. “The note indicated that the bricks should be returned to any temple in Ayutthaya because the sender had not lived a peaceful life since, but it didn’t elaborate on what had really happened,” Panupong said. “The note was written in Thai. I suspect it was translated by Google,” he added, declining to reveal the name and nationality of the sender.

Source: Tourist returns stolen bricks to Thai temple | Deutche Welle

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Bagan, Myanmar: Tourist jailed for wearing shoes inside ancient city

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via News.com.au, 01 September 2017: We’ve covered this story before, and this story reiterates the stiff penalties for disrespecting Buddhist traditions in Myanmar. The Russian tourist who repeatedly refused to remove her shoes while visiting the Bagan temples was sent to 6 months of prison and hard labour!

The big tourist warning for Myanmar

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