Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // National News // Foreigners cause uproar by sunbathing at a Chiang Mai temple

Foreigners cause uproar by sunbathing at a Chiang Mai temple

PHOTO: Sanook

Two foreign tourists have provoked outrage after a photograph of them sunbathing at a Buddhist temple was shared online.

According to a Nation Thailand report, the women were spotted by a passing tuk-tuk driver, who decided to stop and take a photo. He then shared the image on social media and before you could say “pass the factor 30”, it had gone viral.

PHOTO: Sanook

However, the acting abbot of Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai says the women were only there for a few minutes, swiftly moving on after a temple worker informed them it wasn’t the most appropriate spot for sun-worshipping.

The abbot says he was unaware of the women’s presence until it all kicked off on social media. He adds that the tuk-tuk driver could have informed the women that what they were doing was inappropriate, but instead simply took a photo and shared it online.

Wallop Wongprom from the Chiang Mai Cultural Council has suggested that the temple deploy people to monitor what foreign tourists are up to while on temple grounds. The abbot says there are only 7 monks at the temple and they can’t keep tabs on every tourist, all the time.

There was also a similar incident at Sanaa Luang in Bangkok in recent days. Salam Luang is the large public park ar the front of the Grand Palace. But the sunbathing tourists got the same advice to get their gear on and find a more ‘suitable’ place to tan their skin.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Saturday, July 20, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Excellent weekend ahead with stable, if overcast, weather. Milder temperatures with...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...