People visiting Buddhist sites in Thailand are expected to dress modestly and signs advise them to cover their shoulders and legs. Tourists are also told to not buy statues or images of Buddha as souvenirs. Two US citizens were held in Thailand on Tuesday after they posted an online picture of themselves posing with their buttocks exposed at Bangkok's Wat Arun temple.
They where arrested when trying to leave the country at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport. Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38, would be fined and deported for disrespectful and offensive attitude to Buddhist religion. "Once they are through with the charges, the Thai immigration police will revoke their visas and push for deportation. They will also be blacklisted from coming back to Thailand,"
Deputy spokesman of the Thai immigration police, Col Choengron Rimpadee, told to media.Just to remember, there are some special rules which apply in Thailand.First, ““Violators of laws related to illicit drugs, e.g., having and holding for use, or being a producer, seller, or transporter are subject to the death sentence.“ Another Thai law is don't defile any image of the Thai King, you can be arrested. The drinking age in Thailand is 20, it can result in jail.Oh, and it's illegal to leave the house in Thailand if you are not wearing underwear. In 2015, four European tourists received jail terms and fines in Malaysia for posing semi-nude on Mount Kinabalu, which is considered sacred.