Don't kick the bell!

A tourist is in big trouble with the Thai government.  The police are looking for a man, presumed to be Chinese, who was caught on videotape kicking bells at the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai.  The 14th century Buddhist temple is a popular tourist destination and is considered sacred by the Thai people.  Kicking the bells is  highly disrespectful and an insult to the Thai people.

 

Here's what the crime looked like:

 

 

If they catch the guy, what will his punishment be?  His identity will be made public and he have to take a Thai culture and etiquette education course; should he refuse, he would be blacklisted from re-entering the country.

 

More on this story from the International Business Times. 

 

Just remember not to kick the bells on your way out.

Twitter: @DrFumblefinger

"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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