Tourist visits Phuket temple in see-through dress, gets cultural education from police

Hours after a blonde woman was photographed wearing a see-through dress while visiting a sacred temple in Phuket, she was invited to the police station to get a lesson on Thai culture last night.

The tourist, a Russian national, had to make a stop at Tourist Police Command Center with her tour guide and apologize for her actions after photos of her parading around Chalong Temple in a flimsy beach cover-up went viral and was criticized by furious Buddhists.

Wat Chalong is a popular attraction in Phuket where Buddhists go to pay respect to the Phra Chom Thai Baramee Prakat, a Buddha image brought from Sri Lanka.

The police gave the tourist a lesson on Thai culture and what not to wear when visiting a religious venue.

The woman said she understood and apologized to the Phuket locals, claiming she did not intend to disrespect the religious venue, Manager reported.

Like a typical police conference, at the end, the woman had a do a little wai for photos to show she really was sorry.


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