Thailand Travel Advice

Thailand Travel Advice, watch out for what you do at the Thai temples so you don’t get arrested and end up paying a hefty fine!

No foot on the Stupa!

Noranon Norakhamin, a Thai tour guide who posted photos of herself with a Chinese tourist stepping on the side of a Stupa at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok was arrested and charged with disrespect to a national historical site, which carries a maximum jail term of one month and a maximum fine of 10,000 Baht. Her tour guide license was revoked. 

The police brought Noranontha Norakamin of Nonthaburi, to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) in Bangkok on Saturday to make an apology in the presence of the media following heavy criticism of her actions.

Noranontha Norakamin, 44, offers an apology at Wat Arun on Saturday
Noranontha Norakamin, 44, offers an apology at Wat Arun on Saturday

Don’t Feed the Fish

“feeding fish in a forbidden area or in an area with coral reef”, the maximum punishment for which is a year in prison, a 100,000-baht fine, or both.

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Thailand authorities arrested a Russian tourist for feeding the coastal fish. The incident occurred at Plab Pla beach on Koh Racha Yai. During a regular patrol, officers found Olga Smirnova, 53, feeding bread to the fish.
a Chinese tourist was arrested and ordered to pay 100,000 baht bail money after he was found feeding the coastal fish at Koh Khai Nok island near Phuket and causing damage to natural resources. The tour guide was also arrested for supporting the act. They were released on 100,000 baht bail and the court trial will follow. The offence is liable to a fine of up to 100,000 baht and/or a jail term of one year.

To the Chinese Tourists, You still can do…

 


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