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Two foreign tourist have been fined after taking photos which were deemed to be inappropriate at a Bangkok temple.

Foreign tourists fined for inappropriate behaviour at famous Bangkok temple | News by Samui TimesThe two Serbian tourists were apprehended on Saturday and fined a combined amount of 10,000 baht.

Earlier this week, the 31 year old tourists, who had been visiting Thailand on holiday, had taken photos Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

The photos, which showed the woman posing on a wall with her legs and underwear exposed, went viral and resulted in the couple being heavily criticised by Thai people commenting online.

Such was the backlash the images gained national news coverage.

On Saturday the pair admitted taking the photos and were charged with obscenity by Suvarnabhumi airport police who found them to have breached Section 388 of the Criminal Code.

The Serbian couple were given the maximum fine of 5,000 baht each.

In their defence the couple said that they had no idea they had done anything wrong.

Thai Visa / Channel 7 News

Foreign tourists fined for inappropriate behaviour at famous Bangkok temple | News by Samui Times

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