He added that signs will now be erected to remind visitors to behave appropriately.
Meanwhile, Sukanya Baonerd, office director of Ayutthaya Historical Park, said that a formal complaint will be reported to the police.
The post has since received thousands of reactions and shares.
Also known as the “Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory,” Wat Yai Chai Mongkol was ordered to be built by King Ramathibodhi in 1357 as a burial site for two princes of Ayutthaya, Chao Kaeo and Chao Thai, who both died of cholera. It was first called Wat Pa Kaeo.
Since then, the temple served different purposes until King Naresuan ordered its restoration and expansion in the late 14th century. This event gave rise to its current name.
Thai users commented:
“Don’t do this, b***h.”
“Don’t bring your habits at home.”
“It’s not only about religion, but it’s an antique structure that needs to be maintained.”
“If she’s a foreigner, she may not know. We’re the host. We have to tell her. If she’s Thai, I suggest kick her.”
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