It seems officials in Phang Na have had enough of the way people have been dressing when attending Wat Suwan Khuha also known as the Temple of Cave ordering local authorities to strictly enforce a dress code for tourists visiting the temple.
The temple was inspected earlier today (March 6) by deputy governor of Phang Na Phakphum Intharasuwan after local people voiced complaints tourists were visiting the temple in attire that was considered to show disrespect to the temple.
Normal attire for people visiting temples here in Thailand is trousers or a long dress however as the temple is located inside of a cave locals said tourist treat it like a tourist attraction and visit wearing shorts and other items of clothing considered inappropriate.
The temple has been registered as a historical site as both King Rama V and king Rama IX had scribed their initials on the wall inside of the cave.
Phakphum noted that many tourists had begun writing graffiti on the walls inside of the temple which has had to be frequently removed.
Authorities have been ordered to enforce an appropriate dress code and to also monitor tourists whilst inside of the temple to prevent future instances of graffiti occurring.
Source: The Nation
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