SHAMED tourists were forced by Thai police to march naked down a beach after furious locals spotted them skinny dipping.
The group – from Britain, Australia, Spain, and Japan – were caught frolicking in the sea at Ao Nang beach, starkers, by outraged residents of popular tourist destination, Krabi.
The party-poopers then reported the group, aged between 17 and 20, to police who forced the tourists out of the water and back to their clothes in full view of onlookers.
The naked swimmers were charged with public indecency and forced to cough up 500 Thai Baht (£13).
The five women and one man can be seen desperately trying to cover their bits as Thai police usher them along.
The girls had to scramble to cover their boobs themselves, but the man was supplied with a small black towel to cover his modesty.
The youngsters said they had decided to go skinny dipping because the bars, usually open to the early hours, had closed early to mark the national Buddhist Lent celebrations and they had nothing else to do.
A police spokesperson said: ”The group of foreign tourists willingly admitted their inappropriate behaviour, saying that they were drunk and had nothing to do after all the bars were closed.”
Police confirmed the public embarrassment “ensured that they would not repeat such behaviour again in the future,” and the group were forced to make an apology.
BAD BRITS IN THAILAND
Brit tourists in Thailand face harsh judgement from Thai police, who come down hard on naughty Brits.
Faced daily with a barrage of loutish Brits who disregard Thai culture and customs, police working popular gap year destinations like Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui take heavy measures to prevent loutish behaviour.
The Brit was eventually let off, along with his Canadian co-conspirator, with a £2,330 fine after judges deliberated over a two-year sentence for the arty pair.
In April this year, another Brit tourist spent 12 days in a Thai jail he describes as a “hell hole” after handing in a lost mobile phone.
Under Thai law, the act of moving an object which you don’t own to a different location is considered to be theft – and therefore him handing in the phone incriminated him.
However, he was let off with a £5,000 “non-prosecution order” and eventually allowed home.
Blundering Brits also often make embarrassing cultural mistakes that can cause offence – like pointing their feet towards statues of Buddha, talking about the Tahi king and failing to stand up during the national anthem.
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