A group of Chinese tourists caused a commotion on Saturday when they pushed down a line of protective barricades at the Grand Palace in Bangkok and refused to admit their fault to staff. The argument effectively ended when staff members mentioned the surveillance footage from inside the palace, ifeng News reports.
A Twitter user called “iamgooodview” originally posted an image on December 13 showing the toppled barricades inside the palace. The post has since been retweeted over 5.8 thousand times.
The barricades are used to protect the palace’s wall painting, the longest of its kind in the world. Fortunately, the fallen barricades didn’t damage the delicate paintings, which undergo restoration work by professional artists every year.
This is the second bit of unpleasantness reported within weeks about Chinese travelers behaving badly in Thailand, following that whole Thai air noodle assault.
The story attracted criticism from Chinese netizens on NetEase as well.
User “zenglin5519″ said: “It it so difficult to say ‘sorry’?”
“(The tourists) became quiet after watching the recorded video… I’m really curious as to what their facial expressions were like at the time,” user “zhao2128418” wrote.
By Dina Li