This video of a Chinese man kicking the bells hanging around the temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai went viral online, and also among Chinese media.
The temple was built in 1383, and visitors can ring the bells hanging on both sides of the temple to wish for blessings. So Thai people pay high respects to the bells.
However the disrespectful act caused locals to complain, so the Thailand Travel Bureau published etiquette manuals in Mandarin to suggest good behaviors while traveling.
Even Chinese people complained about the man’s disgraceful behavior. One blogger wrote:
Shame on him! We should have a blacklist.