Bare-butt photo at Thai temple sees tourists detained

The duo had a following of 14,000 when they posted the photo.
The duo had a following of 14,000 when they posted the photo. Photo credit: Instagram / @Traveling_Butts

A pair of US travellers have been arrested in Thailand after posing for a photo outside a prominent Buddhist temple with their buttocks exposed.

Travis Dasilva, 36, and Joseph Dasilva, 38, bared their rears for a photo outside Bangkok's Temple of the Dawn for their Instagram account, @Traveling_Butts, which had more than 14,000 followers.

The since-deleted account was packed with images of the duo at various landmarks across the world, with their naked bottoms in the foreground.

Bare-butt photo at Thai temple sees tourists detained
Photo credit: Instagram / @Traveling_Butts

They had been planning to fly out from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, but were stopped by officials and detained.

Thailand has strict legislation around public nudity, and gives Buddhism a high standing. They each received a fine of 5000 baht ($223).

Another semi-naked photo the pair took at a different temple will also result in a fine, the district's police chief Jaruphat Thongkomol said.

Newshub.