Tourists arrested in Thailand for 'butt selfies' at temple

Two Americans have been arrested in Thailand for posting a photo with their butts exposed in front of a famous Buddhist temple.

The duo ran the social media account Traveling Butts which has since been taken down but a new account has been started in its place.

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USA Today says that the men were arrested after their photo in front of Bangkok's Wat Arun was widely shared.

They now face public indecency charges.

Visitors to temples in Thailand are expected to dress modestly with some sites not allowing shorts.

Although the men paid a fine of $150, police are considering charging the two under Thailand's computer crimes act.

The controversial law carries a punishment of up to five years in prison.