Russian Suspected of Being Illegal Tour Guide at Temple in Chalong

Chalong –

A Russian is suspected of acting as an illegal tour guide at a temple in Chalong.

Officers from the Tourism and Guide Office and the Phuket Tourist Police inspected the Phra Yai Temple (Big Buddha Temple) in Chalong, Mueang Phuket.

Officers checked tour guide registrations and a Thai tour guide was found with no license card while working as a tour guide. Meanwhile a Russian national was found and is suspected of acting as an illegal tour guide. However, officers did not have enough evidence to arrest the Russian. Both of them have had their details recorded in the Immigration system, however.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.