A Spanish tourist was escorted out of the ancient city of Bagan for having an exposed Buddha tattoo on his leg in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, a report said on Monday.
Officials put the Cesar Hernandez and his wife on a bus to Yangon on Sunday, an official from Township Administration Office said.
â€œSome people took photos of his tattoo and informed the police about it.Â For their safety, the police advised them to leave Bagan,â€ deputy officer Kyaw Thu Win told newsmen.
Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture Aung San Win said the couple would be advised to leave the country.
â€œWe have no reason to deport them.Â Weâ€™ll just ask them to take care for their safety because some people would view the tattoo on his leg as an insult to the religion,â€ the minister said.
A Canadian professor was forced to leave the country in 2014 after Buddha tattoos on his leg caused a public outcry.
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