Topless sunbathing embarrasses foreigner & family

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Dear Editor,

I find farang women very distrustful when swimming and sunbathing. I was with my Thai spouse and her two young nieces from Korat at Jomtien Beach recently where many Thai families and very young children were enjoying a day out at the beach.

Two women in their 40’s were sunbathing topless for quite a long time near all the Thai people who dress very modestly while engaging in the sea side fun. My wife’s two nieces, aged 17 and 12, like many of the Thai people present, were very embarrassed by their disrespectful topless activities.

Would tourists and all sunbathers who visit this wonderful country of Thailand also respect their customs? I was also very embarrassed for the young ladies by those women flaunting their bare bodies like that.

Yours

P Browne