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Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018

An anonymous thief has mailed a brick stolen from a temple and an apology joss stick set to the Ayutthaya Historical Park.

The Ayutthaya Historical Park office posted a picture of the brick with a candle and bundle of joss sticks on Wednesday morning, saying it had received them back from a thief.

Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

File photo: Wat Chaiyawatanaram
The office said the brick was accompanied by a handwritten note, saying: “I have visited Wat Chaiyawatanaram. I took back home a brick, then I felt uneasy and became ill for no reason. I would like to send the brick back. I would like to apologise for my action that was committed out of my ignorance. Please be informed and accept my thanks [for help in returning the brick to its place]. PS: I enclose the joss stick and candle set for an apology rite.”

Brick stolen from Ayutthaya temple mailed back

File photo: Wat Chaiyawatanaram
The post also warned tourists against stealing anything from any ancient or historical site, saying such an action would result in damage to the site.