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Chinese Tourists Pissing Off Thailand

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 4, 2013


I have never been to Thailand, but heard they have the patience of Job. They are pleasant and happy people, most of the time. Apparently it took manners ‘with Chinese characteristics’ to stretch the Thais patience to the point of breaking.

All the chanting cannot drown out the stupidity of Chinese tourists….

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A notice in Chinese says “Do not touch the horns, do not climb on the cow.” (Internet photo)

The growing number of Chinese tourists in Thailand is facing mounting objections from locals who believe the tourists are unwilling to follow their rules, customs and laws, reports Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolis Daily.

China has the largest number of people traveling overseas, with 78.4 million tourists venturing abroad in 2011 alone — 1.2 times higher than the number of tourists from the United States and 3.5 times higher than the number from Japan. However, as their numbers continue to surge, Chinese tourists have been criticized for uncivilized behavior.

A survey conducted by Thailand’s tourism bureau indicated that Thai people dislike visitors from China as they speak loudly in public areas. Reporters from the paper also stated several instances of Chinese nationals behaving badly in Thailand.

For instance, there are many temples in Thailand, where Buddhism is the primary religion. Anyone visiting the temples is required not to wear sleeveless shirts and shorts, as they are considered improper dress for both men and women. Visitors are also not allowed to take photos.

However, some Chinese tourists continue to dress as they wish and take pictures. There have also been instances where Chinese nationals have climbed onto sculptures to have their photo taken, ignoring clear signs telling them not to do so, the paper said.

There have also been reports of Chinese tourists cutting queues, throwing their trash on the floor and neglecting to flush toilets. Some tourists break the law by gambling illegally or bringing an excessive number of cigarettes into the country.

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http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=&id=20131003000134

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