Thailand is a beautiful country visited by millions of tourists yearly. Do you also have plans to visit Thailand? Just scroll down to make sure you get to know these few facts about the country.
If you are a shopaholic then I am pretty sure you’ll love Thailand because there is a huge number of local markets where you can buy all sorts of cool stuff at cheap prices! You can shop at the floating markets, the Siam Square in bangkok or other night markets. The Neon Market in Bangkok is perfect to shop local products.
The rate of scams is quite high in Thailand as the country is highly dependent on its tourism industry. Therefore, many locals may knows how to get the most benefit out of a tourist’s pocket. So, make sure you don’t pay double fares where you are not supposed to! For instance, to the taxi drivers or the local hawkers etc.
Keep in mind that there are good and bad people every where!
Mostly tourists rent cars or motorcycles in Thailand which is a good idea. If you also have plans to rent any of them, then make sure you have renewed international license. Plus renting a vehicle is also cheaper and you get a better chance to see the country in your own way.
Although the tap water in Thailand is drinkable but don’t take risk as it is not clean everywhere and the bottled mineral water costs not more than a few cents. Prevention is better than illness
Next, smoking is also banned in Thailand at most popular places, beaches, public transports. Tourists are expected to follow this law and if they break the rule they can be subjected to the punishment. There are specific areas that allow smoking but you can’t smoke openly.
6. BE RESPECTFUL
While in Thailand make sure you don’t disrespect the royal family or the authorities. (even if by mistake) dropping a note with picture of the king is considered discourteous by the locals. Also, touching someone’s head is rude (though you wouldn’t coz who touches a stranger’s head but just “if in case”! 😂) because head is considered sacred in their religion.
7. THAILAND IS THE COUNTRY OF SMILES!
Last but most importantly the people in Thailand are very friendly and when they smile at you, they expect one in return as well! The country is known as the “Land of Smiles”. Thai people are known for their friendliness, unbeatable hospitality and down to earth nature. Most people try to communicate with foreigners even if they don’t know English. You will certainly fall in love with these wonderful Thai people.