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Doing ThailandFirst published: February 2020
Last update: May 2021
Length: 37 pages
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What is this eBook about?

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With its exquisite blend of old and new, packed with beautiful cultural gemstones and breathtaking natural wonders, it simply makes for a very interesting travel destination.

What’s more, the Thai people cater heavily to tourists, the country’s infrastructure is built to offer hospitality and services, and it’s rather easy to get around and visit cities, islands, temples, national parks, and the like.

Nevertheless, the Thai culture and values are very different compared to those in the West or even to those from other Asian countries. To have a pleasant stay in Thailand, it’s good practice to observe some basic rules, dos and don’ts, and have a little bit of knowledge about how things work in the country.

We have written this quick start Thailand guide, simply to support you in having worry-free and happy travels in the famous Land of Smiles.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
DOING THAILAND
Introduction
Leisure and Activities
~ Nature 8
~ Shopping 9
~ Culture and Tradition 9
~ Spa & Wellness 9
~ Bars, Parties, Restaurants and Clubs 10
~ Cities and Historical Places 10
Food and Cuisine
Losing Face
~ Getting Angry 13
~ Humility and Boasting 14
~ Negotiating and Bargaining 14
~ Pointing Out Mistakes 14
~ Correcting English 15
~ Physical Contact 15
~ Showing the Soles of your Feet 15
~ Respect 15
~ Cleanliness 16
~ And Finally 16
Dos and Donts
~ The Royal Family 17
~ Military and Police 17
~ Politics 17
~ Drugs 18
~ Getting Drunk 18
~ The Buddha and Buddhism 18
~ Temples 18
~ Footwear 19
~ Showing Affection 19
~ Pointing 19
~ Sunbathing 20
~ Visa Issues 20
~ The Thai Smile 20
Tourist Scams
~ Fake Products Scam 21
~ Tuk-tuk, Taxi, Transport Scam 21
~ The Grand-Palace-Is-Closed Scam 22
~ The Gift Scam 22
~ The Wrong Hotel or Guesthouse Scam 23
~ Laundry Scam 23
~ The Fake Police Scam 23
~ Jet Ski and Motorbike Scam 24
~ Other Scams 24
Language and Communication
Health and Safety
~ Safety 26
~ Health 26
Getting Around
~ Taxi 28
~ Bus 29
~ Train 29
~ Tuk-Tuk 30
~ Minivan 31
~ Songthaew 31
~ Motorcycle 32
~ River Boat/Ferry 33
~ Car 34
~ Airplane 34
~ Metro/Sky Train 34
~ Bicycle 35
~ Walking 35
~ Hitchhiking 36
~ Grab 36
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