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16 February 2014 :: 14:02:12 pm 82332

Chinese Tourists Behaviour Upsetting The Local People in Chiangmai

Chiangmai local people are angry about the behaviour of groups of Chinese people because they are acting in a disrespectful way according to a poll.
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Chaingmai, February 15, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]: at 10:00 am, from the popularity of famous Chinese film, Lost in Thailand, lots of Chinese tourists have descended on Chiang mai.. However, recently there have been many complaints about the inappropriate behaviour of some groups of Chinese tourists who visited Chiang mai university and did not pay respect to the place.
They also invaded and damaged government’s property and trespassed on overnight camping sites at Ang Kaew, and writing Chinese messages on the concrete floor near Angkaeo. Recently, the University has told all tourists that want to go onto the campus that they have to show their passport, ID cards, and redeem tickets to the University for the tidiness .

The total number of complaints reached 2,220 between February, 4-10, with 80% of the complaints about Chinese tourists posing a nuisance to the community , such as making noise, overtaking the cue, pushing other people, smoking in prohibited areas, spitting on the floor, causing disorder by not respecting the rules and regulations of the attractions ,including public Government , even in universities.

On websites there has been a lot of criticism of Chinese behaviour such as getting naked and taking a bath in a fountain in front of a famous mall in the central of Chiangmai, talking too loud everywhere, riding motorcycles dangerously, parking cars anywhere they wanted, using toilets but not cleaning it afterwards , even in public not just in hotels.
Mr. Sarawut Saetiao, the president of Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association , said there are currently more Chinese tourists arriving in Chiangmai, It is a good thing because the Chinese market is important to future the of the economy and tourism in Chiangmai , and Thailand. Last year there were a lot of Chinese who visited Chiangmai, but the lifestyle and familiarity of Thailand to the Chinese people are not the same as their culture so a lot of Thai people think it is bad to park anywhere, using toilet, camping overnight in some appropriate places, getting naked and playing in a foundation. Those that have been mentioned are just the behaviour of a minority groups. We also have to coordinate with the concerned agencies who need to educate the Chinese who come to Thailand about cultures and practices . We now believe that with this in place the problems should be ironed out.
Mr.Wisood Buachumpol, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand ( TAT ) , Chiangmai Office , said that around 50,000 Chinese tourists go to Chiangmai per month, and believe that in the future there will be greater numbers. The problems from the poll, the TAT said that they did not see the bad toilet behaviour and about the loud talking, Thai people have to know they talk loudly, for the traffic is because they do not know our traffic rules . The camping in Angkaeo and bathing in the foundation only happened one time, please do not stereotype Chinese, and we believe it would be better, because of TAT also made flyers to several agencies to report about the Chinese tourists to travel to Thailand have to adapt.

We believe that the Chinese market will be a bigger market in the future because there are direct flights to Chiang mai every day, and the problems that happened would be fixed in the end.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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