This is pretty crazy and could be even taken as border-line offensive but….
I couldn’t imagine being given a manual on how to act when visiting a country but that’s what thousand of Chinese tourists will be receiving when they visit Thailand over the Chinese New Year.
According to the Telegraph Travel, “etiquette manuals are being printed for the 90,000 Chinese tourists” expected to visit this week.
As crazy as this sounds, after reading more of the article, I can’t say that I disagree with the Thai government for needing to take this step.
The manuals will include tips on museum etiquette, proper lavatory use and driving behavior, things that should typically be considered common sense.
Based on claims of what happened last year, you’d think a tourist policing force would be needed. There were accusations of using a city’s moat as a toilet (maybe they would benefit from this app), causing accidents due to reckless driving and damaging attractions.
For a half day, Chinese tourists were banned from temple Wat Rong Khun due to “complaints of inappropriate toilet usage“. Gross!
Do you feel that it is right or wrong of Thailand to hand out etiquette manuals to Chinese tourists?
Find out more from the Telegraph here.