Manners lost in translation
A surge in Chinese tourist arrivals to Chiang Mai has been greeted with a string of complaints about poor behaviour. But some leading operators are stressing the need for greater tolerance, pointing to the extra revenue these travellers bring
Piles of animal bones lie scattered across the table, picked clean and thoughtlessly discarded by diners.
NEW TO THAILAND: Chinese tourists take a rest after coming down from a flight of stairs to Phra That Doi Suthep. Front cover, Cherry, 21, travelled to Thailand from China for the first time with her mother.
''They swallow what they can and spit out the rest on the table. It's disgusting. I don't like them at all,'' says Pee, owner of the well-known pork rib soup restaurant in Chiang Mai's old town where the scene is taking place.