Re: ''Northern provinces launch tourism initiative'' (Life, June 6).
I am a Malaysian, and recently I was on a short holiday in Chiang Mai and decided to visit the long-neck village. What disappointed me was the 500-baht entrance fee. It was expensive and not stated in any day tour package offered by the local tour agencies.
I believe the practice by the tour agencies is to keep ''silent'' if the customer does not inquire about it before buying the tour, and then spring on them the ''surprise 500 baht'' entrance fee on arrival.
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