Thanks to our selection of affordable vacations, the strong Chinese economy and the box office hit Lost In Thailand, which indirectly promoted Chiang Mai and Thai culture, the number of visitors from China is expected to pass the 3 million mark this year. It is tipped to grow 12% from the 2.8 million people who visited last year.
Qin Yusen, the Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, cited the convenience of travelling here as well as the well-known beauty of the country among the reasons why Chinese people love to visit the Kingdom. There are many direct flights from China's major cities to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, while travelling around the Land of Smiles is also easy.
"First-time Chinese travellers always head to Bangkok and Pattaya as well as nearby small islands. More seasoned visitors will go further afield to Phuket, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai," he said. "They love to come back because of Thai hospitality, delicious food and shopping as many things here are not expensive."
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