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Chinese tourists warned - stop trashing "beautiful" Thailand

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Chinese tourists warned - stop trashing "beautiful" Thailand

 

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Picture: INN

 

The Chinese have been told in no uncertain terms to stop damaging the beauty and environment of Thailand.

 

The comments come in a letter issued by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to their Chinese counterparts after damage to the reef in Koh Lipe during Chinese New Year.

 

But it is not just the marine environment that has raised the Thais' ire - the Chinese have been warned about damage to temples and Thailand's "beautiful places".

 

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Picture: INN

 

Stories abounded on Thai media as it was reported that Chinese tourists in groups or on family holidays were stomping on coral reefs, collecting starfish to adorn bed headboards and even putting colorful reef fish in plastic bags to gawk at.

 

INN said this was all going on despite campaigns to tell the Chinese not to do such things.

 

Now the head of the Hat Yai TAT Panu Woramitr who has responsibility for the Songkhla and Satun areas has issued some clear directives to the Chinese tourism authorities in a letter.

 

They have been told to warn tourists to stop damaging the marine environment and respect places such as temples and other beautiful places they come to visit.

 

The issuing of the letter was revealed by park volunteer and reef guardian Somsak Phomthung, 36, who told INN that he was very concerned by the damage in Koh Lipe.

 

Source: INN

 
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And the Thais are bastions of cleanliness and conservation now I forgot.

Just look at any bit of vacant land, it'll be covered in Thailand's national flower, the plastic bag. Get a grip you morons and lead by example ?

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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

INN said this was all going on despite campaigns to tell the Chinese not to do such things.

TAT's solution : do it again; always going to have head-butting when non holiday locals try to live with Holiday Tourists

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17 minutes ago, webfact said:

issued some clear directives to the Chinese tourism authorities in a letter

In their response, Chinese tourism authorities have asked TAT to clarify whether 12 hour toilet breaks are allowed during all-you-can-eat buffets.

 

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Thais can feel superior with their environmental attitude as they hold their had out and take the Chinese money, but the Chinese are the masters now.

 

If Thailand wants ever increasing tourist revenues it will have to accept the ways of their powerful Chinese friends. The Chinese do not care what TAT says.

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A nice headline hot on the heels of the news of Sewage discharge into Patong bay and the choking smog in Bangkok.

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Well it now makes sense to me. Pattaya is full of rubbish everywhere.

It has probably got 4 times worse since the overthrow of Pattaya City Hall three years ago. Before the overthrow the rubbish situation wasnt good, but now it is terrible. I had hoped it would actually improve with the new administration, but I have been bitterly disapointed.

 

I thought they were just incompetent, but it does seem to coincide with the increased Chinese tourist numbers. 

I mistakenly thought those Asian looking people dumping rubbish of the back of trucks in every vacant block were Thais and was shocked they could do that to their own country, but now I know, they are actually Chinese. 

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Enjoy your new quality tourists. You have to since the westies aren't coming back, the Chinese drove them away. Nice strategy TAT, jolly well done.

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22 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Enjoy your new quality tourists. You have to since the westies aren't coming back, the Chinese drove them away. Nice strategy TAT, jolly well done.

Yeah, they should have put some thought into it before trying to get the lowest-of-lowest chinese to thailand to milk them of the little they have.

 

Now the tourism numbers are higher than ever, but the price thailand pays will be huge for future generation.

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