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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 17:16
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Come back Farangs! Tourism in Chiang Mai decimated by Chinese exodus

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26 minutes ago, cmsally said:

A lot of the Northern Hemisphere tourists would stay longer in winter if the visa situation was more accommodating.

 

yep totally agree with this, long stayers aside there is a huge amount of northern europeans wanting to escape the winter but SETV restrictions (so mum you have to travel to laos then .. then .. to renew lol) and restrictive METVs put a dampener on things for them.

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1 hour ago, Kasset Tak said:

It's like this everywhere outside Bangkok and Pattaya. There are no jobs for the next generation and almost all new factories and other companies opens in Bangkok. So, if it continues like this where already about 1/4 of the Thai population today live and work in the Bangkok Metropolis... then this will become a country where anything outside the biggest cities are nothing more than tourist destinations!
One example is the small city (50,000 registered people) where I live, basically 90% of the population that are between school age and 50+ don't live here, they live and work in Bangkok while the "grandparents" that lives here are raising the children and keeps the local stores and farms running, and those you see here that are between 20-50years old are either working in some form of government job or their spouses are!

Agreed, decentralisation is probably best solution to a lot of Thailand's problems.

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4 hours ago, Wiggy said:

You reap what you sow, Thailand.

you'd think a country that has it's culture stooped in Buddhism would understand the law of karma, i.e cause and effect 

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Just now, Easy Come Easy Go said:

you'd think a country that has it's culture stooped in Buddhism would understand the law of karma, i.e cause and effect 

Isnt Karma all about the next life and nothing to do with this life ?

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Usually by now here in Phuket the roads are packed with tourist buses and vans and Central Mall is doing lots of business, instead it's like the middle of rainy season. My neighbor who has a tourist van is hurting big time, especially since his wife demanded he buy a 2 story unit in Kathu for 2.5 million baht. YIPES. At least she's working to.

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4 hours ago, simoh1490 said:

My wife works at a tourist attraction in the Mesa Valley, business is booming and she's rushed off her feet, fewer Chinese but still plenty of tourists. AND, try driving the 107 and 1096 on a weekend, it's becoming manic with huge delays and queues. Sooo, if Muang is lite on tourists I don't know where the ones we're seeing are staying and eating. 

Kaoboi Bebobp & Dude007...you're confused, it's easy, The Mesa Valley is the area just North of Chiang Mai where all the tourist attraction are, Tiger Kingdom, Elephant Poopoopaer Park The Elephant Camp, The Orchid Farm. The Snake Farm and the road to Samoeng, Moncheam and the Viewpoint etc etc. Tourists in the thousands who visit Chiang Mai spend their times at those places during the day time. The 107 and 1096 are the roads that get you from CM to the Mesa Valley.

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when the government was shutting down 'illegal' guesthouses most of the people of this forum were cheering, I was saying that the tourist will not choose expansive hotels over cheap GH but they will just go somewhere else... Somebody called me a fool...

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Just now, MekkOne said:

when the government was shutting down 'illegal' guesthouses most of the people of this forum were cheering, I was saying that the tourist will not choose expansive hotels over cheap GH but they will just go somewhere else... Somebody called me a fool...

He was wrong, you are not a fool , you are well clever

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4 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Fake news!

Only yesterday weren't Thai Airways saying there were more visitors:

"more Thai Airways flights have been booked by Chinese passport holders as many of them will be celebrating the Loi Krathong Festival and New Year in Thailand."

 

To be honest, the place is a bit of a mess.  I've gone on about this before, but I know many farangs who've come to grief on the broken footpaths, missing tiles, broken man hole covers.  Having 30cm (1ft) kerbs doesn't help, and the dirt on the roads is rarely, if ever swept up.

Does the city even own a mechanical road sweeper? I've never seen one.

Chiang Mai is lots more than TaePae gate and corpulent pigeons.

A traffic light or two for pedestrians would be appreciated;  Not too many tourists are driving cars, and no-one gives a hoot for zebra crossings.

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2 minutes ago, masuk said:

A traffic light or two for pedestrians would be appreciated;  Not too many tourists are driving cars, and no-one gives a hoot for zebra crossings.

Thailand is built for car not for pedestrians, no pace is pedestrians friendly in this country, walkways right next to highways were incompetent drivers are driving as fast as they can and if an accident is happening and you're in the wrong place you'll be probably dead...

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IMO , Westerners stopped coming to CM because of the strict licensing laws , I quite often saw hoards of young Westerners walking around the streets at midnight , trying to find somewhere to go .

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