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PM Prayut pleased, Bangkok named most popular city for Japanese tourists

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PM pleased, Bangkok named most popular city for Japanese tourists




BANGKOK, 22 April 2019 (NNT) - Lt Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak, the deputy spokesman of the Thai government, revealed that Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was happy after hearing that Bangkok has been named the most popular destination for Japanese tourists during their Golden Week, a five-day long holiday which begins in late April.


The survey was conducted by Agoda, a renowned global online travel agency. Pattaya and Phuket were also ranked among the most popular cities, at the 4th and the 10th respectively.


“Japanese tourists are among the top 5 nationalities of foreign tourists visiting Thailand, particularly Bangkok where there are many beautiful attractions, delicious food, not-too-high cost of living, and friendly Thai people. The two countries’s cultures are also quite similar. They can go along quite well,” Lt Gen Werachon said.


Lt Gen Werachon added that the prime minister loves to follow the updates on the tourism industry. Thai tourists love to escape the summer heat in Thailand, and visit Japan to experience the Japanese spring, astounding places, authentic food and the Japanese people. The prime minister also invited the Thai people to be a good host, making the tourists feel welcome and helping keep them safe.



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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The survey was conducted by Agoda,

Having looked at a few other studies I can see that the Japanese account for between 4 - 5% of all tourism in Thailand and that this number has fallen over the last few years, so whether they come here on Golden Week (4-5 days a year) is not of much consequence econimically, I'd wager. Still, Supreme Leader and his merry band of knaves would much prefer to churn out something that helps frame them and their unelected government in a good light. Useless bunch of incompetents that they are.



4 hours ago, webfact said:

he two countries’s cultures are also quite similar


Hmm, I wouldn't be so sure about that either, Thais might like to associate themselves and their culture with Japan/the Japanese, but that doesn't mean it is so in reality . Japan has a very different, quite unique history and has been a developed nation for some time, unlike Thailand which clearly isn't there yet in any meaningful sense. The Jap work ethic, educational standards, level of intelligence, manners and code of conduct in general are streets ahead of Thais and Thailand I'm afraid to say. Having previously worked with Japanese business people for many years in Bangkok, I can tell you that many of the large number I came to know both enjoyed BKK and found Thais to be friendly, but also often found them to be a puzzling and at times backward lot - certainly not similar to them in any real regard.


Cheap golf, cheap beer, cheap and easy sex and a certain allure of the beautiful scenery, the smells, sights, sounds & other attractions that enthralled many of us at first, keep them coming back...for now.

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