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Out with the backpackers in with the Chinese - Khao San Road makeover continues

 

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The days of Khao San road being a haven for Western backpackers seem to be well and truly over. 

 

Gone are the days of banana pancakes and fake student cards - here are the days of vendors greeting tourists with a hearty "Ni Hao Ma".

 

The Chinese are there in droves and the government has started to teach traders to speak Chinese instead of concentrating on English. 

 

The Thais are doing all they can to promote the area as a "must do" for every Chinese visitor. 

 

Deputy at the Department of Business Development Lalida Jiwananthaprawat went to the area to survey the needs of small traders.

 

She determined that Chinese language lessons were a priority to boost their income. 

 

A trial course has already started and will be a two day affair completed by August 19th for 50 of the 234 vendors on the street. 

 

They will be taught basic conversation and particularly how to explain about their products and services to the Chinese. 

 

Following the course the department will be back for another survey to gauge results and examine the way forward. 

 

The Chinese language classes are a joint collaboration with her department and the Phra Nakorn municipal district. 

 

Source: Manager Online

 

 
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Way to go Thailand, this country tourism was built on backpackers, you owe your reputation to those carefree guys and girls over that the years have spread the good words about visiting Thailand and now being shunt and discarded lie a used tissue in favor of the chinese... 

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4 minutes ago, ezzra said:

Way to go Thailand, this country tourism was built on backpackers, you owe your reputation to those carefree guys and girls over that the years have spread the good words about visiting Thailand and now being shunt and discarded lie a used tissue in favor of the chinese... 

 

Vietnan, Laos and few other places are the new wanderlust destinations - TH is just so old hat.

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7 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Chinese version of "the beach" coming? A beautiful beach hidden in a pile of garbage?

A beautiful beach that's used as a toilet.

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From the plane seat to the tacky accommodation, which gives rise to hostility and that wonderful attitude to I want every thing free and now... Chop Chop...Somchai.. just waiting for a taxi driver assert his sawasdee ness ..... drop them by the river..

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52 minutes ago, webfact said:

Gone are the days of banana pancakes and fake student cards - here are the days of vendors greeting tourists with a hearty "Ni Hao Ma".

I wonder if this was their plan from the beginning?

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