Travel and Life
Footing the bill is never fun, but a group of Chinese tourists was especially displeased after finding they owed 8,840 baht (US$265) after a meal at a seafood restaurant during their recent trip to Bangkok.
Authorities in Thailand’s northern ‘city of culture’ Chiang Mai were incensed last week after it emerged that a model from Hong Kong performed a naked bungie jump – and promptly shared images and video on social media.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have blacklisted four people for misbehaving while traveling, as Beijing seeks to improve the image of its tourists who are visiting the world’s touristy spots in increasingly large numbers but also are earning a reputation for rudeness.
The tour guide scolded the bus-full of travelers, asking them: “Where are your sense of conscience and morals?”
A compromise has been reached at ‘Tiger Temple’ in Kanchanaburi Thailand, but it could hardly be called a consensus. Despite rampant criticism from animal rights activists (who say the tourist site is a hotbed for wildlife misdeeds and violations) and government strict pledges to extract the tigers (made by Department of National Parks, Wildlife (DNP), and Plant Conservation chief Nipon Chotibarn on April 16) those officials were lenient when they visited the temple at the weekend.
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