“Thailand is Finish”

“Thailand is Finish”

This is something I hear other tourists say meaning Thailand isn’t the place to be anymore. This and, “Thailand is so touristic.” I think to myself, Hey, wait a second, aren’t you one of the tourists?

Yes, Thailand has plenty of tourists, but there are many reasons why. Thailand has had tourism for ages. It’s not like this is some new undiscovered place you will find. If that’s what you’re looking for, please disabuse yourself of this notion.

The thing is usually the tourists who complain of this the loudest stay where all the tourists are: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket, Ko Pha Ngan, Krabi, and Pai, most likely. The other thing is that if you dropped these same people in a typical Thai city that has not been as influenced by tourism, they probably wouldn’t like it, because they’d suddenly become illiterate, not able to speak in English, and not able to find a place to eat or sleep…then they’d really complain.

I look around me and think, I am so lucky! This is a beautiful place, with friendly people, the food is delicious, it’s safe, inexpensive, what is there to complain about?

If you are one of those people who think ‘Thailand is finish’, then please go to where it is you think is ‘not finish’ and let the people who are here love, appreciate, and respect Thailand and its people for all their loveliness.

Monks overlooking the Mekong

What's not to like?

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