Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar? — Satang.info

Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar?

Is Thailand Vulgar. Well yes it is in parts. That said where aimed at tourists isn't vulgar in parts.

Is Thailand Vulgar. Well yes it is in parts. That said where aimed at tourists isn’t vulgar in parts.

The sex industry is pretty big. That admitted it isn’t ubiquitous and unless you are actively looking for sex it isn’t in your face. Single men walking along along Pattaya beach road at 2am — yep pretty sure to get accosted.

The same beach, which isn’t Thailand’s best, at 2pm in the afternoon is full of families. Even the much maligned Walking st is safe for a family and at 2am the most risque sight will be girls in bikinis enjoining, by carrying sign boards, single men to come inside and buy beer. They don’t ask/hassle families. And families aren’t allowed inside the windowless GOGO bars.

And that’s Pattaya the most in your face place in Asia. Its actually a dozen or so streets in a big city.

And nowhere else in Thailand is quite like Pattaya. The Thais are big on children and make a fuss of them. They’re also a polite and reserved people. Religion is much more important to Thais than ‘westerners’.

Where as in Europe there’s a castle on practically every hill — usually in ruins. Thailand has a temple in every village. And some of the big ones make Europes cathederals look mean.

Buddhist beliefs are tolerant — they’re a bit funny about showing knees, in a temple, but otherwise its very live and let live culture.

Some of the best food in the world is in Thailand. I’ve eaten in restaurants with food from around the world.

Similarly beaches some are stunning. And the islands too. Koh Chang is my favourite — and anybody who says its ‘vulgar’ is a snob.

And markets, malls and shopping the world over is ‘vulgar’, its people buying cheap and enticing you to give them a profit.

The same with amusements, cinemas and the 1001 and one other businesses set up with a view to getting you to part with your dough. Short of a desert island or a monastic retreat holidays and vulgarities are unavoidable.

I love Thailand and its folks. If that says I’m vulgar then so be it.

Author: Jon Jones

Entertainment, Opinion, Travel

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