"The City Effect" Bangkok Local Custom Tip by riproy
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I have given a number of cultural tips on my Thailand page and they really don't differ from one part of the Kingdom to another. I think Thai people would agree however that Bkk people are less friendly and helpful than those you would meet upcountry, bar the South where people have an unfriendly reputation to uphold. Sure, there are still many people in Bkk that are friendly - probably relocated to the city recently. It's the urban effect. People become less willing to be friendly because there are just too many people with whom to maintain that friendly demeanor. Happens everywhere.
I remember feeling a bit like a yokel when i would attempt to chat shopowners up they way you do in other parts of the country as a matter of course and being snubbed by those too busy or unwilling to listen. Still, i met some great people in Bangkok and i am sure you will too.
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