are not too comfortable coming to Asian countries
such as Thailand. Sometimes it is because they have
heard a lot of not so good stories about these
Stories of crimes
and violence against foreigners, getting scammed by
local vendors and taxi cab drivers, unclean hotels,
unsanitary food places, or generally unhealthy
While some of
these might be true in some places, it is not fair
to judge all countries and all places in that
country as an unsafe place for a visit or a
There are a lot of good stuffs to find in
these Asian countries, especially in Thailand.
So for those who
are wondering and those who have doubts and
questions hanging in their minds, here are some
answers to the top 5 questions about Thailand.
Hopefully, these will erase all your worries and include
Thailand in your next vacation destinations list.1. Is Thailand a
Yes, it is a
very safe country for vacation, work and even for settling
down! More and more Westerners are finding Thailand a nice
place of retirement. Especially, the expatriates who have
worked here for quite some time.
earned the stigma of being unsafe from isolated
cases of crimes that were blown out of proportion
and became horrific urban legends.
Yes, there are
crimes in Thailand. But that’s just as common as
there are crimes in your own home country. Thai
cities even have lower crime rates compared to other
Just keep your common sense and
you’ll be alright in Thailand, or in any place for
2. Are there
places or things that should be avoided?
Just as with
other countries, there are places in Thailand that
are not so safe to be in and things that are stupid
to do in Thailand or any place for that matter.
Although there are areas where one shouldn’t wander,
these areas are rarely the place you’d normally
These areas are far from
the cities and mainly along borders like Cambodia and Burma
borders. If you don’t unwisely seek adventures that you’re
not supposed to, you will be fine.
3. Is it difficult
getting around Thailand?
Transportations are relatively safe and easy to get around
4. What scams should I be
The usual scams in
Thailand are just petty such as Tuk-Tuk or taxi cab drivers
overcharging in fares, fake gems or jewelries, and
overcharging in girly bars.
Sound advice for situations like
these is to keep your cool and then report to the police.
5. Is medical care
readily available and reliable in Thailand?
Medical care in Thailand
is pretty good at par with Western services. A lot of their
doctors were trained in the U.S.
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