3 normal things in Thailand that are strange for foreigner
– written by farkanyaro , translated by Victoria (English) and Hideki Usui (Japanese)
Have you ever felt strange when you go to another country and experience their culture and it is different from yours? For example, in Japan if a person eats their noodle loudly it means that the food is delicious but if you are in your home town, and try to eat is loudly it would be strange. Therefore, every place has a different tradition and culture. What about when foreigners look at Thai people? Is there anything that they find strange to them? Let’s check it out.
1. Every Thai person have a nickname
Thailand is the only country that parent can name their child after a fruit, celebrity, or even animal to make it easy for them to call their child. For Thai people, it is very normal but for foreigner is very confusing for them. Because they only have a first name and last name, the nickname is often shortened from the real name to make it easy to call. Plus, not everyone can call them by their nickname it’s only for a close relationship. Now you can see that it is very different from Thailand, and many Thai nicknames are also creative even Thai people are amazed at some of the names for example kra-pow (basil), Liverpool, man u (Manchester United)
2. Why is the capital city name so long?
Although most foreigners know the name of Bangkok but do they know that the name of Bangkok is very long. Many Thai people still can’t remember the full name. So, let’s check out what the capital city of Bangkok full name is
[KRUNGTHEPMAHANAKHON AMONRATTANAKOSIN MAHINTHARAYUTTHAYA MAHADILOKPHOP NOPPHARATRATCHATHANIBURIROM UDOMRATCHANIWETMAHASATHAN AMONPHIMANAWATANSA- THIT SAKKATHATTIYAWITSANUKAMPRASIT]
3. Street food anytime anywhere
In 2020 mylatedeals.com a travel website rank Bangkok as the world class street food city. No matter where you are in Bangkok you will always find street food. In addition, there is food from morning till late and even from 1am – 5 am in the morning! And foreigner is also amaze of the fruit cart because it is very cheap and also provide spicy sauce. In a foreign country like Japan they can’t find fruit cart selling on the street and the fruit there is way more expensive. Therefore, street food can consider as one thing that attracts many tourists to Thailand.
If you have a foreigner friends why not try asking them is there anything else in Thailand that amaze them? You might be surprise with the answer as well.
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