Thailand has famously been termed “The Land of Smiles” for many years. Thais have always had a sense of fun, it seems to be ingrained in Thai culture and the Thai way of life. Even in moments of adversity and hardship the Thais are quick to smile. It may be a disarming smile in a moment of confrontation, a grateful smile, a rueful smile when all seems lost, or a welcome smile.
Maybe you are reading this and thinking to yourself that was true 20 years ago or 10 years ago.
You might want to open a debate which delves into the history of Thailand. About second class citizenship, about poverty, or about oppression.
I don’t want to open debates, I just want to know if you think Thailand is still the land of smiles. In other words, are the Thais still as friendly as they once were.
Poll results: Is Thailand Still Smiling ?
Yes. But the smile is no longer genuine. (38%, 6 Votes)
No. They are strictly business only. (19%, 3 Votes)
Thais are like any other nationality, smile and they will smile back. (19%, 3 Votes)
Yes. The Thai sense of fun is an ever present. (13%, 2 Votes)
No. They have become weary of foreigners. (13%, 2 Votes)
Yes. But only outside tourist destinations. (0%, 0 Votes)