Surprising Things About Thailand You Should Know Before Visiting

Thailand, and Southeast Asia in general, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Not only are the sites and history incredible, but the cities, villages, and islands offer foreigners a taste of the country’s vibrant culture.

However, before booking your flight across the world, there are a few things you should know about Thailand.

Don’t Believe Everything Taxi Drivers Tell You

Buddhist monk in the back of a three wheel tuk tuk taxi on a road in Bangkok
Photo Credit: In Pictures Ltd. / Corbis via Getty Images
Photo Credit: In Pictures Ltd. / Corbis via Getty Images

Taxi drivers might tell you that a specific tourist location or landmark is closed even if it isn’t so that they can take you to a different “open” one and receive a commission.