Do people in Thailand drink?

Do Thai people drink a lot of alcohol?

Thailand is the fifth biggest consumer of alcohol per capita in the world. The most popular drink is beer, followed by local whiskey. Wine is becoming increasingly popular. The boom began when the royal doctors recommended to the king to drink a couple of glasses of red wine a day for heart problems.

Are you allowed to drink alcohol in Thailand?

The legal drinking age and alcohol laws in Thailand

Drinking alcohol is illegal in the following locations in Thailand: Temples or places of worship. Pharmacies. Public offices.

What unusual way do Thai people drink beverages?

What unusual way do Thai people drink beverages? They put the drink in a glass, but don’t use straws. They put the drink in a bowl and drink it with a straw.

What days can you not drink in Thailand?

Thailand Holidays in 2021 – No Alcohol Days in 2021

  • 1st January 2021. Friday. New Years Day. …
  • 26th February 2021. Friday. Makha Bucha Day. …
  • 6th April 2021. Tuesday. Chakri Day. …
  • 13-15th April 2021. Tue-Thurs. …
  • 1st May 2021. Saturday. …
  • 26th May 2021. Wednesday. …
  • 3rd June 2021. Thursday. …
  • 26th July 2021. Monday.

What should I avoid in Thailand?

1. Places for backpackers to stay

  • Avoid: Khao San Road. …
  • Instead: Sukhumvit and Siam Square are popular and convenient alternatives. …
  • Avoid: Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. …
  • Instead: Insist on using the meter – it’s illegal for taxi drivers to refuse. …
  • Avoid: Ping Pong Shows.
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Is chewing gum illegal in Thailand?

3) It’s a punishable offence to throw (used) chewing gum on the pavement. I wouldn’t really class this one as silly – unusual, perhaps, but not an out-and-out silly one of the laws in Thailand. Plus, it’s one that’s definitely worth bearing in mind because there’s a pretty hefty fine if you get caught (nearly £400).

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