The government in Thailand is hailing a recent agreement with China as a significant step towards reducing its extensive rice stockpile. However, critics of the programme, which offers growers a minimum price for their crops, say that the deal with Beijing will put only a dent in Thailand’s so-called rice mountain.
Like any other place in the world, the Thai have their own set of beliefs and practices. As an outsider, it is your prerogative to respect their culture. Here’s a list of things you should know before traveling to Thailand.