Local shops and stores offer a wide choice of fake brand clothes and accessories that is why tourists should be rather attentive and careful as in case of identification of fake items in the airport they will be confiscated.
All the staff should be rewarded with tips. In restaurants and cafes a 5% addition to a total sum of a bill will be quite enough. In restaurants the tips for a waiter may be in coins meanwhile hotel maids, taxi drivers and other staff should be rewarded only with tips in notes. An average amount of tips equals 20 baht.
An optimum way to pay for goods and services is the national Thai currency. However local shops and restaurants accept US dollars and Euro as well. But in this case a cost may turn higher. Banks offer a more profitable currency exchange rate. Tourists will find numerous private currency exchange offices in Pattaya.
Tourists should follow rules of decorum. One should not speak and laugh in high key in public places. One should address a conversation partner in a calm, quiet voice as excessive excitement will puzzle local folks as in Pattaya such an act is considered to be offensive and disrespectful.
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