You asked: Is it customary to tip in Bangkok?

Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. Unlike some other parts of the world, you will never see a Thai service provider with his hand out waiting for a tip.

Is it rude to tip in Thailand?

As the Thais say, it really is “up to you”. There’s no expectation of tourists to tip but it will certainly be appreciated. It can be easy to pass through a town that you’ll never visit again without tipping, but good service and satisfaction should always be rewarded.

What is an acceptable tip in the Thailand?

Tipping roughly 10% of the bill is a good tip, and rounding up or down just like you would do at home. If eating at a fancier restaurant and the bill is higher, you can ignore the 10% rule and give it based on how the experience was with a minimum of 100 baht tip.

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How much do you tip for a massage in Thailand?

tip etiquette at spas in Thailand

If your visit an independent Spa then you should consider the tip to your therapist a little more carefully: For a short massage less than one hour long you should tip 50% or a minimum of 50 baht. If your treatment is longer then you should tip 100 baht per 30 minutes.

Do you tip on top of service charge in Thailand?

NO tipping necessary. 2. Re: 10% service charge on bill = tip?

Is 20 baht a good tip?

Tipping in hotels is not expected, but again is always appreciated, for instance 20 – 50 baht for the porter that carried your bags up to your room, or 20 baht left under your pillow for the cleaner. In all restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change in coins as a tip.

What should I avoid in Bangkok?

10 Things NOT to Do in Bangkok

  • Don’t… get a taxi that’s already parked.
  • Don’t… forget to stand up during the King’s Anthem.
  • Don’t… sit next to a monk (if you’re female)
  • Don’t… buy rounds in a nightclub, buy a bottle!
  • Don’t… carry your passport around.
  • Don’t… wear shorts or a skirt to the temple.
  • Don’t… …
  • Don’t …

Do you tip tattoo artists in Thailand?

Tattoo artists and hairdressers

There are also traditional local tattoo artists that are highly sought after. We would recommend a 10% tip to your tattoo artist. Much the same goes when you visit the hairdresser in Thailand.

What should I avoid in Thailand?

What NOT to do in Thailand

  • Animal Shows. …
  • Don’t Ride the Elephants. …
  • Reconsider the Motorbikes. …
  • Be Careful With “Kind Strangers” …
  • Don’t Leave Your Passport in the Hotel. …
  • Be Careful not to Disrespect Buddha, the King or the Flag. …
  • Chose Your Clothes Wisely When Visiting Temples. …
  • Don’t Wear Shoes Inside.
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Is it OK to wear shorts in Thailand?

DO: Short skirts and shorts are ok to wear. Be sure to wear comfortable flat shoes and shirts that cover your shoulders. Thailand is hot, sunny, and humid! You’ll sweat no matter what you wear.

Is clothes cheap in Thailand?

Thailand is known for its lush silks and elaborate textiles, but in Bangkok, cheap clothes abound. And while cheap once equated with not-very-fashionable, these days young Thai designers produce hip clothes that are absolutely worth seeking out.

Do you tip hotel?

The tip doesn’t have to be big — $1 to $5, says the American Hotel and Lodging Association. But fewer than a third of hotel guests leave any money for the housekeepers. In a hotel room, you’re usually by yourself and there’s not that social pressure.” …

How much should I pay for a massage in Bangkok?

There is no entry cost of Thai massage in Bangkok unless one goes to the Wat Pho temple where there is an entry fee of 100 baht. Thai massage Bangkok prices vary between 200 baht to 400 baht (6-12 USD) (INR 822), occasionally 500 in the more posh places.

Can you refuse to pay a service charge?

No, there’s no obligation to tip or to pay an optional service charge.

Is the service charge the same as a tip?

In some ways, tips and service charges are similar types of payments. Some companies even self-classify certain service charges as tips. But the primary difference to remember is that tips are optional payments made by customers, while service charges are mandatory.

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Where do most Thai people live?

The vast majority of the Thai people live in Thailand, although some Thais can also be found in other parts of Southeast Asia.