Big hit comedy movie “Lost in Thailand” makes Chiang Mai the hottest destination for Mainland China
Chiang Mai of Thailand has become one of the hottest outbound tourist destinations in Mainland China driven by the recent hit movie “Lost in Thailand”. The number of tourists increase of 5 times over the same period last year.
Since its launch on December 12, “Lost in Thailand” has become the highest-grossing Chinese film ever, earning over 1 billion yuan at the box office, and the Association of Thai Travel Agents is confident that the film could help increase Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand grow by 10 percent this year.
Chiang Mai of Thailand has become one of the hottest outbound tourist destinations in Mainland China driven by the recent hit movie “Lost in Thailand”.
“The number of tourists to Chiang Mai reached 500 in December, an increase of 5 times over the same period last year,” said a spokesperson for Ctrip.com, a popular online travel agency in China.
The number has skyrocketed recently. More than 300 tourists have booked trips to Chieng Mai during the Spring Festival holidays.
As shown in the comedy, Chieng Mai is a city steeped in Buddhist culture and bursting with an exotic atmosphere. White-collar workers who are very busy on weekdays could use the city to find peace of mind.
“Lost in Thailand” is directed by Xu Zheng tells the story of two rival managers competing to find their company’s biggest boss in Thailand for a contract, and naturally, making fools of them in the process. Xu Zheng has traveled to Thailand many times with his family and is fond of the country, especially the northern regions.
As expected, Lost in Thailand portrays only a small slice of Thai life, but the film makers have managed to catch some of the more positive aspects of Thailand.
In the movie, Thais are polite, nonchalant and fun-loving people who have learned to live life at a slow yet peaceful pace.
The country has a mind-soothing exotic landscape, that may not be the most beautiful in the world, but it has a certain bucolic charm.
Words about beautiful sceneries in Chiang Mai and Thailand have been spreading in Chinese social networks where many Chinese people are talking about “Lost in Thailand” and say they want to come to Thailand to follow the travelling route of the film.
“I want to go to Thailand. I think the scenery is great… the scenery of summer, you don’t feel winter there.”
“I have a lot of feelings for Thailand. I would go there for my honeymoon. ”
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