The best bit about traveling is not just the stunning beaches, parties or new friends, but being able to engage with the locals and discover why Thailand is called the Land of Smiles.
Leo decided to help! Leo has created Backpackpedia (see what they did there!)
Here is the guide to partying like the locals that will help you fit in with Thai life from Day 1.
We’ve already brought you a way to meet the locals by using the fun word ‘Chaiyo’ and Rod Song Taew, so next on the list is…
Kang Keng Lay - Thai Islander Pants
We have all seen the backpacker dress code, Leo tank top and a baggy pair of trousers!
Whilst you may want to be different, there is a reason why these trousers are so popular - they are super comfy and can be worn at all times, whether chilling on the beach, seeing the local sights in a Rod Song Taew or traveling through the Jungle to jump in a waterfall!
In Thai they are called Kang-Keng-lay, everyone on the island wears them, even to the Full Moon parties! So put them on and go rock the party and say Chai Yo with a Leo.
Kang Keng Lay - loose fitting local trousers
Rod Song Taew are the backpackers main method of transport across the island
Chai Yo - cheers
Leo - preferred beer of the local Thai people