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Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

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Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

I am planning a week long vacation with my wife to Thailand this winter. What type of swimwear is traditionally worn my men in Thailand, speedos or boxers. We will be relaxing by a hotel pool and also going to some of the beaches there as well.

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1. Re: Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

Hi

May be there's a language different but I usually regard boxers are underwear - I usually wear swinging trunks/shorts seen people with speedos too so is guess what ever makes you comfortable.

Dr Jone

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2. Re: Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

Thailand is fairly conservative. Thai men normally wear long sleeves and long pants. While Speedos are tolerated they are not appreciated by the locals. I would tend to err on the side of caution and wear swim trunks/boxers...whatever you want to call them.

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3. Re: Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

Doesn't matter, whatever makes you comfortable.

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Boardshorts. Definitely. Modesty is a key.

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My brother-in-law, Thai, wears speedo type swimming trunks. I have seen other Thai men wear the same.

If swimming, no one will care. If parading about, it could annoy some people.

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Budgie smugglers around the pool for sure and then just pop your beach board shorts over the top when you decide to go for a feed or beer ...Nothing worse than someone parading their 'crown jewels' for all to see at breakfast or around Tesco Lotus ..but some do believe it or not!

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I saw a Russian, in speedos and a t-shirt, shopping at the Big C in Pattaya.

I love that town!

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8. Re: Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

Hi

I agree I have seen many Thai men my dad included wear speedo trunk swimming in pool. Both will be just fine!!! Walking along the shops front with speedo or trunk i don't think any one will appreciated. Board short are more varsities though.

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Thanks! I definitely think speedos are more comfortable than board shorts. They are more practical for swimming and my wife loves when I wear them!! I plan on wearing speedos to the pool and at the beach... but definitely not anywhere else.

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10. Re: Speedos or Boxers in Thailand?

No speedos - oh the horror!! :o