Thai model Duangjai Phichitamphon was waiting in line at a South Korean airport when, based on her account, a swarm of Chinese tourists overwhelmed the orderly queue she was standing in.
Instead of taking a deep breath, Phichitamphon decided to produce a video rant.
Her March 12 video on Chinese tourist behavior has since gone viral â€“ the latest black eye for the countryâ€™s travelers, who, rightly or wrongly, are gaining a bad rap overseas.
â€œEverywhere they (the Chinese) go in the world makes people disgusted by their manners,â€ the model gripes in the video. â€œDidnâ€™t their parents teach them any manners?â€
“Chinese people! Unbelievable!” she complained.
Travel etiquette has been a hot topic in China for several years, especially in 2013, when a 15-year-old Chinese tourist was caught etching graffiti on part of a 3,500-year-old temple in Egypt. Repeated incidents continue to attract attention, prompting bouts of national soul-searching.