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Dual pricing of Tourist Attractions in Thailand - Discriminatory or Acceptable?

There is currently a social media campaign to highlight the common practice in Thailand  (FB #2pricethailand)... and https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1949692/foreigners-take-aim-at-dual-pricing

The arguments range from ...its OK for attractions subsidised by tax payers (natioanl parks, publci cultural attrations etc) to it's downright racist and discriminatory... for e.g national parks charge anywhere betwwen 500 to 1000% more to tourists than Thai's.

Common compliants are around the fact that the dual-pricing is done in a underhand way (Prices for Thai's written with Thai numerals anf foreigners in English).

Also, is there justification is there for a private profit-making attraction to charge more for tourists?

Personally, as a long-time resident, I feel that as I pay tax so should be able to pay local prices but as a tourist, I don't see an issue with being charged a resonable mark-up.

What happens in your country?