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7 Things to know before traveling to Thailand

7 Things to know before traveling to Thailand

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  • By Saruta Bualop
  • Greeting Thai people “Wai” instead of shaking hands like Westerners.For this reason, you would “Wai” when meeting a person after an absence, or for the first time for that day. You should “Wai” older people or with to show respect in a social position situation.Thai people will be very appreciative when you “Wai” to them.
  • Smile Everybody might have ever heard “Thailand is the land of smile.” It is true! We always smile with many reasons. We will assume that you are very friendly when we see your smile.Keep smiling when you would like to talk with Thai people or ask some help.
  • Show respect for Thailand’s main religion. Our main religion is Buddhism. Dress politely when entering a temple or religious shrine (shorts or tank tops should not be worn in the temple, and shoes should be removed before entering.)It is considered very improper for women to touch a monk. If a woman wants to give something to a monk, it must first be given to a man, or put on a piece of cloth.
  • Show respect for the king As you know Thai people love our kingdom. The monarchy is revered by all Thai people.Thai people will not tolerate any lack respect towards any members of the royal family, past or present.
  • Do not touch anyone on the head. Thai people regard the head as the highest part of the body-the temple of the body as it were.As such, touching someone‟s head is entirely unacceptable. In Thailand any gesture towards the head will cause Thai people to recoil and will be greeted with shock possibly annoyance.
  • Do not touch Thai lady (if you do not know well.) In many countries, touching is the friendly way, especially hug to show appreciation.In contrast, in Thailand you cannot hug to show your appreciation. A firm „Thank you very much‟ is enough. In Thailand it is very serious for some lady who is touched by a man. She will think that you are very rude. However, ladies can touch each other.
  • Do not talk with some senior people like they are your friend. In Thailand, we are still strictthat a junior has to show respect to anyone who is their senior.
  • Good Information http://ladda-boonmee.hubpages.com/ Beautiful Photos http://onlinetravelersguide.blogspot.com /2011/12/experience-best-of- thailand.html http://www.thai-blogs.com/2005/09/26/learning- mai-bpen-rai/ http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/4422 3000/jpg/_44223914_thaiking_afp416.jpg http://www.daradaily.com/content/news/p1-27481.jpg http://blog.thailand-investigation.com/2009/08/28/finding-lost/http://www.goodfoodgoodlife.in.th/time-for-myself-detail.aspx?tid=4
  • Who I am… My name is Saruta Bualop. My nick name is Sandy, and usually my friends call me that. I‟m from Thailand, but now I‟m currently in Bay Area,CA. I like to take photos of views, cute and beautiful stuff, and of course, I like to create a website too. I have been interested in web design since I was in high school. At that time, I had learned to build a website on Notepad (HTML only). Since then, I never stop learning new stuff to succeed in this subject. One day, I want to be a web master in a big company !Thank you for watching…