Knowing the customs: Dos and Don’ts

Sometimes when we are traveling aboard, we might find ourselves unfamiliar with the local culture and not know what the proper way to behave is.

It is very important to educate yourself on local customs before going somewhere. There are taboos in Thai culture that you should be aware of before traveling. Here are some important dos and don’ts to keep in mind:

Do take of your shoes
Do dress appropriately
Do remember to standup when the national anthem is being played.
Don’t deface any of the Thai money
Don’t touch the Buddhist monks if you are a woman.
Don’t touch any people’s head
Do respect the King or the Royal Family
Do be respectful around images of Buddha.
Do remember to behave well when visiting a temple
Do remember to tip
Do be careful when taking a taxi
Do use your right hand instead of left hand
Don’t throw your gum on the floor
Don’t point with your feet
Don’t Step on Money in Thailand

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