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Thailand Do’s 

  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple.
  • Respect all Buddha images. They are held sacred and sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonment, even if committed by Foreign visitors.
  • Take a water bottle with you while exploring the city.
  • Insist taxi drivers to switch their meter on.
  • Beware of scammers and negotiate on price for local goods around 20% discount.
  • Give a 10% tip to hotel/restaurant waiters.
  • Try and learn a few basic phrases in Thai, like ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ and do smile a lot.
  • Wear a mask at public places and maintain social distancing.

Thailand Don’ts

  • Don’t treat Buddha images as decoration.
  • Don’t show disrespect towards the Thai Royal Family.
  • Don’t cross your legs when you are in the presence of a monk. This applies whether you are sitting on the floor or in a chair.
  • Don’t touch a Thai person’s head or ruffle their hair. There are exceptions to this standard of behavior.
  • Don’t place your feet on the table while sitting, don’t point to anything with your feet.
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