miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

If you're planing to go to Thailand

TIPS & FACTS PART I

Custom

• Thailand is a Buddhist country where Buddha images are held sacred. Sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonment even if committed by foreign visitors.
• Thai people hold their King and Queen and the Royal Family in great reverence, and so won't tolerate foreigners showing disrespect to them.
• Generally Thai women are conservative. So don't touch them without their consent.
• Dress properly when entering a Buddhist temple. Miniskirts and shorts are not allowed. Take your shoes off before going inside the hall of worship. Ladies must not on any account touch a Buddhist monk, give things direct to him or receive things direct from him.
• Intimacies between man and woman should not be shown in public. Sunbathing in the nude is prohibited.
• Call Thais their first names; use the title "Khun" for adults.
• Normally, Thai people address others by their first names and with the title 'khun'. So don't be surprised if you are addressed as 'Khun Mary' or 'Khun John' instead of by your surname.
• Traditionally, Thais greet each other with a wai (by pressing the palms together at the chest). If someone wais you, you should wai back (except wai-ed by a child).
• Thai people smile to express gladness and happiness, to thank for small services, to return the wai of children and inferior persons, and even to excuse small inconveniences.
• Don't touch a person's head, nor ruffle his hair. The head is the noblest part of the body. A sincere apology should be offered immediately if you touch someone's head unintentionally.
• Avoid placing your feet on the table while sitting. Never use your foot to point things out or to touch any part of the body of anyone, which is considered rude.
• Entering a Thai house, you're expected to remove your shoes.

Thanks to http://www.thaiwaysmagazine.com/

24 comentarios:

  1. A friend of mine went to Thailand over christmas.
    He bought so many clothes and shoes as they were so cheap.

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  2. As much traveling as I do, I can tell this is going to be a very useful blog.

    +1

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  3. I remember watching a program on TV about Thailand. It looks like an amazing place to go to. Of course it has its ups and downs like all places though.

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  4. intresting post, hope you upcome with more this kind of material

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  5. really bad joke... i don't have money to go there :(

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  6. Thaliand looks a great place to make some holyday. Like your blog. Will follow.

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  7. these are some good tips, thanks. :D

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  9. i have to vacation to thailand! it seems like a fun place to visit

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  10. thanks for those tips, may need them once

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  11. I'll keep that in mind if I ever go to Thailand

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  12. I've always wanted to go to Tailand!

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  13. I went to Thailand a few years back. The capital city is wonderful and the sights were amazing. My parents went for a Thai massage at some point during the holiday - apparently it's really painful for the unaccustomed. Heh.

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