when you are coming into any unfamiliar society, a visitor may find
it helpful to be aware of certain do’s and don’ts and thus avoid giving
accidental offense. Basically, most of these are simply a matter of
common sense and good manners-not really all that different from the
way one would behave in one’s own country but a few are special enough
to be pointed out.
|Thai people have
a deep, traditional reverence for their Royal Family, and a visitor
should also be careful to show respect for the King and the Queen
and the Royal Children. In a cinema, for example, all the audience
is must stand up to show respect to the portrait of the King while
is playing the national anthem.
a religious place Dress neatly. Don’ t go shirtless, shorts or other
unsuitable attire. Buddhist priests are forbidden to touch by a woman.
Don’ t wear shoes inside the chapel where the principal Buddha image
All Buddha image, large or small, ruined or not, are regarded as sacred
object. Don’ t climb up on one to take a photograph.
|Thai social behavior
are less clearly defined than those concerning the monarchy or religion.
However, what is acceptable in Bangkok may be much less so in the
countryside where the conservative still strong. There are a few things
to keep in mind: ? Thais don’ t normally shake hand when they greet
one another, but instead press the palms together in a prayer-like
gesture calls a Wai.
It’s considered rude to point your foot to show anything to anyone.
Thais regard the head as the highest part of the body, both literally,
and figuratively. As a result they don’ t approve of patting anyone
there, even in a friendly gesture. Thais usually call “Khun” (Mr.,Mrs.,or
Miss………….) follow by the name instead of calling surname like western