Local traditions and culture in Central & Eastern Thailand

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    Don'ts in Thailand

    by theguardianangel Written Jan 7, 2012

    Don't show disrespect towards the Thai Royal Family

    Don't touch a Thai woman without consent

    Don't touch a Thai person's head or ruffle their hair

    Don't take Buddha images out of the country

    Don't point your feet towards other people

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    MUAI THAI - The acient fight art-

    by KISSofJUDAS Written Dec 4, 2006

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    I can't hide that I was to Thailand mainly for to see muai thai matches....
    But when I saw this great show of this little tigers...
    I have been moved (and some cry fallen down) for to see with what love the trainers took care of this litle athletes, how this little kids was proffessionals and all the love of the pubblic.... to see little tigers to growth!!
    They are fantastic!!

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    Temple visits: Etiquette

    by Myndo Updated Feb 13, 2006

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    Some things to know when entering a Wat / Temple:

    - Dress properly: cover your shoulders, cover your legs (long trousers or skirts). At some Wats you can rent shawls, but it is better (and cheaper) to come prepared. In the picture you can see a sign with what is alowed and what not.

    - Take off your shoes at the entrance.

    - Never show your bare feet towards the Buddha. Take care how you sit down in front of it.

    - Never have your head higher than that of the Buddha.

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  • The king

    by worldwidenomad Written Apr 13, 2005

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    O.K.,

    So you know that the Royals command much respect and you know not to point your feet at people.

    Well you know when you drop a coin and you automatically stop it by stamping on it!!!!!!!

    Well I made that mistake and got alot of shamefull looks. Its almost automatic to do it...But I thought it worth a mention, considering it combines both of the above!!

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    Water lotus

    by victorwkf Written Sep 7, 2002

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    You will notice that there are lots of water lotus being seen & grown in Thailand, even in busy Bangkok and in the hotel surroundings. Water lotus are associated closely with Buddhism and therefore is an important cultural symbol in Thailand. You will also seen many statues and monuments of the elephant.

    Water plants, Thailand
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    Do's in Thailand

    by theguardianangel Updated Jan 7, 2012

    -Respect all Buddha Images

    -Dress properly when visiting a temple

    -Treat monks with the highest respect

    -Try to learn a few Thai phrases

    -Smile

    -Enjoy

    dress w/ sleeves when visiting temples
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