Ko Tao Local Customs

  • the puppeteers at work
    the puppeteers at work
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  • Don't forget to take them off!
    Don't forget to take them off!
    by sugarpuff

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    Shadowpuppets

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Jun 5, 2008
    the puppeteers at work

    In the streets of Kho Tao there are a sect of traveling shadow-puppeteers who entertain the people of the island (not the tourists) with stories taken from Thai folklore. They are a delight to watch, intricate in their design and execution. The children gathered around were giggling and having a grand ole time. I of course could not understand a word of it, but the atmosphere was essential Thailand.

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    Please don' t put toilet paper in the toilet

    by traceyspacey Written Oct 28, 2007

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    Please, Please do not put toilet paper etc in the toilet. There is always a bin provided. Thai plumbing cannot cope and the toilet blocks. Which means that the toilet cannot be used until it is unblocked. This applies to most places in Thailand, but I came across a lot of toilet paper in the toilet in Ko Tao.

    Don't do it.

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    Take off your shoes!

    by sugarpuff Written Jan 27, 2007

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    Don't forget to take them off!

    Now, I'm used to taking off my shoes when entering other people's houses in China because mainly they have wooden floors and don't want them to get ruined and of course it is less sweeping they need to do after you have left! But in Thailand, it's a whole different ball game! In Thailand it is out of respect that they take off their shoes and I just love the idea! I love it because it feels so good to walk bare foot on wooden and marble floors! And of course, every floor is so clean that you don't mind walking shoeless! I also think that we shouldn't have to live in countries where it gets cold and you need to wear socks and shoes..I'm all for walking in flip flops from now on! It was so liberating!!! So just remember, take off your shoes before entering places and in case you forget, the numerous pairs of flip flops outside restaurants and bars should give you a hint!

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