Thailand is considered as the Land of Smiled and it’s because Thai people are always welcoming. You would love their hospitality and the love they shower on you will be unforgettable. But that doesn’t mean that you will not follow the basic rules and regulations which the place has set for everyone. There is a number of things which you must avoid when in Thailand. Check them out and follow them to avoid any sort of issues.
Don’t Hug Monks
In Thailand, Monks are much respected and that’s the reason why people are forbidden to positioned higher than the monk or stand over. Monks are even not allowed to touch any women. They are not even allowed to hand something to a woman, he would rather put the item down for her to pick up. Although men are allowed to be in contact with monks but still maintain some respectful distance.
Don’t Keep Your Shoes On
In Thailand, it is disrespectful, if you enter any home, temples, shops or even restaurants putting your shoes on. That’s the reason why light-weighted sandals are in demand here, as they are easily removable. It is highly recommended that if you see a pile of shoes by the door, you should also remove yours as well.
Avoid Pointing with Your Fingers
We have a tendency of pointing a finger in normal life as well. But in Thailand, it is recommended not to point on a finger when you are calling a taxi, tuk-tuk or a waiter in a restaurant. To get someone attention, never clap, snap your finger or even whistle. People in Thailand believe that it’s the way to call a dog and not a human.
Don’t Lose Your Temper
In Thailand, smiling and staying calm often goes a long way. They are known as Jai Yen (cool heart), so it is always suggested to stay cool and never lose your temper when in Thailand. It is quite possible that you will face angry people her as well but mostly Thais are very welcoming, hospitable and tolerant and that’s the reason why they say that “Mai pen rai” which means don’t get frustrated.
Don’t Shake Hands
Thais do not like getting in personal contact with strangers and that’s why they do not shake hands. You must have seen that people in Thailand greed by slightly bowing and this is known as wai. It is highly recommended to practice this before you visit Thailand. Don’t embarrass the children and lower status people by bowing.
These are a few things you should avoid doing in Thailand. Else it’s a very beautiful place to visit with your partners, friends and even family. Book your cheap vacation package from JourneyCook, as they are going to offer you great deals and discounts and will give you satisfactory assistance. You can contact them through live chat, e- mails as well as call. Choose the best medium for communicating with travel experts and solve every travel query easily.