Category Archives: Thailand Culture

Thai Culture Tips…

Don’t pat people on the head as this is considered very disrespectful although, patting a child on the head seems to be accepted… Before you get your hair washed or cut you might notice the lady say ‘sorry’. She is … Continue reading

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Do's and Don't in Thailand… criticize

Don’t criticize everything Thai ! If you are asked if you like the traditional thai music for example, you can answer like one volunteer we had.. no I hate it.. or you can say something appreciative, like they really play … Continue reading

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Do's and Don'ts… gifts …

Don’t – Open gifts in the presence of the giver or expect yours to be opened. In Switzerland its rude if you don’t open it. Again, I’ll just have to do the right thing at the right place. If not, … Continue reading

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DO's and DON'Ts in Thailand. Wave

When you want to signal for someone to come to you you hold our palm downward and move your fingers up and down. To do it any other way would be rude. Farang are used to shouting across a big … Continue reading

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Do's and Don'ts…. how to eat…

At most meals, you will be given a spoon and fork to use. Don’t put the fork in your mouth as this is like putting the knife in your mouth in the West. You use the fork to scoop food … Continue reading

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