Don ‘ t raise your feet above someone’s head; avoid stepping over people who are sitting or sleeping on the ground. Don ‘ t point: Pointing at someone is considered rude in many cultures but particularly so in Thailand . If you must indicate a person, do so by lifting your chin in their direction.
8 Things to Avoid in Thailand (and What to Do Instead) Places for backpackers to stay. Avoid : Khao San Road. Taking taxis. Avoid : Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. Thai entertainment. Avoid : Ping Pong Shows. What to do in Pattaya. Avoid : Seedy areas of Pattaya. Shopping the markets. What to do in Phuket. Elephant tourist attractions. Tours and sightseeing.
Thailand is considered a safe travel destination and very few visitors feel uptight about their personal safety . Safety in Chiang Mai is good; it’s a calm provincial town with few incidents of violence, theft or harassment. The tourist police do a good job of maintaining the safety in Chiang Mai .
This is because the Thai people consider the foot to be the dirtiest and lowliest part of the body, and the head the most respected and highest part of the body. This also influences how Thais sit when on the ground—their feet always pointing away from others, tucked to the side or behind them.
So the best rule of thumb is, unless you want to show you are a Red Shirt supporter, don’t wear a red shirt. The main rule of thumb in Thailand is dress more conservatively than you would at home, and women should always wear bras, particularly in Bangkok.
Holding hands is OK for foreigners, but rarely seen at locals. * It is not acceptable to touch someone’s head – not even children’s; the head is considered to be the most sacred part of the human body.
The tap water in Thailand is safe for showering & brushing teeth .
Is Street Food Safe in Thailand ? Fresh is best so insist on the food being freshly prepared for you. If the street vendor won’t cook you a fresh dish, go to another vendor who will. Pick food stalls that have a lot of people at them, the locals quickly learn which ones are safe .
In general, most Thai women marry for love, not for money, and are entirely faithful and committed to their husband or longtime boyfriend. However, they tend to look for Thai guys, and the sort who are attracted to foreigners are usually a different breed of Thai lady.
Last week, my study abroad program went on a tour of the Chiang Mai Red Light District , an area in the Northern Thai city famous for a booming sex industry.
Top tips for finding cheap flights to Thailand. High season is considered to be January , November and December . The cheapest month to fly to Thailand is September .
Chiang Mai is quite safe to walk around by yourself. Before moving here I used to always stay Riverside and walked many times to the city and back in the evening. It goes without saying to always remain safety vigilant. We stayed in the old city and walked to the night markets a few nights .
Don’t touch people’s heads In Thailand , the head is considered sacred and the cleanest part of the body, so it’s deemed offensive to touch people’s heads or hair. If you slip up and do this accidently, apologise as soon as you can and you’ll find most Thais will quickly forgive you for it.
If we don’t say it to another Thai person, we feel we’re not being polite.” In the Thai Royal Institute Dictionary, the words “ka” and “krub” are both defined as “an ending word to suggest the politeness of the message.” In my own translation, they are filler words that don’t mean anything.
Thai Body Parts Posted by palmisano on May 9, 2013 in Beginner, Culture