What are the precautions for traveling to Thailand
Thailand is a Buddhist country. With its changeable scenery and rich cultural connotation, it has become a unique choice for many tourists in their vacation plans. Thailand is known as "the country of Buddhism", "the country of elephants" and "the country of smiles" in the world. November to January is the best season for tourism in Thailand, followed by April to October. Thailand is a country of thousands of Buddhas with numerous temples and a smiling country of faith; With islands, delicious food and unique culture, it is a natural tourist country.
greeting: in Thailand, a polite way to greet is to put your hands on your chest and say "savadi" (Sawadee), which is also the most commonly used among Thais.
littering: don't litter everywhere, especially in the street, not even a small cigarette end or a small toothpick, otherwise the violator will be fined and the garbage should be put back into the original packaging bag.
Spitting everywhere: spitting everywhere is an unacceptable, despicable and shameful behavior in Thailand. It should be wrapped with paper towels or handkerchiefs when necessary.
Smoking cigarettes: except for the specified areas, smoking in public places is not allowed. All air-conditioned places such as cinemas, theatres, indoor restaurants, hotel lobbies, temples, schools, public green spaces and parks are prohibited from smoking. Smoking rooms are specially set up in the International Airport.
Communication and conversation: don't make a loud noise in public places. Thai is a language with a mild tone, so Thais speak softly, never talk loudly in public, and hate others talking loudly.
Emotional control: it is impolite to get angry and quarrel in public. You should try to settle the dispute rationally and calmly, or take a step back and compromise and be considerate of each other like Thais. In addition, it is impolite for couples to hug and kiss in public.
Taboo: never touch the head of Thai people, because local people believe that it is the place where a person's soul is located and should receive the highest respect. In addition, they can't point their feet at others. These two are the biggest taboos in Thailand.
Religion: most Thais are devout believers in Buddhism. Monks and women are not allowed to touch each other. The most appropriate way to show respect is to put their hands on their chest.
dress: dress appropriately in public places, especially in temples, palaces and museums. It is written at the entrance that people with incomplete clothes are not allowed to enter.
Take off your shoes: you need to take off your shoes before entering Buddhist temples, temple halls, ancient palaces, most museums and private houses.
smile: Thailand is a friendly country. Thai people always smile, so as long as you smile often, you will make many friends.
queue: out of politeness to others, when someone is already in line in front of you, please take the initiative to stand behind the queue and wait in order.
Thailand is a tipping country. Therefore, for some items, passengers need to consider tipping to express their gratitude to the service providers, such as luggage, bedside tip, massage, spa, riding an elephant or carriage, tour guide, driver, etc. for details, please refer to the following:
• ancient massage: you can give it flexibly according to the service quality or professional level of the masseur, about 50 ~ 100 baht.
• riding an elephant in the jungle: about 50 baht for the elephant trainer each time.
• traveling in the brown sky by carriage: about 50 baht for the groom each time.
• taking photos with the human demon: about 50 ~ 100 baht per person each time.
• luggage tip: about 20 baht for the luggage clerk each time for one room.
• bedside tip: one room (2 people) About 20 baht per day.
• the hotel staff have good service and can give tips as appropriate, generally about 20 baht or about US $1 at a time, and the proportion of restaurant tips is 10%.
• the tips for tour guides, team leaders and drivers are NT $200 per day * days for each VIP.
• in addition, there is no need to give tips for taxis
（1） Thais don't need a red pen to sign their names because when they die, they write their surnames on the coffin with a red pen. Thais like red, yellow and brown. People are used to using colors to represent different dates: red on Sunday, yellow on Monday, pink on Tuesday, green on Wednesday, orange on Thursday, light blue on Friday and purple on Saturday People often wear clothes of different colors according to different dates. In the past, white was used for funerals, but now it is changed to black. It is forbidden to hang clothes, especially underpants and socks, in places where people often walk, such as doorways and roofs.
(2) in some rural areas, it is forbidden to praise others for their beautiful children.
(3) You can't pick up water lanterns. Thais hold water Lantern Festival at the full moon in December of the Thai calendar, which is the most lively festival in Thailand. When watching water lanterns, you must pay attention to that no matter how exquisite and beautiful the water lanterns are, you must never pick them up, otherwise you will be severely punished.
(4) Avoid talking about: politics, corruption, royal family members. Even friends don't like to talk about personal issues.
(5) if you offend others, smile, say "I'm sorry" to apologize, and put your hands together.
(6) Before entering the house of Thai people, take off your shoes and don't step on the threshold. If the host sits on the floor, the guest should do the same. Don't cross your feet, bend your legs under your body and don't expose the soles of your feet.
(7) If you pass by a monk on a sunny day, you must avoid the monk's figure. According to Buddhism, the monk's figure is the monk himself. Crossing the monk's figure is equal to crossing the monk, which is a sign of disrespect for the monk.
(8) Before visiting the Buddhist temple, check your clothes first. Those who are topless and wearing shorts and vests are forbidden to enter. Even those whose shirts are not stuffed into their pants and whose sleeves are rolled up on their arms are not allowed to enter the door of the Buddhist temple.
(9) guests should take off their shoes before entering the Buddhist temple, otherwise,) It will be regarded as tarnishing the Buddha Hall. If tourists make rash actions towards temples, Buddha statues and monks, they will be regarded as heinous crimes. Be especially careful when shooting Buddha statues.
(10) Don't touch Buddha statues, and don't climb up any Buddha statues inside or outside the temple. Respect all Buddha statues, regardless of size. Don't put the Buddha statues in your trouser pocket. Thais think that touching the Buddha statues with the lower part of your body is a desecration of the Buddha statues.
(11) for tourists to hear the playing of Thai national anthem, they should immediately stop activities and stand in silence.
(12) Before taking pictures of monks, they should first obtain their consent and politely express their gratitude after taking pictures. In addition to the king and the king, Thai monks also have a high social status.
(13) Thais love red and yellow and taboo brown.
(14) Thai men and women pay attention to giving and receiving no relatives, and their bodies are not allowed to touch even when dancing in public.
(15) Dogs are taboo in Thailand.