5 amazing things to learn about Thai culture

 

Thailand is known for its spicy food, incredible massages and friendly people but there is a lot more to learn about Thai culture, especially if decide to take a trip.

1 Thai's hate noise

 
 

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Thai people rarely shout or make a loud noise; they find it rude and obnoxious. You could be stuck in a traffic jam and not one person will beep the horn on the road. Whenever you step foot in Thailand, everywhere will seem very peaceful and relaxed (especially on the islands).

2 Thai’s are passionate about their food

 
 

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There’s a good reason why Thai street food is the best in the world. Local Thai food vendors take great pride in their cuisine and LOVE foreigners trying a dish or two on a side street. The vendor may even take a photo of you. Remember to complement their food to make their day!

3 Thai’s are compassionate and kind

 
 

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Thais are exceptionally kind, often giving gifts or helping anyone who’s lost. Thai’s often take care of street dogs and cats, this might be due to their beliefs in Buddhism.

4 Paying respect

 
 

Respect is an important element to Thai culture and tradition. If you see a monk come on the train or bus and there is no seat, you should give him yours. Always cover your knees before going into a temple and basically don’t do anything you wouldn’t do at home.

5 Do the wai

 

The wai is a special type of greeting common throughout Thailand. It’s regarded as a polite way to greet someone and is usually performed to show gratitude and respect. You can do it to say hello, goodbye and thank you.

Enough reasons to discover this beautiful country. Which of these habits would you like to experience up close and personal?

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