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First time travel to Thailand than you should know; Thailand is predominantly Buddhist, so many of the customs and traditions in Thai culture are based on Buddhist values except in the Deep South where most of people are Muslim.
The country is famously known as the "Land of Smiles" because of the cheerful nature of its people. However foreigners should be aware of some simple customs and etiquette as well as certain comments or actions which should always be avoided.
Most importantly of all, be particularly careful about respecting Buddhism and the Thai Royal Family.
Below is a list of Do and Don'ts in Thailand which you should considerate
DO IN THAILAND:
1.) Do respect all Buddha images. Buddha images are held sacred and sacrilegious acts are punishable by imprisonment even if committed by foreign visitors.
2.) Always respect the elders. If someone is older than you, address them as "Pee" or "Nong" if they are younger.
3.) Respect the places and dress appropriately when visiting temples and religious sites.
4.) Always treat any image of a Buddha and Buddhist monks with extreme respect.
5.) Perform the " Thai Wai ", a slight bow with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fusion, while saying " Sawasdee Krab" for men or " Sawasdee Kha " for woman.
6.) Always ask for permission before taking pictures of anyone.
7.) Remove shoes before entering a Thai home.
8.) Avoid kissing or hugging in public
9.) Use "Khun" as the honorific title before a person's first name.
10.) Do eat with a spoon. Use the fork to load food on to the spoon.
11.) Do lower your body slightly when passing between or in front of people.
12.) Do smile a lot.
DON' T IN THAILAND:
1.) Express negative opinions about the King or any member of the Royal Family. Thai people have utmost respect for the Thai monarchy.
2.) Pass anything with your left hand and point with one finger.
3.) Get involved in any way with drugs. Penalties are very severe from 10 years up to the death penalty for trafficking.
4.) Point at people or things with your feet.
5.) Touch a Thai person on the head.
6.) Raise your voice or get angry as it is a sign of disrespect in Thailand.