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Thai Culture

The people of Thailand

Wai Thai Culture

All three world religions, Animism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, have left their mark on Thai society, making it a complex mix of these three. It is known for its strong sense of community, respect for adults and other people in charge, love of music, dancing, and food, and appreciation for all of these things. 

People from Thailand are known for their friendly smiles, true hospitality, and laid-back attitudes. They are also very proud of their traditions and culture, which they are always happy to talk about with visitors to the country. When you go to Thailand, you are likely to see or hear the following things that Thai people do:

Do and Don't

Wai: Thai greetings usually involve putting your hands together in front of your chest and bending a little at the waist. It is a polite way to meet someone of any age or social status, and people of all ages use it.

Taking off your shoes:Before entering a private home or a religious place, it is polite to take off your shoes. This shows respect for the person whose home you are entering or the holy place you are going to.

Avoiding pointing: In Thailand, it is very rude to point your finger at someone. If you want to get people's attention, use the palm of your hand instead of just your index finger.

Not touching the head:In Thailand, the head is more important than any other part of the body because it is the most holy. No matter what, it is rude to touch someone else's head, even if you didn't mean to.

Speaking softly: People in Thailand usually speak quietly and try not to raise their voices. This is a kind thing to do and should be done.

Being jai yen (cool heart):The meaning of "jai yen" is to have a cool heart or to be calm and collected. It is an important part of Thai society that visitors should try to copy while they are there.

Enjoying the moment: People in Thailand are known for being able to live in the present and not think about what will happen in the future. Visitors would gain a lot from learning this lesson because it could make them feel less worried and stressed.

People that display any or all of the aforementioned characteristics are likely to be found in Thailand, to name just one of many instances of a country where tourists are likely to encounter them. 

If you are familiar with these customs, you will not only be able to demonstrate that you value the culture of Thailand, but you will also discover that your time spent there is more enjoyable as a result of your familiarity with them.

To sum up, I really hope that you have an amazing time on your vacation in Thailand and that you get to experience a lot of new and exciting things. They provide a source of culture that no one should be without since they are necessary to the functioning of society.

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