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Thailand Tips and Sustoms

By: Christopher Snyder
Thailand Tips and Customs (for further information go to Asia Travel Pages)After living in Bangkok for over a year I have learned many things about the Thai People that I wanted to share with other foreigners living or vacationing here should know. They are listed below in order of importance:1.?Be Polite - Thai people hold being polite above all else. Their very language has politeness built into it. If you follow what is considered “common courtesy" you will be fine.2.?Be Quiet - Loud people are considered impolite. Speak softly and do not laugh loudly. Of course there are the common places such as bars that being loud is appropriate.3.?Watch where you walk - The side walks in Bangkok are uneven and full of obstacles, pay attention.

Oh, the streets have many stray dogs; the dogs are not aggressive but do leave landmines on the sidewalks.4.?Taxi drivers (enough said) - Most taxi drivers are fine. Generally, it is always better to use the metered taxis. Tuktuks are always more expensive and with Bangkok traffic you could be breathing in a lot of smog on the way. If you are going a significant distance negotiate...5.?Body Odor - Thai people almost never smell badly and they find it offensive if others do.6.?Movie Theater - After the advertizing and right before the movie a tribute to the Thai King Comes on and everyone stands in respect.7.?Thai King - The Thai People Love their King. Never show any type of disrespect to him.Following these tips will allow you to have more fun in your stay in BangkokScience Articles, allowing the locals to be more comfortable with you and give you a better understanding of how things functions in Thailand.Please visit our Website for more ideas for traveling in Thailand.

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