"Smile And Slightly Bow Your Head" Laos Local Custom Tip by aukjejetty
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The Lao people greet each other with a prayer-like gesture called a nop. A younger person or a person of lower status will nop their elder or better. The western custom of shaking hands has become more common in recent years - though a smile and a slight bow of the head is still considered polite. Backslapping, public displays of affection, shouting, and wild gesticulation are all considered impolite.
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