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"Once you get away from..." Thailand Local Custom Tip by fatpuppy

Thailand Local Customs: 307 reviews and 224 photos

Once you get away from Bangkok, the country folk are very generous and friendly (if you're friendly towards them too). Very very polite people.
Also very superstitious; believing in spirits and souls and such. Don't badmouth or make fun of the royal family.

When you meet someone, they'll usually cup their hands about mid chest level and take a short bow accompanied with 'Sawasdi krap' or Sawasdi ka.' The higher up the hands are, indicate all that much more respect.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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