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10 things you need to know about Thailand before you go

10 things you need to know about Thailand before you go

Thailand is a country of many contradictions. It has the richest royal family in the world, and some of its poorest citizens. It has remote rural mountain villages where communities live by subsistence farming, thriving cities, and blissful island beaches. It has so much to offer to travellers, but it can be overwhelming, and you’ll find that the stereotypes about Thailand are hopelessly one dimensional and flawed.

To help you enjoy your time here to the maximum, here are some handy tips, practical and cultural. After all, a little homework never hurts…

Thailand Temple Etiquette: Everything You Need to Know

Thailand Temple Etiquette: Everything You Need to Know

Buddhism is deeply ingrained in Thai culture, and the most visible signs of its prominence are the glittering temples that are to be found in every settlement.

No holiday in Thailand is complete without a visit to these important holy places. But unless you are well versed in Buddhist practices and principles, it can be hard to be sure if you are avoiding offence.

Follow these simple steps to ensure that you are being a culturally aware and respectful visitor…