Thailand is a wonderful place, full of new adventures, exotic cultures and a surprise around every corner. You better believe it. Thailand is unique in the region with very little obvious western influence throughout its history and a proud culture that puts the needs of its people first, ahead of appeasing westerners. Most of this is a mystery to be discovered but sometimes you'll just mess it all up by not knowing the basics. Here's Thai culture DOs and DON'Ts Lesson One. Whilst many of these points are 'old school' and are not as studiously followed by the younger generation of Thais, the basics still are apparent in all aspects of Thai life. 1. Don't point with your feet …or doing just about anything with your feet. Thais consider the feet the most lowly part of the body (physics and gravity support their contention). As the head is revered as the top of the body and closest to heaven, the feet are close to the ground and just 'dirty'. So doing anything with your feet, especially pointing with them when seated, is against the grain of Thai culture. It probably goes without saying, you should 't put your feet on… Read full this story
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