Thailand it’s a beautiful country with amazing white sand beaches and crystal clear water and where the sun smiles at you almost daily. When you prepare for a holiday in Thailand, best is to make some research before you leave to have an idea how the things works there and whatnot.
Here is a list with the most important things you need to know before going to Thailand:
- Do not show the soles of your feet. This is considered tremendously rude and unpolite. The reason is totally cultural; Thai people consider the head to be holy and feet to be filthy
- No shoes indoors, even in restaurants, shops or massage parlors. This rule doesn’t apply everywhere but in most of indoor places
- Starting with 2017 its illegal for venders to rent umbrellas on some particular beaches.
- Some beaches does not offer beach chairs but mattresses
- To travel from one coast beach to another its much easier and faster to do it by long tail boat. They are lined up on the shore of every beach and sometimes is more cheaper to share a boat than take a tuk-tuk
- When you order a dish, rice is not included. You must order it apart and If you don’t mention it, you will not get it, even if the dish must come with rice
- There is not hot water in any hotel shower but anyway the cold showering water is not cold, but lukewarm
- Everyone smiles at you, so its polite to smile back. Its not for nothing called the Land of Smiles
- When you visit a Buddha statue or a temple, as a lady you will get a long skirt to cover your legs.
- You will need bugs creams or spray! And sea sick pills if you plan to do island hopping
- Every time you will withdraw cash you will pay a fee of 200BHT, approximately 7 euro
- A Thai massage costs around 7 euro for a full hour and each masseuse has her own style of massaging
If you want to know more Do’s and don’ts about Thailand let me know in comments below and I will write another article with fresh information