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TRAVEL TIPS Saturday, 03 December 2016

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

As one of the most attractive destinations in Asia, Thailand is popular name for many tourists. But some interesting secrets in the country you should know.

As one of the most attractive destinations in Asia, Thailand is popular name for many tourists. But some interesting secrets in the country you should know.

1. There are different levels in Wai greeting of Thailand

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Wai is traditional greeting of Thailand people. You always catch the image of Thailand people who are clasping her hands together and head down slightly at anywhere you go. But there are some different levels of Wai greeting like your hands are placed higher to show more respect. Firstly, your “safest bet”, versatile wai- your fingertips will go below your chin, make sure tour palms touch together (as in a praying gesture), and your elbows tuck into your sides which is a wai for equals or for those whose status you don’t yet know. Secondly, for slightly more respect, the fingertips climb to the tip of your nose. For people of high standing or older people, your fingertips touch level with your eyebrows. And lastly, for royalty and monks, a very high wai (with fingertips touching hairline) would be accompanied by a bow form men, or a curtsy from women.

2. There is a fruit you don’t allow to bring into the hotel

There are many hotels of Thailand who don’t allow bringing durian into their hotel. Although a lot of tourists cannot smell the taste of durian, as for almost of Thailand people, the fruit has a sweet and attractive flavor.

3. Your date of birth has very important meaning

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Although it isn’t official, Buddhism is followed by 90% of Thailand’s population which means Buddhism goes to daily life of locals. For example, every day in a week has a special color similar to gesture of Buddha. If you notice, you will the influence in everywhere: from normal clothing of Thailand to elevator of bars on rooftop which have color announcement for their customers.

4. Rainy season is the wonderful time to travel in Thailand

Normally, tourists won’t choose rainy season for their travelling. But rainy season in Thailand is not bad. In the season, it will rain every day, but only in some hours. Raining is the suitable you should enjoy in famous Thailand massage shops. After two hours of relaxing, you can hang out with blue and cool sky after a rain.

5. Snacks from insects

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Walking in local markets and enjoying delicious street foods on stands on Khao San of Bangkok is the best way to help you explore cuisine culture of Thailand. You should try foods from famous insect of the country like silkworm to grasshopper. However, tourists can buy strange foods in every corner of Thailand streets; they are not favorite dishes of local peoples.

6. There is a tree you can blow bubble from its leaf

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Outside of Chiang mai is a short road surrounded by green trees in humidity of fog. You can easily see Jatropha tree. Visually, they are nothing too special, even less attractive than other fruits. But you only need to break a twig and lightly blow through the small hole, soap bubble will appear from that hollow steams.

7. Small bells in Buddha temples

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

When you visit Buddha temples of Thailand, you will see many small bells hanging on corners of the temples. Thailand people believe that bells are used as remind and pray for local people. Some peoples said that the bell will prevent birds into the temple.

8. Your left hands don’t be used to eat

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Europe and many Asia countries use both of hand for eating. But in Thailand, using left hand to eat is not popular. You can take foods by left hand, but when you take food to your mouth, you must use right hand. Thailand people don’t use chopstick.

9. Bars on rooftop is wonderful way to see Bangkok

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

You don’t really stay in Bangkok when you don’t see the city from rooftop with a cocktail on your hands. From you, you can explore night life of the city with wonderful and attractive view.

10. Politeness of Thailand isn’t saying “Thank you” or “sorry” but is “Ka” and “Krap”.

There are two words in Thailand which cannot translate to English, “Ka” and “Krap”. They are placed after a sentence to show respect and politeness. If you are male, you say “krap”, if you are female, you say “ka”.

11. Thailand is called as the land of smiles

11 interesting secrets you should know when traveling in Thailand

Thailand is really a land of smile, you will feel to be welcomed in first sight when stepping in plane of Thailand airline. You will be impressed by the way of Thailand when they head down, greet and say thank you. 

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