For many travellers, Bangkok is the first stop on travels in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.
With it's beautiful chaos, Thai customs are easily overlooked in Bangkok. Respect the local people by learning some of these Thai customs before you visit!
The wai, or pressing your palms together at chest or nose level and bowing your head slightly, is a gesture that you will encounter almost immediately upon arrival in Thailand.
An integral part of Thai etiquette, it denotes respect (or reverence when performed in front of a Buddha image), and can be used to express a hello, thank you, or goodbye.
Days of Colour
Based on pre-Buddhist Hindu legends, a particular auspicious colour is associated with each day of the week. This is most noticeable on Mondays, when many people wear yellow shirts, acknowledging and honouring the day on which the King was born. Other popular colours include pink (Tuesday) and light blue (Friday, the ...