Gorgeous women, beaches, islands and scrumptious foods are the most famous retreats of Thailand. It is an amazing travel destination with amazing scenery. But Thailand is a lot more its nature’s scenic beauty and food. Before visiting this place, here are few things that you should know beforehand. Here are 10 lesser known facts about Thailand.
1. They don’t open gifts until the person who gave the gift leaves
While visiting Thailand, if you gifted someone something, that person will not open the gift in front of you. So don’t feel offended.
2. Consider head sacred
Whenever you visit Thailand don’t touch anyone’s head. They consider it sacred. While they consider head sacred, they consider feet unclean.
People in Thailand are very fond of dolls as they believe that dolls bring luck to their home. They call them ‘luk thep’ which means child angels.
4. Pointing finger is offending for them
Do not point a finger to any person in that country. They find it offensive when someone points fingers to them.
5. Monkey Festival
They celebrate a monkey festival called as “The Monkey buffet” to attract tourists to Prang Sam Yot in Lop Buri.
6. Most famous city
In 2013, Mastercard Annual Global Destination Cities Index declared Thailand as the most visited city in the world.
7. Removing shirt is an offense
You might get excited after seeing its beach. But do not remove your shirt out of the excitement. You may lend yourself in jail if you do so as it is an offense.
The Thai alphabet system has 44 consonants and 32 vowels.
9. Do not clean after sunset
If you have to clean any mess better do it before sunset. People in Thailand consider it unlucky to clean after sunset.
10. Captial of Thailand
If we ask you about the capital of Thailand, you”ll instantly answer Bangkok. But do you know what is Bangkok’s ceremonial name? It is “Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”.