Questions and answers

What is considered disrespectful in Thailand?

What is considered disrespectful in Thailand?

Traditionally, Thais consider feet to be the lowest and filthiest part of the body. As such, pointing your feet at another person or sacred item – such as a statue of the Buddha – is considered extremely disrespectful.

Does Thailand allow polygamy?

While polygamy has since been abolished, it is still alive in Thailand and, according to some, widely accepted. Such unions are not recognised under Thai law in accordance with the law that states “A man or a woman cannot marry each other while one of them has a spouse.”

What are the top 5 jobs in Thailand?

The Top 5 most popular jobs in Thailand include:

  • Sales.
  • Engineering.
  • IT.
  • Accounting.
  • Administrative.

What type of government is in Thailand?

Parliamentary system
Unitary stateMilitary juntaConstitutional monarchyMilitary dictatorship

Is 20 baht a good tip?

Tipping in hotels is not expected, but again is always appreciated, for instance 20 – 50 baht for the porter that carried your bags up to your room, or 20 baht left under your pillow for the cleaner. In all restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change in coins as a tip.

Why is it disrespectful to touch a Thai person’s head?

In Thailand, the head is the most sacred and the cleanest part of the body, so if you pat someone on the head or ruffle their hair, not only will you make them feel uncomfortable you’re also disrespecting that person.

How many wives allowed Thailand?

Polygamy, which is having more than one husband or wife, has been banned in Thailand since 1935. That particular ruling means only his first wife, Waraphon Pruksawan, is legally married to him. Despite this, all the children born to him and his other ‘wives’ take his surname.

Can I wear red in Thailand?

Of course, it is perfectly safe to wear a red shirt in Thailand! Unless that is you wear one and join a mass demonstration against the army’s orders… Red is an auspicious color in Thailand cause of the Thai-Chinese, and Sunday is the ‘red day of the week’.

What jobs pay well in Thailand?

12 Great Jobs for Foreigners in Thailand

  • Teaching.
  • Mobile / Web Developer or Marketing Expert.
  • Work Remotely for an Online Business.
  • Real Estate Agent / Manager.
  • Diving Instructor.
  • Freelance Writer.
  • Sell a Service on Fiverr.
  • Work for a Multinational Company.

What is the highest paid job in Thailand?

  1. Surgeons / Doctors. Salary Range: from 169,000 THB to 570,000 THB.
  2. Judges. Salary Range: from 142,000 THB to 478,000 THB.
  3. Lawyers. Salary Range: from 115,000 THB to 387,000 THB.
  4. Bank Managers. Salary Range: from 108,000 THB to 365,000 THB.
  5. Chief Executive Officers.
  6. Chief Financial Officers.
  7. Orthodontists.
  8. College Professors.

What Thai means?

Land of the Free
Thailand (meaning Land of the Free), or Siam ,the country’s name used until the year 1949. Term of Citizenship. Thai. Capital. Bangkok (or Krung Thep, in Thai, which means City of Angel)