haiyen0014 haiyen0014 18-21, F 5 Answers Feb 27, 2011

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It would be easy for a visitor to Thailand to make a mistake and be rude, especially when visiting a Temple or shrine.

It is considered extremely rude to step on a Thai coin, because the king's head appears on the coin. When sitting in a temple, one is expected to point one's feet away from images of the Buddha. Shrines inside Thai residences are arranged so as to ensure that the feet are not pointed towards the religious icons—such as placing the shrine on the same wall as the head of a bed, if a house is too small to remove the shrine from the bedroom entirely.

It is also customary to remove one's footwear before entering a home or the sacred areas within a temple, and not to step on the threshold.

There are a number of Thai customs relating to the special status of monks in Thai society. Due to religious discipline, Thai monks are forbidden physical contact with women. Women are therefore expected to make way for passing monks to ensure that accidental contact does not occur. A variety of methods are employed to ensure that no incidental contact (or the appearance of such contact) between women and monks occurs. Women making offerings to monks place their donation at the feet of the monk, or on a cloth laid on the ground or a table. Powders or unguents intended to carry a blessing are applied to Thai women by monks using the end of a candle or stick. Lay people are expected to sit or stand with their heads at a lower level than that of a monk. Within a temple, monks may sit on a raised platform during ceremonies to make this easier to achieve.

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believing differently, as each culture has it's own style and beliefs, sexual experiences many cultures have strong styles like the europeans they like to be nude around family other cultures are more modest! also hygiene as certain cultures people dont bathe as often as others so this can be difficult as i know myself i like to be and feel clean so i take a shower daily if not twice daily

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Cults and cultures are two different things. So which are you talking of, here?

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