In Thailand, our culture is a unique blend, a melting pot of diverse influences, yet firmly rooted in our distinct and rich heritage. We have collected information to prepare you for your amazing time in Bangkok.
What are some cultural do's and don'ts in Thailand?
Even though Thai people are freindly and we welcome everyone, we still have some social etiquettes that we might want to suggest before you came here
- Be respectful of the Thai Royal Family.
- Do try and keep calm no matter what the problem or provocation may be.
- Try learning a few Thai phrases like “Hello” or “Thank you”, it is surely appreciated.
Thais do not shake hands in general, don't be offended if some Thais getting confused and hesitated when greeting with handshake.
- Don’t touch a Thai person’s head or ruffle their hair.
- Don't point your feet at anyone!.
- Don’t be overly affectionate or too familiar in public.
- Don’t touch a Thai woman without consent.
What are some unique experiences or cultural activities to consider?
No one can answer this question better than our Tourism Authority of Thailand!
May we suggest you to visit theirs recommendation for Bangkok Destinations and Things to Do on theirs website.
There are interesting places such as palaces, museums, parks, as well as various Shopping center's in Bangkok. There are both chilling places like Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sampeng Market, Yaowarat and Phahurat night market or luxury level such as many leading department stores in all areas of Bangkok as well.
What's the Bangkok weather like in June?
During June, temperatures remains high at average of temp: 29-31°C (often shown as 'feels like' 32 -36 °C) and, at least initially, the rain is likely to come in the form of short downpours, with periods of good weather expected throughout much of the day. Quite easy to say it would be warm and humid as it is between the peak of hot summer and a beginning of rainny season.
We recommend you to pack breathable fabrics in your luggage as you will need it.
Is marijuana really legalized in Thailand?
The use and purchase of cannabis leaves were legalized in 2021, and on 9th June 2022, the entire plant was legalized. Marijuana products can be bought from dispensaries and used in private. Public use of marijuana is considered a public nuisance and has a legal penalty of imprisonment for up to 3 months, a fine of up to THB ฿25,000, or both.
Althought, Thailand has decreminalized marijuana and the uses of it, but our neighboring countries still have serious restreiction against it. If you planned to travel to any other country after visiting Thailand, please do check a regulations of your destination, or we would recommend to avoid Cannabis shop in general.
In case you have no plan as mentioned and would. Please enjoy the experience and freedom of Cannabis scene in Thailand. Have fun and be safe!