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Culture in Thailand - Information for TEFL Teachers Thailand

Thailand, blessed with a wealth of culture and traditions, stands out in the Southeast Asian region as a country of grace and pride. It is a modern country firmly established in the 21st century. Despite this, there remain examples of lifestyles that have existed for centuries and continue to exist despite the advent of modernity.

The culture here is heavily influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism. Much of Thailand’s royal tradition is also rooted in Indian culture. Visual art, though traditionally primarily Buddhist often combines modern techniques in the contemporary time. Literature is even from Indian connection, the primary text being Ramakein, a Thai version of the Indian epic Ramayana. One of the most distinctive Thai customs is the wai, which is similar to the Indian namaste gesture. Touching someone’s head is considered rude as head is the most respected and highest part of the body.



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