One of the main tourist attractions of Thailand are its temples, but it is important for you to respect these rules of etiquette so you don’t have any inconveniences during your visits to these beautiful places.
Watch your head
For Thai people, the head is the “most elevated” part of the body, so it is completely unacceptable to touch someone’s head, even in a loving way and doing so may generate an important reaction from the locals that you may want to avoid.
Monks and women
Buddhist monks can’t touch or be touched by women, or even accept anything from a woman so you must be cautious to avoid discomforts.
Legs and shoes
Keep in mind that you must cover your legs and shoulders before entering a Buddhist temple, so you have to take a handkerchief or sarong, or rent it at the entrance of temples. Furthermore, remember that you can’t enter with shoes to temples so you should take easily removable footwear.