Phuket is one of Southeast Asia’s leading beach destinations. The best beaches and luxurious resorts can be found conveniently in Phuket right in Thailand. Learning Thai culture and customs will make your stay in the paradise of the islands much more fun. Like with any country, there are a few things which tourists should avoid doing as they may be disrespectful or offensive to the locals.
Here Are Some Important "Don'ts" While In Phuket:
• Do not disrespect the Royal Family
Similar to any country with a Monarch, the Royal Family in Thailand is highly respected, and any action which seems to disrespect them may well lead to severe repercussions. You may be surprised how profound this respect is during your vacation. When the national anthem starts to play, everybody stands in front of the screen. Just a minute, don’t be concerned, but please stand. The national anthem plays across the country 8 am and 6 pm in Bangkok and more in Chiang Mai. Absolutely everybody freezes immediately as a sign of respect.
•Do not wear shoes inside temples
It’s well known to leave your shoes outside before entering holy places and you probably already know this. As all other countries, when in Thailand, be sure to open your footwear before entering temples. This is done, obviously, as a sign of respect, and also helps to keep these temples clean.