Tuesday, April 10, 2007

How to Visit a Temple in Thailand

Take special care in learning the proper ritual for visiting a temple in Thailand.


  • STEP 1: Buy incense or a flower from a stand outside the temple.
  • STEP 2: Approach the temple door and remove your shoes.
  • STEP 3: Enter the temple without speaking.
  • STEP 4: Be careful not to touch any of the statues or the symbols once inside.
  • STEP 5: Place your offering, either incense or flower, at the base of the Buddha statue.
  • STEP 6: Remain silent.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Thai word for temple is "wat."
  • The Thai people consider sleeveless shirts, shorts and short skirts inappropriate. Always cover up before entering the temple.
    Source : ehow

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