The mind is the most scared part of the body to the Thai, so never touch a person on their head. Conversely, the feet are the lowliest so never point your feet toward a person or any sacred Buddhist objects.
Be Proactive, Not Angry
Sometimes it may feel like you’re getting scammed, but never raise your voice. A smile and healthy bartering exchange before you agree to a price up front will get you and your wallet much further. This goes for transport like tuk-tuks or riverboats to purchasing goods in a market. Also keep an eye on your belongings. Keep your wallet and passport on you at all times.
Know The Law And Read The Label
The legal age to purchase alcohol is 20 in Thailand. Local beers and liquors run a higher alcoholic percentage than a typical beer from back home - so plan your consumption accordingly. Sex tourism is everywhere, and is both dangerous and illegal. Don’t even think about it.
Air Conditioning Is Always Worth The Money
It will cost more to book a hostel or hotel with temperature control, and is worth every penny during the hot season. If there is one thing to spend a little extra on, it’s this.