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Bangkok The local people are hospitable and very friendly to tourists. Bangkok is often called "the city of smiles" for open and welcoming attitude to visitors. The manner of behavior of local residents may seem rather strange to tourists - even during the hot dispute they do not raise their voices. Visitors should also communicate with the local people in a soft and calm voice. The Thais are very sensitive to their homes, so when entering a house either hosts or guests always take their shoes off. Speaking of the manner of communication, we should definitely mention the local body language. While communicating with the locals any contact (friendly hug or patting on a shoulder) is simply not allowed. Men are can be welcomed with a handshake. If you want to say hello to a person on a distance, simply lay your palms at a chest level - this gesture means a warm welcome.
Many gourmets call Bangkok a true food paradise as the local cuisine is very versatile and unique. Attractive restaurants and cafes can be found literally everywhere in the city - next to … Open
Do not sit cross-legged in public places or in someone’s house โ€“ this pose can be considered a sign of disrespect. Local people are very sensitive when it comes to the royal family, so any careless word about the government may hurt them badly. One more "not recommended" theme for discussion with the citizens and inhabitants of the country is religion. Locals show warm attitude to religious sites and sacred sites of the country and visitors must also show respect.
Many traditions and customs of the locals may seem quite nice and fun to observe. The natives follow these traditions for many hundreds of years. For example, you can see a small wooden house next to each house or a public institution and store. It is made for the "keeper of the home" - a kind spirit that protects the owner and his house from all troubles. After moving to a new home, the owner must first make a small house for the keeper. Subsequently, he needs to make generous gifts to the spirit. Usually these are fruits, beautiful flowers and sweets. It is believed that if you follow these rules and make the spirit happy, it will bring good luck and prosperity to the house. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Unique landmarks in Bangkok and around

Don Muang Airport

From the series “The most dangerous runways in the world”
For almost a hundred years, Don Muang remained one of the most polluting airports in Thailand. Only after the opening of the Suvarnabhumi airport Don Muang has become a little 'offended'. It is remarkable that the golf center is now open in the airport, although it is forbidden to be on its territory during the landing of the aircraft. Not all experienced pilots with several years of experience are able to get the plane to the real golf course. At present, the airport is very well equipped and is no longer considered extremely dangerous. Don Muang has the runways of 3 500 meters. … Read further

Bang Na Expressway

From the series “The longest bridges in the world”
In the capital of Thailand is the Bang Na Magistrale. This is a wonderful bridge construction, one of the longest bridges in the world. The construction of the main road started in 1995 and lasted for five years. Officially, the bridge was opened in February 2000. The bridge length is 54 kilometers, and the width is 27.2 meters. There are three lanes in each direction. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Bangkok

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Bangkok. Learn the best periods to visit Bangkok to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Bangkok.
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