Etiquette & customs. Thai people are generally polite and friendly, so smiling is important. You should be aware that the concept of “face” is important in Thailand, and therefore you should avoid doing or saying anything that may cause someone else to be embarrassed or to “lose face”.
What is the name of the Thailand custom?
The Customs Department, also called the Thai Customs, is the customs department of Thailand under the Ministry of Finance.
Customs Department (Thailand)
|Formed||4 July 1874|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Thailand|
|Agency executive||Kulis Sombutsiri, Director-General|
What is Thai culture known for?
Often referred to as ‘the Land of Smiles’, Thailand is renowned for the welcoming and warm disposition of its culture and people. Rice plantations and ornate temples are interspersed in and around busy cosmopolitan cities, reflecting the diversity of landscapes and lifestyles.
Can you kiss in Thailand?
* It is not polite to express your private affection by hugging and kissing your partener in public places. Holding hands is OK for foreigners, but rarely seen at locals.
What do I need to declare at Thai customs?
Personal belongings in reasonable quantity, which are worth no more than 20,000 baht in total and are not prohibited or restricted goods or food. No more than 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 250g of all types combined. No more than 1 litre of alcoholic beverage.
What items do I need to declare at customs?
Most countries require travellers to complete a customs declaration form when bringing notified goods (alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, animals, fresh food, plant material, seeds, soils, meats, and animal products) across international borders.
What can you not bring into Thailand?
It is prohibited by law to bring the following items into our out of Thailand.
- Narcotics e.g., marijuana, hemp, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin.
- Goods with Thai national flag.
- Fake Royal Seals/official seals.
- Fake currency, bonds or coins.
- Pirated copyright goods e.g. musical tape, CD, VDO, computer software, etc.