Head should not be touched in #Thailand #thai

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For Thai people, head is the holiest part of the body and should not be touched – even a child’s. The the head of a person or statue in Thailand are regarded as the most important part of the body. It is considered rude to touch a stranger’s head, as it would be in most countries around the world. It is also disrespectful to touch the head of a statue, especially a statue of the Buddha.

Unless you’re in a very close relationship with someone or are with a child, you shouldn’t be touching or putting things over people’s heads. The head is considered the cleanest and most holy part of the body, so touching someone’s head is seen as disrespectful and will make others uncomfortable.

Source: http://www.expatsblog.com/contests/276/top-10-things-not-to-do-in-thailand, https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/02/24/dont-touch-head-touching-heads-bangkok-thailand-tip/