• 94.7% of the population is Buddhist or Theravada.
  • Respect for your elders is very important in the Thai culture.
  • Thais have a strong sense of hospitality and generosity, but also a strong sense of social hierarchy.
  • Thailand is often referred to as the land of smiles.
  • There is a general feeling that life is to be enjoyed for the moment and that problems and setbacks should not be taken too seriously.
  • Several generations live together in one house.
  • Children are to obey their parents and respect their wishes, even as adults.