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Thailand - Thai Culture
- The People and the
The Thai people have a national culture and history reaching into
the early civilisation of man. The classical Court
Culture refers to
the fine arts. Thailand has a rich linguistic culture.
A basic summary of Thailand's people and culture follows:
Thailand is a monarchy
and generally they hold their King and Queen and the rest of the
royal family in high esteem and do not tolerate criticism of them.
The royals are hard working patrons of many public works and enterprises
for the public good. The royal birthdays are celebrated nationally
with much flag flying and sober revelry.
Thailand has a democratically elected government based on the European
and particularly the British style. Political figures are generally
seen as pillars and patrons of society. The country is divided into
Areas or Regions: Central, North, North
East, East and South.
The Regions are divided into Provinces with Provincial Capitals where
local government is housed.
With the majority of Thai people
practicing Buddhists. Their reverence to the Buddhist faith, effigies
of the Lord Buddha, Buddhist Demigods, Buddhist monks, novices and
is obvious by the number of religious shrines and temples you will
see everywhere. Religions festivals are a regular part of the Thai
calendar. Other religions are tolerantly accepted nationally. Sacrilegious
acts, even minor ones, are treated very seriously - usually punishable
by a term of imprisonment!
We have found the people to be generally honest,
helpful and friendly. Thais are natural business people always looking
for the next opportunity to better their circumstances.
Business culture seems to be hierarchical with University Degrees
being the key to high office. A Degree and a good knowledge of foreign
languages, particularly English, is a must for those seeking a highly
paid position in management.
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