Sawasdee ~ Wai from top of Golden Mountain

>> Sunday, May 31, 2009

I took this from top of Golden Mountain, just thinking it is cute way to show Thai respect and greeting. This action we called "Wai".


“Wai”, a prayer-like gesture with the palms of the hands pressed together, is how Thai people greet each other. Generally, a younger person wais first and the older one then return the gesture. Thais regard the heads the highest part of the body, literally and figuratively. Therefore, touching people on their head is considered rude.

2 comments:

glduro_marieloupe May 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

Beautiful picture, beautiful custom.

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Birdman June 1, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

Interesting history noted. Vibrant colors!

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