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Thailand is a stunning tropical destination that's popular with holidaymakers across the world. While Thai people are friendly, there are a few tourist habits which Thai natives find annoying. When visiting another country as a tourist, you are entering a vast house of a distant relative with unfamiliar rules of etiquette. There are many words, hand signs, gestures, and habits people do every day which are very rude in Thailand.

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1. Avoid Street Food

The street food in Thailand is some of the best cuisines in the world. Food safety fanatics might balk at the sight of meat marinading outside without a refrigerator, but the fact is Thailand street food is both delicious and safe to eat. Think about it, would a street vendor last if their food made people ill - of course not. Remember most of the street food is aimed at busy Thai locals, not tourists, so their reputation is essential for their business. If you want to be 100% sure the food is cooked correctly, you can watch it being prepared right in front of you - just like at a fancy restaurant.

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