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alcohol sales banned, religion -

This Sunday in Thailand, there will be a ban on the sale of alcohol. On the 29th of October, Buddhists celebrate Wan Awk Phansa, marking the end of a significant Buddhist fasting period. Since this day is considered sacred for Buddhists, all shops, bars, and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcohol for 24 hours.   Violations of this ban can result in penalties, including up to 6 months of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to 10,000 baht.   Please be aware and respect this important cultural event.

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Bangkok, statue -

The statue, resembling a gargoyle from Notre-Dame Cathedral, became known after an incident on the road in Bangkok last week. The vehicle transporting the statue got stuck under an overpass on Ratchadaphisek Road, blocking traffic for about two hours. A few days later, the statue was installed in front of a hotel in the Ratchadapisek-Ladprao area. The statue of the deity Kru Guy Kaeo sparked mixed comments among the public: some people claimed it was associated with black magic, while others believed the statue might help one become wealthy. Furthermore, ambiguous information began to circulate online regarding the use of...

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culture, religion, travel -

Thailand is a country with a rich cultural and religious heritage, reflected in the unique traditions and customs of its people. In this diverse cultural context, respect for religious rituals and daily life is intertwined. Let's explore several key aspects and guidelines for foreigners that will help maintain respect for Thailand's culture, religion, and society. Buddhism as the Spiritual Foundation of Thailand: Buddhism plays a significant role in the lives and culture of the Thai people. Special attention should be given to respecting Buddhist temples (wats) and Buddha images. When visiting sacred places like temples or pagodas, it's customary to remove...

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