In Thailand, head is considered as the most sacred part of the body, and the feet is considered as the least sacred. Since then, there is taboo related these two parts of body.

1. Avoid touching people on the head even as a friendly gesture.
2. Keep your feet on the ground where they belong.
3. Do not touch, point at, display or show the soles of your feet to anyone especially a Buddha image.

Feet are considered as the dirtiest and fattest part of body to Thai, and the head is the most respected and highest part of body. This also influences how Thais sit when on the ground--their feet always pointing away from others, tucked to the side or behind them.


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