One of the most obvious signs of respect for a place is to dress modestly and behave yourself. Since the temple is a sacred place, it is important to dress properly. Let’s see what we should do and what should not be done when going to the temple.
Smoking and using drugs of any kind are prohibited inside the temple to honor the place and respect Buddhism.
Do not damage, destroy or steal any property within the temple, such as walls, Buddha statues, or antiques.
When entering the temple, do not step on the threshold. because it is believed to help prevent evil from entering. It is also where the gatekeeper resides.
Do not take photos of other people making merit, praying, meditating, or participating in religious activities. because it is not authorized and violates the privacy of others.
because it may cause damage to that archaeological site.
When in the Ubosot, do not sit with your feet pointing towards the Buddha image and monks. Sit on your knees or sit cross-legged without your feet pointing towards a monk or others.
Within the temple, inappropriate behavior is prohibited, especially in excessive or obscene displays of affection.
Gambling equipment, narcotics, and alcoholic beverages of all kinds are prohibited inside the temple.
Do not kill animals, shoot birds, or fish, or quarrel because the temple is a sanctuary area.
When we know the etiquette of visiting Thai temples, both should and shouldn’t, don’t forget to apply them as well.