Thailand Page in Wikipedia
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Thailand-WWW Virtual Library
I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Thailand, because it is the custom in that country to remove shoes at the door. This is almost universally the norm in
Thailand has recently been in the news in Britain after the rape and murder of a British tourist. This week a Thai court handed death sentences to the murderers. There was a strong expectation that they would receive a life sentence, because they had pleaded guilty to their charges. It is thought that the verdict was politically motivated. I say this is Biblical justice and those men deserve to die.
Thailand has become a very popular tourist destination for British people as a result of cheap airlines. It was once a destination primarily for gap-year students. Older people are now travelling to Thailand. One can only hope that some of them may pick up the practise of removing shoes at the door while they are there.
Thailand is a Buddhist country. There is some persecution of Christians in that country. For more information on the persecution of Christians worldwide:
Open Doors International