a glance Thai culture may appear to be patriarchal with most
senior public positions dominated by men yet behind the
scenes, and particularly in their 'traditional domain' of
the family home, women exert significant influence. Men are
traditionally the breadwinners, but it is often the women
who hold the reigns regarding family matters and financial
times past, Thai women were seen as a possession of men.
Whether it was the father arranging marriage, or the husband
buying his wife, women and money changing hands seemed to go
hand in hand.
women are now experiencing a sense of independence and
freedom as the wave of change continues to sweep through
politics, economics, business and manufacturing. Although
women now account for different responsibilities, they must
be treated very well.
careful not to embarrass your lady. Holding hands, hugging
or kissing in public, for example, are not permitted. Never
lose your temper or speak out of line in Thailand. Always
show respect for Buddhist monks, temples and statues of the
Buddha. Never touch a child's head and never point at
anything with your foot.
always remember that even Thai women is strong still
conservative and feminine in nature that must be treated