Nargiz ShiraliyevaNargiz Shiraliyeva 28 MARCH 2019 873 views 1 min. read

The Not-Do List in Southeast Asia

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You can hear thousands of advice about where to go, what to do while traveling somewhere. But what things should we not do? It sounds weird, but every year hundreds of tourists have different problems just because of not knowing local rules and traditions. In order not to come across these kinds of issues, we put forth your rules you must obey in Southeast.

In Asian countries:

Don’t talk about monarchy and the royal family. Any opinion about these substances in these Asian countries can both be reacted aggressively; also, you can be fined with a costly amount.

Do not disrespect God. It does not matter which country, never disrespect or tease Gods or their religion in Southeast Asian Countries.

Do not touch people’s heads. Most countries in this region believe in Buddism, and in Buddhist religion person’s head is sacred; therefore hesitate to touch people’s heads.

Do not point someone with your finger. This is considered as disrespect in most of the Asian countries.

Do not enter with shoes to sacred places. This is a vast disrespect not only in Southeast Asia but also in most Asian countries.

Do not wear inappropriate. Especially while entering temples or religious places, you should attentively choose your clothes.

Food Sticks. It is considered disrespectful to point on someone with food sticks; also, do not forget to place your sticks horizontal, not vertical.

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Nargiz was born in Russia where she grew up until the age of 12 before moving to Baku, Azerbaijan. At different life stages she lived in Turkey and Serbia. As of 2020, she has been to 38 cities in 11 countries.

AIESEC Azerbaijan Alumna. She is fond of participating at youth projects and making friends with people from all around the world. Her biggest dream is to visit all the continents and as many countries as possible. Following her passion to travel, she joined the team of a “Trawell Group” company.


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