1. Travelers who plan to have a rich excursion program are recommended to go sightseeing in the morning. Daytime in Chiang Mai is always very hot, so it may not be the most enjoyable entertainment to walk around the city.
2. To soften the bad acclimatization period, foreign visitors are advised to purchase bottled drinking water. Soft drinks in restaurants and cafes, which are often diluted with ordinary tap water, have to be taken with great caution.
3. Be sure to go shopping with enough of local currency. Some shops and markets may also take U.S. dollars and euros; seasoned travelers recommend having several types of currencies making it easier to find the most profitable method of payment.
4. It's worth noting that isn’t possible to pay with a credit card in all local stores and restaurants. Going to the market, it’s better to take more notes and coins of small denomination, so it would be easier to pay off.
6. Monks in local monasteries and temples are also considered sacred. In no case touch them or take a picture with them. The head is also considered a sacred part of the body; don’t touch the head of a stranger in any occasion.
7. Locals are very welcoming and patient. Travelers who are interested in Thai culture and honor local traditions are treated with great respect. In public places you need to be quiet and peaceful; violent display of emotion in public is considered a major sign of bad manners.
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9. Don’t buy jewelry at local markets, as a risk to get a fake is very high. Those who want to bring jewelry from vacation are advised to go to local shops together with a guide.