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temple attire

Posted by ib2mix on 21/6/2006 at 14:40

or as a matter of fact...attire in Thailand in general....

must i wear long pants to the temples? Can i wear cropped pants...capri pants? pants that go past the knee? I feel like it will be too hot and miserable to wear long pants. Of course, I will wear a shirt with some type of sleeve...but someone please give me some advice as to what to wear in SE Asia in general. All I have are tank tops and shorts and skirts (that go to the knee) What about the big cities? Can I wear tank tops there? help!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/6/2006 at 14:48 admin

hi ib2mix,

Outside of the temple, tank tops, skirts etc are fine.

In the temple there are two main issues, you need to cover your shoulders and closed-back sandals are preferred. The general rule of conservative dress is preferred, though outside of the Grand Palace people will let you in regardless -- it's amazing some of the clothes people wear!

General advice for clothing -- light cotton, loose fitting clothes are the best.

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