The APVRS Congress in Bangkok will be held from December 8 - 10, which is during the country's dry season. The average high temperature for the month is 31℃, with an average low of 20℃. Average rainfall for the month of December is just 5 mm.
In general, the weather in Thailand is hot and humid throughout the year. Travelers are encouraged to bring lightweight clothing and appropriate sun protection, such as sunscreen and broad-brimmed hats, for outdoor activities.
The people of Thailand are known for their politeness and hospitality toward tourists. In turn, visitors should be courteous and respectful of their local hosts and customs.
Particularly when visiting temples or other sacred sites in Thailand, travelers should dress modestly. Those wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts may not be allowed to enter, so it is best to ensure that clothing at least covers one's shoulders and knees. Additionally, it is advisable to wear shoes that are easy to put on, as they must be removed to enter temples and private residences.
In Thailand, the royal family are highly revered. In fact, it is illegal to show disrespect to the king or other royalty. The king is featured on the country's currency, so take care not to tear or step on any Thai baht.
Although patting a child on the head is seen as cute in the West, it is very rude to touch a person's head in Thailand. The head is considered the holiest part of the body, whereas the feet are the dirtiest. Travelers should try not to point their feet directly at another person or Buddhist statue.