วันพุธที่ 20 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Similarities and differences between the cultures of Thailand and neighboring countries.

Thailand and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. There are different traditions and cultures, both similar and different as a result of geographic factors. Cultural and religious roots, that summarizes the overall picture is as follows.
    
 1. Religious culture that spread out and get the respect of people in Southeast Asia, including Buddhism,    a religion that most people in Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia are traditionally respected, so Religious ceremonies and Doctrine of Burma, Laos, and Cambodia variety is similar to the Thai people such as offering alms to Buddhist monks, Praying, to pay respect to the Buddha. The popular children's access to ordination etc.
          For Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia,      mostly population believe in Muslim, so they have Islamic culture.  The Philippines has been influenced by Christianity. Singapore and Vietnam. Respect for many religions. The doctrine traditionally regarded by Chinese as the main.
    
 2.The language, Neighboring countries which have speaking and writing that is similar with Thai  is Laos country only, as for other nations will use their native language such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines etc, English and Chinese is the language which use in communication with each other across the region afforded.
3. Traditions, rituals, if any nation is the foundation of religion is Buddhism, traditional rituals are similar to the Thai Buddhist culture, such as philanthropy,          the walking around temple three times with the candle in the important religious days and Buddhist lent day etc,       as for other traditions are not related to religion found that if a country has a border with Thailand such as Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, they will have many similarities with the Thai tradition, such as the Songkran Festival, Loykrathong Festival. But the details of the ceremony will vary.
          Meanwhile, the Thai culture to show respect. The respect of Thai people. These nations have a tradition of respect as well.
          
For other nations namely, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei are based on traditional Islamic rites.          Vietnam and Singapore will have a traditional ceremony by the Chinese, and Western cultures to the mix, as for the country which has structure of traditions and Rituals like the western is Philippines.

4. Food of the population in Southeast Asia, mainly consists of rice, vegetables and meats that are readily available locally. Mostly food will be spicy type. The foods of Southeast Asia are very diverse. Colors are appetizing. Spicy flavor. Countries where food is no different from Thailand namely, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia is still the same food, beside this we still have food from other nations such as Europe, Japan, Korea, was also published.

5.  The Dress of people in Southeast Asia, if not count local and national dress the dress code is no different. The city at present. Men wear pants,       women wearing pants or skirts, but in rural areas, many women still wear the Sarong.
          In summary, the Thai culture.     It is good that our ancestors have accumulated,     and inherited the same as that of their Thai identity.  However,   Thailand and neighboring countries and territories in close contact,     such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia, there are some cultural similarities with the beliefs and traditions that are identical or similar. In particular religion such as Buddhism is a factor that causes a similar tradition.       As for Islam in Malaysia Is found to be similar to the southern border provinces,    but the neighboring countries like Singapore, Brunei and away it makes some difference from the culture of Thailand. Therefore, it can be said that culture, It is a unity of the nation. The identity of their country then. Culture is also a good relationship. It is a Sister City with its neighboring countries.

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