Thai food can be spicy so make sure you ask before you eat it. If they say Thai spicy at any time be prepared to fall to your knees in agony!!! Most vendors will not make the food too spicy and you can always ask them to add some more heat. Eat the food first and try the sweets/deserts last. Follow the line in order not to cut in to get something. And trust me if it looks like something you would not eat it just might be the best thing on the table so try it! If a vendor hands you a plate you must take it. Just have fun and smile alot. The Food Festival starts at 11:30 AM and is over at 3:30 PM. It is advisable to come early as most of the food will be gone by 2 PM. Live entertainment or music should/could continue through out the afternoon, traditional dance and music should be expected.
There are temples at this site which you can visit. However, it is important you respect cultural customs, especially when you have been made aware of them.
- Before entering the temple please remove your shoes and neatly place them at the bottom of the steps leading into the temple.
- Do not point the bottom of your feet at the Buddha images or Monks. This is a sign of disrespect.
- Do not touch, pose with or frolic about in front of Buddha images. Treat them with reverence and respect.
- Please wear appropriate clothing. Clothing that should not be worn include shorts, low cut dresses or short skirts. Shirts are required.
- Do not walk on the mats where the Monks sit.
- Be courteous and considerate at all times.
- Sit silently during mediation.
- Make sure your cell phone is off during the services.
While you may see other individuals not observing the above etiquette, I request you respect the temple, monks and myself by following them.