still greet one another with the traditional wai, by bringing their hands
together. The junior or inferior person always makes the gesture first. And the
higher the hands are, the more the greeting conveys respect.
classical arts have developed almost exclusively in the service of
best showcase is the wat. There you will find many statues of the Buddha,
splendid murals depicting Buddha's life and folk-tales, fine woodcarving and
stucco, dazzling lacquerwork, intricate mosaics of glass and