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Customs & Traditions in Asia

Find out about the unique cultural traditions and customs across the Asian continent.
  1. Eating and Drinking (6)
  2. Language Guides (15)
  3. Tipping in Asia (4)

Etiquette in Asia
A complete guide to etiquette in Asia.

Common Greetings in Asia
Use this list of common greetings in Asia for saying "hello" in China, Japan, India, and other countries. Learn when to bow, shake, and ways to show respect in Asia.

Tipping in India
Find out when and if you should tip in India without insulting someone.

Japanese Business Etiquette
Formal or informal, this guide to Japanese business etiquette will help you pass with flying colors! Read about things to avoid and potential cultural blunders.

The Concept of Saving Face
Saving face dictates daily life in Asia. Learn how to avoid infractions and get tips for saving face while traveling in Asia. Understanding how "face" works in Asia will help you to make friends, save money, and have a better travel experience!

Tipping in Asia
Use this tipping guide to know when and how much to tip in each Asian country. Sometimes giving a tip can be considered an insult!

How to Eat Sushi
Don't eat sushi like a newbie! See how to eat sushi the right way.

How to Use Chopsticks
See some important etiquette tips for eating with chopsticks while in Asia.

Guide to Thailand Etiquette
Use this list of dos and don'ts to avoid offending anyone in Thailand. Read this simple list of Thailand etiquette rules that you should follow.

Tipping in Japan
Read about tipping in Japan, etiquette, and when to leave gratuity.

Japanese Dining Etiquette
Use these tips for Japanese dining etiquette when eating in Japanese restaurants at home or in Japan. Learn how to handle chopsticks properly and things not to do at the table.

Visiting Thailand Temples
Visiting a Thailand temple is interesting and exciting. Use these dos and don'ts for visiting wats in Thailand to avoid potential blunders.

Laowai in China
Laowai is a term directed at foreigners in China. Learn what you'll probably be called in each country in Asia.

Who is the Dalai Lama?
Who is the Dalai Lama? Find out about the discovery, life, and role of His Holiness.

Etiquette for Visiting Buddhist Temples
Buddhist temples are found everywhere in Asia. Read about how to show respect while visiting Buddhist temples.

Chinese Table Manners
See these simple rules for Chinese table manners to be at home in formal settings. Chinese dining etiquette for eating, drinking, and sitting.

Etiquette in Cambodia
Learn a little about etiquette in Cambodia and how to conduct yourself while visiting this recovering country.

Squat Toilets in Asia
What is a squat toilet, how to use one, and rules you should always follow!

Cheers in Japanese
See how to say cheers in Japanese and learn about some drinking etiquette in Japan.

What to Expect in China - Dealing with Culture Shock
See what to expect when you land in China to help beat the initial culture shock!

When to Bow in Japan
Know when to bow in Japan with this quick guide to bowing etiquette.

Dos and Don'ts for Ramadan in Asia
See a list of dos and don'ts for traveling in Asia during Ramadan.

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