Life is full of contradictions. Thailand is much the same. Many of the “do’s and don’ts” that I read before arriving in Thailand had to be thrown out as I saw Thai people breaking many of these rules themselves. The same goes for signs. This first one was probably put up by the monks to discourage people feeding the monkeys around the temple. Monkeys can be a nuisance and also dangerous and so it is not a good ideas to encourage them to be around humans. The sign below was posted opposite and lists “monkey food” that you can buy. So, on one hand you have the monks asking you not to feed the monkeys and then you get this vendor who is openly selling food. I guess commerce wins every time.
What about you? What contradictions have you seen in Thailand?