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Are there laws against this, or is it socially frowned upon?

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    Yes you can. I know of no law that says you cant, and none of the thai people or officials have frowned whilst I've photographed or video'd anything. Most are more than happy to pose or to take the picture for you. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Marcus via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    It depends what you mean by use a camera... While in general photography is fine, its not really polite to photograph specific locals without asking them... Keep in mind too that when you do ask them in a lot of the more touristy places they may say "Sure, but for a dollar"! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Jaidev S via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Fairly sure there are no laws about taking snaps. Two things you shouldn't do are whistle and say anything bad about their king. A good tip is to wear yellow and you'll be well received anywhere. over 7 years ago

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    Yes you can take photos - just be careful some officials my not like their photo been taken if you are unsure ask them and they would be more than happy to pose for a photo with you or without you but apart from that be a happy snapper! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Rachel Christian via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Definitely 100% you can use your camera freely in Thailand. Remember, Thailand is the Land of Smiles. However, if you want to take shots inside a temple (for example), then I think it is appropriate and polite to ask for permission first. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Stephen via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    There is a restriction on camera use inside some of the temples. it is best to ask a guard for permission. If you're friendly and polite some temples can be very accommodating to camera use but for example photos of the Jade Buddha are completely forbidden and offending tourists can get very short shrift. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Ian Wallis via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You can take photos of almost anything. That said, there are a few precautions. Don't take photos of military installations or border posts. It is an issue of security so they don't like photos there. I got around that one by asking a Thai border guard to pose for me. He happily stood for the picture. I got a very nice photo of him and the border (my real photo objective). If uncertain, ask. over 5 years ago

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    Ofcourse over 5 years ago

    Answered by Mike Tan via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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