What to Wear at a Temple: Tips for Respectful and Modest Dress

When visiting a temple, it is important to show respect and reverence for the sacred space by dressing appropriately. It is essential to dress modestly and respectfully to show that you understand and acknowledge the cultural and religious significance of the temple.

Here are some tips to help you dress appropriately for your temple visit.

Woman holding man’s hand and leading him to Ayutthaya Historical Park, Wat Chaiwatthanaram Buddhist temple in Thailand.
  1. Dress modestly and respectfully.
  2. Wear clothing that covers the shoulders and legs, such as a long-sleeved shirt and pants or a long skirt.
  3. Remove shoes before entering the temple.
  4. Avoid wearing revealing or provocative clothing.
  5. Avoid wearing clothing with offensive graphics or words.
  6. Check the specific dress code of the temple you plan to visit, as different temples may have different requirements.

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