I love it how an innocent priority seat sign can carry so much cultural meaning. This one you’ll definitely not find anywhere to the west of Greenwich – I present you Buddha’s seat!
With 95% of its population being Buddhist, Thailand has enough monks walking around to put these signs to use. These designs are so cool because even to my western eyes they quickly bring to mind images of monks wrapped in their typical orange robes.
The sign on the left was on a train, and the one on the right was at an airport.
I’ve never ran into such a priority seat sign in western countries, I guess there should be some in relation to priests and nuns in the least secular countries out there. Have you seen any such signs? Let me know!
Check out other countries’ priority seat signs!
Check out other signs in Thailand!