I'm planning to visit Thailand, so I would like to know some simple local "rules" to interact with monks respecting Theravada tradition, I want to avoid behaving like a tourist that (not intentionaly) breaks the protocols, also I want to maximize the experience there, so I will list some specific topics:
How to approach to do dana? Can I offer to buy food for them or should I just give the food?
How to interact in temples or centres, can a lay person start a conversation or would it be distracting therefore not a good idea?
Should one bend or prostate to the monks? Or make the gesture with the hands (similar to praying)? In what occasions?
Any specific advise for women when interacting with Bikkhus? Not touching them? I assume they should avoid some revealing clothes as well.
Any other specific advise?