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Mother’s Day (วันแม่แห่งชาติ)

  Mother’s Day Celebrations in Thailand In Thailand, 12th of August is celebrated as the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (Thai: สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ). As the Queen is also regarded as mother to all Thai people, this day is also celebrated as ‘Mother’s Day’ (วันแม่). The celebrations for the Queen and for mother are being […]

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“Nang Kwak” The Goddess of Wealth

นางกวัก /naang gwàk/ is a lady spirit who is traditionally believed that whoever has her in will enjoy brisk business through its mysterious attraction. The Thai Legend of Nang Kwak is highly revered as the Goddess of Wealth or Patron Saint of all Merchants. Nang Kwak is one of the best known legend in Thailand […]

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วันวิสาขบูชา (Visakha Bucha Day)

Visakha Bucha Day (วันวิสาขบูชา) or Wan Pra Yai วันพระใหญ่  marks the three important incidents in the life of Lord Buddha (พระพุทธเจ้า) on the same day – the full moon of the sixth lunar month. The three significant separate events are : 1. The Buddha’s Birth (ประสูติ) 2. The Enlightenment of Buddha (ตรัสรู้) – While sitting under the Bodhi tree, […]

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Thai Coronation Day

Coronation Day (วันฉัตรมงคล [wan chat-mong-kol]) The coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej took place on 5 May 1950. His Majesty is the ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty. On 5 May of every year, the Thai people rejoice and express their affection and loyalty to him by organizing a celebration on his coronation day. […]

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Staying Sane at Songkran

Songkran celebrations allow tourists to experience part of the rich, ancient traditions and rituals of Thailand. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts. Do Feel free to donate alms to monks Remember to use waterproof or Ziploc bags to protect your belongings if you’re participating in water fights. Say ‘Sawatdee Bpee Mai’ (watch this video to […]

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VIDEO: Songkran Song

  During Songkran festival in Thailand, this song called รำวงวันสงกรานต์ Ram Wong Wan Songkran is played everywhere. In case you would like to sing along, here are the lyrics. วันนี้เป็นวันสงกรานต์ wan-níi bpen wan sŏng-graan Today is Songkran day   หนุ่มสาวชาวบ้านเบิกบานจิตใจจริงเอย nùm săao chaao-bâan bèrk-baan jai gan jing eoi Young male and female villagers are joyful.   […]

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Thai scented water and White clay filler

Sawatdee ka, Songkran is one of the most important festivals for all Thai!  Click here to read more about Songkran. I am ready to go! Do you have any equipment for Songkran? Besides a water gun (which is not a compressive pressure one. I am afraid I will hurt other people if I use those […]

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Eat Like A Thai – Khao Rat Gaeng

  One of the things we love so much about Thailand is the abundance of delicious food everywhere from luxury to basic street food. One common way to dine in Thailand is going to a khao Raat Gaeng stall which are everywhere in Thailand. ข้าวราดแกง /kâao râad gaeng/ is what thai call the dishes that are […]

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National Thai Elephant Day

Credit photo : Flickr by Madeline Snow March 13th marks the 15th iteration of Annual National Thai Elephant Day (วันช้างไทย) – The Secretariat of The Prime Minister appointed this date since 1998 to attract attention to Thailand’s national symbol. The National Elephant Day is not a holiday in Thailand. I don’t think a lot of people […]

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Exotic Thai Food: Spicy Raw Ant Eggs Salad

I am from Southern Thailand, but I love to eat Isan food (Northeastern Thai food), I believe all Thai do. Northeastern Thai street vendors or restaurants are in every corner of Thailand. The food of Isan is very hot and flavored with pungent herbs and seasonings. The common Isan dishes you perhaps have tried or […]

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Phu Kradueng

Awesome Jump Shot Photos

Did you know that Thai people always do “the jump shot”?. It’s exactly what it sounds like, you jump in the air and get someone else to take a photo of you looking fabulously awesome and happy. Here are some of my Jump Shot photos: This is in Phu Kradueng National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติภูกระดึง)       Beach […]

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National Anthem

Thai National Anthem เพลงชาติไทย

Thai National Anthem เพลงชาติไทย /pleeng châad tai/ In Thailand, you will hear the Thai national anthem played every day at 8am and 6pm. Every TV and radio station plays it, and it will be played over government building speaker systems, at the sky train and underground in Bangkok, bus stations, in parks and in most […]

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Loi Kratong Song Lyrics

This week is the week of Loy Krathong day, this year it falls on Nov 17th, 2013. (If you are not sure what this festival is, click here to learn more about it) I have been hearing the Loy Krathong song everywhere I go and also in the local TV. It is kind of catchy […]

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15 Common Thai Superstitions and Beliefs

  If you are familiar with the Thai culture or have Thai friends, I am sure you know that all Thai people are grown up with superstitious beliefs and taboos. Some are still believed to be true, and some are now used to tease friends. Although I don’t really believe in any superstitions, I think these are worth sharing. 1. […]

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9 Auspicious Thai Desserts

I have a sweet-tooth. I like all kind of desserts, western and Thai. Recently, I just found a store near my house selling my childhood Thai sweets called ฝอยทอง Foy Tong. I was so happy and have been going back to buy it almost every week (that means more exercise too!). Anyway, I was thinking […]

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Thai Idiom – Sprinkling Coriander on the Face

  What am I doing? I am just trying to teach you a common Thai idiom. : ) In the Thai idiom and psychology, face is the most important thing. We can lose our fortune, but we can’t lose our face. Face is not just the body part where we want it to look nice; […]

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Things That Really Annoy Farangs in Thailand

I was waiting to meet my friend in a coffee shop on Sukhumvit road, and a waitress kindly gave me the Big Chilli magazine to read. I thought that was really nice of her, and I was even more pleased to find the Entertainment column. It got me laugh so much and I have to […]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony

I attended my best friends’ traditional wedding. During the Buddhist religious ceremony I thought I would like to share this with everyone, so here I am. Currently the engagement ceremony and the wedding ceremony combine to a single day for simple process. Both my friend’s engagement and wedding ceremonies were held at her house. The bride had […]

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Ancient City in Samut Prakan

I like to get out of Bangkok and get some fresh air on weekends. Many times I visit places like Samed Island in Rayong, Lan isalnd in Pattaya, Hua Hin or Khao Yai. I also like to find something fun to do on a day trip like going to a museum, and I have to say […]

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VIDEO: When and How to Wai Properly

“wai” (ไหว้) is an exquisite and unique traditional way Thai people greet and show respect. Thai people also perform the Wai in these situations: Giving Thanks Good Bye Apologizing Praying to the Buddha Paying respect to sacred things i.e. spirit house, image of the King Anyone who has travelled to Thailand will be familiar with […]

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