There are many floating markets around Thailand. I enjoy being by the water so I have visited to many of them. Most of the nice floating markets are outside Bangkok which is too far for a day trip. I was happy to find Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำคลองลัดมะยม), which is less known than the heavily touristy floating markets such as Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa, but I … [Read more...] about Klong Lat Mayom: the Authentic Bangkok Floating Market
Thailand celebrates its National Children’s Day (วันเด็กแห่งชาติ) on the second Saturday in January. Every year on this day, there are campaigns to indicate that children are the most valuable resource of the nation.The Prime Minister will establish the motto for children. Here is what was chosen by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha: คำขวัญวันเด็กแห่งชาติ 2561: รู้คิด … [Read more...] about National Children’s Day in Thailand
So our year come to an end and the New Year is almost here. Teacher Pear has a small gift for you all - she made a short video talking about five useful questions you can use to ask your Thai friends about their New Year's celebration. She also has lovely message to say to you at the end of the lesson, so please watch until the end. :) Here are the five questions in the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Common Questions about Celebrating New Year
A lot of people asked me if Thai people celebrate New Year like the rest of the world as the traditional Thai New Year is on 13th of April known as ‘Songkran’. The answer is ‘yes’. Thai people have been celebrating the 1st of January as the first day of the year for almost 70 years. The New Year is a long holiday in Thailand from 31st December to 3rd January. Many people … [Read more...] about How do Thai People Celebrate New Year?
As I was writing our newsletter last week I was scanning through the videos Pear and I have uploaded over the past 12 months. While we would obviously like to do more (although that would have been impossible with our full time commitment with one-to-one lessons, and our other projects), we really enjoyed making the ones we've made and thought they were useful for your Thai … [Read more...] about Some Favourites from Our Videos in 2015
Have you ever heard a strange funny sound from a Thai person and you didn't understand what it meant? In this lesson we show you the common sounds that Thai people make to show emotion or feelings. We hope it helps you to understand Thai people better and you can also apply to your own everyday life and make yourself sound like a Thai. :) In Thai 'interjection' is called … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Common Thai Interjections
"Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)" might be less well known than Chiang Mai as a tourist destination. After my visit to Chiang Rai in February 2015 I found that Chiang Rai was actually much fascinating with less tourists than Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is endowed with an abundance of natural beauty and cultural heritage that attracts visitors year round. Where is Chiang Rai? Chiang Rai is … [Read more...] about Photo Gallery: My Trip to Chiang Rai
Earlier this week, Tourism Authority of Thailand (HK) released a new promotional video that has quickly gone viral. The video posted to the Hong Kong Facebook page of TAT on Monday has almost reached 1,000,000 views already. Amazing Luxury Thailand: Where Life Rules Everything shows a different aspect of a dream travel experience in Thailand. There … [Read more...] about VIRAL VIDEO: Amazing Luxury Thailand
Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most important festivals. As the exact date of the holiday is determined by the Thai lunar calendar, the date is different each year. The festival normally falls in November. The festival starts in the evening when there is a full moon in the sky. Participants carry their Krathongs to the nearby rivers, canals, lake, or ponds. What is … [Read more...] about 10 Different Types of Krathongs for The Loi Krathong Festival
I have never heard of Paleo food before until one day I went to a Bangkok’s farmer market in K-Village in the city’s downtown and bought a small portion to test. It was delicious but then I forgot about this concept of diet. I have been practicing yoga in the past two years and I am also interested in healthy food both Thai and international cuisine. Last month I got an … [Read more...] about Food Review: Paleo Meal in Bangkok
The short film tells a story of a beautiful young traveler named Anna who comes to visit her Thai boyfriend, but their journey takes an appetizing yet sour turn. Anna eats like a monster, to the point she is left in a food coma suffering “jawbone syndrome” from all the delicious street food; grilled pork, fried meatballs, som tam, noodles… the list goes on. I … [Read more...] about Viral Video – Pray for Anna: She is totally paralysed after visiting Thailand
Thai people always love to hear foreigners make an effort to speak Thai. We always encourage our students not to be afraid of making mistakes when they have a conversation with local people, we would love students to use the lessons they learn in real life. We believe mistakes are stepping stones to learning! However we as Thai language teachers would like to help you to speak … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 12 Most Common Mistakes Foreigners Make When Speaking Thai
It's the most wonderful time of the year for Thailand's meat-averse, with the nation's Thai-Chinese population kicking off a 9-day vegan diet as part of the annual Vegetarian Festival (ประเพณีถือศีลกินเจ). Thailand Vegetarian Festival takes place for nine days and nine nights . (Some Thai people will hold the precepts for a total of 10 days.) The festival is celebrated on … [Read more...] about Thailand Vegetarian Festival is Now!
Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s premier beach resort towns on the Gulf of Thailand. It is located less than 200 km south of Bangkok, making it one of the most popular weekend getaway destinations for city residents. "Huahin” pronounced “ Hua - Hin “ หัว Hua in Thai means head and หิน Hin means stone. Therefore, Hua Hin means “ Stone Head “ , was named after the rocks at the … [Read more...] about The Reasons Why You Want to Visit Hua Hin
Previously I talked about the beautiful and unique traditional Thai wedding many times. My younger sister just got married and it made me thinking that there are some interesting aspects in the wedding party in Thailand that are worth sharing. When Thai couples tie the knot, there are two wedding events; traditional Thai ceremony and the wedding party. Some couples do both … [Read more...] about Thai Wedding Party
Most visitors to Thailand might have noticed that many Thai people wear amulets (พระเครื่อง prá-krûeang). Thai amulets are special Buddha images. They are made of an almost infinite variety of substances , gold, silver, platinum, copper etc. There are probably a million different styles of Buddha amulets in Thailand. The amulet is worn around the neck often with gold or silver … [Read more...] about Thai Amulets
Food and eating is an important part in Thai culture. Food often becomes the social occasion in itself. This is partly due to the friendly, social nature of Thai people, but also because of the way in which food is shared in Thailand. You have learned how to order food or how to eat like a Thai. This lesson you will learn useful words used to describe flavours in … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Flavours รสชาติ
Useful Thai Phrases to Show Your Care for Your Loved Ones: 1. Are you safe? คุณปลอดภัยดีมั้ย kun bplàwd-pai mái? คุณปลอดภัยดีรึเปล่า kun bplàwd-pai rúe-bplàao? FORMAT: do something + ปลอดภัย bplàwd-pai = do something safely เดินทางปลอดภัย dern-taang bplàwd-pai = Have a safe trip เดินปลอดภัย dern bplàwd-pai = walk safely ข้ามถนนปลอดภัย kâam … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care (Episode 2)
Get the night started Are you going out tonight? คุณไปเที่ยวมั้ยคืนนี้ kun jà bpai tîao mái kuen-níi? (ไปเที่ยว bpai tîao = go out) Where are you going tonight? คืนนี้คุณจะไปเที่ยวไหน kuen-níi kun jà bpai-tîao năi? Where do you like to party? คุณชอบปาร์ตี้ที่ไหน kun châwp bpaa-dtîi tîi-năi? or คุณชอบไปเที่ยวที่ไหน kun châwp bpai-tîao … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Useful Thai Words and Phrases for Party!
Pear and I visited Prague in Czech Republic and Dresden in Germany for 8 days in last week of June. We had a good time meeting new people, trying new flavors, experience different weather and seeing many interesting things. I have observed some cultural differences, and unalike etiquette of life and would like to share my observations with … [Read more...] about Thai and Western Cultural Differences