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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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Nahm : The Only Thai Restaurant in Top 50 Restaurants in the World

I had a couple of guests from abroad who have never had Thai food before though they have traveled to Thailand more than five times. This year, I persuaded them to explore Thai cuisine successfully. I was thinking where would be the BEST place for my guests and Nahm was my choice. I heard its’ […]

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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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Be Wild – Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National park อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาใหญ่ is one of the popular destinations among Thai people for a short getaway including myself. It is just 3 hours drive by car from bustling Bangkok to a pristine rainforest, home to a huge array of interesting wildlife. Khao Yai established in 1962, was Thailand’s first national park covering 2,168 […]

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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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Wan Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent Day)

Sawatdee ka, Wan Khao Phansa [วันเข้าพรรษา: wan kâo pan-săa]  is a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or temple [วัด: wát]. This year it runs from July 31st to October 27th 2015 (Wan Awk Pansa : วันออกพรรษา). This tradition originates from old times when Buddha […]

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เกาะเสม็ด Samet island

Samet island (or Samed ) (เกาะเสม็ด) is a is part of Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาแหลมหญ้า-หมู่เกาะเสม็ด) in Rayong province, approximately 220 km southeast of Bangkok. The island is located about seven kilometers from the main land, in the Gulf of Thailand. Samet is always my first choice when I want to have a short break from busy […]

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Cat Cafe in Bangkok

I have always been a cat lover. I grew up with many kitties before I moved out from my parent’s home – my mom currently has six cats. Now I am living in a condo in Bangkok so it is not convenient to have a cat. Couple of months ago I walked pass a construction […]

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How to Order a Thai Noodle Soup Dish

How to order noodles There are a variety of noodle dishes available in Thailand ranging between dry dishes and soup dishes. They are widely available everywhere in the Kingdom. It can be considered the Fast Food of choice for the majority of Thai people. I want to talk about how to order noodle dishes in […]

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Thai Money – Banknotes

Sawatdee ka, The other day when I was queuing to buy a sky train ticket, a tourist asked me for the Thai coin denominations. That inspired me to write this blog post to show you Thai money both banknotes and coins. I hope it might benefit some of you who are newbies in Thailand. The money you see […]

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The World’s Largest Golden Buddha Image

Sawatdee ka, Did you know there is The world’s largest solid-gold Buddha image in Bangkok? I have to confess that I have  just known about it from my student 2 weeks ago. What a shame! LOL  So, I googled the map for the temple’s location and went there to see it with my own eyes […]

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Loy Kratong Festival

Sawatdee ka, Every year the Loy Kratong Festival falls on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, this year the festival falls on the 10th of November.The festival originally started from the Sukhothai period a symbolic tradition, as one floats away their Kratong at the same time it releases bad luck or vibes, […]

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Elephant Polo in Thailand

Elephant Polo: The Biggest, Weirdest, Slowest, and Most Expensive Game in Thailand Yes, before you ask, elephant polo is played on the back of an elephant. The price tags associated with elephant polo are massive as the elephants themselves. The only thing small about elephant polo is the circuit on which it is played. It […]

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Wat Arun “the Temple of Dawn”

Sawatdee ka, Today I took a boat along the Chao Praya River to a market in Nontaburi province. I passed Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) or the Temple of Dawn, and I couldn’t help myself take a photo of this beautiful temple as if I was a tourist seeing it for the first time. Wat Arun is […]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – The Engagement

Traditionally, the engagement is performed well in advance of the wedding, just as in western culture, but recently, it has become common for it to be carried out on the wedding day after Counting the Dowry. The engagement is historically a way of introducing the bride to the groom, who has been selected by her parents […]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – symbolic doors

Barring the Groom from approaching the Bride (พิธีกั้นประตู) In order for the wedding to continue, the groom must bring the bride from her room to join him for the engagement ceremony. However, before this can happen, the groom must successfully pass through a number of obstacles that are put in the groom’s way by the bride’s […]

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Learn Thai – Sepak Takraw

Sawatdii ka, Do you know Sepak Takraw? Last Satureday I saw a group of taxi motorcycle riders in my soi playing Sepak Takraw on the side of the street, so I thought I needed to find out more  about this and share in my blog. Sepak Takraw  (เซปักตะกร้อ) was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years […]

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Speak like a Thai – Polite particle ‘jâ’

Sawatdii kâ, Thai language has a lot of polite particles. Today I would like to talk about the polite particle “jâ” (falling tone) จ้ะ. “jâ” used by adult male&femail speakers at the end of a statement when speaking to children and people of inferior status; between males and females denotes anything from easy familiarity to […]

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Chinese New Year in Thailand

Sawatdii ka, One of the important festivals in Thailand is coming up soon, Chinese New Year. (Wan trut jiin) วันตรุษจีน Every year, many people in Thailand with Chinese ancestors, celebrate the Chinese New Year with elaborate ceremonies. This year which is the year of the rabbit starts on February 3, 2011. It is the tradition […]

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