At Bangkok’s Democracy Monument, located on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, a representation of the 1932 constitution sits on two golden offering bowls atop a turret as part of the monument, and is guarded by four wing-like structures intended to represent the four branches of Thailand’s armed forces – the army, navy, air force and police. The [...]
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Did you know?? It is considered disrespectful to touch anyone on their head, even a child. As a sign of respect, in Thai culture, the head is considered to be the most important part of the body. One should never touch the head of another person, not even a child. [...]
Chakri Memorial Day is s national holiday in Thailand, observed on the 8thof April 2019. History of Chakri Memorial Day Officially known as King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day'. Chakri Day commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke in 1782. One of King [...]
Phuket is one of the 76 provinces that make up the country of Thailand More than 600,000 people live on the island of Phuket but the official registered Thai population was 360,905 people Phuket is hot and humid throughout the year with the highest temperatures between March and early May. Phuket has nine brooks and [...]
Sa Wat Dee (sa-wat–dee) / Hello Kawp Koon (kop-koon) / Thank You Chai / Mai Chai (chai / my–chai) — Yes / No Kor Tot (kor-tot) / Excuse Me Mai Khao Jai (my–cow-jai) / I Don’t Understand Lah Gorn (la-gon) / Goodbye
The day commemorates King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) who passed away on 23 October 1910. He was the fifth monarch of Siam from the House of Chakri and is considered one of the greatest kings of Siam (now Thailand). He is remembered as the king who introduced many social and political reforms that helped to modernise Siam including the abolishment [...]
Thailand is the top orchid exporter in the world. The kingdom has more than 1,500 species of orchids. Yes, they are affordable and widely available, so you can indulge your love of fresh blooms while in the country.
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While visiting Thailand, you’ll probably want to visit some temples, so here’s somethings you should know: Dress politely which means, at the very least, covering your knees and shoulders Turn off mobile phones, remove headphones, lower your voice, avoid inappropriate conversation, remove hats, and no smoking or chewing gum. Shoulders should be covered and long [...]