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The Most Haunted Places In Thailand

Despite its modernity and the thousands of tourists that visit this country every year, the people in Thailand respect their superstitions, especially the supernatural. Take a tour of the most haunted places in Thailand by reading about the places on our list below. Now you know where you should not

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The Five Types Of People You’ll Meet While Traveling In Thailand

One of the joys of traveling is meeting different types of people who can enlighten you with their experiences. Thailand is filled with them, being a country filled with diverse activities that range from full-on parties to wellness retreats. Take a look at the types of people you’ll meet while

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The Worst Tourist Fails In Thailand

Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is filled with friendly locals and beautiful sights, but it has its dark side if you are caught misbehaving. With the local’s sense of propriety and reverence for historical and sacred sites, there is no need to say that you should move with respect. And,

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Thai “historytime”: How Bangkok Got Its Name

When most backpackers think of the Thai capital, they conjure up images of street food, bustling markets, and all-night parties – and they’d be right! But they don’t really give a second thought as to what the word Bangkok means or where it comes from. However, if you do delve

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How Elephants Became The National Symbol Of Thailand

If you’ve been in Thailand for more than five minutes, you’ll have noticed that they absolutely love the elephant here. On everything from temples to beer and, of course, the classic backpacker attire ‘elephant pants’, this national animal is a favorite. But why are Thai elephants the national symbol, and

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Nicknames in Thailand
Culture

“SAY MY NAME”: THE REASON BEHIND
THAI NICKNAMES

The more Thai people you meet and get to know, the more you’ll notice that they often have one syllable nicknames such as Mee, Jan or Noi, as well as a long-winded traditional name. Not only are the nicknames easier to remember and pronounce, but they often denote something about

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Nicknames in Thailand
Culture

“say My Name”: The Reason Behind Thai Nicknames

The more Thai people you meet and get to know, the more you’ll notice that they often have one syllable nicknames such as Mee, Jan or Noi, as well as a long-winded traditional name. Not only are the nicknames easier to remember and pronounce, but they often denote something about

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Culture

What’s In A Name: How “thailand” Came To Be

With a name that is a fusion of Thai and English, one cannot help but wonder how the “Land of Smiles” ended up with such a name. “Land”, being English, is self-explanatory.  “Thai”, however, is a bit of a mystery, and it’s tied quite closely to the colorful history of

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Culture

WHAT’S IN A NAME:
HOW “THAILAND” CAME TO BE

With a name that is a fusion of Thai and English, one cannot help but wonder how the “Land of Smiles” ended up with such a name. “Land”, being English, is self-explanatory.  “Thai”, however, is a bit of a mystery, and it’s tied quite closely to the colorful history of

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