Bangkok

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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Thailand Elephants
Culture

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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Culture

THE HISTORY OF THE THAI PUPPET THEATRE

Beautiful and intricate, but, at times, a bit creepy, the history and evolution of the Thai puppet theatre is quite interesting, with its rich stories performed through the movements of the puppeteers backstage. NANG YAI AND NANG TALUNG – IN 2D   Its most ancient version, the nang yai, involved

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Stories

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES: TRASH HERO IN THAILAND

Plastic is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it makes our lives easier in many regards, on the other hand, its existence is one of the main causes of our world’s pollution. Although, to be fair it’s not so much its existence per se, but rather its expendable nature. In

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Guides

THE DARK TRUTH BEHIND THAILAND’S TIGER ZOO

Although taking a photograph with a magnificent tiger may seem like the ultimate insta-shot, the dark truth behind Thailand’s Tiger Zoo may want to make you rethink your ‘gram choices. THE DARK TRUTH The infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi – now known as a ‘Tiger Zoo’ – is back in business

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