Culture

The Best Temples in Indonesia

PURA BESAKIH Grand, exotic, and well-located, the temples of Indonesia are a must-see as they do provide a great way to see more of Indonesia’s culture and panoramic views of its landscapes. With so many temples to visit, however, it can be tough to get to all of them. So,

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Bangkok

A Day Trip To The Artist’s House In Bangkok

If you’re looking to dig a little deeper into Bangkok’s culture and art scene while visiting Thailand, you’re in luck as this bustling city has so much more to offer than just Khao San Road and bargain shopping! In recent years, Bangkok’s art scene has exploded with museums, galleries and

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Culture

Nine Books You Should Read Before Visiting Indonesia

Indonesia is a diverse country brimming with unique cultural practices and stunning sights. It also has a history to tell, from its pre-colonial times to its years under the Dutch regime. To balance the dark stories from Indonesia’s past are some light-hearted stories of tourists and expats. If you have

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Culture

Phuang Malai: What Do These Flower Garlands Mean?

Thailand has many traditions, lots of which include colourful, beautiful offerings that adorn houses, cars, shrines and temples. But what are they? Why do locals use them? And what significance do they hold? Read on to find out all about Phuang Malai so you’re in the know when you see

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Thailand Wai
Culture

“do The Wai”: How To Wai Properly In Thailand

Everyone does the wai in Thailand. You will see it on travel advertisements and as you enter the airport, you are greeted by a wai. Even Thai Mcdonald does the wai. Before you hop on the tourist bandwagon and go around doing the wai during your trip to Thailand, read

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Adventures

Six Ways To Get Off The Beaten Track In Thailand

While there is a very well-trodden backpacker trail in Thailand, with WiFi on every corner, it is still possible to get off-grid and discover unique places and people that will enrich your journey. The best way to do this is to head out into nature, switch off your phone (heaven

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Krabi Best Tattoo
Culture

The Best Tattoo Parlors In Krabi

Tattoos hold much significance in Thailand, with Buddhist Sak Yant tattoos being popular among monks and Muay Thai fighters as well as locals and tourists alike. These tattoos represent power, belief and other honorable characteristics as well as bringing the recipient good fortune for the future. Traditionally tattooed using the

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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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Thailand Loi Krathong
Culture

Ten Festivals In Thailand That You Can’t Afford To Miss

Planning your trip to Thailand? With so much to do and so much to experience, it can be a little intimidating planning your holiday. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got your back. Check out our list of the top 10 Thai festivals you have to see and join the locals in

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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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