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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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

HOW TO EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A THAI

In Thailand, you’ll see as many food stalls and carts as convenience stores. If you wake up early to check out the morning markets, you’ll also find breakfast options at the perimeter of the market. Close to MRT and BTS stations, as well as schools and office buildings, you’ll see

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Culture

The Rub Down: What Exactly Is A Thai Massage?

Tired from an exhausting day of planes, buses, ferries, you find yourself hankering for a massage. You make your way to the massage parlor and find yourself overwhelmed by the choices: Thai massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy massage… Of course, you’re in Thailand, you’ll do it the Thai way, but should you

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Culture

THE RUB DOWN: WHAT EXACTLY
IS A THAI MASSAGE?

Tired from an exhausting day of planes, buses, ferries, you find yourself hankering for a massage. You make your way to the massage parlor and find yourself overwhelmed by the choices: Thai massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy massage… Of course, you’re in Thailand, you’ll do it the Thai way, but should you

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