Bangkok

WHEN IN BANGKOK: WHAT PHO
& THE RECLINING BUDDHA

He smiles blissfully as you enter. It’s as if he is having a normal chilled day – but there’s something more to this smile. And there’s a lot to know about his famous house: Wat Pho. Opening hours and entrance fee Wat Pho is open from 8AM to 5PM. It

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Bangkok

When In Bangkok: What Pho & The Reclining Buddha

He smiles blissfully as you enter. It’s as if he is having a normal chilled day – but there’s something more to this smile. And there’s a lot to know about his famous house: Wat Pho. Opening hours and entrance fee Wat Pho is open from 8AM to 5PM. It

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Culture

“DID YOU KNOW?”: A HISTORY OF BUDDHIST MONKS IN THAILAND

Theravada Buddhism is the official religion in Thailand as well as Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Also known as Southern Buddhism, it is much closer to the original Indian form of Buddhism than its counterpart, Mahayana Buddhism or northern Buddhism which integrated more local customs from Tibet and China. With so

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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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Bangkok

FEELING ARTSY: THE BEST GALLERIES IN BANGKOK

Although art galleries may not be the first thing you think of when visiting Bangkok, the Thai capital certainly has its fair share of great installations and exhibits. With everything from ancient art to contemporary pieces, you can get your art fix in the interesting Bangkok art scene. Whether you

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Culture

LOST IN TRANSLATION? 15 USEFUL THAI SLANG WORDS

Sound cool during your travels by learning a few Thai slang words for your trip. Whether you want to tell someone that they are cute, cool, or annoying, we’ve got the right words for you. You can even play it safe and add the Thai word that is equivalent to

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Culture

LGBT TRAVEL: WHERE, HOW AND WHY THAILAND’S DOING IT RIGHT

Thanks to the country’s generally welcoming, friendly, open attitude, Thailand has become somewhat of a haven for LGBT travel. There are a huge number of bars, clubs, hotels, and beaches that are gay-friendly so if you’re travelling to Thailand as a member of the LGBT community there’s no need to

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Culture

A GUIDE TO THAILAND’S STRANGE LAWS

Breaking rules and testing how far we can get away with them is fun. Not in Thailand. Offenses here are taken so seriously that you might end up in prison or paying a high fine. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Follow the rules no matter how strange they

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Culture

BUDDHA’S BOUNCERS: THAILAND’S MYTHICAL TEMPLE CREATURES

Thailand’s mythical creatures create a world of wonder in their presence in the intricate decors and sculptures in the wats that are spread all over Thailand. Have you ever wondered why they love lining their stairways with serpents or what these half-man-half-beast creatures scattered all over temple courtyards are about?

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