“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 much to write about, we […]

READ IF YOU DARE: THREE TERRIFYING THAI LEGENDS & GHOST STORIES

In a country where the common pick up line is, “How about a horror flick at my place?” it is not surprising that Thai folklore is filled with spooky and strange tales. Take a look at the three, popular Thai legends and ghost stories below – Perhaps it would be better to read them in […]

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 the use of shadow puppets cut […]

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 want a small-time studio with […]

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 the smiley face you put […]

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 worry! However, it is worth […]

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 may be. Read up on […]

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? We have profiled and ID-ed […]

THAI GOOD READS: THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT THAILAND

Sitting on the beach, cocktail in hand, and wondering what to do? Why not spend those free hours reading a couple of the best books about Thailand? Whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, reading while on-location gives you a better perspective of the country and culture you’re visiting. Make your journey more magical – or plan […]

“WHAT ARE THOOOSE?”: THAI FOODS THAT FREAK THE EFF OUT OF FOREIGNERS

Thailand has earned its reputation for amazing cuisine – especially Thai curries and noodle dishes found in restaurants and street markets alike. As with most Asian cultures, however, there’s another side to food in Thailand that few are brave enough to confront. Travellers to the Land of Smiles find these foods weird, gross and outright […]