Although there is no official national dress, the traditional Thai dress has been adopted as the unofficial national costume and can be seen on both formal and informal occasions. For women, it is a full length “pha sin” -a rectangular piece of cloth worn like a skirt […]
The institution of the monarchy in Thailand is in many ways unique. Not only does it have a history going back more than 700 years, but it also continues to function with extraordinary relevance and vitality in the contemporary world. Indeed, although the Revolution of 1932 brought […]
The official national language, spoken by almost 100 per cent of the population is, THAI, classified by linguists as belonging to a Chinese-Thai branch of the Sino-Tibetan family. Thai is one of the oldest languages in East and South-East Asia. Thai is a tone language of sino-tibetan […]
Thailand, or Siam as it was called until 1939, has never been colonised by a foreign power in history, unlike its south and southeast Asian neighbours. Despite periodic invasion by the Burmese and the Khmers, and brief occupation by the Japanese in WWII, the kingdom has never […]
Thailand is one of the safest countries in the region for the traveler. The risk of contracting illness or disease is minimal provided basic care is taken over food, water and sexual contacts.
No vaccinations are required for entry into Thailand except for yellow fever for travelers arriving from endemic regions (parts of Africa and Latin America).
Thai food as we all come to know and enjoy, has evolved over the years and has many influences from the outside world. Thai cooking techniques were limited, at the embryonic stage of Thai cuisine. In the early days, there were no complicated utensils and equipments used […]
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict.
With its ethnic and cultural diversity, Thailand has a kaleidoscope of festivals and ceremonies up and down the country to attract the traveler. Take part in one of these festivals and ceremonies to get a real appreciation of Thai culture. Thailand – is the country of “sanuk” […]
Eco-tourism is currently a buzzword in the Thai tourism scene. It has consistently gained in popularity in recent years in response to the worldwide trend of preserving the natural environment. The concept of eco-tourism has yet to be properly defined, however. Several activities fall under the heading […]
The economy in Thailand is heavily agricultural, with rice by far the leading crop; Thailand is the world’s leading exporter of rice (1990). Other commercial crops include rubber, corn, kenaf, jute, tapioca, cotton, tobacco, kapok, and sugarcane. Thailand’s teak, once a major export, is still a valuable […]