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Songkran Festival
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You are walking down the streets of Chiang Mai or Bangkok on a sweltering hot April day when all of a sudden a group of young people run by with water balloons and super-soakers – drenching you with cool water! What’s going on? It’s the Songkran Festival! This festival is celebrated during the Thai New […]

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One of the most popular tourist activities in northern Thailand is to visit a hill tribe – the native people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years. The idea of a hill tribe visit is to experience the ancient culture of these communities and learn about their simple way of life. The […]

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koh-yao
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The island of Koh Yao Yai and its sister Koh Yao Noi are a pair of large islands located in the midst of Phang Nga Bay, between the mainland of Krabi and Phuket. The islands of Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai have not been developed very much, so they still remain a very […]

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While travelling in Thailand there are many souvenirs that you could bring home with you – such as sarongs, jewellery or clothing. But what about a souvenir from your trip that will stay with you forever – a sacred Thai tattoo? The traditional sacred bamboo tattoos of Thailand are a traditional Asian technique that dates […]

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kings-birthday-watermelon
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On December the 5, thousands of Thai people in yellow shirts will surround the Anantasamakom Throne Hall in Bangkok to celebrate the 85th birthday of King Bhumipol Adulyadej. The yellow coloured clothing represents Monday, the day on which the revered monarch was born. Bhumibol Adulyadej is the reigning King of Thailand and was born on […]

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Thousands of Thai protestors have gathered together in Bangkok to occupy government buildings and call for the overthrow of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. These anti-government protestors have forced their way into a number of government buildings and have cut the power to the Finance Ministry on Monday. According to the protestors, they believe that the […]

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It’s that time again – the calendar is swiftly running out of pages and New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. Instead of shivering while you watch the fireworks back home, perhaps you will be celebrating New Years in Thailand this year? While Thailand celebrates the traditional Thai New Year in April and many Thais also […]

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Understanding the local cultural etiquette is extremely important when travelling, so that you don’t appear to be the bumbling idiot tourist and accidentally offend one of the local people. Even though Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles and the locals will usually forgive you, you don’t want them to be silently thinking “What […]

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meditation-hand
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These days we live in such a fast paced and busy world. Every day we are subjected to a barrage of information from our televisions, phones, computers and even the billboards on the street. We very rarely find a moment for ourselves to sit calmly, let go of our stresses and worries and empty our […]

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thailand-democracy
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If you watch the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that Thailand actually has a free and open democracy. You will see protests and demonstrations being broadcast, where people are speaking their mind and their opinions are being heard. However, as it is in many locations throughout the world – what you see on […]

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