Culture

A brief history of Thailand

The people of Thailand take great pride in their country, for it is the only nation in Southeast Asia that was never under colonial rule. Because of that, it was able to develop in ways that are distinctively Thai. [...]

Chinese New Year in Bangkok

The Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated celebrations in Thailand. Although it is not a public holiday, it is just as important as Songkran for a significant proportion of the Thai population. About 14% are of [...]

Loy Krathong

When the sun sets on the day of the 12th lunar month, many Thai people gather around lakes, rivers and canals to celebrate the annual Loy Krathong. It is one of the most scenic festivals to watch out for [...]

Suan Pakkad Palace

A museum and the former residence of a royal family, the Suan Pakkad Palace is a true gem in the midst of Bangkok. Only a handful of visitors seem to come here at a time. But those who [...]

Exhibition Vasan Sitthiket: I Am You

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is currently holding an exhibition entitled "I Am You" in dedication to the Thai artist Vasan Sitthiket. It features more than 100 master pieces of his work since 1975. Here's what [...]

Museum of Siam

What does it mean to be Thai? There's no simple answer to this question. While the individual components of the Thai identity have evolved over many centuries, the idea of a Thai nation is very much a modern [...]

Songkran

Songkran is the traditional New Year's festival in Thailand and is becoming increasingly popular among foreign visitors. It is celebrated throughout the country, usually on April 13-15. Whether or not you take part in it, you should be prepared [...]

Jim Thompson House

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok and counts more than 200,000 visitors per year. Hidden at the end of a side street, or soi in Thai, it is one of the city's most interesting sights. [...]