Culture

The Ram Khamhaeng Inscription: A Forgery?

"There is fish in the water and rice in the fields." (ในน้ำมีปลาในนามีข้าว) Most Thais are familiar with this phrase. It is part of an inscription on a legendary stone that is dated to 1292 AD. The ...

2020-06-09T18:42:39+07:0008/06/2020|

The Thai calendar(s)

In a distant past, there was no precise notion of the day among ordinary Thais living in rural areas. However, as they sustained themselves through agriculture, they were attuned to the rhythm of nature. The arrival of the rainy ...

2020-04-03T22:53:08+07:0010/03/2020|

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. ...

2020-04-14T22:16:21+07:0002/04/2019|

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 ...

2020-04-28T00:43:22+07:0006/02/2019|

Loy Krathong

On the full moon 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 on the Thai ...

2020-04-30T01:39:06+07:0022/11/2018|