Posts about Buddhism in Bangkok, Thailand and SE Asia

Makha Bucha day commemorates Buddha teaching his followers.

What is Makha Bucha Day?

There are several Buddhist days that are of importance in the Thai year. Makha Bucha […]

Krathing - photo by Chris Wotton

Loy Krathong – Thailand’s most picturesque and romantic festival

As Thai festivals go, Loy Krathong is probably the second most well-known and popular after […]

Talay Bua Daeng Red Lotus Sea in Udon Thani, Thailand - photo by Susornpol Joe Watanachote

Where to go in northeastern Thailand (Isaan)

Relatively few tourists venture to northeastern Thailand, the region known as Isaan that is the […]

A spirit house in Chiang Mai, Thailand - photo by VasenkaPhotography

Customs and habits that baffle first-time visitors to Thailand

Just like any country in the world, Thailand’s culture comes with its own set of […]

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Greg Knapp

What to know about the Grand Palace in Bangkok

It’s probably the most well-known attraction in Bangkok, and it’s top of the bucket list […]

Songkran new year water festival in Thailand - photo by John Shedrick

Songkran 2017: What to expect and how to celebrate in Bangkok

There are three consecutive public holidays over the Songkran festival, which in 2017 fall on […]

Thai temple - photo by Diriye Amey

Asanha Bucha and Khao Phansa in Thailand

Asanha Bucha Day is a significant Buddhist event and public holiday on the Thai calendar. […]

Amphawa floating market, Samut Songkhram (Mae Klong), Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Food, fireflies and a local vibe at Amphawa floating market

Floating markets are often a rightly a prominent fixture on the itineraries of visitors to […]

A Thai ladyboy show in Bangkok - photo by Arun Katiyar

Why is Bangkok such a gay-friendly city?

Bangkok has a global reputation of one of the world’s most gay-friendly cities, alongside spots […]