Posts about Thai Culture in Bangkok, Thailand and SE Asia

Statue of King Chulalongkorn and King Rama VI at Chulalongkorn University (Photo by Paul Trafford)

Chulalongkorn Day (October 23): A Brief History of the Thai Public Holiday

Updated for Chulalongkorn Day 2017 This year Chulalongkorn Day (23 October 2017) falls in the […]

Cooking class at The Market Experience at Pak Khlong Talat flower market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by The Market Experience

Our guide to the best Thai cooking classes in Bangkok

  Thailand is famous for its food, so it’s no surprise that most tourists visiting […]

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 […]

Pak Khlong Talat - photo by Chris Wotton

Pak Khlong Talat: Bangkok’s iconic 24-hour flower market

Ask a visitor to Bangkok which markets they have visited and, aside from the most […]

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 snacks - photo by Davidlohr Bueso

Our favourite Thai snacks

Thais are well known for constantly grazing throughout the day, rather than settling for three […]

Chinese New Year in Yaowarat, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Aleksandr Zykof

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and, with a huge community of Chinese […]