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Thai fishcakes (thod mun pla)

Thai Fish Cakes (Thod Mun Pla)

Thai fish cakes, known as thod mun pla, are a tasty treat which are popular with locals as well as tourists. Prices can vary greatly depending on whether you are buying the fish cakes as a quick snack from a Thai street hawker or as an appetizer in … [Read More...]

Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Ko Samui

Fisherman’s Village at Bophut, Ko Samui

Ko Samui has the nickname of 'coconut island', a reference to the coconut plantations which at one time were the biggest source of income for the islanders. These days, the main industry on Ko Samui is tourism. But long before the tourists arrived … [Read More...]

Buddhism and the sacred white thread of sai sin

Sai Sin and the Sacred White Thread

If you’re a regular visitor to Thailand, there is a good chance you’ve had white cotton bracelets tied round your wrists at some stage during your travels. This cotton thread has been blessed in advance by a Buddhist monk and is known as 'sai sin'. … [Read More...]

Tiger Temple Thailand

Trouble at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno, better known as the 'Tiger Temple', is one of Thailand’s most controversial tourist attractions. The temple, which is located a few hours drive to the west of Bangkok, describes itself as a sanctuary and says the … [Read More...]

General Prayuth, Thailand

Thailand: A Year on From the 2014 Coup

It was on this day a year ago that the military seized power in Thailand. The move by the army came a few weeks after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was controversially removed from office by a court ruling. The court verdict followed months of … [Read More...]

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand

Thai King Leaves Bangkok Hospital for Hua Hin

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej left hospital in Bangkok on Sunday to travel to the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin. The 87-year-old Thai monarch had been staying at Siriraj Hospital in the Thai capital since undergoing surgery in November 2014 to … [Read More...]

Songkhla, southern Thailand

Bodies Discovered in Southern Thai Jungle

Thai police have recovered 26 bodies from an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand. The camp in Songkhla province near the Thai-Malaysian border is thought to have been used by human traffickers. Initial investigations suggest that the victims … [Read More...]