Food & Drink

Reviews

From the Blog

SantaCruzBangkok

Do They Celebrate Easter in Thailand?

The majority of the Thai population, approximately 95%, are Buddhists with the next largest religious group being Muslims (approximately 4%). With less than 1% of the Thai population being Christian it's no surprise to find out that Easter isn't … [Read More...]

Enjoying Songkran in Thailand

Happy Songkran!

You're never too young to play Songkran in Thailand. It's all about the preparation . . . "Mum, tell me when to stop . . . " … [Read More...]

view of Pattaya Bay from the viewpoint on Khao

Pattaya Viewpoint

If you've seen photos of Pattaya in holiday brochures and travel guides there's one image that they all tend to use; an aerial view of Pattaya Bay showing the curved outline of the bay and the city beyond. The vantage point that gives this … [Read More...]

princess

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the third child of the King and Queen of Thailand. Born in Bangkok on April 2, 1955, the princess is renowned for her charity work and public service which has earned her the affectionate nickname … [Read More...]

murals at Wat Phumin, Nan

Wat Phumin, Nan

If you visit Nan there is one must-see attraction above all others; Wat Phumin. This royal temple was built by the ruler of Nan, Prachao Chetabut Phrommin, in 1596. Originally named after him and written in the local language as Wat Phrommin, … [Read More...]

NagaBoatNan

The Nagas of Nan

Mythical serpent-like creatures known as 'naga' are a common sight in Thailand thanks to their association with Buddhism. Nagas can be seen in decorations at temples throughout the country, but there is one province which has a particularly close … [Read More...]

Wat Phra That Khao Noi at sunrise

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan

The standing golden Buddha image looking down from a hill to the valley and mountains beyond is one of the images that often features in travel guides and articles about Nan. The site of this picture-postcard image is just outside the main city … [Read More...]

Ban Vongburi, Phrae

Wongburi House (Ban Vongburi), Phrae

One of the most distinctive buildings in Phrae, the pink and white Wongburi House (also written as Vongburi) was constructed between 1897 and 1907. Although the teakwood house is now open to the public as a museum, part of the complex is still … [Read More...]

Democracy_Monument_Bangkok-1

Constitutional Court Nullifies General Election

The general election which was held in Thailand at the beginning of February has been ruled invalid by the kingdom’s Constitutional Court. The ruling, by a 6-3 vote, came on Friday in response to a motion put forward by a law lecturer who had … [Read More...]

mo_hom_phrae-1-9

Thailand’s Answer to Denim: Mo Hom

Think of denim and what name do you come up with? Levi Strauss? Wrangler? Diesel? The name mo hom is unlikely to be one that springs immediately to mind, but if you spend any extended time in Thailand you will notice local people wearing this Thai … [Read More...]