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Chao Phraya River

An important waterway, the 372-kilometer-long Chao Praya flows through the heart of Bangkok.

Temple of Dawn

Temple of Dawn

The most beautiful spot for viewing the sunset, this centuries-old temple stands alongside the Chao Praya River.

Royal Ceremonies

Royale Ceremonies

The Royal Barge ceremony is one of the most
famous events under His Majesty the King’s
royal patronage.

Floating Restaurant

Floating Restaurant

A large boat turned into a restaurant,
here’s where
you may enjoy river views
and Thai foods.
A favorite menu is
of course, Pad Thai.

Pad Thai

World-renowned Thai dish, similar to Chinese noodles, but the taste is truly Thai and it comes with tofu and prawns.

Khao Sarn Road

Khao Sarn Road

Centuries ago, this stretch of road was Bangkok’s largest rice market. Today it boasts a vibrant nightlife for travelers from around the world; and of course you can enjoy Pad Thai here.

Street Food

Street Food

You can find it everywhere, on the streets and in tiny cafes, ready-to-eat 24 hours a day. Included in the menu is Pad Thai.

Banana Blossom

Banana Blossom

Made from banana leaves and served with
Pad Thai, the dish has a
sharp taste and is
reputed to have health benefits for young
mothers.
Banana blossoms come from
the bouquet of banana trees.

Banana Trees

A mainstay in Thai agricultural produces, bananas contain health benefits similar to coconut, mango and papaya.

Banana Leaves

Banana Leaves

On the full moon night in November, Thais float small boats made from banana leaves down the river in the Loi Kratong festival. Make a wish for good fortunes.

Thai Dessert

Thai Dessert

Thai desserts often include bananas
to sweeten the taste. The leaves
are also used as packaging.

Banana Tree Trunk

Banana Tree Trunk

Not only is it food for pigs,
it’s also used for
kicking practice
in Muay Thai.

Muay Thai

Centuries-old martial art utilizes the entire body as a weapon. Today it is popular worldwide.

Ratchadamnoen Stadium

Ratchadamnoen Stadium

Thailand’s first standardized Muay Thai stadium,
named after the country’s historic
Ratchadamnoen Road.

Buakaw

Buakaw

Thailand’s most famous Muay Thai fighter,
commanding the biggest fight purse.

Muay Thai Shorts

Muay Thai Shorts

A favorite gift for tourists to buy. It’s colorful and
usually features the words Muay Thai
printed on the front.

Thai Classical Music

Thai Classical Music

Thai classical music is featured in
Muay Thai fights.
You can also find it in
a Thai folk theatre
called “Likay”.

Likay

Similar to the Chinese Opera, this local performance art is a musical opera with traditional dance style.

Thai Jewelries

Thai Jewelries

Likay performers wear costumes adorned with bright jewelries. The most famous Thai jewelries are made in Chantaburi Province.

Traditional Dance

Traditional Dance

During a singing performance, the actor’s dance
is focused on the hand movement called
“Jeeb” or “Tang-Wong”.

Temple Fairs

Temple Fairs

Likay is usually performed locally in a small
theatre
or in a temple fair, which is one of the
biggest
local festival organized at a temple.

Temple

This is where monks live and conduct religious activities for worshipers. There are over 30,000 temples in the country.

Candle-LIT Ceremony

Candle-LIT Ceremony

This ceremony is where Thai Buddhist gathers to celebrate an important Buddhist day.

Mural

Mural

The beautiful art tells the story of Buddhism,
the most famous of which are on the walls
of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Almsgiving

Almsgiving

Almsgiving is a Buddhism practice held in
the morning.
Thai Buddhist gives food to a monk
to make merit.
It’s a part of the Thai way of life.

Handcraft

Handcraft is detailed and delicate, from weaving to carving, molding and drawing.

Homestay

Homestay

This is where a homeowner takes in vacationers
as guests. You become part of the community,
learning and exchanging culture.

Agriculture

Agriculture

From morning to nighttime, farming is an
important part of the
Thai way of life.
It’s seasonal and respective of the
terrains.
A major occupation for
Thai people still be Agriculture.

Agriculturalists

From farming to gardening,
livestock and fishery,
these are the ways of life
since the olden days.

Royale Project

Royale Project

There are so many royal projects under His Majesty’s Royal Patronage all over the country, which are meant to make agricultural life successful and sustainable for the family.

Home Garden

Home Garden

Most of houses in Thailand have vegetable gardens, mainly for growing chili, basil or morning glory for household consumption.

Durian

Durian

Called the King of Fruits, this expensive fruit
is popularly grown in the eastern
part of Thailand.

Rubber Farm

Rubber Farm

Grown all over the country, to the Thais

rubber farming is like rice farming.

Rice Farming

Rice farming is the original Thai way of life. Planting starts at the beginning of the raining season, and harvesting is at the end.

Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces

The beautiful rice terraces can be found
in the north of Thailand.

Fireball Ceremony

Fireball Ceremony

In the northeastern region, farmers shoot fireworks into
the sky at the beginning of the farming season with the
belief that this will make the rain comes seasonally.

Learn How To Grow Rice

Learn How To Grow Rice

One of the most popular activities at five-star
hotels
is learning to use non-machine but use only
hands
as the traditional way of growing Thai rice.

Thai Rice

Thailand is one of the world’s top rice exporters, with jasmine rice as our signature.

Chilli Paste

Chilli Paste

The popular dipping sauce is made of chili, salt,
onion and garlic, pounded into bits and
eaten with rice or fresh vegetables.

Rice In Ice Water

Rice In Ice Water

Originally this traditional dish was served only in the palace. The recipe mixes rice with ice, and water with flowery scent It’s a popular summertime dish.

Jasmine Rice

Jasmine Rice

Originated in Thailand, this rice strand smells like

pandan and is softer than any other rice strands.

It’s served in many ways, including Thai food.

Thai Food

Historically influenced by many foreign cuisines. It’s delicately cooked and features a fusion taste,

Thai House

Thai House

Entirely made of wood, the design is unique to the terrain of each region of Thailand.

Thai Herb

Thai Herb

Practiced from since the olden days, natural raw materials are either mashed or boiled to make medicine.

Thai Fabric

Thai Fabric

During times away from farming, women would
weave
clothes. These are delicate work and the
patterns are
indicative of each region.
The most famous is Thai silk.

Thai Fabric

It is woven by hand, uses natural materials and boasts a unique local technique.

Thai Costume

Thai Costume

The national costume is made from Thai fabric.
There are many styles depending on the era.
People wear them for special occasions
such as royal ceremony, merit-making
ceremony and wedding.

Fermented mud cloth

Fermented mud cloth

When farming, clothes get smeared in mud.
Farmers then turned it into a fashion
statement as they learned that the fabric became
softer after fermenting in mud.

Benjarong Pots

Benjarong Pots

These are decorative pots drawn in 5 colours:
white, yellow, black, red and green.
They are popular gifts.

Otop

Otop

This is a national project that supports each district
in Thailand to produce an export product that is
unique to the locals.The products can be found
in markets and fresh markets.

Fresh Market

Thais enjoy shopping at the fresh market early in the morning, then return home to cook for the family.

Chatuchak

Chatuchak

This is one of the largest open-air market in Thailand.
Operates everyday but on Saturdays and Sundays
are full area with handcraft to second-hand and
designer items, for bargained prices.

Ratchaprasong

Ratchaprasong

Thailand’s largest shopping district is located
between Siam to Chidlom Sky Train route.
Here you’ll find everything from shops for teenagers
to high-end luxury stores.

River Market

River Market

This “river life” tradition is where sellers pack
their boats with goods, row along the river to
each community and ply their trades.
You can find the the river life this in famous areas
such as Damnoen-saduak in Ratchaburi or Ampawa
in Samut Songkhram province.

River Life

This is a traditional lifestyle from since the olden days, with the belief that the river is the source of life.

Alms Giving by the River

Alms Giving by the River

This is an early morning activity for river
communities.Monks come down the river in their
boats to receive alms from the people.

Artist’s House

Artist’s House

Khlong Bang Luang Artist House is an art
gallery that also features a puppet show.

Row Boat

Row Boat

This traditional mode of transport is also used for
boat race. Shops, restaurants and homes are also
made on boats.

Boat

Each community is linked by rivers and canals, therefore boats are the locals’ most trusted companions.

Candle-lit River Ceremony

Candle-lit River Ceremony

There’s a Buddha statue located in the river
at Tilokaram Temple. Locals would go
in their boats to light candles for the statue.

Royal Barge

Royal Barge

The wooden Royal Barge is decorated in Thai prints
and sets sail during important royal ceremonies.
It’s a must-see event.

Boat Noodle

Boat Noodle

This type of noodle is full of spices and served
with pork balls, spinach and liver. It’s served
hot both on water and on land.

Gore-lae Boat

Gore-lae Boat

Made with wooden plank, this Pattani-style
fishing boat features high front and back rails
and is colourfully decorated. Find them on
Thai seas and beaches in the South of Thailand.

Thai Seas

There’s the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, both of which are world-renowned for their beauty, with white sands and clear water.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage

This is a traditional Thai medicinal practice.
It stimulates blood circulation through
pressing, massaging, squeezing, bending,
stretching, baking and hot press.

Five-star Resorts

Five-star Resorts

Thailand’s beautiful beaches are dotted
by five-star luxury resorts. The accommodations
and services are Thai in every detail,
including the smile.

Islands

Islands

There are 936 islands, the biggest is Phuket Island,
followed by Chang Island. Famous island archipelagoes
include Surin, Chumporn and Phangan.

Phangan

This famous Thai archipelago is located in Surat Thani Province. It features a wide array of activities from simple relaxation to learning about local life and enjoying beach parties.

Kayak

Kayak

This is an experience in which you can be
one with nature. Kayak through
the seas, rivers and rich forests. You can make
your way from one island to another.

Fire Show

Fire Show

Witness this exciting show where a performer
dances with torches lit in a fiery blaze while
displaying beautiful and dangerous moves.

Diving

Diving

This is one of the most popular activities for tourists.
The best diving site is Tao Island where the
coral reefs are breathtaking.

Thai Coral Reefs

There are 400 types of coral reef around the world, 240 of which can be found in Thailand, such as Anemone Coral, Staghorn Coral and Knobbed Hum Coral.

Pearls

Pearls

Phuket is famous for its beautiful pearls. The largest
pearl farm is in Naka Island. Similan Archipelago:
Here is one of the top ten most beautiful diving
sites in the world.

Battle Ship

Battle Ship

This is a new diving site, where a battle ship
is sunk and turned into manmade coral reef.
It also provides a habitat for sea lives.

Seafood

Thai seas boast numerous shrimps, oysters, crabs and fish. They make for delicious dishes together with spicy dip sauce that you can only find in Thailand.

Fishing Village

Fishing Village

Beach life also features fishing villages.
Here they pull fishing boats onto the beach
with only ropes, laths and muscles.

Southern Food

Southern Food

Spicy food is a feature of Southern Thailand.
The dishes mix herbs and spices
that are also medicinal.

Tom Yum Kung

Tom Yum Kung

This famous Thai dish is sour.
hot and sweet. It’s the right
taste and mixture for a wonderful dinner.