If you’ve never been to Bangkok and only know about this city from the media and movies like Hangover II, then reading this Jaunted trip report is a good introduction that Bangkok isn’t the same place as which it is sometimes portrayed.
Thailand is the kingdom of Thailad is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Mynmar (Burma) to north – west, Laos to the north – east, Cambodia to the south – east and Malaysia to the south.
With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture and great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travelers the world over.
Thailand is the most popular tourist destination Southeast Asia, and for a reason. You can find almost anything here : thick jungle as green as can be, crystal blue water that feel more like a warm bath than a swim in the ocean and there are a lot of food that can curl your nose hairs while tap dancing across your taste buds. Exotic, safe, cheap equipped with every modern amenity you need, there is something for every interest and every price bracket, from beach front backpacker bungalows to some of the best luxury hotels in the world. And despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its quintessential Thainess, with a culture and history all its own and a carefree people famed for their smiles and their fun seeking enjoy lifestyle.
Many travelers come to Thailand and extend their stay well beyond their original plans and others never find a reason to leave.
Thailand’s people are largely Thais, although there are significant minorities of Chinese and assimilated Thai – Chinese throughout the country, Muslims in the south near the Malaysia border and hill tribes such as the Karean and the Hmong in the north of the country. The overwhelmingly dominant religion is Theravada Buddhism, although Confucianism, Islam, Christianity and animist faiths also jostle for position.
Travel brochures, leaflets and guide books often refer to Thailand as the Land of Smiles. Many authors have written about their experience with smiling people in Thailand and assumed that Thais are happy people because they smile all the time even in difficult situations. It’s true that Thais smile a lot but the smiles they […]
Chang Thai or Thai Elephants ( National Animal ) have long been part of the Thai history and customers. They were beats of burden when the country was peaceful. When the country was at war, they served as vehicles in royal battles. The victory of King Naresuan the Great on the elephant back duel party […]
Thai Silk is a long, continuous filament produced by worms that feed on mulberry leaves. The worms spin their cocoons with their saliva when they change from larvae to pupae in their life cycle. The fiber which they produce can be reeled off the cocoons and spun into a fine thread and then woven into […]
Siamese Fighting Fish or Betta Splendens are native to Thailand and have long been raised in Thai households as a hobby. In the past the fish could be caught from their natural habitats: rice fields, canals and ponds. The fish are called “fighting fish” because of their instinct to fight fiercely and cruelly. Villagers take […]
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a traditional martial art. In the past, Thais fought with other neighboring states to maintain the independence of the state or to lay claim over a territory. Apart from using war weapons, Thai worriors were trained to use parts of their bodies: fists, elbows, knees, legs, etc. to defend […]
Traditional Thai Massage is a holistic therapy originated in India and practiced by hermits as a form of self-healing. The evidence can be found at Wat Phra Chetuphon or Wat Pho, where statues of hermits illustrating various postures featuring self massage methods known as rishi dat ton or “Hermit’s Self massage” were sculpted at the […]
Thai massage practitioners can be male or female but the majority are fermale. The must be trained and certified. The massage is done on a mattress on the floor or bed. Clients wear loose clothes and oil is not use except for foot massage. The massage beings after the masseuse pays respect to the hermit […]
Not many people know that there is excellent tea grown in Thailand, especially Oolong tea. The Doi Mae Salong mountain in Chiang Rai province is one of Thailand’s highest – with 1800 meters. But what makes it more special is the climate: temperatures drop deep at night and raise high during the day time – […]