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The White Temple Posted by on Aug 15, 2017

The White Temple

While you may be “templed out” from your travels in Thailand or other SE Asian countries, make sure you don’t skip out on Wat Rong Khun (วัดร่องขุ่น). It’s commonly referred to as the White Temple, and it’s unlike any temple you’ve ever seen. Here’s a brief introduction to this dreamlike complex, starting with the artist and his purpose.…

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A Guide to the Thai Alphabet Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

For many learners of Thai, the alphabet is a huge challenge. As a matter of fact, it’s not even an alphabet! Technically, it’s an abugida. In this writing system, each unit is based on a consonant, while the vowel notation is secondary. Here are a few posts and videos that will help you figure out the Thai…

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Video Tour of Thai Street Food Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

Video Tour of Thai Street Food

Street food has come under attack in Bangkok recently, as the government tries to “clean up” the city by getting rid of countless food vendors. This is very disappointing, as street food is a huge part of the culture of the city (and country, for that matter). Many are upset about this, and rightfully so.…

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One Month in Thailand – The South Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

One Month in Thailand - The South

With one full month in Thailand, you can start out with some adventures in the north, explore the ancient and current capitals, and wind it all down with an island vacation in the south. That’s precisely where we’re headed in the third and final part of our “One Month in Thailand” video series. Part Three…

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Thai Street Food Posted by on Jun 5, 2017

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Bangkok made headlines recently when it was announced that the city would be banning street food. Citing hygiene and order as their primary concerns, the ruling military government has started to drive street food vendors away. There has been quite a backlash against this policy, from both locals and tourists alike. Indeed, the street food…

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