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Archive for August, 2011

Temple Etiquette in Thailand Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

Nearly 95% of Thailand’s population are Buddhist, and the country is full of sacred Buddhist temples, or wats (วัด). When visiting these temples as a tourist, it is important to observe proper etiquette so as not to offend Thai people. Basically, you don’t want to be that ignorant, disrespectful foreign tourist that everybody hates. While…

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Chiang Mai (Video) Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

The northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a city rich with history and culture. In this video, take a tour of a few of the hundreds of Buddhist temples that are scattered throughout the city by day, and wander through the famous night bazaar in the evening.

The Stereotypical Thai Gender Roles Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

In every culture there are stereotypes for guys and stereotypes for girls. Boys like blue, girls like pink. Boys like action figures, girls like Barbies. It is of course only a stereotype, i.e. what the culture assumes and accepts as the truth – whether it is or not. It’s no different in Thailand.

How to say Planking in Thai? Posted by on Aug 8, 2011

For those who don’t already know, planking is the recent fad that involves a person laying face down with a stiff body. It seems lame/silly, but when you see pictures of planking in amusing situations/places it can be quite fun (as fun as a short-lived fad can be).

Chiang Mai’s Holy Hill – Doi Suthep Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

Located just 15 km from the city center of Chiang Mai is the mountain known as Doi Suthep (ดอยสุเทพ). Towering over the city at 1,676 m (5,499 ft), this mountain houses the sacred temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (วัดพระธาตุดอยสุเทพ), which is a must-see for anyone visiting Chiang Mai. It is said that this temple was founded in…

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