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Wat Phra Kaew Video Tour Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

There are lots of temples in Thailand, but none is more important or sacred than Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว). Located within the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, it’s also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha for the ancient relic that’s housed here. It’s a stunning temple, and is one of the…

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Chiang Mai Jungle Flight Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

After trekking through the Thai jungle for three days, why not fly through it? Sign up for a day of zip-lining, abseiling, sky bridges, and more with the folks at Jungle Flight in Chiang Mai. See some highlights of a day zipping through the Thai jungle in this short video:

Summer Olympics in Thai Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

Every four years, the eyes of the world are on the Summer Olympics (โอลิมปิกฤดูร้อน oh-lim-bpìk réu-doo rón). This year, the games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (บราซิล braa-sin). The slogan for the 2016 Olympics is “A new world” (โลกใบใหม่ lôhk bai mài). Over 11,000 athletes representing 206 different nations are competing in the…

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100+ Thai Words for Food and Drink Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

Thai food

Eating out or shopping for food is always an experience in Thailand – the sounds, smells, and sights of a bustling market, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, or street corner packed with vendors. Whether you’re buying fresh, unique fruits from a market, chowing down in a local food court, or picking up ingredients to make your own Thai…

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What’s Going on with Thailand’s Government? Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

The government of Thailand can be quite confusing, especially in recent years. Ousted PMs, military coups, and new constitutions are just a few of the things that have happened in the last five years. With millions of Thai voters heading to the polls this weekend in an important referendum, it’s the perfect time to review…

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