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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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Asahna Bucha Day Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

Buddhism is a crucial part of Thai culture, as nearly 95% of the population are Buddhists. As a result, many of the country’s most important holidays are Buddhist. Today is one of those days – Asahna Bucha Day (วันอาสาฬหบูชา wan aa-săan-hà-boo-chaa). It’s a public holiday, so people all over the country enjoy a day off to…

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An Intro to Thai Language and Culture Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Thailand is a beautiful country that has been drawing tourists by the millions for decades. Whether it’s the sandy beaches of the many islands, the jungles of the north, the ancient ruins of former capitals, or the excitement of Bangkok, Thailand has something to offer every type of traveler. If you’re planning a trip to…

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A Day in Ayutthaya Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

A great idea for a day trip from Bangkok is the former royal capital of Ayutthaya. Ransacked and burned to the ground by the invading Burmese in 1767, the ruins of this once great kingdom now comprise an historical park. Hire a tuk-tuk and explore them for a day – a great dose of history…

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Makha Bucha Day Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

Did you know that today is a public holiday in Thailand? It’s Makha Bucha Day (วันมาฆบูชา – wan maa-ká-boo-chaaa), an important Buddhist festival held on the full moon of the third month according to the Thai calendar. In Thai, “makha” is the name given to the third month, and “bucha” means “to honor/venerate.” Thus, Makha Bucha…

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White Temple and Black House Video Tour Posted by on Oct 14, 2014

Tour the “Heaven and Hell of Architecture” in northern Thailand – the White Temple and Black House of Chiang Rai – in this short video.