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All About Songkran Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

It’s that time again, as Thais all around the country gear up for the most important holiday. Songkran (สงกรานต์ sǒng graan) is a 3-day festival taking place from April 13-15 that rings in the traditional Thai New Year. There are quite a few customs associated with the holiday, including the epic water fights that take place…

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Thai Holidays 2017 Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

There are many holidays throughout the year in Thailand, many of them Buddhist in nature. The country also celebrates its own traditional New Year in addition to January 1st. Thai people celebrate the birthday of their beloved late King Bhumibol and his wife Queen Sirikit as their respective Father’s and Mother’s Days. Get ready for the…

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Best Posts of 2016 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year. All year long, we’ve been sharing vocabulary lists, grammar tips, cultural insights, and travel stories from Thailand. Let’s take a look back at some of the best posts from 2016: Language Going to the Beach Many people come to Thailand specifically for…

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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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Thai New Year Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

Between April 13-15, Thais celebrate their New Year in the country’s biggest and most important festival, Songkran (สงกรานต์ sǒng-graan). The name comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, which literally means “astrological passing.” This is because the sun enters the constellation of Aries at this time, the first sign of the zodiac. Over the 3-day celebration, Thais all…

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10 Things to Do on Ko Pha-Ngan Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

Ko Pha Ngan

Explore one of Thailand’s most famous islands in this awesome video. Hike to waterfalls, join in an epic water fight at Thai New Year, dance the night away at the Full Moon Party, and much more.

A Guide to Ko Pha Ngan Posted by on Feb 23, 2016

Ang Thong Marine Park

When you bring up the island of Kok Pha Ngan to travelers, the first thing that gets mentioned is usually the island’s infamous Full Moon Party. While it is true that the lunar bash forever cemented Ko Pha Ngan on the backpacker circuit, there’s a lot more to this Thai island than day-glo paint and buckets…

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