Culture et traditions
The “Thai culture and traditions” section includes general information on a country with multiple cultural traits, such as art, music, dance, literature, religion, festivals, and cuisine, reflecting its long history and diverse ethnic groups.
Religion and celebration in Thailand
Thai celebrations are a rich and diverse aspect of Thai culture and can range from religious festivals to traditional celebrations of important life events. Some of the most popular Thai celebrations include:
Songkran: Thai New Year celebrated in April with water fights, traditional dances, and religious ceremonies.
Loy Krathong: A festival of lights celebrated in November with floating lanterns and candles in rivers and lakes.
Buddhist Holidays: Thai Buddhist holidays, such as Visakha Bucha and Asanha Bucha, commemorate important events in the life of the Buddha.
Chinese New Year: Celebrated by Thai Chinese communities with dragon and lion dances, feasts, and gift-giving.
Royal Ploughing Ceremony: A traditional agricultural festival to mark the start of the rice-planting season.
King’s Birthday: A national holiday to celebrate the king’s birthday, marked by military parades, concerts, and other festivities.
Things not to do with Buddha
What are the things you should not do in a Buddhist place? with a representation of Buddha? etc. Some answers.
Makha Bucha: a traditional celebration
Makha Pucha is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations in Thailand. Presentations and essential information so you don’t miss a thing.
Songkran, the joyous water festival of Thailand
Songkran, the Buddhist New Year, is undoubtedly the most impressive festival in Thailand. This New Year celebration is famous for its massive water fights and traditional customs, making it the largest festival of its kind in Asia.
The little things you need to know to travel to Thailand
What is the year in Thailand? which calendar to use
In 2023, in Thailand, we will be in 2566. There is no time jump between Europe and the Land of Smiles, but a calendar specific to many Buddhist countries. Explanations to understand this difference of several hundred years.
Everyone naked!?! What about naturist tourism in Thailand?
Is it possible to go naturist in Asia and more specifically in Thailand? Yes or no? Here are some answers.
Thai Gastronomy - traditional recipes
Thai gastronomy refers to the culinary traditions and practices of Thailand, characterized by the use of fresh herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, chili, and galangal, to create flavorful dishes. It is a fusion of various cultural influences, including Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian, resulting in a unique and diverse cuisine that is known for its balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors. Popular Thai dishes include Tom Yum Soup, Pad Thai, Green Curry, and Massaman Curry.
Bael, a fruit and an infusion for a good health
Unknown in Europe, bael is a popular fruit in Asia. Often consumed as an infusion, it is known for its many properties.
Mango Sticky Rice - Kao-niew Ma-muang
Sticky Rice with Mango or Kao-niew Ma-muang is The Thai dessert. It is one of the classics and one of the tastiest. An easy recipe that will please everyone!
Thai dessert : Gluai Namwa Chuean - banana in syrup
Thai dessert recipe, Gluai Namwa Chuean or banana in syrup. Easy to make, few ingredients and another way to eat bananas.
Monitor lizard: come here my big Thai lizard
Thailand is home of a species that always impresses the neophyte, the Malaysian monitor lizard. This lizard or rather this saurian likes the city as much as the countryside … Let’s check him out.
Discover the Best Thai Fruits: A Guide with Photos
Part of the experience of visiting Thailand is trying new tastes and discovering tropical fruits. Get a list and information on the best Thai fruits with photos to help you recognize them.
The Sacred Banyan Tree of Asia: An Extraordinary Tree
The banyan tree is a special tree, whether due to its shape, growth, or symbolism, it has acquired a unique place in Buddhist culture. It is a sacred tree that everyone must respect and honor, as without it, the Buddha’s awakening would not have taken place.