Nowadays there are fewer Betel nut chewers and it is a tradition of the older generation. When this generation is gone, so will most of the Betel nut chewers. Continue reading The Art of Chewing Betel Nut
Most often many of the places we visit or stay while on holiday are commercialized and to some extent sterile. Few places exude a comfortable feeling of home where not only are the people and staff friendly or helpful but the owners open their doors to a personalized experience. One such resort is in the beautiful district of Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima. Well known for … Continue reading Watermill Resort home away from home holidays in Khaoyai
Surin, is a province in North Eastern Thailand and one of the four Isaan provinces. It is one of the most rewarding places to go and discover Continue reading Discover the land of silk and elephants in Surin
The wonderful show of Thai classical puppets is now back in Bangkok with the reopening of the famous Joe Louis Thai Puppet Theater right here in the city on their own stage! Continue reading Hanuman and friends are back at the Joe Louis Puppet Theater!
13 destinations have been carefully chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand as part of this newly-launched “One Night Stay with Locals” project to enable travelers to have more unique local travel experiences and adventures seldom seen in mainstream tourism. Continue reading Discover a different side of Thailand with a “One Night Stay with Locals”
One thing about Thailand is that there is a museum for almost every kind of historical or even non-historical moment. It is no different in Ratchaburi, however this particular museum in Ratchaburi which is dedicated to the Thai Yuan community is a little different from the others. Continue reading A lifelike walk through time at the Ban Khu Bua Museum in Ratchaburi
The essence of Thai cuisine comes from the care taken to produce the natural ingredients and Thai food is notable for its five balances of taste in sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty. One important ingredient is sugar, and the best sugar for Thai dishes is not processed white or brown sugar but coconut palm sugar.
Every province in Thailand has a story to tell but uniquely for Ratchaburi it would be the remarkable artisan works of ancient potters who formed the first humble water jars on a potter’s wheel decades ago and is now a famous trademark of the province Continue reading The extraordinary water jars of Pottery Legend in Ratchaburi
Thailand is one of the most exotic countries in South East Asia with their multi-faceted beliefs, cultures and traditions. The main religion in Thailand is Buddhism, with its roots coming from the Hindu and also Chinese versions of Buddhism over the centuries. Continue reading The myth of Ganesha in Chachengsao Thailand
The name Jim Thompson is synonymous with Thailand and the silk trade since the pre-World War 2 years to present day Thailand. Continue reading The Jim Thompson legacy and mystery
Bangkok (30 May 2018) – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., the joint venture partner of ICONSIAM as well as the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Paragon and Siam Center, has just been presented the world’s most prestigious retail development award for the concept and “cutting-edge design” of its Siam Discovery retail destination by the world’s largest retail development association – the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Continue reading Siam Discovery Won the ICSC’s 2018 VIVA Award for Design and Development Category
Many vineyards around the world are steeped in old family traditions. This is no different from the story of the GranMonte Vineyard and Winery in Khaoyai, which is in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima next to the Khaoyai National Park in Thailand. Continue reading The art of wine in GranMonte Vineyard and Winery Khaoyai
Thailand is one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world. Therefore the introduction of coffee plants into Chiang Mai was a way to meet the market demand for the beverage. Original seedlings were imported from South America and other countries and acclimatized to the conditions in the hills of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Hill tribe farmers were taught how to grow coffee plants, harvest and turn the produce into coffee grains for beverages. Continue reading The aromatic trail of hill tribe coffee in Chiang Mai
Few things sooth the mind like a long walk in one of the oldest tropical rainforest in Thailand among the tall and magnificent trees that tower to the sky teeming with wildlife and the sounds of the birds. This is the Khaoyai National Park, the third largest national park in Thailand that spans three provinces until the northern tip of Cambodia. Continue reading A walk among the giants in Khaoyai National Park