Ethnic groups in Thailand

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A country of 65 million people, Thailand hosts a great variety of ethnic groups. The large majority of the population is Thai or Isan, but there are also ethnic communities such as the Chinese, the […]

Holidays and festivals

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Here are the main holidays and festivals in Thailand, as they are celebrated by the majority of Thai people (we didn’t include regional festivals or minor Chinese festivals). We have organized the list month by […]

Dos and Don’ts in Thailand

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You’ve probably read about the “good manners” already in your travel guide. Most of what the guides say is true: you shouldn’t point your feet towards a Buddha image, you shouldn’t touch a monk, etc. […]

Sports in Thailand

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National sports The most famous national sport in Thailand is of course Thai boxing (Muay Thai). This martial art uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. […]

Television and cinema

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Television Television is by far the most popular medium in Thailand. There is a TV in every house and every shop, always on, even in offices and administrations. Thai television channels remain under the tight […]

Dance and music

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Thai dance Thai dance is the main dramatic art form of Thailand. Thai classical dance drama include Khon, Lakhon, and Fawn Thai. Folk dance forms include dance theatre forms like Likay, numerous regional dances (Ram), […]

Thai food

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Introduction to Thai food Thai food is spicy, sour and sweet. Rice is a basic component of Thai cuisine, as it is of most Asian cuisines. Steamed rice is accompanied by highly aromatic curries, stir-frys […]

Funerals in Thailand

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Traditional Funerals Funerals can last seven days or less, depending on the day when it is appropriate for the cremation to take place. The body of the deceased is kept outside the house, in an […]

Marriage in Thailand

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Like in other countries, there are two forms of marriage, civil and religious. For the civil marriage (chot tabian), the spouses go to the amphoer (equivalent of the city hall) with two witnesses and fill […]

Thai names and nicknames

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Nicknames Thai people have a first name, a surname, and a nickname, given at birth. They always call themselves by their nickname, and the first name is only used in official occasions (at school, or […]

Religion and superstitions

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Religion Thailand is nearly 95% Theravada Buddhist, with a muslim minority (4.6%, mostly in the South). Buddhism in Thailand is strongly influenced by traditional beliefs regarding ancestral and natural spirits, which have been incorporated into […]