These 2 festivals are held all over Thailand, but are most spectacular around Chiang Mai. Normally held on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai Traditional calendar, in 2017 they will be held on the 2nd - 4th November
The Loy Krathong Festival is where small, handmade boats are floated on rivers, canals and various other waterways to thank the goddess of water for giving life to the fields and to float “Loy“ away sins and bad
What makes Thai cooking so special are the herbs and spices that are used. Here is a list of the more common ones used in Thai cooking and some of their reported health benefits.
The dark brown bark of the cinnamon tree normally contains a sweet flavour. Cinnamon, commonly used in both Western and Thai cuisine and is available in varied forms. In Thai cooking the bark is converted into cinnamon powder and is used in massaman curry and...
The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April.
New year traditions
The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. The morning begins with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks are commonly practiced; however, on this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday – it...