Category: Facts

Cooling Powder: History & How-to

Have you ever heard of “cooling powder”? Summer has come and everyone in Thailand is looking for a way to ease the heat. One of the classic ways for Thais to cool down has been around for almost a century: cooling powder. The History of Cooling Powder In 1932, Doctor Luan Wongwanich bought a pharmacy business and introduced a… Read more »

There are two sides to every coin and Thai coins are no exception. In addition to the picture of King Rama IX and the number that indicates the value, all the 6 Thai coins (4 baht coins and 2 satang coins) depict some of Thailand’s most revered Buddhist temples. Isn’t it wonderful that we can… Read more »

The most important festival for Thai-Chinese communities, Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year in Thailand also draws a huge crowd of foreign visitors. With its festive atmosphere, tasty food, vibrant cultural performances and the happiness of Thai-Chinese families, Lunar New Year in Thailand is the way to experience the local Chinese culture at its… Read more »

Toilets are always a big deal. When you’re traveling somewhere exotic, it’s inevitable you’ll experience a foreign toilet culture. Toilets in Thailand usually come in two varieties: Western sit-down toilets and Asian squat toilets. With some differences from the Western or the Asian squat toilets you know, might we add. If you plan to travel… Read more »

First thing first, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! For a country that doesn’t officially celebrate Christmas, Thailand gifts you lots of free Christmas festivities. Among them all, Bangkok Christmas lights are the ultimate spectacle. In the spirit of the holiday season, we present you the best places to see Christmas lights in Bangkok. Please keep… Read more »

December this year is a month of firsts for our country. Apart from the debut of Michelin Guide Thailand (Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018), Thailand unveiled its first musical road in Phetchabun. The north-central province boasts both stunning temples and mountains. Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, an elaborate temple set against the mountains of Phetchabun Where’s Thailand’s first musical road?… Read more »

What to expect? From the 25th to the 29th October 2017, the Royal Cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled to take place at Sanam Luang Ceremonial Ground in Bangkok. Thursday 26th October 2017 will be the actual Royal Cremation day and it has been declared a public holiday. For the whole month… Read more »