Known in Thai as Kae Sa Luk, fruit carving is an ancient art in Thailand, and it’s thought to have it’s origin in the 14th century – during the Sukhothai dynasty. It was connected directly to the royal family, where this art was performed to beautify the plates for their royal majesties. Nowadays, although the younger generation [ Read More... ]
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Thai Fruit & Vegetable Carving (known in Thai as Kae Sa Luk) is a Thai traditional art that needs precision, application, meditation, and personal skill. Fruit Carving has been (and still is) a respected art in Thailand for already hundreds of years. Originally, Fruit Carving was used only to decorate the dining tables of the royal family. Tod [ Read More... ]
Getting a tattoo in Thailand has become increasingly popular among Farangs (Thai for foreigners). Many look for the traditional Sak Yants (blessed tattoos), done in a temple or another location arranged by a tourist agency, but some just want a nice tattoo in the pretty Thai alphabet or with Thai traditional designs, or maybe to try the hand poked [ Read More... ]
An interesting phenomenon in Thailand are the so-called Thai Arts & Culture Centers. These centers or programs come in various forms—as private initiatives, governmental supported organizations, vocational schools, or home-stays—but what they all have in common is that, at one location or place, you can get a touch and feel of a b [ Read More... ]
Traditional Thai Tattoos, known in Thailand as Sak Yant, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The origin of traditional tattoos in Thailand is closely connected to religion and superstition, the tattoos were sacred, done in a temple, and supposed to have “magical” proprieties such as protection and bringing good luc [ Read More... ]
When I first heard of Thai spirit houses, I found them fascinating. I hadn’t been to Asia yet, and the whole concept really captivated me. Specially since I always thought of Thailand as a strictly Buddhist country, and being totally ignorant about the mysticism and superstitions present in Thai culture until today. Thailand is in fact a very [ Read More... ]
Thailand has a very rich and ancient culture, still much alive to this day. To preserve traditional knowledge and rituals on such a grand scale in this globalized world is no small feat, and perhaps it’s one of the reasons that Thailand is such a popular tourist destination. A Little Background Traditional Thai Tattoos, much like the Thai Amu [ Read More... ]
Taking Thai cooking classes in Thailand are among the most popular cultural activities done by tourists in the country. The options are endless and ever increasing, be it in proper Cooking Schools for amateurs and professionals, or inside a resort by the beach. Courses can be given by a renowned Chef, or by local Thais who have had the valuable ex [ Read More... ]
Traditional Thai dancing is the main dramatic performance art in Thailand and a striking combination of gracious and mesmerizing poses, hand movements and beautiful costumes. The dance costumes used are very elaborate and created following ancient designs. Gold and silver glitter material is used abundantly, together with some other materials to b [ Read More... ]
Traditional Thai Dance is considered the most import dramatic performance art in Thailand. It’s a beautiful combination of gracious poses, hypnotic hand movements and colorful dance costumes. In fact, with Thai Dance there’s always a story told using hand movements and poses to share a special meaning. Thai Dance classes and courses in [ Read More... ]