Wear Thai Dresses to These Special Occasions

Wear Thai Dresses to These Special Occasions

Wear Thai Dresses to These Special Occasions Thai fashion is magnetic, especially its distinctive traditional costumes, but many people are nervous about putting on their first Thai dress. The double-edged sword of Thailand’s distinct culture is that its intricate...

The Real Housecats of Siam: Wichien Maat

The Real Housecats of Siam: Wichien Maat

The Real Housecats of Siam: Wichien Maat From the Khao Manee granting safe travels to merchants, the Supalak elevating its owners to greater status, or the Si Sawat blessing newlyweds, Thailand has long seen mystical properties in its domestic cat breeds, but none are...

Enter the World of the Nora Dance Drama

Enter the World of the Nora Dance Drama

Enter the World of the Nora Dance Drama An enchanting winged creature appears before you, and as she enjoys her surroundings, you can’t help but admire her colorful plumage and long talons. Suddenly, a rope is thrown over her. You watch as the exquisite prey and her...

Mrigadayavan Palace: Preserving More Than History

Mrigadayavan Palace: Preserving More Than History

Mrigadayavan Palace: Preserving More Than History Does the conservation of history end at structures and artifacts or is it just as important to preserve the natural environment? For close to a century, Mrigadayavan Palace in Cha-am district, Phetchaburi province has...

Why Do Thai Temples Have Chinese Paintings?

Why Do Thai Temples Have Chinese Paintings?

Why Do Thai Temples Have Chinese Paintings? While wandering the richly decorated halls of the most famous temples in Bangkok few visitors ever notice the framed paintings that hang above the windows and doors. If you do notice them, you might find that the imagery is...

Artistic Thai Lacquerware Invokes Baroque Style

Artistic Thai Lacquerware Invokes Baroque Style

Artistic Thai Lacquerware Invokes Baroque Style The word “baroque” might make you think of the Palace of Versailles or the Vatican. Afterall, it’s a European term used to describe a very vivid period in European art. Yet Siamese art and Italian churches have much more...