History

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Pierra Vejjabul

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Pierra Vejjabul

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Pierra Vejjabul Sometimes I’m asked who my role models are, and in the past, I’ve struggled to give a satisfying answer: who do I look up to as a Thai woman? But as I put pen to paper (or, in actuality, fingers to keyboard), I...

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...

Reviving Thai Design in Neo-traditional Houses

Reviving Thai Design in Neo-traditional Houses

Reviving Thai Design in Neo-traditional Houses Traditional Thai houses are a prominent part of the iconography of old Siam. However, they are not merely things of the past. In ancient times, Thai architecture provided some of the best lifestyles of the era and...

A Litany of Firsts

A Litany of Firsts

A Litany of Firsts Every journey has to start somewhere and Thailand, formerly known as Siam, embarked on its journey to the modern world in the 19th Century. We offer an overview of the giant leaps the country has made in the past 150 years by exploring its...