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Virtual Thai keyboard - mog.software.free.fr

 

THAI CULTURE

Thailand Symbols - something that when you see you will know straight away that it's "Thailand".
Thai Silk - Thailand's shimmering hand-woven silk is among its most famous products.
Thai Traditional Clothes - clothes we wear on special day.

Thai Traditional Literature - is essentially religious. Most of the literature in the old days consisted of ...
Superstitions about Trees and Plants - Thai people believe that it is not advisable to plant certain kinds of trees and plants near the house or in the compound. They are unlucky.
Giant Statues - The characters from the Ramakian appear frequently in temple paintings and in murals surrounding the galleries of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
Muay Thai - or Thai Boxing originated as a self defence and developed to become a sport.
Takraw - is a ball game which is a work of art that is admired by the lovers of folk art.
Thai Family - The rural family in the typical village setting is an extended family with many generations living in one house, or many houses within the same compound.
Thai Houses - different kinds of houses which can be found in Thailand
Thailand World Records - The biggest, tallest and longest in Thailand.
Thai Proverbs - See what is different from your country.
Khon Mask Making - Thai drama masks.
Fruit Carving - Beautiful Thai art.
Shadow Puppet - One of the popular shows in the south.
Learning Thai - Easy to understand by listening to my voice.
How to Wai - Three second video on how to say hello in Thai! (Click link to open in Windows Media or right click to save to your hard disk).
The Rose Garden - Thai cultural show.
Floating Market - Shopping on the canal which used to be common in Thailand.
Phuang Malai - Thais have unique ways of arranging flowers and using them in decorations, which are different from other places.
Fortune Telling - The Thai way of life is based upon Buddhist religious beliefs as well as the animistic elements ...
Spirit Houses - Many Thais believe that when a Thai family builds a new house, there is always the possibility that it has disturbed the spirits who live on the property.
Thai Amulets
- Know about Thai amulets.

 

CEREMONIES

Wedding Ceremony - See the pictures of my parents wedding.
Tam Boon - The school invites 9 monks to bless everyone.
Blessing a Car - Know about what to do to protect your car from an accident.
Blessing my motorcycle - after a lot of bad luck, I decided to have my bike blessed by a monk
Blessing a New House - inviting nine monks to bless a new house for your own luck.
My Grandfather's Funeral - When my grandfather died. See and compare it with your own country.
My Great Grandmum's Funeral - the story of the funeral I wrote for the Bangkok Post.

Wedding Ceremony - See the pictures of my parents wedding.
Tam Boon - The school invites 9 monks to bless everyone.
Blessing a Car - Know about what to do to protect your car from an accident.
Blessing my motorcycle - after a lot of bad luck, I decided to have my bike blessed by a monk
Blessing a New House - inviting nine monks to bless a new house for your own luck.
My Grandfather's Funeral - When my grandfather died. See and compare it with your own country.
My Great Grandmum's Funeral - the story of the funeral I wrote for the Bangkok Post.

 

CHILDHOOD

Child's Guardian Angel - Protecting a child during the first seven days.
Childhood Illnesses - supersitions about what you should do if your child gets ill.
Fire-Hair Shaving - Cutting my hair for the first time after I was born.
Topknot Cutting - Ceremony in Thailand with the real pictures when I had my topknot cut.
Piercing the ears - traditional for girls after three days
My life at home and school - If your project is to compare your daily life with my own then this is the best place for you to explore. In this section you will be able to visit my home and school and see photo stories of my daily routine. Don't forget to visit the Thailand Life Forums too as you might find your question answered there already.

 

FOOD IN THAILAND



Thailand food and recipes - Do you need to know what an average meal is like or the prices of food in our supermarkets? I also have some recipes as well as a list of Top Ten food.
www.enjoythaifood.com - Enjoy Thai Food
Highlights: Typical Meals | Shopping | Fast Food | Thai Fruit | Food from the Regions | Recipes | Top 10 Food

 


AROUND THAILAND

www.thailandguidebook.com - Thailand guide book
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
- the famous bridge in Thailand which was built in World War II.
Buddhamonthon - the tallest Buddha in Thailand.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market - the most famous floating market in Thailand.
Phra Pathom Chedi - the largest pagoda in the world.
Long-necked Hilltribe - Visit the Long-necked hilltribe village in Mae Hong Son province, north of Thailand.
The Grand Palace - Take a look at some pictures from the most popular tourist attraction in Bangkok.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep - some beautiful pictures from the most popular tourist attraction in Chiang Mai.
Doi Inthanon - the highest mountain in Thailand
King Rama VI - also known as Mongkutklao or King Vajiravudh.

 

PICTURES

Postcards - Beautiful pictures from Thailand
Thai Fruits - See the pictures and names.
Elephants - Thailand is famous for elephants. We use them for both fun and work.
Thai Festivals - Photo story of popular festivals in Thailand.
Songkran in Thailand - Our traditional Thai new year celebrated in April with water fights!

 

FESTIVALS

Thai Festivals in the Year 2004

Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Ploughing Ceremony
Loy Krathong - Full Moon Festival in November.
Songkran - The traditional Thai New Year is an occasion for celebration throughout the country.
Queen's Birthday - The Queen is loved so much by Thai people, that her birthday is also known as Mother's Day.
Christmas Day - See how Thai people celebrate Christmas.
Chinese New Year - The sounds of firecrackers can be heard exploding all over the place.
Constitution Day - the anniversary of the first constitution of Thailand in 1932.
Buffalo Racing - an annual event held at the end of Buddhist Lent in Chonburi.
Phi Ta Khon - the ghost festival in Thailand.

 

BUDDISHM

Life as a Buddhist - See what Buddhists have to do.
Ordination Procedure - Step by step, what they have to do to become a monk.
I was a Novice Monk - After my grandfather died.
Bangsakun - a religious service that is performed in sacred memory of the dead.  
The life of the Buddha - Prince Siddhattha Gotama was born in 623 BC. in the north of India.
Buddha Images - Attitudes of Buddha Images.
Viewpoint of a Western Buddhist - A Western Buddhist talks about Buddhism exclusively for Thailand Life. 
The Story of Mahajanaka - The famous story written by the H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

 

VISITING TEMPLES

Yohthinpradit Temple - The temple I was a novice monk.
Tam Boon - see what happens when we make merit at the local temple for my mother's birthday.
Wien Tien - Thais normally visit temples to attend a sacred ceremony whereby - with lit candles in their hands - they walk around the main chapel three times.
The Tradition of Freeing Fish and Birds - Among many traditions of the Thai people, this is a very old one which has been practised from time immemorial.
Gold Leaf - Gold in the form of a thin leaf is an item valued for its purity as a religious offering.
Lustral Water - is water that has been infused with magical powers or has received a blessing from monks.
Lotus Flowers - an important symbol in buddhism

 

BUDDHIST FESTIVALS

Wisakha Puja Day - A very important day in the Buddhist Tradition.
Asaha Puja Day - The Lord Buddha gave his first sermon and one of his followers became the first Buddhist monk.
Magha Puja Day - This holiday marks the first time the Buddha gave a sermon to monks

 

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