Archives for Thai Culture

In Remembrance of the King of Thailand

On Thursday, 13 October, 2016, the King of Thailand passed away at the age of 88. This ushers in a profound period of mourning for Thailand, and we wish to express our heartfelt condolences. Due to the mourning period following the death of the King of Thailand, government-sponsored 2016 Loy Krathong/Yee Peng events in Chiang Mai have scaled back somewhat. See the Chiang Mai Loy Krathong schedule of events. Expectations for Visitors and Residents in Thailand Visitors to and residents of Thailand should expect the following: During the first 30 days, some planned or ongoing entertainment, sporting events, and concerts
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Loy Krathong – Yee Peng – Chiang Mai

Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled Loy Kratong or Loi Kratong, is a festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. This means the dates move around from year to year, but it is generally in October or early November. This Thai Festival is actually a merger of two traditional festivals: the Northern Thailand and Northern Myanmar Yee Peng / Yi Peng lantern festival is combined with the Central Thai Loy Krathong / Loi Kratong (ลอยกระทง) river offering festival. Loy Krathong is held all over the country, but there are significant events
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Thai National Hero King Naresuan

I had time between courses a few weeks ago so decided to take the family for a short break away from the city and TEFL training. Although I love Chiang Mai, it’s always nice to climb mountain roads and drive through clouds with windows open and cold breezes filling the car. Something that surprised me many years ago was reading that the mountains north and west of the city are actually part of the eastern extremity of the Himalayan mountain range.
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