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Thai 101: Quick Phrases To Get You By

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An internationally renowned metropolis, Bangkok has come a long way in the tourism industry. Although you’d be surprised by how accommodating we are to foreigners, you will no doubt experience a language barrier while here. So, to get you started, here are a few important phrases to get you by!

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Good to Know: Thai Etiquettes

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Similar to most Asian countries, Thailand’s culture and traditions are on the conservative side. Here are the top 5 Etiquettes you should keep in mind while traveling.

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Shrines and Spirit Houses in Bangkok

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Although a modern society bursting with new ideas and fast growth, Thailand has managed to keep its charm through preserving cultures that have been passed down through generations. If you’ve walked through major landmarks in Bangkok, you are bound to see colorful large and small shrines scattered across the city.

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Thai Curries 101

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Apart from the famous Phad Thai and Tom Yum Goong, Thailand is also known for its variety in distinctive curries. Like most curries, there are spice bases of herbs, aromatics, and chili. Then, comes the binding liquid. In Indian curry, the base is dairy, whereas in Thailand, our base is coconut milk. Today, we’ll explore the tri-colored curries that will no doubt spice up your palate!

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To and From Suvarnabhumi Airport via Train

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Getting close to visiting Chao Hostel? Why not take a few minutes to plan your arrival to beautiful Bangkok? If you’re arriving from another country, you’re most likely to land in our international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport. Let us walk you through getting to our hostel via train! Chao Hostel is conveniently located 5 minutes (by foot) away from the National Stadium BTS station. Traveling by the airport link train is your best bet to arrive at the hotel in a speedy manner, avoiding Bangkok’s heavy traffic.

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Starting the Day the Thai Way – Thai Breakfasts

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With a cultural background in agriculture, Thai people are accustomed to eating heavy rice-based dishes for breakfast that is both filling and energizing. Today we’ll introduce you to a few classic (if not a little influenced from other countries) Thai breakfasts that you can easily find.

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Getting Around Busy Bangkok

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Its easy to get around Bangkok, with many modes of transportation easily accessible for non-Thai speakers. Today we’ll introduce you to the most common ways to get around, and how to make travel requests.

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Happy Thai New Years! Songkran Festival

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Feeling extra warm? Well, it IS summer in Thailand! And as a kick off to summer, we’re celebrating Songkran. Our Thai New Year’s festival is celebrated from the 13th – 15th of April every year.

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Shopt ‘Til You Drop: Wholesale Shopping in Thailand

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If you’re a shopper who enjoys seeking the best deals, then nothing beats wholesale shopping in Bangkok. What is wholesale shopping exactly? Well, its where you can buy items individually at full price, or buy multiple items at discounted rates. Not only is it great to go with your friends to get deals together, but these market places will happily let you haggle the price!

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Taste of Thailand: Thai Fruits

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If you’re visiting from South East Asia, these introductions may be unnecessary… however, if you’re visiting from Europe, North America, or anywhere else- Welcome to the wonderful world of exotic fruits!

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Thai 101: Quick Phrases To Get You By
Good to Know: Thai Etiquettes
Shrines and Spirit Houses in Bangkok
Thai Curries 101
To and From Suvarnabhumi Airport via Train
Starting the Day the Thai Way – Thai Breakfasts
Getting Around Busy Bangkok
Happy Thai New Years! Songkran Festival
Shopt ‘Til You Drop: Wholesale Shopping in Thailand
Taste of Thailand: Thai Fruits