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By Ridin Dinesh

Thai You Up: Thailand Cultural Centre

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Curious about the history and rich heritage of our kingdom? Take a short visit to Thailand’s Cultural Center and its surrounding areas for a bit of learning fun!

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By Ridin Dinesh

Day Trip Idea: Ayutthaya

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Its a well known fact the capital of Thailand is Bangkok – locally known as “Krung Thep Maha Nahkorn” or shortly as “Krung Thep” (meaning city of angels). However, that wasn’t always the case. In 1767 post-war with Myanmar, the capital moved from Ayutthaya to Thonburi, and then to what is now Bangkok in 1782.

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By Ridin Dinesh

Mystery Solved! : Secret Bars in Bangkok

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We’re never short of a good drink here in Bangkok. After all, what better way to cool off than a nice chilled glass of hand crafted beverage? Sure, we all know that you can get the Thai beers (Singha, Chang, Leo, etc.) anywhere – but if you’re feeling a bit classier and experimental, why not hit up one of these so called “secret” bars.

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By Ridin Dinesh

Let’s Visit: Thai Temples

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Welcome to Thailand! One of the world’s most densely Buddhist country. More than 93% of Thai people are Buddhists. It’s a common sight on the streets of Bangkok to see ochre yellow robed monks walking around everywhere – even on public transportation. Like other heavily populated cities, Bangkok is known for its vast amount of beautiful and unique temples.

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By Ridin Dinesh

A Sight to See: Something Peculiar Happens at 8am and 6pm

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Everyday without fail, at 8am and 6pm something rather peculiar happens in Bangkok. To a new-in-town guest, this might seem extreme – but for Thais who have grown up here, its second nature to act the way we do when we hear this certain song. The Thai Anthem!

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By Ridin Dinesh

Taste of Thailand: Noodles!

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Thailand may be known for its consumption and production of rice, but another main staple of our diet is noodles (Kuay Tiao)! There’s an overwhelming variety of these dishes in Thailand. Today, we’ll focus on the top 3 must try soup noodles, as well as how you can customize them to your taste!

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By Ridin Dinesh

Cultural Fun Facts: Its Chinese New Year…in Thailand!

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Have you noticed the sudden burst of red colors in shopping malls, local attractions, and even in people’s clothing? Taking a break from mourning attire, many Thais wore red this past weekend to celebrate Chinese New Year.

People of full or partial Chinese ancestry are known as “Thai-Chinese” or “Thai-Jeen”. Believe it or not, more than 15% of the population are made up of Thai-Chinese citizens! Some family celebrate 3 new years! Thai, Chinese, and the Global New Years. It is without doubt one of the brightest, and most delicious celebration you can join in.

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By Primal Bangkok

Fun Fact: Buddhist Holidays

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Let’s take this opportunity to know more about our Buddhist holidays.

As a Buddhist-dominating country, Thailand has taken so much influenced from the religion, including our calendar era and three annual religious-related holidays, which mean no operations at government offices and banks. A quick good-to-know fact about how we number our year: According to Buddhist calendar, it’s 2559 BE (Buddhist Era) here as it is 2016 in Gregorian calendar. A 543-year difference.   Read more

By Primal Bangkok

Local Rendezvous: Soi Nana – Hua Lampong

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Are you sober from last night beer/plane flight yet?

Today we’re taking you to one of the most happening areas in Bangkok, especially where to go after dark.

If you’re not familiar with addressing system in Thailand, let us explain to you briefly.

We refer to a street as “tanon” in Thai (and road in English) while calling a sub street a “soi”.

Obvious examples are Sukhumvit road, which runs long from soi 1 to… well, we’re not quite sure.

And many sois have their own names. Sukhumvit Soi 55, for instance, is called Soi Thonglor and Sukhumvit Soi 63 Ekkamai.

Coming back to our tour. Soi Nana is one of the sois near Chinatown and Hua Lamphong central train station NOT THE SUKHUMVIT NANA. The residential area with old-school look is charming by itself. But when young people bring it up with cool openings, it’s impossible not to love.

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By Primal Bangkok

In the Hood: Chulalongkorn University

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Not only is our hostel situated among malls and shopping stores, it’s also close to some of the historical and educational institutions in Thailand.

Going down Phaya Thai Rd., you’ll see a sizable campus of Thailand’s first and most prestigious university, Chulalongkorn, taking both side of the road.

Taking the name of King Rama 5, Chulalongkorn University was founded in 1917 by his son, King Vajiravudh, making it the oldest university in Thai modern educational system.

Thanks to its being an old campus, there are a lot of beautiful historical architectures to see.

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Thai You Up: Thailand Cultural Centre
Day Trip Idea: Ayutthaya
Mystery Solved! : Secret Bars in Bangkok
Let’s Visit: Thai Temples
A Sight to See: Something Peculiar Happens at 8am and 6pm
Taste of Thailand: Noodles!
Cultural Fun Facts: Its Chinese New Year…in Thailand!
Fun Fact: Buddhist Holidays
Local Rendezvous: Soi Nana – Hua Lampong
In the Hood: Chulalongkorn University