The Ultimate Guide : 10 Temples Around Chinatown Bangkok

When deciding what to do in Yaowarat, Bangkok. One of the top things to do is visit the temples, particularly in Chinatown.

Where you will discover the perfect blend of Thai and Chinese culture. There are ten temples nearby Yaowarat where you are worth to admire the wonderful and beautiful architecture and creatures.

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Temples Around Chinatown Bangkok

Discover the serene haven nestled in the bustling streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown. Explore the cultural tapestry of the city with a visit to the tranquil temples near Yaowarat, Bangkok’s vibrant heart.

1. Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan. The temple of the golden Buddha (Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon) made with the pure gold and has been stayed in this city for a long time as a museum on the 3rd floor of the concrete temple. 

  • History : Also known as Wat Sam Jeen, three Chinese friends established this temple during the Rattanakosin Kingdom in 1939. It’s suggested that craftsmen constructed the Golden Buddha around the 13th-14th century when it resided in Sukhothai province.
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2. Wat Samphanthawong (Wat Ko)

Wat Samphanthawong (Wat Ko)

The highlight of this place is the big Buddha image in the posture of Maravichai, built with logs and covered with cement, wood, and gold.

  • History : Wat Samphanthawong, also known as Wat Ko, actively stands as one of the ancient temples from the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Previously an island within the temple grounds, it earned its name ‘Wat Ko’ from this unique geographical feature.
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3. Wat Pathum Khongkha Ratchaworawihan

Wat Pathum Khongkha Ratchaworawihan

For this temple, in the ordination hall, there is a Buddha statue resisting temptations decorated with the king suit named Phra Phuttha Mahachanok, which is a second-class royal temple in Chinatown.

  • History : For background, you should visit the execution stone for royal captives, which has been formally abolished since King Rama IV’s reign. It was the site of Prince Kraisorn’s execution after he rebelled against King Rama III.
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4. Wat Chaichana Songkhram

Wat Tuek

The principal Buddha image named “Singhamunin Thammabodin Lokanartthewanorachat Apiphuchani” is in this location, and most of the buildings are made of concrete, which was quite new for locals at the time and is called “Wat Tuek” to these days.

  • History : The temple was built in the region of Chao Phraya Bodindecha’s Sing Singhaseni’s house and land after King Rama III’s victory over the Vietnamese and Khmers as evidence. 
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5. Wat Maha Pruettharam 

Wat Maha Pruettharam 

This location has been existing since the Ayutthaya Kingdom, but the story of “Dhutanga 13” in magnificent 3D perspective in Western painting and architecture should not be missed as well as four Buddha statues, ranging in size from small to large. 

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  • History : The Mahapruttharam Temple is a historic temple from the Ayutthaya period that was formerly known as “Wat Tha Kwian” because it served as a rest stop for commercial caravans traveling to Bangkok.
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6. Guan Yu Shrine

Guan Yu Shrine

The point of this place is Guan Yu, a door god in Chinese and Taoist temples with his Akhal-Teke, and people who come here to pray for their children to be teachable and obey, and someomes also bless to be successful with their careers. 

  • History : Guan Yu Shrine, a remnant of the early Chinese immigrants who came during the Ayutthaya dynasty, has been devoted to the ancient Chinese god of combat for over 312 years.
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7. Wat Mangkorn Kammalawas (Leng Nuei Yee)

Wat Mangkorn Kammalawas (Leng Nuei Yee)

With its beautiful traditional Chinese design and southern Chinese style of the Chaozhou style, Wat Mangkorn Kammalawas (Leng Nuei Yee) is the most popular location where everyone, including locals and visitors, must go for warding off bad luck by God of Fortune. 

  • History : It was founded in the 1870s as Wat Leng Noei Yi; the temple served as an introduction to Mahayana Buddhism, and Phra Archan Chin Wang Samathiwat, or Sok Heng, named it Wat Leng Noei Yi, which translates as “Dragon Lotus Temple”.

8. Tai Hong Kong Shrine, Poh Teck Tung Foundation

Tai Hong Kong Shrine

You need to see Tai Hong Kong statue which was moved from China. People have also handed willingness of the one who is the founder of this place through synthetic social work, education, public charity activities, and the management of dead bodies without family.

  • History : The shrine designed with southern Chinese architecture at Luang Pu Tai Hong was established by a Buddhist monk who has long been adored by underprivileged villagers in China. This location is also known as the Poh Teck Tung Foundation for the destitute and unidentified bodies.
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9. Leng Buayia Shrine

Many individuals now visit this location to seek blessings. Asking for blessings from the gods Leng Buea, Hu Yin, and the soldier Hor Hia Huang, and fortune-telling are especially appropriate for travelers who need a place to lean on.

  • History : The Leng Buayia Shrine has been known for a long time, and it was established by the Teochew Chinese in the middle of the Ayutthaya period. Also, the temple’s interior is designed in the Teochew Chinese style. 
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10. Lee Ti Miew Shrine

Lee Ti Miew Shrine

The last location is ideal for couples seeking to have a child or be blessed with true love for those who are single, with Guan Yin standing on a giant lotus bloom in this Taoist shrine, a large shrine in Chinatown that should not be overlooked.

  • History : The Hakka Chinese recognized and established it as a ‘healing temple,’ providing Chinese medicine. This Taoist shrine, notable for its Qing Dynasty Chinese architecture, suffered damage from a fire but underwent reconstruction by the Chinese Association in Thailand.
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There are more temples to explore if you have time for a long journey to Bangkok Chinatown, and we promise that you will love and enjoy everywhere you go to admire some architecture and arts as well as pray for your wishes.

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Phuket’s many temples to learn about Buddhism and Thai culture

If one of a plan in your trip is to learn more about Thai history and culture, it will not be complete without visiting any wats (temples) in each city. Because most Thais are Buddhist, every province has many temples, and they have their uniqueness either on history or architectural style depending on cultural background of each area and region. This is true for all provinces.

Not even Phuket, which is considered as the pearl of the Andaman. Besides it is best known for outstanding and beautiful marine nature, there are many temples to visit. All have hidden historical and cultural stories waiting for you to discover. 

Are you looking for a Phuket temple to visit? If so, we’re going to choose some of them for you!

Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha, Literal translated as “Phra Yai” in Thai, is one of a must visit destinations in Phuket. Located at Karon Sub district, it is enshrined the largest Buddha statue in Phuket, towering on the top of Khao Nak Kerd. It is a Buddha image in Maravijaya attitude with contemporary art, its lap size is 25.45 meters wide and 45 meters high. The name of this Buddha statue was bestowed by Supreme Patriarch of Thailand as “Phra Phuttha Ming Mongkhon Aknakakiri” considered being the Buddha image of Phuket. According to traditional Thai Buddhism, when visiting each province, you should go to pay homage to the Buddha statue or any important places of that province. So, you shouldn’t miss to visit wat Phra Yai.

Wat Prathong

Located near Thepkrasattri Road, only about 10 kilometers from Phuket Airport, it is one of the famous old temples in Phuket. The highlight of wat Phra Thong is The Buddha statue that pop out of the ground only half of the image. In this Wat, besides worshiping this important Buddha image, you can also visit wat Phra Thong Museum. It is a place to learn more about the history of Phuket, gathering many antiques, belongings and appliances which have been used by people in the past such as mining equipment.

Wat Chalong

It’s a must to visit when coming to Phuket. The highlight is Grand Pagoda, named “Phramahathatchedi-Jomthaibarameepragat”, containing the Buddha’s relics brought from Sri Lanka. The Pagoda is decorated with murals depicting stories of Lord Buddha. Moreover, if you are Buddhists coming to Phuket, you shouldn’t miss to pay respects to the statue of Luang Por Cham, Phuket’s important monk.

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Wat Sri Sunthon

Located at Thalang District, on the left-hand side of Thepkasathri Road (near the famous heroine monument), also known as “Wat Lipon”, it was built in 1792. Highlight of this temple is large reclining Buddha as well as other imageries showing Buddhist believe. 

Wat Muang Komaraphat

Also located at Thalang district, not far from the heroine monument, this temple was built in 1785. Although it is not well-known among tourists when compared to other temples, it is one of the important places in Phuket history that you should visit at least once.

Wat Koh Sirey

Only 4 kilometers from Phuket’s downtown, this is where Koh Sirey located. It is the nearest place to know more about local people. There is a mountain on Koh Sirey and on the top of the hill is where this temple located. Its highlight is viewpoint on the top of the mountain which has a vihara enshrined a large reclining Buddha statue which is respected by all Buddhists. There are also many Buddha statues enshrined along the way to the top.

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham

Khao Rang hill is famous for its rich of viewpoints and great restaurant where you can enjoy authentic southern cuisine. Besides these, you shouldn’t miss to visit this temple as well. This wat is the home of Luang Pu Supha, famous Phuket monk. By coming here, you shouldn’t miss to worship large golden meditating Buddha as well as spending time walking around the area to enjoy Thai art especially many regarding to religion. This place is well-known both among tourists and local, so it’s quite crowded especially on weekend.

Wat Suwan Khirikhet

If you come to Karon Beach, you shouldn’t miss to visit this temple. The best time to visit is on Saturday and Sunday, because you will not only be able to enjoy beautiful and attractive landmark, but also be able to go shopping for local products in the weekly hosted night markets.

Wat Phra Nang Sang

Located before Thalang intersection, believe to be one of the most oldest temple in Phuket, around 500 years of age, also known as “Temple of the white blood upon the legend that it was built in honor of an innocent princess who was executed for a crime she didn’t commit. The highlight of this temple is the ordination hall which is built with combination between Thai and Chinese art. Its balcony is decorated with golden Himawanta creatures (many animals in Buddhist myth). Above the balcony is decorated with 5-headed serpents. Inside the ordination hall is enshrined the world’s largest tin Buddha image which is worth to worship.

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Kiew Tien Keng Shrine

This shrine is located at Saphan Hin Park, near the seashore. As you might already know that Phuket is famous for vegetarian festival which is held for around ten days in October yearly. If you visit Phuket during the festival, you should visit the shrine especially on the final night of the festival. All colorful parades will end at this shrine to celebrate the final night of vegetarian festival as a symbol of sending Gods in Chinese culture back to heaven.

Kathu Shrine

This is located on Samkong-Kathu Road. It is the other place worth to visit during vegetarian festival, because local believe that this place has been the original of this famous yearly festival.

If you are visiting Phuket, besides enjoying beautiful nature scene, you shouldn’t miss to visit all temples in our lists together with other nearby areas. However, if you come to Thailand for the first time, you would like to spend some days in Bangkok and you need professional luggage storage and delivery service, let Airportels help you.

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Top 10 World-Famous Spas in Thailand

Thai Spas – Top 10 World Famous Spas in Thailand

Thai Spas

               Thai Spas – The idea of Thai Spas sounds fabulous, isn’t it?  I guess that’s why Thailand is one of the world’s top spa destinations. So I am representing these top 10 world-famous spas in Thailand. Either you’re a foreigner or a local alike, you might have heard of these spas at some point.

1. Phothalai Leisure Park

Thai spas,Phothalai Leisure Park
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Phothalai Leisure Park could be named as Bangkoker’s Paradise. The place is packed with relaxing massage treatments, yoga classes, and Thai traditional massage method from Wat Pho which is regarded as the original Thai massage technique.

Apart from spa treatments, they also offer classes like cooking, floral design, Thai boxing, massage, golf, driving golf, etc. Oh my… I mean, like, what a marvelous place!  If you want to visit this spa, it is located near Ramintra Expressway.

2. Mulberry Spa

Thai spas,Mulberry Spa
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Whoops! The name sounds yummy. But, you know, this isn’t a bakery nor café – it is a spa! It is located in the Sukhumvit area. The place itself has a cool and pleasant atmosphere. It is popular among office people. The interior design perfectly combines Western and Eastern styles.

For the signature, the reflexology treatment is not just one of those ordinary treatments from random spa places. It is a combination of oil massage and pure aroma essential oil massage. For your information, they offer pedicure and beauty salon services as well.

3. Divana Virtue Spa

Thai spas,Divana Virtue Spa
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Divana Virtue Spa is located on Sathorn road. You will see the fully renovated two-storied classic wooden house that was built in the reign of King Rama VI and a nice combination of its modern style furniture for the interior design. Well, all of this serves its World-Class Spa status for massage treatment and beauty salon.  The spa section consists of 9 rooms.

The top one is “Queen of The Night”. The course takes 4 hours including activated detox charcoal foot massage, melting cellulite in warm water, bee pollen skin scrub, and detox seaweed hair treatment. True beauty from head to toe!

4. The Oasis Spa

Thai spas,The Oasis Spa
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The Oasis Spa is a luxurious spa located on Petchaburi Tat Mai Road. The colonial-style building suits its white color that goes in contrast with earth-tone colors like brown, green, castle red, etc. This spa offers facial, foot, and aromatic oil massages. The services are provided by professional massagers who are certificated and trained from abroad.

The top spa course is “Queen of Oasis”, balancing your body and relaxing your muscles with aromatic and essential oil. 

5. Spa Ten

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Spa Ten is a classic Thai Spas, located in the heart of Bangkok. Don’t be surprise cause this place has a lot of the patrons. Its design has a fine combination of 4 elements consisting of earth, water, wind, and fire that creates such relaxing atmospheres.

The signature course is “Sib Massage”, an oil massage treatment that relaxes both your body and mind.

6. Let’s Relax Spa

Thai spas,Let’s Relax Spa
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Let’s Relax Spa Thai Spas. Well, the name pretty much sums up everything, relaxation, and peace. This is the best premium spa you will ever find in Chiang Mai city, recommended by Lonely Planet guidebook.

There are massage treatments such as volcano stone and essential oil – quite awesome, isn’t it? The signature is the volcano stone massage. The stones are rich in various kinds of mineral. When combining with essential oil massage, the head from the stone heals body pain, stress, and aches as well as boost blood circulation making your skin softer.

7. Banyan Tree Spa

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Another spa located in the heart of Bangkok that has been loved by both Thai people and foreigners. With its relaxing atmosphere represented in contemporary traditional Thai style, no wonder why it’s always on the go. The place provides many sorts of treatment. The special one, though, is the method that cannot be found anywhere, “Tropical Rain”.

Well, it starts with shower water spraying and the therapist’s special technique. Gosh! Isn’t it just marvelous!?  Anyway, the spa treatment that office folks will love is “Restful Balance”. The method is to massage your head gently. For women who are expecting and elders, I recommend “Tender Touch”, a delicate and gentle hand massage. 

8. S Medical Spa

Thai spas,S Medical Spa
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Another alternative for those who live in the city. S Medical Spa is surrounded by a fine garden, beautiful nature, and calming atmosphere – totally perfect for relaxation. The treatment here is all about western medical science combined with a spa treatment, just like its name.

This sort of treatment is regarded as Holistic Therapy. The therapy is applied with modern technology and innovations e.g. weight-loss program, body and mind restoration retreats. There are also body detox programs which are promising for making you calm and feel as light as blowing features. The programs are not only relaxing but also good for your skin!

9. Pranali Wellness Spa

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This luxurious spa has a lot of patrons like CEOs and many potential clients: something to guarantee its premium quality. Pranali Wellness Spa is packed with every single kind of spa! Being located in the famous shopping mall like Siam Paragon, this spa has more than 10 flawlessly clean treatment rooms.

Each inner spa treatment room has a unique interior design. The recommendations would be “Pranali Marvelous Herbal Compress”, the herbal hot ball massage that relaxes your mind and reduces stress by massaging your body from feet to head. This method is really effective for reducing headaches and eye health problems.

10. Chiva Som

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Chiva Som is the one and only health resort in Thailand, located in a tourists’ city like Hua Hin. It is known for body and mind relaxation treatments and also internationally recognized as the Spa of Asia. Its reputation is guaranteed by the prize, Baccarat Asia Spa Award Spa Event of the Year in 2006. In 2002, it is also nominated as The Best Destination Spa in the World.

 Well, well, well, all those prizes and so on, you may come to visit this place at least once. The signature program is a remarkable combination of every sort of spa methods, Thai, Chinese, Swedish, and so on.

I can tell you that the vibes are surprising! Before you come for treatment here, you have to do the whole body check to know what kind of massage that suits you well. Apart from that, there are also services like food serving and facilities, etc.

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Top 10 Thai souvenirs most tourists crave

Thailand is a country known for its rich culture, vibrant nightlife, and delicious cuisine. But one of the most popular reasons tourists flock to Thailand is to shop for souvenirs. From traditional handicrafts to modern trinkets, Thailand has something for everyone.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 Thai souvenirs that most tourists crave. To help you find the perfect souvenirs to take home, here are some very well-known Thai products that you will find in Thailand only.


1. Elephant Pants

Elephant Pants
Elephant Pants sell in the market

Elephant pants are a comfortable and lightweight garment that is perfect for hot weather. They typically feature colorful, bohemian-inspired patterns, and are popular with both men and women.

Where you can buy?

You can find elephant pants at almost any market in Thailand, but some of the best places to buy them include;

  • The night markets in Chiang Mai
  • The street vendors on Khao San Road in Bangkok.

2. Curry and spice

Curry and spice,thai food
Food made from Thai spices

Thai cuisine is very well known for its use of spice that brings sweat and tears from just a few sips of hot curry. We know foreigners love Thai spicy foods, and while some are still too shy to admit it, they can’t help but try some local foods while in town. Back home, if Thai curry is a bit too expensive, you can save serious money by getting it here and taking it back home with you. Use it to learn how to cook Thai dishes, or add a new spicy flavour to your menu.

Where you can buy?

Thai Spices are readily available at markets and grocery stores throughout Thailand. Some of the best places to buy Thai spices include;

  • Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok
  • The Warorot Market in Chiang Mai.

3. Inhaler

Ointment and smelling salt

Thai inhalers are a popular and unique product that can provide relief from nasal congestion, headaches, and other respiratory issues. They come in a compact tube that contains a blend of natural ingredients, including essential oils, menthol, and eucalyptus. To use a Thai inhaler, simply remove the cap and inhale the aromatic vapor. The sensation of the inhaler can help clear your sinuses and leave you feeling refreshed.

Where you can buy?

Thai inhalers are widely available throughout Thailand and can be found in;

  • Pharmacies
  • Markets
  • Convenience stores

4. Thai hand woven bags

Thai hand woven bags,thai hand
The Handmade store

Women adore handicrafts. Thai woven handbags are among the most amazing gifts that are perfect for women. Woven by hand, with unique elaborate materials, be it cotton or hemp, and added with decorative items or patterns, these make a great gift to remember your holiday.

Where you can buy?


You can find Thai handicrafts at markets throughout the country, but some of the best places to buy them include;

  • The Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
  • The Bo Sang Umbrella Village outside of Chiang Mai.

5. Dusit milk powder pellet

People in Thailand use Dusit milk powder pellets, a popular product, to make a variety of desserts and beverages. These small pellets of milk powder, made from high-quality cow’s milk, are convenient and easy to use. Furthermore, Dusit milk powder pellets do not contain any preservatives or additives.

Where you can buy?

Dusit milk powder pellet is widely available in Thailand and can be found in

  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery stores

It is also popular among tourists as a unique and affordable souvenir to take home. So, if you’re looking to experience the delicious taste of Thai-style milk tea or make some traditional Thai desserts, be sure to pick up some Dusit milk powder pellet during your trip to Thailand.

6. Cha Tra Mue : Thai Tea

cha tra mue
Cha tra mue : Original Thai Tea

This Thai tea, in particular, has been trending across social media over the last few years, bringing back the hype for original.Thai tea is a sweet and creamy beverage that is made with black tea, condensed milk, and sugar. It’s often served over ice, and is a popular drink in Thailand. Not only does it help your digestive system, but this tea also tastes so smooth, you’ll wish you bought more.

Where you can buy?

You can buy Thai tea at most grocery stores and markets in Thailand, but some of the best places to buy it include;

7. Nanyang thong sandals

Nanyang thong sandals
Nanyang thong sandals

Better known amongst Thai hipsters as Chang-Dao (Elephant Under the Stars). Nanyang sandals were designed and are made in Thailand, and have been in business for many generations. Find a pair, try them on and you will feel so comfortable with their authentic rubbery material, made to be durable and suitable to walk on in any weather. With this in mind, wear them on comfy days, and kick back. Plus, they are about 100 THB in Thailand, but go for as high as 700 THB abroad.

Where you can buy?

If you are looking to purchase Nanyang thong sandals in Thailand, you can find them in many places throughout the country. Here are some popular places to look:

8. Thai Massage Oils

Thai Massage Oils
Thai massage

Thai massage is a popular form of therapy in Thailand, and many tourists want to take home the oils that are used during the massage. These oils often feature scents like lemongrass and lavender, and are believed to have therapeutic properties.

Where you can buy?

You can buy Thai massage oils at most markets and pharmacies in Thailand, but some of the best places to buy them include;

  • The Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai
  • The Chao Phraya River Market in Bangkok

9. Thai silk

thai silk
Woman hand weaving traditional Thai silk

Thai silk production began way back about 3,000 years ago. It comes in many patterns, and once tailored into outfits or clothing accessories, it is so uniquely recognizable that it has been praised by both Thais and foreigners alike. It is no doubt that Thai silk will make the perfect souvenir.

Where you can buy?

You can find Thai silk products in almost any shopping mall or market in Thailand, but some of the best places to buy it include;

10. Carved wooden furniture

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Elephant furniture made from wood

Thai wood carving is a beautiful art form that can be found in things as large as houses to as tiny as key-chains. It’s one of Thailand’s real charms that never goes out of style. Wooden furniture with carved features strongly appeals not just Thais, but also foreigners. Not only that, but they also display an identity of the Thai arts that blends into each design.

Where you can buy?

Thailand is well known for its exquisite wooden carvings and handcrafted furniture. Here are some popular places to look for carved wooden furniture in Thailand:



Thai souvenirs are a great way to bring a piece of Thailand home with you. From handcrafted ceramics and traditional textiles to intricately carved wooden figurines and iconic Thai spices, there are countless options to choose from. Popular souvenir items include Thai silk scarves, elephant-themed trinkets, and wooden carvings of Buddha.

When shopping for souvenirs in Thailand, be sure to visit local markets and small shops to find unique and authentic items. Don’t forget to bargain for the best price, and consider purchasing from fair trade organizations to support local artisans and communities.

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Unravel the Special Thai Boxing Experience in Thailand

Thai Boxing
The famous Muay Thai kicking pose

If asked what comes to their mind when talking about Thailand, some might think of Thai boxing, or Muay Thai in the local language. It’s becoming more famous worldwide since tourism has made Thai boxing rapidly spread all over the world. Many foreigners who visit Thailand love watching the fights and some of them become Thai boxing teachers when they get back to their countries.

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The global positive feedback on Tony Ja’s movies entitled Ong-Bak and Tom Yum Goong has made the art even more famous. If you’re interested in Thai boxing and aren’t familiar with this sport yet. You’ve come to the right place. This article discusses the history of Thai boxing, how it developed into an international sport, some fighting poses you should know, and where Thai boxing is usually taught.

A video of 10 basic Muay Thai pose

The origin of Thai boxing

The origin of Thai boxing is still unclear. We don’t know when exactly this kind of art started to develop. By the time the Kingdom of Ayudhya thrived, Thai boxing developed into a form closer to the modern one.

Generally, the former differs from the latter in that it was practiced more severely. In the 18th century, King Sanpeth VIII used to disguise himself as a commoner to combat with other fighters and defeated three of them. Because the king liked boxing, it was then widely practiced in the court. So, it’s likely that Thai boxing was developed by commoners.

Development of Thai boxing

It developed into the modern form towards the end of the 19th century. During the reign of King Rama VI, Muay Thai adopted some practices of international boxing including wearing gloves instead of wrapping cords around fists, using score counting, and dividing fighters into red and blue. In 1995, the World Muay Thai Council was established by a cabinet resolution to promote Thai boxing at both national and international levels. Thai boxing achieved its international sport status in 2006. In that year, it became one of the sports to be played in the Olympics.

Fighting poses are some of the most important elements of Thai boxing. You might have seen some on television or in some movies already. Below are some that general people in Thailand often recognize.

Thai boxing poses

Salab Fan Pla

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Salab Fan Pla Muay Thai pose

Inao Taeng Krit

Inao Taeng Krit
Inao Taeng Krit Muay Thai pose
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Yor Kao Pra Sumen

Yor Kao Pra Sumen
Yor Kao Pra Sumen Muay Thai pose

Hak Nguang Aiyara

Hak Nguang Aiyara,
Hak Nguang Aiyara Muay Thai pose

Jorakhe Fat Hang

Jorakhe Fat Hang
Jorakhe Fat Hang Muay Thai pose

Ruesi Bod Ya

Ruesi Bod Ya,Thai Boxing
Ruesi Bod Ya Muay Thai pose

There are a lot of Muay Thai schools, including the Muay Thai Institute situated in the district of Pathum Thani, the Fairtex Muay Thai Camp in the district of Bang Phli, the Muay Thai Academy in Yannawa, the Flat Si Muay Thai Training Camp in Khlong Toei, and the Sport and Martial Arts Center on Asok Road. The price starts from around 13,000 THB for 10 hours of a private course.

Thai Boxing
Showing respect for the Muay Thai teacher

Boxing Stadium in Thailand

One of the major places where you can watch Thai boxing matches is Lumpini Boxing Stadium situated in the district of Pathumwan. The contests are held there every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. And, they usually start at around 6 pm. The ticket price starts from 200 THB.

The other famous boxing stadium is Rajadamnern Stadium or Ratchadamnoen Stadium, it is one of the oldest boxing stadiums in Thailand. The location is on Ratchadamnoen Road, you can also find many places to walk along before the fight. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday are the schedule for the match to be taken.

Additionally, if you’re not available to watch it on-site, then you can watch the match from free TV which is Channel 3 and Channel 7. Moreover, you can also watch the fight online on YouTube (มวยไทย-ออนไลน์).

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Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is a famous martial art for Thai people for many generations. But it is considered a cardio exercise among those who want to lose weight and stay fit and firm. There’s no reason people will forget this ancient Thai martial art. If you’re interested in this kind of sport, you’ll see plenty of gyms in Thailand offer this one too!

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7 Shopping Items Korean Travelers Should Buy From Thailand

Thailand becomes one of the most attractive countries for many travelers from all countries, Especially South Korea. There are a lot of Thai products that are well-known for Korean travelers.

Let’s grab a pencil and notebook to take notes on shopping items in Bangkok now!


7 Shopping Items

1. Instant Noodle

Instant noodles Tom Yum Goong flavor

As you all know that instant noodles might be a basic food that you can have at home at all times in many Asian countries. But do you know that Thailand is one country that was guaranteed by tons of visitors that we have the yummiest food in the world?

That is the reason Korean travelers buy many Thai instant noodles back in their country! There are plenty of Thai flavors such as Creamy Tom Yum Koong, Yen Ta Fo, Salted Egg, and Minced Pork. For those who don’t like the spicy taste, you can try the Mince Pork one. You can find this product in general stores, 7-11, and department stores.

2. Dried Fruit

Thai-style dried fruits

You will see a bunch of fruit stalls during your vacation in Thailand for sure. But fresh fruits are not the only tasty and easy to find in Thailand, you can also find many delicious ‘dried fruit’ too. You can buy guava sliced, lime sliced, strawberry sliced, and rolled banana with sesame.

There are many spots where you’ll be able to find the dried fruit shops. You can find them on the street food valley, 7-11, or in department stores in Thailand.

3. Baked Squid

Baked squid

You might have seen many Korean Idols holding a ‘baked squid’ snack when they come to visit Thailand. Most of them are certainly in love with the spicy taste of a low calory snack! The well-known brand that they love is ‘Bento’ which it comes in 4 flavors. For example, Hot and Spicy, Namprik Thai Original, Super Spicy Seafood, and Sweet and Spicy.


But if you’re not too excited about the spicy snack, you can try the lower level of spiciness by picking up the Hot and Spicy flavor. Just give it a try with this snack and we’re sure that the ‘baked squid’ won’t let you down! And you can find them in general stores, 7-11, and department stores around Thailand.

4. Fruit-shaped Soap

Fruit-shaped soap in Chatuchak Market

This product is quite popular among many tourists who visit Thailand. The ‘fruit-shaped soap’ is a unique product that you can purchase in Chatuchak Market. They can give you moist and soft skin with a very good scent. It comes in a variety of shapes such as mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, and mangosteens.

5. Toothpaste

Darlie toothpaste in the department store

Surprisingly, lots of Korean travelers are satisfied with Thai toothpaste under the brand ‘Darlie’. You can find a bunch of toothpaste taste of ‘Darlie’. For instance, mint, green tea, charcoal, and herbal salt. You can feel the frozen sense within your mouth and the freshness after brushing your teeth. There are available in general stores, 7-11, and department stores in Thailand.

6. Nasal Inhaler

Poy Sian nasal inhaler

Thailand always comes with hot weather, so the ‘nasal inhaler’ is a significant item you should never miss during your trip to Thailand. It helps to freshen your breath and boost you up from the exhausted feeling of getting too hot. You can buy them from general stores, 7-11, pharmacy shops, and department stores around Thailand.

7. Elephant Pants

Elephant pants in the local market

When you first step into Thailand, you might notice that you are hit with the heat wave and feel like a summer breeze at all times. Choosing the right dress or costume is the best thing you can prepare before going outside. The ‘Elephant pant’ is one of the best pants to wear since it has very lightweight and matchable with a normal T-shirt.

The ‘elephant pant’ is sold in various spots, you can find them at the department store or clothing store in every market.


There are plenty of Thai products that will impress you with the price and quality. Most of them are not in the high range price and you can also find them in many places around Bangkok City or even in every province in Thailand. We hope you enjoy the trip to Thailand and enjoy shopping for these items above!

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Mallika City Kanchanaburi – The Ancient Siam

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The entrance of Mallika City with people wearing a traditional Thai dress

We would like to bring you to a small cozy town called “Mallika R.E. 124.” Visiting this city will show you the Thai traditional style of how people back in 1905 A.D. lived their lives (R.E. stands for Rattanakosin Era.), so you can see and explore the fascinating way of life they had.

In this blog, we are taking you to get back in the reign of King Rama V, the year R.E. 124, when the Thai local people was living by the Chao Phraya Basin in the beautiful town “Mallika.” We will highlight some of the most interesting things to explore.


Kanchanaburi is the province of Thailand that has a wide variety of tourism spots to visit, a diversity of activities to do, and one of the most exciting places to travel around.

The list of tourism attractions that travelers can go to includes: Mallika City, Sangkhla Buri district, The Bridge Over the Kwai River, Srinakarin Dam, Underwater Temple Church at Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Erawan Waterfall, and the Thailand–Burma Railway Center.

The woman in a traditional Thai dress is walking through the Han Bridge in Mallika City

1. Strolling over the Han Bridge

The Han Bridge or turntable bridge has this name for its function. This bridge has an end tied to the bank while the other side doesn’t tie. Then it allows the bridge to be movable and can let the boats, which is the main vehicle of people back then pass through the waterway. During the reign of King Rama IV, he commanded to rebuild the Han Bridge with steel for the frame and wooden boards for the pad. Later, in the reign of King Rama V, the bridge is rebuilt with a new design of wooden arch spans like that of the Rialto Bridge in Venice and Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

The Han Bridge brings back the memory of life along both shores from the past.  The merchants used to sail their boats bringing their merchandise to the market of people living ashore who came out of their Thai traditional-style houses.  In the present days, visitors can douse their hunger with authentic cuisines from the Thai restaurants along the shores.  All of the decorations are suited up in Thai traditional outfits that go together with the town’s arts and building styles that have been preserved through time.

A group of people in traditional Thai dress are sitting at a cafeteria in Mallika City

2. Thai vintage clothing for rent

Mallika City Kanchanaburi is a vintage town, so visitors who are in the right mood can find rentals of vintage clothing to fit their size.  We must say that you should do so, just so you do not look out of place, because almost all tourists, officials, and merchants are fitted out in vintage clothing. 

No need to be bashful, as it is not often you can find a town like this.  We cannot stress how much fun this experience can bring you!  The rental price is as follows:

(1) Female

Price 200 THB will provide a shawl, Thai loincloth, jewelry, belt, and umbrella

Price 300 THB will provide ham-sleeved shirts, satin sash, Thai loincloth, jewelry, belt, and umbrella


(2) Male

Price 100 THB will provide a Kui-heng shirt, Thai loincloth, and waistband

Price 300 THB will provide a royal patterned shirt and Thai loincloth

(3) Children

Price 50 THB will provide a round-basket collar shirt and loincloth for girls. And, Kui-heng shirt and loincloth for boys

Remark: All prices are subject to change on certain dates.

The Old Thai-style vehicle area for visitors to take a picture

3. Be lugged around town

Pulled rickshaws are charming in a town like Mallika.  Back in the reign of King Rama V, the Chinese immigrants were the ones pulling them around town.  Visitors can get the service for just 50 THB per trip. 

Tickets are available at the ticket counter in the town centre.  Find out how it must have felt like in the old days when mostly well-to-do women used to be lugged around town in these pulled rickshaws.

The ancient Thai currency during 1905 A.D. in Mallika City

4. Holed coins

The currency used in ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai was holed coins.  At Mallika City Kanchanaburi, they are also using those to buy products and services throughout the town. 

It is a rather strange experience but charming nevertheless.  The exchange rate is about 5 THB a satang, being the unit of currency of these holed coins, and there are 1, 2, 5, and 10 satang coins available.

Traditional Thai food with the Thai old serving style

5. A taste of authentic Thai cuisine

After getting tired from taking selfies and making your friends jealous, if you are hungry, the locals are ready to serve you authentic Thai dishes, food, desserts, drinks, fresh produce, dried fruits, and preserves.  There are so many shops to choose from beginning at the entrance down to the town center.

Many make your order right in front of you.  Pick up the food, and feel free to walk around.  After the meal, take a look at the souvenir shops and take something back for the folks at home.


For those who want to shy away from the chaos in the city, come and relax in this old town that is well preserved through its history, Mallika City Kanchanaburi.  They are open from 09:00 – 18:00.  An all-day ticket for an adult is just 250 THB, and for children/ seniors are just 120 THB.  A ticket for dinners and evening exhibitions for adults is 700 THB and for children/seniors just 350 THB.

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