Category Archives: Culture and Tradition

Love on the Water

During the Loy Krathong Festival, this year falling on the full moon of November 10th, there are many things that are not only celebrated but also cherished, such as the reckoning of true love. Many couples will visit the Chaweng … Continue reading

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The Loy Krathong Festival – November 10th 2011

One of the most popular and by far the most romantic festivals in Thailand is called Loy Krathong. Celebrated annually on the full moon in November, both Samuians and tourists alike gather side by side along the waters edges of … Continue reading

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Never to Rise again from the Ruins – Ayutthaya

80 kilometres north of Bangkok lay the ruins of Ayutthaya, or Ayuthaya, or even Ayodhaya. No matter how you spell it, it’s pronounced ah-you-tah-ya. The city became Thailand’s capitol in the mid-14th century and remained the capitol of powerful kings … Continue reading

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Eating Customs on Koh Samui

So you’re probably wondering why there is only a fork and spoon placed in front of you at the table with your first meal on Koh Samui, and you’re most likely very confused why people are staring at you as … Continue reading

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Fallen Cities

Some of the more strange places that you will run across Spirit Houses apart from your hotel, resort or villa are at certain curves in the road. As you are driving past these locations, you will be jolted from your … Continue reading

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Samui’s Spirit Houses

Spirit Worship, or Animism, has survived the passing changes of time. When Buddhism was first introduced to Southeast Asia, it did not dispel of these beliefs, but developed side by side with the ancient spirit religion. Many of the old … Continue reading

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Poltergeists of the Past

Elephants rise majestically at the front walkway, while brave soldiers comfort them with a hand upon their massive trunks. Incense and gifts adorn the courtyard, and a wreath of golden flowers is draped over the entire structure. Zebras and statuesque … Continue reading

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