Songkran Thai New Year 2017 Get ready Koh Samui Songkran is drawing near. Thailand celebrates the new year in the month of April. The festivities are 13th to 15th April but in some parts of Thailand, the celebrations continue for a week. Koh Samui is at its busiest time with tourists pouring to the island…

Temple Visits Koh Samui Visiting a temple in Koh Samui is part of the Samui experience. The temples offering an insight into Thai culture and history. Temples are the hub of the local communities who visit daily. Buddhism is the predominant religion in Thailand. Tourists are welcome to visit the temples and take photographs. Have…

Respecting Thai Beliefs The Thai culture has many beliefs and practises revolving around Theraveda Buddhism. Respecting Thai beliefs you first need to understand the stories and significance behind the beliefs. Buddhism is practised by over 90% of the Thai population. Daily life in Thailand revolves around the Buddhist religion practises and teachings of Buddha. Smiling…

Thai Superstitions As with any culture in any country, there are customs and rituals and Thailand is no different. The Thai superstitions are practised in daily life and deeply embedded in the Thai culture. Times are changing and unlike previous generations, the younger Thais do not follow all the Thai superstitions. Below is a guide to…

Thai Culture Tips Every culture is different and body language plays a huge part in some cultures. The Thai culture is no different with unique practises and beliefs. The majority of Thai people practise Buddhism. The religion is a daily influence of Thai values and their everyday life activities. Showing respect and self-control are important…