Thailand is known as the food basket of Asia, since rice is grown abundantly in all parts of the country. Rice therefore makes up the daily diet of the Thai people complemented by dishes called kap... More > khao, "rice add-ons," so to speak. At the same time, "rice" in the Thai concept means more than rice grains, as people often refer to taking a meal when they greet others with the question, "kin khao rue yang? - Have you eaten rice yet?" With the answer "kin laeo - Yes, I have," the respondent likewise refers to a meal he or she has taken, with or without rice.
Discover the history of Thai food and the subtle nuances of the different regions.
Prepare the most popular Thai food using the authentic recipes included.
Serious Thai food enthusiasts will also find information about Thai cooking schools in Thailand.
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Tha-le Thai is one of the few sites in the world where Whale Sharks and Manta Rays are often found. More importantly, to encounter these two giants of the sea, you need only spend a little money and... More > time, yet the convenience and safety are ultimate.
To one side of Tha-le Thai is the Pacific Ocean; on the other is the Indian Ocean. These very different geographical environments combine to provide a diversity of marine life that is uniquely different.
By choosing the right destination to avoid the monsoon seasons, travel to Tha-le Thai is possible year-round.< Less
One of the world’s leading tourism destinations, Thailand is a land of secrets and surprises for everyone to discover and enjoy. Visitors who love challenging, adventurous outdoor activities... More > will find much to satisfy their desires here, and if golf is high on your list, then it is definitely for you, because the Kingdom is renowned as Asia’s most popular golfing destination. Golf has been played in Thailand for over a century, with games recorded at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club as early as 1905.< Less
Thailand is labeled “paradise” not only for its breathtaking beauty and inspiring culture, but also for its culinary brilliance. From adrenaline-rush Bangkok to serene seaside towns in... More > the South and tranquil villages located along the Mekong River, Thai cuisine is as rich and diverse as its culture. Uniquely crafted to appeal to all tastes, Thai food combines the best of flavors, textures, colors and presentations. Adding this to the country’s liberal supply of ancient cooking secrets and the Thai hospitality and you find a culinary treasure trove that offers enriching and memorable dining experience.
Discover fine, gourmet dining in Bangkok and throughout Thailand's popular tourist locations. Prepare your own Thai food using the 10 mouth-watering, authentic Thai recipes included. You can even learn where to find the best street food in Bangkok and where to learn Thai cooking on your next holiday in the Land of Smiles.< Less
Phang-nga is a province with two elements—land and sea—and is packed with national parks that border magnificent scenery with immensely different attractions. The island groups of Surin... More > and Similan, renowned for their beautiful unspoiled beaches and spectacular underwater scenery, attract divers from around the world. While Phang-nga Bay is extremely sheltered, it is ideal for sea canoe expeditions to explore the many fascinating caverns with their own eco-systems.< Less
Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is a province in the Central Plains of Thailand, located just north of Bangkok. In the heart of Thai people, however, the city is their old town – the... More > former capital before Bangkok came to be.
Ban Chiang is known in every corner of the world as a prehistoric community with agriculture, animal domestication, metallurgical expertise, and unique painted pottery.
Sukhothai was the ancient capital of the first Thai kingdom and the prominent era in Thai history. Sukhothai remains still the name of a modern province of Thailand.
The Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex consists of Khao Yai National Park, Thap Lan National Park, Pang Sida National Park, Ta Phraya National Park and Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary.
Thung Yai-Huai kha khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries are the most abundant forest reserves in Thailand. Karen ethnic people in the west of the country and experienced hunter have known for long that these sanctuaries are home to a variety of wildlife animals.< Less
Cambodia’s Angkor Wat may be the largest and greatest of the monuments to the ancient Khmer, but Thailand, too, possesses a wealth of temple ruins that both attest to the architectural genius... More > of the Khmer and are also readily accessible.
With its capital at Angkor in Cambodia, the Khmer civilization flourished from AD 802 to 1431, when Angkor was abandoned after being defeated by the Thais. At the height of its power, from the 11th century to the early 13th century, the Khmer Empire extended well beyond the borders of present-day Cambodia and included large areas of what is now Thailand.< Less
Nakhon Ratchasima, or ‘Korat,’ is Thailand’s largest province on the Northeast plateau, and is considered the gateway to other provinces in the region. The province is rich in Khmer... More > culture and history. It is also a site of several prehistoric communities. Today, it is a popular destination, with natural and cultural attractions as well as agrotourism.< Less
Krabi is an ideal getaway destination rich with natural attractions, including white sandy beaches, fascinating coral reefs, numerous islands, and verdant forests with caves and waterfalls. Krabi... More > attracts people from all over the world, with popular spots including the Ao Nang, Hat Rai Le and the Phi Phi Islands, where ‘The Beach’ was filmed.< Less
Kanchanaburi is Thailand’s third-largest province, stretching far west of the border with Myanmar. The province boasts of some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls and caves, as... More > well as the historic bridge over the River Kwai. The hills and valleys are scattered with intriguing temples, historical sites, and the lush, wooded landscapes are ideal for cycling, trekking, and raft trips.< Less