Recent Posts

  • 18 Nov0
    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    The Heritage Textiles of the AEC

    Post by Withaya

    I recently visited the Support Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (SACICT) in Bang Sai, Ayuthaya for the Arts & Crafts Exhibition. About 1 hour drive from Bangkok, the center was built in 2003 to promote and support Thai folk arts and crafts. It is also one of HM Queen Sirikit projects.

     
  • 9 Sep0
    A Walk in Old Bangkok II – the Golden Mount and the Monk Alms Bowl Village

    A Walk in Old Bangkok II – the Golden Mount and the Monk Alms Bowl Village

    Post by Withaya

    Baan Bart is an old community in Bangkok hidden in a small alley outside city moat. The residents here have been known to be very good at making alms bowls used by Buddhist monks since the beginning of the founding of Bangkok in 1782. They still keep their craft by using the same method practised more than two hundreds ago.

     
  • 20 Aug0
    A Walk in Old Bangkok

    A Walk in Old Bangkok

    Post by Withaya

    For those who live in Bangkok city, you may get acquainted with Bangkok as a big city with skyscrapers and modern shopping centers and traffic jams. That’s the picture of Bangkok in the 21th century. However, there are some places in this big city that you can get the glimpse of the old Bangkok with, of course, delicious foods.

     
  • 3 Aug0
    Cultural Variety along the River

    Cultural Variety along the River

    Post by Withaya

    During the late 18th century, Bangkok maybe just a small town on the Chao Phraya riverbank during the Ayuthaya Kingdom but it was a thriving town. Thanks to its location, it was a busy trade center where local and foreign merchants traded their goods. Fast forward to 2015, Bangkok is one of the largest cities in Asia with a population of more than 10 million people. Among modern buildings and big shopping malls, there are still many hidden areas where you can get a glimpse of Bangkok in the old days.

     
  • 10 Jul0
    Tai Lue Textile  – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Tai Lue Textile – the ethnic heritage of Tai Lue

    Post by Withaya

    My friend once told me about a fabulous Thai Lue textile museum in Chiang Khong district, Chiang Rai. Since it is not easy to find information about this lesser known ethnic group, I included this place on my itinerary when I visited Chiang Rai.

     
  • 22 Jun0
    Ethnic’s Food Specialties

    Ethnic’s Food Specialties

    Post by Withaya

    Chiang Rai is always one of my favourite getaways. I like to check out a local market, which is just a five minute walk from my place. It is not a big market but it is full of local touch that I love. The food here is not only fresh but cheap. I found some typical foods and desserts that I would like to share with you (just in case you visit this lovely town one day).

     
  • 31 May0
    The Handiwork of Hill Tribes

    The Handiwork of Hill Tribes

    Post by Withaya

    Last year, while I was vacationing in northern Thailand, I had a chance to visit Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai province, for 2 days. It was quite an enjoyable escape because it made me forget about the busy life in Bangkok. Recently, I have reviewed a photo album of that trip and found some pictures that reminded me of beautiful memories of friendly hill tribe people who took care of me during my short stay at this place.