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  Culture and media of Thailand
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the King is extremely respected and revered.
Thailand's political system is officially classified as a constitutional monarchy, but the Thai constitution stipulates that the king be 'enthroned in a position of revered workship' and not be exposed 'to any sort of accusation or action'.
One of Thailand's more outspoken intellectuals, Sulak Sivaraksa, was arrested in the early 1980s for lese-majesty because of a passing reference to the king's fondness for yachting (Sulak referred to His Majesty as 'the skipper') and again in 1991 when he referred to the royal family as 'ordinary people'.
www.12gopattaya.com /Culture.html   (1768 words)

  Culture of Thailand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Culture of Thailand is heavily influenced by Buddhism.
Literature in Thailand is heavily influenced by Indian culture.
The corpse is cremated, and the urn with the ash is usually kept in a chedi in the local temple.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Thailand   (1699 words)

 Thailand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Laos and Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, and the Andaman Sea and Myanmar to the west.
Thailand's origin is traditionally tied to the short-lived kingdom of Sukhothai founded in 1238, after which the larger kingdom of Ayutthaya was established in the mid-14th century.
Thailand's population is dominated by ethnic Thai and Lao, the latter concentrated in the north-eastern Isan region and making up around one third of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thailand   (1867 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Culture of Thailand
Sunthorn Phu (or Sunthon Phu, 1786–1855) is Thailands best-known poet.
Thailand  • Turkey  • Turkmenistan  • United Arab Emirates  • Uzbekistan  • Vietnam  • West Bank  • Yemen The culture of Asia is the artificial aggregate of the cultural heritage of many nationalities, societies, religions, and ethnic groups in the region, traditionally called a continent from a Western-centric perspective, of Asia.
A critical factor in shrimp culture is the salinity of the pond water.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Culture-of-Thailand   (3720 words)

 Culture of Thailand: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ramakien is thailands national epic, derived from the indian ramayana epic....
Sunthorn phu (or sunthon phu, 1786-1855) is thailands best-known poet....
The assembly of the poor is an ngo in thailand....
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 M a h i d o l   U n i v e r s i t y  - - - -
Ayuthia herself as the capital of Thailand in the course of history, gave place to Bangkok or Kr ung Thep as called by the Thai which was founded in 1782 A.D. and has since remained the capital of Siam or Thailand in its modern name of today.
The cultures of Thailand as expressed in her religion, arts and literature, social system habits and customs reveal a unity in a general sense with her.
Thailand therefore formed the meeting place of the two grea t cultural systems which came to a halt and fused into a new one with double layers of culture.
www.mahidol.ac.th /thailand/culture.html   (1408 words)

 Religion and Education
The cultural ethos was evangelical Protestantism, and teachers were expected to instill the values associated with that culture.
Culture cannot be separated from a pattern of values and a way of life.
A youth culture is not, of course, a new phenomenon.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=2230   (7885 words)

 Thailand Arts, Culture and Lifestyle - Majestic cultural heritage
Thailand's cultural heritage was influenced by ancient India when the Indian merchants and scholars set foot and gradually settled in Southeast Asia some 2,300 years ago.
Thailand's majestic cultural heritage inherited over the past centuries was dominated or influenced by many kingdoms emcompassing the area including the powerful Khmer.
Dvaravati culture was centred on the area between Nakhon Pathom, a littlefortified town some 50 kilometres west of Bangkok, and U Thong to the north.
www.thailand-guide.org /arts/index.htm   (923 words)

 Aquafind - Aquaculture, seafood, tropical fish resource.
Thailand is now the world's largest producer of farmed shrimp, with production in 1994 /5 of 240,000mt with a farm gate value in excess of US$1.6 billion.
Intensive shrimp farming began mainly in the upper Gulf of Thailand, south of Bangkok, in areas previously devoted to extensive aquaculture and salt pans.
Shrimp farming in Thailand is highly dispersed and decentralized.
www.aquafind.com /articles/shmcul.php   (2636 words)

 Thailand Tourist Information:Thai Culture by Thaiways Magazine,a guide to Thailand since 1984
Thailand is located at the meeting point of the two great cultural systems of Asia, Chinese and Indian.
Court culture refers to the conception of beauty, perfection and harmony in the fine arts, including painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama and music.
As a result, it is widely believed that the Buddha images in Thailand, from the Chiang Saen Period (11-13th c.) to the present Rattanakosin or Bangkok Period, are so numerous that they far outnumber the population of the country.
www.thaiwaysmagazine.com /thailand/thailand_culture.html   (1097 words)

 Art and Culture of Thailand
Contributing to the lack of preserved two-dimensional art is Thailand's monsoon climate, which is not kind to paintings—not to mention the destruction of murals that accompanied the sacking of Ayuthaya in the 18th century.
The history of Thailand is encapsulated in its traditional dance and theater as well as in visual arts.
Dance in Thailand is equally intricate, derived from Indian dancing and involving a series of gestures and swaying that interpret a story.
www.atthaitours.com /Art_and_Culture_of_Thailand_2.html   (250 words)

 Amazon.ca: Culture Shock! Thailand: Books: Robert Cooper,Nanthapa Cooper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Culture Shock Thailand is very good start for anyone planning to live in or visit Bangkok, less so for those planning to live elsewhere.
Part of the book tries to appeal to expats moving their families to Thailand, which is a mistake because you just can't cover the complexities of that chore in a small paperback.
And then you thank your little "Culture shock" for explaining to you these four years ago that they are not poking fun at you, but hiding their extreme embarrassment.
www.amazon.ca /Culture-Shock-Thailand-Robert-Cooper/dp/1558680586   (1343 words)

 Thailand Geography and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Thailand is located in Southeast Asia, and it borders Cambodia, Laos, and Burma.
Thailand is the leading country for exporting rice, and is also a primary fish exporter.
In Thailand, families are very close, and people hold respect to their elder family members.
www.east-buc.k12.ia.us /98_99/Asia/Tha/tha_geo.htm   (222 words)

 Thailand Culture Tips
The culture of Thailand has many quirks that are far too numerous to list here.
When in any train or bus station anywhere in Thailand at these times, you will also hear the national anthem played on the dot and everybody will stop what they are doing and stand to attention, without exception.
Thailand is a rather conservative society and you should try to dress accordingly.
www.orientexpat.com /thailand/culture.html   (1186 words)

 Orental Culture-Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Kingdom of Thailand is located in Southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, predominantly Buddhist kingdom almost equidistant between India and China.
With an area of some 510,000 square kilometres and a population of some 59 million, Thailand is approximately the same size as France.
Thailand shares borders with Myanmar (Burma) on the west and northwest, Loas on the east and northeast, Cambodia (Kampuchea) on the southeast, and Malaysia on the south.
www.gwu.edu /~acg/thailand.htm   (97 words)

 Article: Shrimp Culture in Thailand
Thailand is now the world’s largest producer of farmed shrimp, with production in 1994/5 of 240,000mt with a farm gate value in excess of US$1.6 billion.
There is now a wealth of products on the market in Thailand for water treatment and conditioning, including various bioremediation products based upon bacterial inocculi.
Shrimp Culture and the Environment: lessons from the worlds most rapidly expanding warmwater aquaculture sector.
www.biotec.or.th /shrinfo/Others/article_01.asp   (2615 words)

 Thailand Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
E Thailand Web Directory Thaipillow.Com A Group of Thai students who want to promote Thai Culture to the World.Classic pillow styles from Thailand.
Prostitution In Thailand And Southeast Asia The burden of Thailand urban industrial growth has been borne by the peasantry.
Thai Culture - Thailand For Visitors Untainted by colonial influences, Thai culture retains a distinctiveness which the Thais themselves are very proud of.
www.resourcereference.com /directory/culture/thailand-culture.html   (254 words)

 Thailand & Thai Culture
The Kingdom of Thailand, covering an area of 514,000 square kilometres, lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, roughly equidistant between India and China.
Thailand is divided into four distinct areas : the mountainous North, the fertile Central Plains, the semi-arid plateau of the Northeast, and the peninsula South, distinguished by its many beautiful tropical beaches and offshore islands.
The ideal meal of Thailand is a harmonious blend of the spicy, the subtle, the sweet and sour, and meant to be equally satisfying to eye, nose and palate.
www.angelfire.com /emo/meranee/thailand_thai_culture.html   (750 words)

 Thailand - Culture
Thailand has a long history with lots of culture and traditions.
Thailand's leaders have worked to make sure that the unique Thai music, dance, theater, art, and traditions will continue to be enjoyed by all its citizens.
In rural Thai villages, culture and traditions are passed on by extended families.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_240_1.html   (318 words)

 Thailand - Culture
The culture in Thailand is SO different that it is futile trying to apply Western values.
Although certain types of cultural behaviour can be difficult to understand it is the culture that makes Thailand the amazing country it is. There is probably not a more friendly or welcoming place on earth and this is because of such cultural qualities as non-confrontation, face-saving, tolerance and keeping cool.
I hate to imply this is a cultural trait but I wasn't sure where to put it and as the problem only exists among Thais it doesn't represent a hazard to tourists.
phil.uk.net /thailand/culture.html   (12495 words)

 Amazon.de:  Culture Shock! Thailand (Culture Shock! Country Guides: A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
And then you thank your little "Culture shock" for explaining to you these four years ago that they are not poking fun at you, but hiding their extreme embarrassment.
Having lived in Thailand for several years, I have been searching for a book that captures the unique culture of Thailand.
Culture Shock: Thailand explains the obvious and not so obvious aspects of Thais and their culture.
www.amazon.de /exec/obidos/ASIN/1558680586   (674 words)

 Amazing Thai Culture - The best of Thailand culture Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As a result, it is widely believed that the Buddha images in Thailand, from the Chiang Sean Period (11-13th c.) to the present Rattanakosin or Bangkok Period, are so numerous that they far outnumber the population of the country.
The most popular jataka in Thailand is one of the Pali originals known as the Mahajati or Mahavessandara (Mahaa-Wetsandon in Thai), the story of the Buddha's penultimate life.
When speaking about traditional Thai culture, what cannot be left unmentioned is the wat of throughout Thailand for hundreds of years, the primitive animist belief of the Thai people was assimilated by the Buddhist one.
www.thaiairline.com /en/travelinfo_culture.asp   (2698 words)

 Private Eco-culture friendly Thailand tours and soft adventures away from the normal tourist crowds. -- All Thailand ...
Experience a private cultural and nature tour or a low budget tour or soft adventure using local transportation with your guide, now this is a real Thailand Experience.
For those with little time but still want to enjoy Thai and hill tribe culture combined with nature and soft adventure our 2 to 3 day culture and nature tour is for you.
The funds she raised stayed in Thailand which are needed very badly.
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 Knowledge & Culture in Thailand
Thailand, blessed with a wealth of culture and traditions, stands out in the Southeast Asian region as a country of grace and pride.
Thailand's unique cultural beauty is striking and graceful, allowing all who have come to experience it to appreciate the treasures of art, music and literature which have shaped the refined ways of Thai people's life, and harmonized their hearts in a time of happiness and haziness.
As exchange and study programs in Thailand are on the rise, the MUA and Thai higher education institutions have adjusted themselves to accommodate the needs for electronic and other physical facilities for foreign students and guests alike, through the duration of their academic undertakings in the country.
www.transworldeducation.com /asia/thailand1.htm   (619 words)

 1Up Travel : Thailand - History and Culture of Thailand.
During Ayutthaya's 417 years as the capital, under the rule of 33 kings, the Thais brought their distinctive culture to full fruition, totally rid their lands of Khmer presence and fostered contact with Arabian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and European powers.
Ayutthaya's destruction was as severe a blow to the Thais as the loss of Paris or London would have been to the French or English.
However, a Thai revival occurred within a few months and the Burmese were expelled by King Taksin who later made Thon Buri his capital.In 1782, the first king of the present Chakri dynasty, Rama I, established his new capital on the site of a riverside hamlet called Bangkok (Village of Wild Plums).
www.1uptravel.com /international/asia/thailand/history-culture.html   (414 words)

 Culture - Thailand
Thailand's culture is about more than music and paintings.
Thai culture evolves largely around Buddhism and respect for seniority, whether in terms of age, status or wealth.
A common assumption in Thailand is that foreigners are rich and should therefore pay higher prices than locals; hence the two-tiered pricing system seen at many tourist attractions.
www.circleofasia.com /guide/THAILAND-culture.asp   (258 words)

 Culture of Thailand, Thailand's Culture, Culture in Thailand, Cultural Heritage of Thailand, Thai Culture, travour.com
Culture of Thailand, Thailand's Culture, Culture in Thailand, Cultural Heritage of Thailand, Thai Culture, travour.com
The culture of Thailand has a long heritage behind it and perhaps it is this that makes it so rich and sought after.
The culture of Thailand has been portrayed beautifully of late in the commendable press of the country, their cinema and arts in general.
www.travour.com /travel-to-thailand/culture-of-thailand/index.html   (165 words)

 Thai culture - traditional arts Thailand - 1stopchiangmai.com
Thailand displays some very distinct and refined culture, developed over the centuries from early Lanna flourishings through to the golden ages of Sukothai and Ayutthaya and beyond.
The region of Northern Thailand remained semi-autonomous through to the early 20th century and consequently developed and preserved many unique aspects of culture.
Northern Thailand is also uniquely the home to a variety of interesting hill-tribes, such as the Hmong, Karen, Shan (Tai Yai), Akha, Lisu, Lahu and Mien, many of whom have migrated into the region from the Asian interior.
www.1stopchiangmai.com /culture   (394 words)

 Thailand Travel Guide: Culture and Heritage
Thailand is such a unique country that only by travelling back through a glorious past can one truly begin to understand it.
In northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, capital of the old Lanna Kingdom has many well preserved temples in the city centre, dating back to the 13th Century.
Thailand has a living culture, constantly evolving and embracing both ancient and modern, where brand new high rise stand beside elaborate temples and street vendors park in front of glitzy new designer shops.
www.gothailand.com /thailand/culture.htm   (487 words)

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