the capital of Thailand since 1782, is a mix of many
styles but the traditional Thailand culture owns the
biggest weight, in architecture as well as in
blend of the traditional style with the modern one
is visible in many places of Bangkok.
little meditation houses from the commercial centres
and banks’ roof are examples. Muay Thai is or the
Thai box is the national sport in Thailand and the
native martial art.
became popular all over the world in the ‘90s.
Similar styles of martial arts exist in other
countries from the Asia’s South-East.
standard greeting in Thailand is a gesture similar
with the pray, called wai.
taboos include someone head’s touching or the showing with
the leg, the head being considered the highest part of the
body and the leg, the lowest. To pass over somebody or over
food is considered an extreme insult.
The books or
other documents are respected like some secular objects and
this is why is not allowed to rub a book with a table or to
make it slipper on table or to put it down.Thailand
is a constitutional monarchy and the king is
extremely respected; is illegal to insult the regal
family or to walk on a king’s image. The Buddhism’s
influence can be observed in the Thais’ everyday’s
life. The Buddhism discourages the competition, so
the Thais are not very ambitious, refusing to make
work, satisfying paid is better than a hard work
well paid. The work’s rhythm goes down or up based
on the boss’ presence, the authority being respected
when is present but often ignored in absence. The
Buddhist preoccupation for truth, sincerity, good
will and politesse excludes humoristic techniques
such as: sarcasm, satire, exaggeration and parody
and doesn’t give too much attention to the foolish
humour, the black humour or to the jokes about
religion and underprivileged minorities.
aesthetic humour, characterised by subtlety, reproach and
kind reproofs are accepted. Internationally, Thailand is
famous for its wonderful silk.
the important centres of silk production, Khom Kaen
is the place of a market that promotes the silk
textiles. This event takes place in combination with
the friendship ritual Phuk Siao from North-East. The
colourful processions and the spectacles full of
colour typical to the Isan culture, as well as
exhibitions of the silk industry add to the market’s
distraction. Bo Sang close to Chiang Mai is
renovated for the sun umbrellas manually painted
made for the mulberry paper and silk. The design is
very distinctive and easy to recognise. During the
festival, the ateliers and the stores lay on the
both parts of the high street transforming Ban Bo
Sang in a picturesque village decked in the Lanna
umbrellas and the traditional flashlights invigorate the
handicraft market. The Bo Sang umbrellas are gifts for the
visitors from all over the world. These umbrellas won the
Best Souvenir prize at the International Tourism Seminar