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Discover the art of living in Thailand

Discover the art of living in Thailand

LIVING IN A THAI
Appears before the first light of day comes the fragrant smell of cooking kitchens of thousands of homes rural and urban Thais prepare for rice dishes and other foods, desserts, exotic flowers and look forward water to provide alms to Buddhist monks columns that roam the streets in the early hours of the morning. This type of food, how to make the merit known, is an integral part of traditional Thai way of everyday and ceremonial, and shows the importance of Buddhism in the natural flow of life.

The smiles of the Thai people do not seem to fade. Usually respectful and moderate quality which are widely used in Buddhism, Thai display generosity and hospitality to visitors, as well as a friendly welcome to guests and strangers. There is always a hand to help, guide, and you feel as if Thailand is your second home.

The revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is constantly working for the welfare of the people and is still in the hearts of all his subjects, he founded a number of real projects across the country to acquire traditional skills, the conditions of human life and the improvement natural forest and aquatic areas heal radically destroyed by deleting slash and burn techniques. The Royal Agricultural Station Ang Khang in Chiang Mai, Khao Hin Kingswood Development Centre for Studies and Chachoengsao Pikul Thong Royal Centre for Development Studies in Narathiwat are some of the real projects of His Majesty.

THE SYMBOL OF THAILAND
Elephants have strong historical ties with the people of Thailand and are considered an important symbol of the country. Traditionally, they played an important role in both war and peace, and the white elephant has long been considered a sign of glory king bring prosperity and happiness instead of the kingdom. The elephants were trained to work in the timber industry, but now housed in its decline, many are in the fields. Visitors are able to nurture and guide them and to see them work with their handlers – mahouts – in natural surroundings. In many cases, a strong bond of mutual respect and friendship develops between mahout and elephant.

A LOCAL WISDOM
Thai local wisdom based on centuries of research, experimentation and discovery, much of it is based to do with natural resources and the never-ending cycle of the season. Connected with this wisdom is a set of skills and traditional knowledge, and in an attempt to preserve the Thai government initiated a policy of One Tambon One Product (OTOP) is known. This policy promotes the creation and development of local industries are the manufacture of traditional products made ​​from natural materials. Visitors will be able to observe these communities in operation and many types of objects, such as bamboo furniture, wine, silk and acquire food from local outlets.

THE AGROTOURISM AND AGRICULTURE
The cultivation of rice, vegetables and fruit, and fishing are the main occupations in Thailand, a country whose economy was and is traditionally stronglybased agriculture. In several regions of the country, farmers cultivate rice in the fields and hills of flooded rice terraces and produce a wide range of fruit and vegetables tropical and cooler. In the north, where the climate is temperate and the terrain is mountainous, it was established a number of tourist activities, including hiking, agro-tourism and home stay accommodation and many nature-loving tourists visit sites of real projects. These projects lead tours of organic farms of vegetables, fruit orchards cool climate, the farmed trout locations and altitudes of rice. There are many demo stations where you can be healthy, fresh food, free of chemicals, such as broccoli, cabbage, beets, peas, spinach, zucchini and raspberries taste.

THE DELICIOUS CUISINE
Thai cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world – wherever you go, you will always find a Thai restaurant! Thai dishes are a sight to behold – graceful fruit and vegetable carving is an art handed down through the centuries and in many fine restaurants and hotels today. The food is good, but expect to try – delicious flavors exquisite, exotic, in beautiful aromas.

Besides looking good and taste good and smell good, Thai food is good for you. It is based on sound different Thai herbal ingredients, such as basil, ginger, lemongrass, chilli, garlic, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric and pepper. All this offers important health benefits and which are the basis of favorites including world coconut soup with chicken, fried chicken with basil and Tom Yam Kung (shrimp).

There are many opportunities for visitors, professional or amateur Thai cooking and fruit carving to attend classes and learn a lot about Thai food and Thai culture especially common vegetables.

THAI ANCIENT SPORT
Probably the most instantly recognized Thai ancient sport in the world is Muai Thai or Thai boxing. The sport is the spirit of the hunt in the blood of the Thai people, but it is much more than that.

Muai Thai is part ritual, part athleti-CISM, and performance art of the game. Yok Khru ritual begins with training, a ceremony in which the young boxer presents the teacher with an offer to show respect and gratitude.

How Muai Thai sport requires the student to strengthen the body and develop speed, control and kicking and punching skills that are part of the sport.

As performance art, Muai Thai requires each fighter performing a dance before the start of the competition – the Wai Khru Ram Muai or participating teachers, parents and ancestors, respect for the spirits Muai Thai showing honor.