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Buddhism: the leading faith in Thailand

Buddhism: the leading faith in Thailand

Religion has always been part of the everyday life of the Thai people so it’s little wonder about 95% of the population follows Theravada Buddhism, which is the official religion of the country. It has as its basis the teachings of Buddha, who is also known as “the enlightened” or “nee Siddhartha Gautama.”
by Hippie Pants on November 08, 2015
The lush beauty of Thailand in full glory at Soneva Kiri Resort

The lush beauty of Thailand in full glory at Soneva Kiri Resort

Imagine a place with all the infrastructure of the most luxurious resorts in the world, located on a paradisaical, extremely well-preserved island which can only be reached by private plane. Now imagine that this place is in the Gulf of Thailand, one of the most beautiful places in the world, known for beaches that combine the diversity of tropical forests with shallow, warm, clear waters. It may seem a dream, but this place exists and is called Soneva Kiri.

by Hippie Pants on October 05, 2015
5 fascinating Thai symbols you should know about

5 fascinating Thai symbols you should know about

Certain Thai symbols are considered to represent the main characterstics of the country: the strength of the nation and the monarchy, the spirituality of the people, the wealth of native plants and animals  and the traditional architecture of the region. So let’s take a look at the main national symbols of Thailand.

by Anna Bennington on September 07, 2015
The Thai artist making sustainable jewelry with rural communities

The Thai artist making sustainable jewelry with rural communities

The story starts in 2006 when Narueporn travelled to Toronto, Canada and immersed herself in art mostly through reading and self-tuition but also by visiting museums. One day she decided to craft a long necklace out of simple wire and beads. To her surprise, her simple but striking design caught the attention of several designer stores in Toronto who expressed a desire to stock the necklace straight away.

by Hippie Pants on June 25, 2015
What is traditional Thai dress and how was it worn?

What is traditional Thai dress and how was it worn?

Some of our customers ask us whether Thai harem pants are really worn in Thailand. Some ask us whether they are not more Indian than Thai and others ask us whether these are traditional types of clothing for Thai women. 

To answer these questions we need to delve into the history of Thai fashion and indeed Thai history. A lot will depend on how we define traditional and how far back we want to go. In other words, how many years, decades or centuries do we need to roll back before reaching what we consider traditional.

by Hippie Pants on June 15, 2015
The meaning of Color in Thailand

The meaning of Color in Thailand

Thais are a very superstitious people and have many deeply held beliefs. Some of these revolve around colors and drive habits which, though developed historically, in many cases are still evident today. In fact there are a wide range of objects and situations which are commonly thought to be either good luck or bad luck depending on the meaning of the colors involved.

by Anna Bennington on June 08, 2015

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