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Thailand Journey

Watch on Vimeo Beautiful video tour of Thailand including scenes from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phi Phi, Phuket and Ko-Yao. Runtime: 3 min.

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The Quest for the Perfect Pad Thai

A fan of Thailand’s national dish scours Bangkok to find the greatest version – and to learn about the dish’s intriguing past. By David Farley.

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The Buddhist Stupa: Architecture & Symbolism

No matter where stupas are found — India's Sanchi, Sri Lanka's ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, Myanmar's Bagan, Thailand's capitals...

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Thai Nam Prik | The Local Guide to Thailand’s Fiery Chili Sauces

Variations of nam prik are among the most common everyday foods in Thai cuisine and is considered one of the defining characteristics of th...

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Thailand’s Floating Markets Serve Up a Feast on the Water

For hundreds of years, floating markets have been at the center of communities in Thailand. Originally built along canals and rivers, the markets emerged during a time when water transport played an important role in daily life. This Great Big Story video profiles one of the country’s most popular: Amphawa (45 miles west of Bangkok on the Mae Klong river). Runtime: 3 min.

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Thailand: The Cookbook

on Amazon The author brings together 500 authentic recipes from every region, from street vendor snacks to home-cooked meals. By Jean-Pierre Gabriel.

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on Amazon A collection of seven short stories set in contemporary Thailand that present a nation far removed from its exoticized stereotypes. By Ratt...

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The Enduring Sacred Landscape of the Naga

on Amazon While naga (supernatural beings with both serpent and human attributes) iconography adorns Buddhist temples throughout Southeast Asia, part...

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Win. Lose. Forgive. | Muay Thai Documentary

An inside look at the Thai combat sport of Muay Thai. Runtime: 27 min.