วันอาทิตย์ที่ 26 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2553

Oh Tao

Oh Tao is similar or the same as Hoi Tod mussels friend mush.
The O-Tao is a delicacy made from flour and taro, with oysters added small pieces of crispy pork and slice spring onions. It is best taken with a sweet and spicy sauce that further enhances the flavor. One of the popular restaurants that serve this dish is Mee Sapam and Bang Niao.

วันอังคารที่ 21 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2553


There was little that could have prepared me for my first experience stimulating Songkran in Thailand. On the first day of the feast, I innocently went to my apartment in Bangkok and got into what looked like a surreal war zone and watery. The streets were flooded with water full of warriors wielding water guns, super soakers, hoses, buckets, garbage cans and anything that could get their hands on to disperse their liquid ammunition. The teenagers took refuge behind road signs and street corners and launched strategic attacks on vehicles and pedestrians. Gang crammed into the back of pickups and fired shots into the crowd violently, as he crossed past. There were drive-by squirtings everywhere. It Songkran, Thai New Year. I was unarmed and foreign fun and an easy target for young people around me. A few minutes after the frenzy agog open water, was completely soaked with laughter and robbers, wet and bewildered, hurried back to the safety of my apartment. What the hell was going on out there, I wondered, while watching the madness of my window. It was mid April, and as I soon discovered, Thailand celebrates the Lunar New Year festivals massive water for several days very soggy. The origins of Songkran almost a thousand years ago, when the Tai people (ancestors of present-day Thailand) in Yunnan Province of China celebrate the beginning of a new crop cycle during the fifth full moon lunar calendar. The Songkran water is used both as symbol of purification and renewal, and in the past, Thai delicately scented water sprinkled silver bowls in the hands of family members respected. They also made pilgrimages to the temples and gently bathe the Buddha images in a similar manner. In recent years, however, the humble religious aspects of holidays has given way to the water war without restrictions. The youth wielding water pistols, buckets and hoses to the attacks of vertigo for pedestrians and every other day and night. Lunar New Year falls on strike in the middle of the hot season in the region, the holidays are a good way for everyone to cool. Festival is a fun and crazy, but for maximum enjoyment, it pays to be prepared. The next day, you can bet he was ready. My wallet and camera, and a towel and change of clothes, were safely stowed in plastic bags. He was armed with my newly purchased top of the range supersuper-ultra-soaking, and I was not afraid to use it. I arrived at Khao San Road, popular with backpackers Banglamphu refuge and center of the Songkran festivities with a mix of fear and excitement. When I arrived, the street was packed with revelers throwing water and soaked in all directions. People lined the street with buckets of water, pumped from large guns on the back of trucks, jets sniper windows, the street was filled with artificial rain. Great Valleys Water has been placed at various points along the road to foot soldiers could refuel. Despite the high temperature baking was clearly no shortage of ammunition here. Would be a long battle and wet. Besides launching wild water, people also faces soaking each other with a paste of white powder. Originally, this powder is applied to the bodies of others as a sign of protection or to ward off evil, but today during the Songkran is smeared indiscriminately to anyone within reach. Standing there, surrounded by hundreds of screaming white faces for a moment I wondered if he had inadvertently wandered into the set of low-budget zombie movie.Then the first stream of water from an unidentified attacker fell on me in a jet ice and I remembered my mission. Guns wet, they marched boldly into chaos in order to everything in sight. Although usually the enclave of Khao San Road is a haven for foreign backpackers, during Songkran multicultural becomes a free for all, with the Thais and foreigners soaked and smiling, high on the fun of the festival. And many of them had played, obviously this game before. Songkraners smarter than they were wearing rain ponchos, umbrellas and even goggles. Less mind was made almost characters in costume, with Superman and Spiderman to be the favorites - but even superheroes who have had trouble avoiding a dive that day in particular. Music pumped out of the bars and speakers along the street, small groups stopped dancing madly where once there was space, and the whole crowd threw with an energy and enthusiasm was simply intoxicating. I danced for hours and sprinkled with the best of them, and more fun than you could shake a water gun. When he finally came home much later that night, I was in a sorry state. Her hair was wet and matted, my face was smeared with talcum gloopy, and needless to say I was wet. If not for my great smile that could have appeared in a zombie movie myself. This year I will be back in Khao San Road for another water war, but this time I will be much more prepared. I'm sure people laugh when they see me come into my boots, goggles and a plastic poncho, but I will be the drying and laughing at the end of the celebrations and I can not wait.Although Songkran is a unique Thai tradition, the fun character of the party has a very universal appeal. As I danced along Khao San that day, watching the smiling faces covered with paste of all nationalities around me reminded me that even though each is unique, in our pursuit of fun that are also undoubtedly "same same.


วันศุกร์ที่ 17 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2553

Doi Mae Sloang

Doi Mae Sloang in Tambon Mae Sloang nawk, Mae Fah Luang district of Chiang Rai province is the site of the village of Santikiri, formerly known as Baan Mae Sloang nawk. This is a village of settlers from the 93 "who fled after the Division of Burma in Thailand. In 1961, members of two battalions moved their settlements. The 3" battalion based in Fang district in Chiang Mai, while Mae chose the fifth battalion Sloang nawk.From December through February, visitors to Doi Mae Sloang will be received by the white-pink cherry blossoms that grow abundantly on the hillsides. This is the smallest of sakura flowers and is very rare in Thailand, as it only thrives in very cold weather. Another attraction of the mountain top is the Phra Chedi Sri Thart Nagarindra Sadhitmaha Santikiri. This pagoda, whose architecture is similar to the Lanna style, was built as a dedication to the late mother of the Princess. Seen from afar, especially at night, the pagoda stands out clearly - the addition to the overallbeauty and elegance of the mountains.The fact that Doi Mae Sloang lies 1,200 meters above sea level gives you two distinct characteristics as an attractive destination. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains - a landscape together amazingly beautiful. Moreover, with the altitude, the area enjoys a mild climate all year round. This makes it ideal for growing tea, and as a result, there are many tea plantations in the work of local people. Oolong tea is famous for its mild flavor fragrance is grown here. It makes an excellent gift and is available in virtually every store in town.Getting there: By car, follow the Chiang Rai - Mae Chan route of 30 kilometers. From Mae Chan district, drive a mile, then turn left and continue the drive for 12 miles to reach the hill tribesmen Welfare Development Centre. The center was created to help mountain tribes to develop their skills in making money. Eleven miles from the center is to Doi Pha Yao Deua Village, a picturesque gazebo, where hill tribe handicrafts are on sale. From Baan Yao, the road to Baan I-Kaw. Turn right at the intersection of Terdtai the village, followed by another left into a new direction, Doi Mae Sloang is 18 miles on this route. That makes the whole trip to Chiang Rai Doi Mae Sloang a walk of

Sanam Chan Palace

Built in 1907 near the end of the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom province is recognized as a sacred structure that has witnessed many events of historical importance. The name "Sanam Chan Palace 'was granted by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), called' Noen Prasat ', as this area is believed to have been the site of a former palace. A large pond, called 'Sa Nam Chan, currently' Sa Bua (Lotus Pond), is nearby. The name 'Sanam Chand Palace' is derived from Sa Nam Chan.When he was crown prince, the king intended VajiravudhSanam Chan Palace building as a residence during his trip to Nakhon Pathom to pay homage to Phra Pathom Chedi (Great Pagoda) and spending time there. I also wanted to build this palace as a fortress to fight the national crisis, as the compound of Sanam Chan was considered a strategic location.For this reason, King Vajiravudh bought a plot of 888 rai (355 acres) of a local villager and Luang Phithakmanop assigned to design and build the palace. Sanam Chan still has the important role it played in the past, although its architecture and structures have been renovated several times. This indicates that this ancient building that deserves to be preserved as part of local and national heritage.Sanam Chan The compound consists of two buildings of Thai and Western style blended harmoniously. Vajiravudh king ordered the construction of classrooms, dormitories, and a monument. These buildings include Phra Thi Nang Phiman Pathom, Phra Thi Nang Aphirom Ruedi, Phra Thinang Watchari Rommaya, Phra Thi Nang Samakkhi Mukkhamat, Prasat If Wichai, Khanet Thewalai, Olan Thammathet Hall, Phra Thinang Patih Thatsanai, Phra Thi Nang Chali Mongkhon cases , Phra Thinang Banlang Ratcharat Mari, Thap Tam Nak Phra Kaeo and Tamnak Thap Phra Khwan.Built in 1907, Phra Thi Nang Phiman Pathom was built as the first room of the royal residence of King Vajiravudh, who also used for study and as a courtroom and a reception room to greet the royal guests. This concrete building is two-story Western-style, with carved designs. Next to this room in the south is Phra Thi Nang Aphirom Ruedi, also in western style, which served as the residence of Queen Intharasaksachi, the consort of King Vajiravudh.Phra Thinang Watchari Rommaya, a Thai style house, with a ceiling decorated with driver (stack corneum), bai raka (ridges like teeth on the edge of a slope to the fence), sadung nak (carved figure of the Naga), and hang hong (small spikes protruding from the two corners of the pediment) was sometimes used as a study room real. Is connected to Phra Thinang Samakkhi Mukkhamat room, large audience. King Vajiravudh used it as a meeting place for scouts and the test site for Khon (masked dance) and other actions. This building can accommodate a large number of people and is often called Tong Khon "or a theater of Khon. Today, a classical dance is performed only on weekends.Phra Thi Nang Patih Thatsanai is a small room built as a place where the king is Phra Pathom Chedi. Amongst the royal residences is Tamnak Thap Phra Khwan, with a group of eight bungalows, which consists of four main houses and four children. They are all made of teak wood, and a terrace that connects them all. Not a single nail was used for each part of the houses together. Fine craftsmanship and dedicate wood carving is evident in many parts of the complex.According to historical records, King Vajirvudh wanted to build this house in order to preserve the traditional Thai houses. Chaired the opening ceremony and spent the night at the residence on January 25, 1912.Chali Tamnak Mongkhon Phra Phra Thi Nang A and Mari Ratcharat Banlang, both Western-style sales prominently in the compound Sanam Chan. The names of these two buildings were derived from the book "My Friend Jarlet ', inspired by King Vajiravudh, who translated into Thai as" Mit Thae.Chali Tamnak Phra Mongkhon A was built in 1908 and is in the mix of French Renaissance architecture of wood and half of England. The two-story building with red roof. The upper floor includes a study room, bedroom and bathroom. On the ground floor to the west is a waiting room for an audience. During the SixthReinado, who was used as the residence of the king in his capacity as commander of the scouts, and as a scout training center. The King has often been in this building from the end of his reign.In front of Phra Tamnak Chali Mongkhon Al is a monument to Ya-Le, a pet dog of King Vajiravudh. It is made of copper, with a written statement by the King in memory of the dog, who had been shot dead. On the top floor of this room is a bridge with a tile roof, linking Phra Ratcharat Banlang Tamnak Mani, a teak house red two-story neo-classical style.In the midst of Sanam Chan is Thewalai Khanet, a shrine of Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god of the arts. Phra Thi Nang Phiman Pathom, we can clearly see Phra Pathom Chedi, Khanet Thewalai and Phra Pathom Thinang Phiman, located on the same line.Currently, Sanam Chan Palace is under the supervision of the Office of the Royal House. It is open to visitors every day between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, except holidays.On the occasion of the celebrations of His Majesty the King's 80th birthday, December 5, 2007, coinciding with the centenary of Sanam Chan Palace in Nakhon Pathom province, the Office of the Royal House, Nakhon Pathom province, and the University Silpakorn have decided to join hands in organizing the celebrations of the centenary of Sanam Chan Palace from November 23 to December 2, 2007, between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm This event is also meant to honor King King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Vajiravudh. The general public is invited to participate in various activities as part of the celebrations and appreciate the delightful atmosphere of Sanam Chan Palace at night. For more information, please call the Office of Sanam Chan Palace, tel. 0-3424-4236-7, or by fax. 0-3424-4235.

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 2 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2553

The Art Library

Libraries in Bangkok - The Art Library at the Center for Art and Cultural Bangkok (BACC)Strategically located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, Mah Boon Krong address (MBK) Shopping Center, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is a new installation in the middle of the city for contemporary art. The BACC is designed to create a meeting place for artists to open a new basis for cultural dialogue, networking and creating new cultural resources, both public and private.
Located in the basement (L floor) of the center, the Art Library is truly a hidden gem in this cosmopolitan city. The library has become a favorite meeting place of intellectuals in the city offers books on art and literature as well as free high speed Internet. The service is available to all library members. There is also a corner where both children, where children and parents can interact and a reference section.
To become a site of cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, giving Bangkok a base of operations in the international art scene, the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC) proposes to add 5,000 new books per Next year collection of the library and reading areas to create more pleasant for everyone to sit and enjoy a good book.
Next to the library is easy, if you live, work or study in Bangkok, all you have to do is come to the library with your passport (local can produce your ID card). Registration fee is 50THB (USD 1.65) and the members are renewed every year (10 THB - U.S. $ 0.33)). You can borrow 2 items per week. (With the exception of reference, the real work of art and English books). Overdue charge: 1 Baht / day / item.
The BACC is under the supervision of the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center Foundation, established by the city of Bangkok.
Opening hours:10 am - 6 p.mClose on Monday
Getting There:The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is easily accessible from the National Stadium BTS station and connected by a walkway.

spicy salad

With an abundance of Thailand throughout the year of vegetables and herbs growing spicy salad with fresh dishes show the interaction between seasonal flavors and textures. Amplify the acidity of a modest Westherb vinaigrette, Thai-style salad dressing uses lime juice, fish sauce, pepper, garlic and palm sugar to create an explosion in the mouth.Taling-piing chips, a green fruit, give a mild taste bitter Come plaa yum. Once commonly used in many traditional Thai dishes, especially in the south, where it is common, Taling piing are now only found in private gardens and kitchens of connoisseurs. Mixed with crunchy pieces of dried fish, shallots and lemon grass mountain thinly sliced, spicy salad is a perfect accompaniment to a cold beer.With the plethora of waang Ahaan offering a wide seductive dishes catering for all tastes and budgets, you may be tempted to ignore the warnings of her mother about how excessive snacks ruin your appetite for the right food below. After all, why resist, one could argue reasonably, when the meal is a meal in itself?ฟังอ่านออกเสียง

Chiang Mai

Virtually everyone who visit Chiang Mai is delighted with this lovely province. The natural landscape of high hills, lush forests and fast flowing rivers is great, while preserving the local culture, art and architecture of the ancient kingdom of Lanna in the city of Chiang Mai was the capital.A lot of traditional crafts and contemporary home decor items, to the city of Chiang Mai, a true shopper's paradise. "The city also has many excellent hotels, quality restaurants and cafes that help is a completely satisfying holiday destination, its charm enhanced by its pleasant location on the River Ping.