วันอาทิตย์ที่ 19 มิถุนายน พ.ศ. 2554

The House of shadow puppetry

The House of shadow puppetry in Nakhon Si Thammarat

If ever there was a chance for a trip to the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, should not be a surprise that they should pay a visit to the House Shadow Puppet Subsin Suchart. It is situated at 18.10 If Thammasok 3 Road. Suchart Subsin uncle is a master of shadow puppets and puppet maker most able of the province. He inherited the culture of puppet making and control, and has been recognized both nationally and internationally. In addition, maintaining Thai culture in his art through the use of Thai musical instruments in their performances. He also received the Thailand Tourism Award in 1996 for his house puppet Excellence in the category of Cultural and Historical Site. Suchart Shadow Puppets Subsin House is also a source of income, production and sale of shadow puppets, which shows how to make puppets, and an area to display the tools and collections of international shadow puppets.

Suchart Subsin uncle was born on July 2, 1938 in Sa Kaew village, house number 138 Moo 3, Sa Kaew sub-district., Tha Sala district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province. He finished grade 10 Wat Sa Kaew school and had learned to make shadow puppets for Mr. Nookao Thong, who was a shadow puppet maker working in the province. He continued to learn until he was able to create, design and make shadow theater-style patterns of ancient and contemporary. Moreover, Mr. Suchart Subsin also acquired the ability to write poetry and screenplays shadow puppet play. In the house of Mr. Suchart Subsin is that there are demonstrations of how to make puppets and puppet plays representations of shade for those interested. It is an important site in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and there are both Thai and foreign tourists who come to visit and see demonstrations. The shadow play Suchart resulting from the use of high quality skin, so that the puppets are considered high level. Its quality also becomes a valuable export product.

In the house of Mr. Suchart Subsin, home of the famous shadow puppet maker of Nakhon Si Thammarat city, there is a powerful smell of cow skin, and the echo of shadow puppet-making tools for all day. This is the spell that keeps the place full of life, and makes it an inspiration which earned him the gratitude of His Majesty the King after a performance in 1984 to keep alive the ancient folk art in these modern times.
Interesting things in the House Shadow Puppet Suchart

1. Shadow puppet museum house
It's a big 2-storey building together with the shadow puppet shows inside. There are many characters, including angels, giants, governors, the principal actors, actresses, comedians and female ghosts. In addition, there are shadow plays that come from all over the world, inside and outside Thailand, as puppets of central and northeast (Pramote Uthai) Thailand, India, Indochina, Turkey and Indonesia (Wayang Kulit). Some old shadow puppets from different eras, as old as World War I to World War II, through such famous characters as Theng Nui, Kaew, Samoh, Sai Nui, Lang Kwan Muang, and more. There are also displays of musical instruments have been used in plays of shadow puppets.

2. Souvenir shop
Inside the house shadow puppet, there are many beautiful and delicate patterns of shadow puppets for sale you can buy souvenirs or gifts.

3. The shadow puppet making demonstration
Mr. Suchart Subsin addition, there are also family members who help make shadow puppets and can drill many beautiful colors in the skins of puppets. Viewing this show is not only impressive, but if you like a tourist, you can buy the dolls.

4. The shadow puppet plays
The room is a small stage, outdoor building that can hold about 30 people. Subsin Suchart and his age, has spent his retirement years, continues to perform the plays shadow puppet by having your child play musical instruments, along with their stories. The stories do differ on many issues, from politics to drugs, and each story has its own set of gags to entertain the audience. The audience group determines the work that will, depending on whether children or adults, or if the audience is particularly interested in seeing a performance in particular. Again, there are many beautiful puppets available for sale as souvenirs or gifts.

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วันอาทิตย์ที่ 8 พฤษภาคม พ.ศ. 2554


This coastal province covers an area of 4,709 square kilometers and is located 814 kilometres south of Bangkok. Krabi's major attractions are located largely along its extensive coastline, which contains several well-known beaches and bays, and numerous offshore tropical islands.

History of Krabi

From archaeological discoveries, it is believed that Krabi was one of the oldest communities in Thailand dating from the prehistoric period. It is also believed that Krabi was once the town of Ban Thai Samo, one of 12 royal cities that used a monkey as the town symbol. Krabi was a dependency town of the Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdom. Another legend indicates that the town may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that says an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city's founding. Later, the sword became a symbol of Krabi.

Geography of Krabi

Krabi's mountainous physical geography is broken by highlands and plains on the mainland; the provincial administration also covers more than 130 large and small islands in the Andaman Sea.

Natural forest cover is chiefly mangrove and Cassia trees. Krabi's sandy clay soil conditions are perfect for a variety of agricultural produces, including: rubber trees, palms, oranges, coconuts, and coffee. The Krabi River flows 5 kilometres through the town and falls into the Andaman Sea at Tambon Pak Nam.

Krabi is administratively divided into 8 Amphoes (districts): Amphoe Muang, Khao Phanom, Khlong Thom, Plai Phraya, Ko Lanta, Ao Luek, Lam Thap, and Nuea Khlong.

MBK shopping centerOpening hours: Mon- Sun 10 am – 10 pm

General Information Telephone : +66(0)2 620-9000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +66(0)2 620-9000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Opening hours: Mon- Sun 10 am – 10 pm

Sky Train : National Stadium Station (W1)

Address : 444 , Phayathai Road , Wangmai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Credit Cards : All major cards are accepted

Official Website : mbk-center.co.th

Email : marketing@mbk-center.co.th

MBK Center has 8 floors. The floors are loosely divided as follows:

1st – 3rd Floor Clothing, , Shoes, Accessories, Cosmetic, Leather items, Optical, Jewelries, Paintings, Photo studios, Beauty Salons, Fast-food outlets, etc.

4th Floor Mobile phones and accessories, Communication equipments, Walkman, CD and MP3 players, Electronics , etc.

5th Floor International Food Court, Restaurants, Furniture
6th Floor Thai Handicraft shops, Food center

7th – 8th Floor Entertainment floor containing of 8 movie theatres, 28 bowling lanes, Karaoke options, Game zone, Food and drinks.


Built in 1985 by Chokchai Bulakul, the name of the mall was originally Mahboonkrong Center . It is the combined names of "Mah" and "Boonkhrong", father and mother of Chokchai, respectively. Mahboonkrong ran into financial difficulty in its early years and was sold to the Dusit Thani Group. The name of the mall is now shortened to MBK Center and managed by MBK Plc. The busts of Chokchai's parents are still displayed on the ground floor of MBK Center facing the front doors.

MBK Center has an average of 115,000 customers / day, including 35,000 tourists from around the world. It's considered to be the most visited mall in the country.

The mall was renovated in 2003-2004 and has become one of the most recognizable buildings in Bangkok .

BTS station

lunch crowds at siam BTS station,the interchange station for the train next to MBK shopping center

วันเสาร์ที่ 9 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2554

Koh Tao

There Are Many beautiful islands Located in Surat Thani province That One Should never miss! I visited four of These islands on January this year - Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao. Simply I love them all. The Easiest Way to See These amazing islands is to book an island hopping tour-through the local tour operators. After lunch, Simply sit back and relax and enjoy the spectacular views (Koh Tao, Thailand) Koh Tao (Turtle Island) is one of the MOST popular diving destinations in Thailand Located at the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand and an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and green turtles. The island of Koh Tao is a diver's paradise and Many come here to learn diving or escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowd and want more Than the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan.
We had Our lunch at the island of Koh Tao aftering visiting the spectacular Koh Nang Yuan. When we arrive, the beach WAS jam-packed with sunbathers. White sand and crystal clear blue water make this a perfect place visitors WHERE CAN watch the water, soak in the sun or swim and it is a definitely a great place to Meet Some beautiful people. The island is rich marine life iin (Koh Tao, Thialand) Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan offer More then 30 dive sites for you to explore the beautiful array of marine life. Snorkeling is not my cup of tea But I really enjoyed the exquisite scenery and the brightly colored coral feeding fishes surround me. It Was a beautiful day. Getting There: It will take you about 1.5hr-2hr to Reach Koh Tao Koh Samui by speedboat from the sea Depending on season and Conditions. Usually tour operators start the trip to Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan Island at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 4pm, inclusive of soft drinks, light snacks, fruit, lunch and snorkeling equipment.

วันอังคารที่ 8 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2554


Phuket is the kind of place that is breathtaking in the summer and yet attractive in the rainy season.

Driving around the island of rain can be fun and exciting, so I got together with some friends and went alone. The first route began in the Sarasin bridge of a legend of true love took place. While driving over the bridge if you make a wish for love and hold your breath until the end, is said to come true.

Follow the road along Mai Khao Beach, became the breeding ground of leather-back turtles, a pride and joy of Phuketians. You will also find some five-star hotels throughout the area.

Leaving the beach and turn on the road, we Baan Koh Aen and could not make a stop. At the end of the road, a marina was presented to us so that we realized this is where luxury yachts are anchored. No wonder that Phuket was voted "Best of Asia's Maritime Capital." There are ports in the excursion boats take visitors around the green islands and hotels, while relaxing with a cup of coffee in hand, admiring the stunning views beyond.

Back to km 10. on the road, turn the direction of the airport directly to Nai Yang Beach and National Park Sirinart reached. Upon entering we were greeted with rows of pine trees and white sand beach where turtles back leather lay their eggs. It is a good place to take a dip in the ocean or go snorkeling and admire beautiful corals.

After that, we went to Naiton Beach. This area is quieter than other beaches, making it the ideal place for a private tour for two. The wind and the waves here are pretty strong so I got wet without having to go in the water.

Following the road meanders along the beach and up and down the mountain, we see the panoramic ocean views and lush rubber plantations. Reaching Layan Beach arrived at La Laguna, an old mine that had been renovated into a hotel with golf course. It would be good to go a round or two if we had the time. Instead, we went for a great lunch at one of several restaurants in the area.

Full-stomachs and ready to rock, we headed to the beach of Surin. This area is full of stalls selling local chicken Somtam steakhouse that is loved by Thais and foreigners.

The landscape around Kamala Beach is magnificent, both along the beach and cliffs. Passing through we Kalim Patong Beach, the center of tourist paradise. We loved the shopping, nightlife and the sights and sounds that go on all day. You should find the time to come to club hopping one of those days.

Next on the list is Karon beach, the longest of Phuket. Visitors can find their own place away from everyone here. In Kata Beach you can find groups of young surfers riding and moving in and out of the waves.

As the day progressed, we went to Laem Promthep and waited patiently to witness the most beautiful sunset. Lasted only seconds, but it was quite memorable. Before leaving, we retreaded down and took some photos as a souvenir of this beautiful day.

Taking a drive around the island of Phuket with her friends was a day well spent. All I found, beaches, people, attractions, restaurants consists of a fun-filled day that will live in memory of all the coming years.

Green papaya salad

Green papaya salad is the most popular dish in Thailand. Northeastern is a food that is eaten with sticky rice and other dishes from the northeast and Laab, meat salad and bamboo shoot salad.

The two most popular types of green papaya salad or dried shrimp or crab are salty. green papaya salad with dried shrimp and peanuts is called som tum thai. The green papaya salad with salted crab is called som tum pbooh. Most ingredients are the same.


2 cups shredded fresh green papaya, use a Pro-Cut peeler or knife Thai Miracle.

3 roma tomatoes, medium, or use a little more if you can find cherry tomatoes

A handful of fresh green beans cut into 1 inch pieces

2 tablespoons dried shrimp

4-6 fresh Thai chiles, stems removed

3-4 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons palm sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons juice from pickled mud fish (optional)


Peel fresh green papaya, rinse out milk-white, dry, and then destroy all papaya. Sprinkle with a little salt then rinse and drain. Keep 2 cups shredded papaya out, and put the rest in a sealed container for later use. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices. In a clay mortar and pestle Lao-style, thick book fresh chiles (whole) and garlic. Add green beans and tomato slices, and pound it lightly (not over-crush). Add the dried shrimp, fish sauce, palm sugar and lime juice. Add these items spoon by spoon, and taste as you go. To add the peanuts, add now and lightly pound (optional). If you want to add pickled mud fish (Pla ra), add two tablespoons of juice (optional). Add the shredded papaya and pound together until well blended. Serve in a dish with fresh cabbage and green beans on the side. Enjoy!

วันจันทร์ที่ 7 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2554

Nightlife and entertainment places in Koh Samui - Chaweng Beach

If you like the nightlife in Patong Beach, Phuket, enjoy the beach of Chaweng. Chaweng Beach has something for everyone and is one of the most happening places in Koh Samui. Located on the east coast of Koh Samui Island, which attracts many young travelers. I was there in January. Not for clubs, just watching the street.

The area has a variety of hotels, bars, discos, clubs, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. As the sun sets, it becomes a city of the party and the main road of Chaweng is one of the best places in Koh Samui for people watching and a great place to shop for beachwear.

Another interesting finding in the island: there are many drug stores and convenience stores 11.07 through the streets of Koh Samui, more than any other provinces in Thailand.

วันศุกร์ที่ 18 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554

King Narai the Great Lopburi Thailand

Lopburi, the former Lavapura or washed, can be found in the central part of Thailand (2 hours drive from Bangkok) was very prosperous during the sixth to tenth centuries Dvaravati and was influenced by Khmer culture during the 10 to 12 centuries. This period in Thailand is known as the Lopburi period.

When Ayutthaya was established in 1350AD, Lopburi became the second capital city. King Narai the Great (1656-1688AD), 27 king of the Ayutthaya period, he ordered the French and Italian engineers building the Phra Narai Palace Ratchawang (Wang Narai), strong walls and Lopburi. King Narai Palace used to host government officials and real missions for recreation and a home game during the holidays.

The reign of King Narai the Great Fair is held in February each year to commemorate the good deeds of King Narai the Great of Lop Buri and the nation. This annual fair features popular dramas, other events, light shows and sound booths that offer local products, all surrounded by beautiful decorative lamps and locals often wear traditional clothes for the occasion.

วันเสาร์ที่ 12 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554

Jesada Technik Museum

Jesada Technik Museum was founded by Mr.Jesada Deshsakulrith, Thai businessman who loves to have sightseeing of Automobile and Mechanics and have had a chance to visit several interesting museums of antique car in Europe & USA. This inspires him to start collecting antique and hard-to-find car in his collection. Starting from Messerschmitt KR-200 (Bubble Car: 1958) brought in from Switzerland. The more he collects, the more he studies. He found that automobile evolution substantially creates comfort, happiness to mankind. Each piece of collection implies conceptual philosophy telling spirit of designer and manufacturer which is valuable to next generation. Currently there are approximately 500 pieces of collection in the premise e.g. Airplane, Helicopter, Tank, Bus, Sedan, Bubble Car, Motorcycle, Tricycle and Bicycle from around the world. He has intention to educate Thai who love mechanics to have an opportunity to see the real object rather than only seeing from picture. The museum was then established at Ngewrai district, Nakornchaisri Ampur, Nakornprathom Province. The museum is open for free entrance.

The highlight of the Jesada Technik Museum is there is plenty of bubble car which cannot see anywhere easily. The children who come to visit can touch car in imagination of dream by themselves. Due to the museum is open freely for visitor to access inside a car which is really expensive and scarce. Mr.Jesada told his heartfelt feeling impressively that “Dream of children is much more valuable than what they are touching. Who knows in the future, these children will create things which are multiple larger than what I do.”

Austin 7 Chummy

Model : 7 chummy
Motor : austin
body : Steel
Years Built : Fall 1929
No. Cylinders : 4
Chassis : Steel Tube
Displacement : 747 cc
Suspension Front : Coil
No. Surviving : n/a
Horsepower : 10
Suspension Rear : Coil
Gearbox : 3 + rev
Steering : Worm
Starter : Dynastart
Brakes : Hydraulic
Electrics : 12 v
Interior : 4x Bench
Top Speed : 85 km/h

see more at http://www.jesadatechnikmuseum.com/product_detail.php?qid=3&v=1

วันศุกร์ที่ 11 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554

Wat Pumin in the City of Nan

Located about 668 kilometres from Bangkok, Wat Pumin is one of the 50 Northern temples that I visited recently with Silpakorn University Bangkok. Besides Wat Nong Bua, Wat Pumin is a very unusual Nan’s temple in Thailand. In the middle of the temple, four majestic golden Buddha statues of Maravijaya with their backs against one another facing the four directions. The doors are delicately carved in splendid designs by Lanna craftsmen.

Wat Phumin was built in Lanna-style by King Jetabutbrahim, the ruler of Nan in 1596. The temple underwent a major restoration in 1867 and the mural paintings in the interior have become the valued treasures of the temple. It is believed that the wall murals were painted by Chinese artists during this time. Blue is one of the primary colours extensively used in the mural paintings. The wall paintings, in Thai Lu style are considered highly valuable and depict legends concerning the Lord Buddha as well as local legends and the local way of life, which include native attires, weaving and commerce with foreign countries.

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat (Phitsanulok Province)

Chinnarat famous Phra Buddha at Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat (Phitsanulok Province)
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok, the front door? Northern Thailand? It is home to the famous Phra Buddha Chinnarat. The monastery is situated on the bank of Nan River near the bridge of Naresuan. The Buddhist temple is a 5 minute walk from the newly opened Heritage Yodia Boutique Hotel in Phitsanulok. It is commonly known by locals as "? Wat Yai?, Is the most important monastery of Phitsanulok.

The monastery was built in the reign of Phra Maha Racha Thamma I (Phra Lithai) in 1357 AD houses the Phra Buddha Chinnarat considered the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. This statue was cast in the attitude of subduing evil during the last period of Sukhothai in 1631. Later, the year of 1931, King Ekatosarot graciously bestowed some of their gold badges to be beaten in the gold plate and applied to the image with his own hand, creating the most beautiful Buddha image.

There are many other beautiful and remarkable things in the grounds of the monastery.? The mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden doors of Vihara are especially splendid, and were built by King Boromkot in 1756 as a dedication to Phra Buddha Chinnarat. Behind the Vihara, there is a large prang 36 meters high, which is a staircase leading to the niche containing the Buddha relics. In front of the prang, there is Phra Attar, and the 9 / 4 Vihara slope, is the newly renovated Buddha image.

Besides Chinnarat Phra Buddha image, there is also a replica of the Phra Buddha image Chinnarat found at the famous Wat Benchamampovit (Marble Temple) in Bangkok, and hopefully, I can make a comparison between these two images of Buddha in the near future.

วันอังคารที่ 8 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554

Learning to read Thai

Learning to read Thai
Thai script is derived from Sanskrit, an ancient language from India. As English, Thai, is read phonetically from left to right. While the symbols used in the Thai script are very different from the English letters, words often spoken Thai as written, which makes reading easier for Thai language. Learning to read Thai can be done online, through study teams at home or in a school with a tutor.
1. Familiarize yourself with the sound of each letter in the Thai alphabet. The Thai alphabet has 44 consonants, 32 vowels, numbers, symbols and special marks. Visit a site like Learn Thai Podcast and click each letter to hear the correct pronunciation.
2. Visit a Web site, and learning in Thailand and click "Learn to Read Thai." This site offers 22 free classes online reading.
3. Start at Lesson 1 and proceed through the course at their own pace. For additional assistance and clarification, click "Learning from the tone" or "Reading Resources" on the homepage.
4. Visit a website such as the Rosetta Stone and the search for Thai teams. Rosetta Stone offers immersion programs, including audio CDs and a guide to help you learn and understand the language, alphabet and pronunciation.
5. Practice your reading skills of Thailand in the Learning Resource Centre Thai Thai. Here are the tests of understanding with Thai road signs, restaurant menus, popular and newspaper extracts. These examples will give you the opportunity to apply their reading skills to real life scenarios.
6. Proceed to the University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (Carla) website. This site offers a complete list of schools offering less commonly taught languages.
7. Complete the quest to discover the local schools offer courses in Thai language. Browse by language school for courses that specialize in learning to read Thai and select the course that suits your needs.
8. Download a free alphabet chart Learn Thai online or buy one from your local language school and hold next to your study area. These letters will help you learn, internalize and repeat the Thai alphabet and pronunciations through visual aids.

วันเสาร์ที่ 5 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554

Types of Buddha Statue Thailand

Types of Buddha Statue Thailand
There are many statues of Buddha in Thailand, shortly after it began to appear in the first and second centuries, styles of many developed countries. While there are rules that determine the position that the Buddha could be in the form and characteristics of the Buddha, Thai style in which the Buddha was still different.
Chiang Saen
Chiang Saen style, also known as the Lanna sty, developed between 1000 and 1800. This style, influenced by the art of Burma, Sri Lanka and India, usually depict the Buddha with big curls and a button of lotus. The torso of a Buddha Chiang Saen tends to be fat with a thin waist, the face is typically curved eyebrows, thin lips and a hooked nose.
Dvaravati style Dvaravati arose in the kingdom of Thailand, which flourished between 600 and 1000. Buddha in this style tend to have heavy influence over India at the beginning but eventually began to take on aspects of Khmer art. Dvaravati Buddhas have bulging eyes, thick lips and flat nose. When standing, the Buddha Dvaravati has a long-range suit for pimples, while a seated Buddha Dvaravati has a short coat draped over his left shoulder.
U Thong
U Thong Buddha were found in central Thailand between 1100 and 1400. In this way, the Buddha is carved a small group from the forehead and the hairline and the head is covered with small curls. The face of Buddha is very square. As time passed, became more oval face and body became longer and thinner.
The Sukhothai Buddha developed during the reign of the Kingdom of Sukhothai, which lasted from 1200 to 1400. Was greatly influenced by Sri Lanka. These Buddhas were distinguished by a flame on the top of the head of Buddha, which is covered with curls very well. Sukhothai Buddha has high, curved eyebrows and an expression of the lower face, smooth. Sukhothai Buddha's body has broad shoulders and a relatively small waist.
Art flourished in Lopburi, a provincial capital during the Khmer empire, from 1000 to 1100. Lopburi Buddha statues have a hair band and a smiling face is characterized by thick lips and prominent earlobes. These statues, often displayed on a base of lotus petals, are defended by large snakes.
The Ayutthaya period lasted from 1300 to 1700. In the artistic style of this realm, the Buddha had a square face with small sculpted lines above the eyes and upper lip. While the Buddha of this period began with a smiling face, the expression became stronger as the period progressed. Later in this period, representations of Buddha was adorned such as crowns and diadems.