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Thailand

Background & Highlights

Ever since the 16th century "Siam" has conjured up images of a sumptuous court life and the mysterious Orient. Modern Thailand is much more than an exotic getaway it is a fiercely independent kingdom which, unlike its neighbours, has never been colonised.

Even now, hospitality is a way of life to its proud, resilient people, ...

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Thai Dance

Although the traditional performing arts are not as vibrant as they once were, suffering inroads by western entertainments and generally changing tastes, Thai dance drama is not extinct. What survives displays the elegance of an art form refined over centuries and supported by regal patronage.

Batik, Silk, Ikat

Southern Thailand's Community Homestays
Staying as a guest of a community can be a highly rewarding experience, adding real meaning to a holiday and creating opportunities for a genuine cultural exchange leaving all parties wiser and more enlightened to cultural differences. Koh Yao Yai...

Traditional Medicine

Thai Village Life and Traditional Medicine
Thailand's cultural and social roots are firmly set in the countryside, in fact, when Mahatma Gandhi said of his home country "... the real India is in the villages". He could just as easily have been referring to Thailand, a country whose political and cultural birth was in the "million rice fields" of the ancient Lanna Thai Kingdom.

Hideaways & Retreats

Northern Thai Country Living
Immerse yourself in rural Thai life, learn to cook delicious Thai cuisine, gently cycle through surrounding countryside & villages, and participate alms giving to the local Buddhist monks.

Anthropology & Tribes

Chan's Nature Walks, Mae Hongson
Experience the hills of northwestern Thailand through eyes opened by the unsurpassed knowledge of our local expert, Chan. Explore the flora and fauna along the route and visit tribal communities that live deep in this mountainous region close to the Burma border.

Thai Dance

Although the traditional performing arts are not as vibrant as they once were, suffering inroads by western entertainments and generally changing tastes, Thai dance drama is not extinct. What survives displays the elegance of an art form refined over centuries and supported by regal patronage.
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