The Siam Magazine

Thai Lifestyle and Culture at Its Best.

History of Thai Rice

Rice, the national staple of Thailand, has appeared inmyths and in history since long ago, leaving clues about Thai civilizationat least as far back as 5,500 years ago. Rice husks

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A Wonderous Truck

The Etan is a vehicle produced in Thailand and used for agricultural work. The word etan comes from the loud “tan-tan-tan” clatter of the engines, hence the name “e-tan.” Farmers

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Sato

Sato or nam-khao is a kind of alcoholic spirit made from various kinds of rice fermented using a small ball of mold or yeast so that the rice breaks down

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An Important Seasoning of Isaan

Plara (or in the Isaan language, pla-daek or pla-noi) is a food local to Laos, parts of Vietnam, and the northeast region of Thailand (also called Isaan). It is usually

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Kapi

Kapi(shrimp paste) is a condiment used throughout the Southeast Asian sub-continent and southern China. Shrimp paste is believed to have originated with fisherman who needed to preserve the shrimp they

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Illness During the Rainy Season

As the seasons change and the weather shifts, you must keep mindful of your health. At times there will be rain, at times, sun; so make sure to take with

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The Importance of Khao Phansa

Khao Phansais an important day in Buddhism in which Theravadin Buddhist monks vow to remain in one place for the 3 months of the rainy season (a period known in

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Ko Chang

Ko Chang is the foremost tourist destination of Thailanddue to its gorgeous natural beauty, both at land and sea, as well as its white, fine, pristine sand. The island features

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The dugong

The dugong is one of fifteen reserved wild animals of Thailand, and the only one of the sea. The dugong, or “sea cow,” is a mammal which inhabitsthe temperate oceans

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Kolae Boat

A kolae boat is a kind of boat from the lowermost part of Thailand, especially the provinces along the southern border. The word kolae in the Yawi language means “to

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