The Siam Magazine

Thai Lifestyle and Culture at Its Best.

The Moken

The Moken (also spelled Mawken or Morgan; Thai: called “chao le”), are an Austronesian ethnic group with about 2,000 to 3,000 members who maintain a nomadic, sea-based culture. They speak

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Stink Bean: A local delicacy with quite a smell

While there are an abundance of herbs local to south Thailand, one in particular, popular both on its own and mixed with other ingredients, is called sato (or in English,

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Heat Stroke   

As summer begins, many people complain about the heat. Bodies feel icky-sticky with sweat, not to mention how they tan under the blazing sun. Still many in their hearts yearn

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SO WHAT’S WITH BATIK?

Batik, also known in Thai as batae, is a form of textile produced through the selective application of a “wax resist” which blocks dye from soaking into the fabric wherever

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Ang Khang Royal Project

Doi Ang Khang is a mountain in Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It is part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border. It

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A Northern Delicacy and Streptococcus suis

Laab refers to a Northern Thai delicacy, a spicy salad made from minced raw meat and eaten at special occasions, parties, and festivals. It’s primary ingredient? Meat. Pork, beef, chicken,

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Northern Thai Dance

The word fonrefers to the style of performance specific to the North, a style influenced by nearby cultures and people. In the reign of the Rama VI, the Princess Dara

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Nam Prik Num

The cuisine of North Thailand follows ancestral tradition. The majority of foods come from nature, whether from the forests or just around the house, and are collected seasonally, whether they

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The Thai Cherry Blossom

The ‘Queen Tiger’ is a plant in the Prunus genus which flowers in February and can be found throughout the high mountains in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai,

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as “Doi Suthep” although this is actually the name

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