The Siam Magazine

Thai Lifestyle and Culture at Its Best.

The charm of North Thailand

The North is the uppermost region of Thailand. It’s filled with destinations bothhistorical and beautiful, replete with mountains and waterfalls. Due to its elevation, its mountains serve as the source

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Surgical Masks

The Department of Disease Control of the Ministry of Public Health recognizes the importance of preventing and controlling the infectious disease, the flu. In Thailand, influenza occurs all year round,

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Khanom Krok

“Khanom Krok”: this fragrant, sweet and rich food is one kind of old fashioned Thai dessert made from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk and then poured onto a special

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Bangkok: The Silent City

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has been named the most tourist friendly city in the world according to a 2013 survey by MasterCard Worldwide Global Destination Cities Index. Accounting for

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How do you use incense?

For the Buddhists who wish to make offerings regularly, one essential and sacrosanct item in the act of paying homage is the incense. Incense sticks, or joss stick, have been

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A Portable Football

Football is the most widely accepted and most popular sport throughout the world—including in Thailand. Football began in Thailand in 1897 when Chao Phraya Dharmakirti introduced football for the first

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Loikatong in the Four Regions of Thailand

Loikatong occurs every year in November as winter begins. The weather is cool and pleasant and in this season of flooding the water fills the stream bank, revealing the river’s

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Pueraria Butea Superba

Red Kwao Krua (scientific name Pueraria Butea Superba) is a large creeper vine which when mature becomes as large and thick as a tree. The vine grows in the northern

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine twists or curves to one side. This results in an unnatural and unbalanced appearance in the back. When the curvature becomes extreme, it

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Food poisoning

Food poisoning occurs throughout the world due to the consumption of improperly cooked seafood and contaminated water. The majority of cases appear during the warmer months of the year, as

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