Category: Thai Culture

Novice Monks eating Lunch

The photograph shows a group of novice monks eating their last meal of the day. Many children become novices for a few weeks during the summer holidays. It’s not easy for them as they can only eat twice a day.…

Morning Alms Round in Chiang Khan

Early morning is a great time to go out and photograph a small sleepy town as it wakes up. If you are out and about before sunrise, you might stumble across a scene like this with people offering food to…

Rehearsals for Royal Barge Procession

During October 2012, navy personnel will be taking part in weekly rehearsals for the Royal Barge Procession along the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun. The final event will take place on Friday 9th November. Anyone can go along and…

Human Puppets

I think we are all probably familiar with the different kinds of puppet shows. Everything from the basic hand puppets to more intricately designed puppets operated by a series of strings. In Thailand, there are also shadow puppets. But, it…

Thai Puppet Dance

Performers dressed in black put on a puppet dance at the re-opening of  Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2008 after it was closed forcibly by the yellow shirts. The show was part of the brainchild of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)…

Thai Puppets

This is a picture of some Thai puppets on sale at a temple in Chiang Mai. I bought two of them which now hang on the wall at my house. They always seem to look better in the shop. But,…