Local name of the country : Prathet Thaï
Languages : Thai or Siamese
For more information :
Hiking : Sri Phang Nga National Park (Khao Lak), Pranburi Waterfall, Khao Pom (Ko Samui), Trail 11 (Khao Yai National Park), Phu Kradueng National Park, Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail
Green Trails : offering outdoor and trekking tours in North Thailand and they have their own ecotrekking code of conduct.
Active Thailand : Hiking, White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Cycling
Thai Sailing : Catamaran & Sailing Cruises in Phuket
River Rovers : Eco Cruises & Tours
Places to stay :
Mook Lanta Eco Resort : strives to be an environmentally friendly resort, and whilst we cannot be perfect, we do try to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ in our day to day activities in the resort.
Bangkok Tree House : has beautiful outdoor showers, bamboo curtains and does not have air-conditioners in most of our public space but instead rely on the natural river breeze for a minimal impact on the environment. They do not have roads for cars leading to the Bangkok Tree House, the only way to access our secluded location is by foot, bike or boat.
Spicy Villa Eco Lodge : offers bungalows located high in the mountains of Mae Wang area. The lodge strives to minimize our impact on environment and aims to help local communities.
Keemala : Green Pearls Awarded
Chumpon (Village World Label) : Eco-Logic – Resort for Charity
Kanchanaburi (Village World Label) : Shanti Farm
Cultural characteristics :
Do not wear red shirt, it will remind the riots of 2010. Otherwise yellow is great to show : it is the king’s color.
Do not use your foot to close the door of the fridge.
Some words to learn :
Sawat Dii Kha (woman) – Good morning
Sawat Dii Khrab (man) – Good morning
Khor Thoort – Excuse me / Sorry
Tchaï kha / Kha (woman) – Yes
Tchaï krap / Krap (man) – Yes
Maï – No
Khorb Khun Khrab (man) – Thank you
Khorb Khun Kha (woman) – Thank you
Neung – One
Song – Two
Sam – Three
Ko – Island
Farang – Foreigner