Thailand – Siam Kingdom

 

Local name of the country : Prathet Thaï 

 

Languages : Thai or Siamese

 

For more information :

Tourism Thailand

Mekong Responsible Tourism

Surfing Waves

 

Activities

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

Chiang Mai (Village World Label) : Limeleaf Ecolodge, Spicy Villa Ecolodge, Chai Lai Sisters

Chumpon (Village World Label) : Eco-Logic – Resort for Charity

Kanchanaburi (Village World Label) : Shanti Farm

 

Gastronomy :

 

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

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