The elaborately decorated Royal Barge Suphannahong, or “The Golden Swan,” and a cotton rose are two significant symbols of Thailand that reflect the country’s rich cultural heritage. They are often featured on the interior of temple walls to depict the cultural values of the society. But the Thai people’s way of life and culture, or what we call ‘Thainess,’ is not just found in murals or other artwork, because they are deeply implanted in the people’s souls. Thailand boasts a strong culture, traditions, beliefs, values and customs that are unique and extraordinary — a harmonious mix of cultures intertwined with the quintessential Thai way of life.
The brilliant emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea contrast with the blue skies above and the white sand of the shore.
In Thailand, rich and colorful festivals are held all over the country all throughout the year. Every region celebrates its unique culture and some provinces are well-known outside of Thailand for their incredible celebrations.
Modern art has not been around in Thailand as long as it has in Western countries, but the Thai creative arts have existed for centuries.
Thai Way of Life
Though the authentic Thai way of life is slow and humble, Thailand’s bustling capital is one of the Far East’s most energetic cities.
Thailand is full of local wisdom and endowed with natural resources that can cure or prevent diseases.
Thailand is home to a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The Thai people have preserved their cultural values and traditions, while showing an ability to absorb, imitate and assimilate elements of foreign cultures that complement their own aesthetic preferences.
Thailand’s tropical climate opens up an array of opportunities for fun in the sun. The friendly climate and abundance of natural resources is an important part of Thai heritage.