Culture - Thai

WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 17652 [post_author] => 12 [post_date] => 2014-08-23 09:30:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-23 04:00:49 [post_content] => Thailand is an exotic land of vivid shades and tastes. People from around the world flock to the country each year for its diverse forms of entertainment that are suitable for every age group. Have you ever wondered what the Thai do for their entertainment? The Thai are very outgoing by nature and they love their entertainment, all forms of it. Be it kickboxing or dancing, the same enthusiasm is maintained all over the country. Here's a list of the forms of entertainment in Thailand that have bound the people of this country together for centuries. These forms have evolved over the years to suit the changing environment and culture.

Thai Martial Arts:

Martial arts in ThailandImage: Baron Reznik used under the Creative Commons Licence

Being a community that had to fight to maintain their kingdom, the Thais naturally learned the art of defense, mastered it, and came up with their own techniques that built the Thai martial arts from scratch. With martial arts ranging from the popular Muay Thai to the ancient art of Silat Pattani, Thailand is slowly taking these forms to the global audience. Read more...

Thai Dance:

Classic KhonPhoto Courtesy Asia Society used under Creative Common Licence

The Thai traditional dances are symbolic of the Thai character itself. The art forms are very strict, employing 108 basic movements while keeping the body upright from the neck to the hips, moving up and down using only the knees, and stretching to the rhythm of the music. Apart from the various forms of classical dance, Thailand also houses a number of folk dances that have their roots both in the indigenous tribal cultures and various colonial influences from Burma and Indonesia. Read more...

Thai Sports:

5 traditional Thai sportsImage: Norhendra Ruslan used under the Creative Commons Licence

Thailand is also a hub for popular sports which form an integral part of the Thai culture. Passed on from generation to generation, Thailand has developed its own distinctive sporting culture that has become a major source of entertainment in Asia. Read more...

Thai Art:

Learn about Thai artImage: Naruemon Buengmoon used under the Creative Commons Licence

Religion has played a great role in influencing Thai art, as is evident in Thai sculptures which almost exclusively lend themselves to Buddhism. The renowned Emerald Buddha statue in the Wat Phra Kaew, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is a great example of this influence. In fact, Thai art is so heavily influenced by Buddha that it is also referred to as Buddhist Art. Thai paintings primarily depicted the Jataka tales, which originated in India and illustrate the previous lives of Buddha, in human as well as animal form. Read more...

Thai Shopping:

Chiang Mai Night BazaarPhoto Courtesy Qsimple used under Creative Commons Licence

To the inexperienced eye, Thailand's crowded streets and malls might be a chaotic whirlpool of scarves, precious stones, bags, and belts. But if you know where to go, Thailand will ensure you shop till you drop without burning too big a hole in your pocket. Known world over for its budget-friendly shopping, Thailand is a must-visit for shopaholics of all kinds. Read more... [post_title] => Traditional Entertainment in Thailand [post_excerpt] => The forms of entertainment in Thailand and their origins. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => forms-of-entertainment-in-thailand [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-02 11:04:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-02 00:04:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://asianinspirations.com.au/?post_type=culture&p=17652 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => asian-culture [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Traditional Entertainment in Thailand

Thailand is an exotic land of vivid shades and tastes. People from around the world flock to the country each year for its diverse forms of entertainment that are suitable for every age group. Have you ever wondered what the Thai do for their entertainment?

The Thai are very outgoing by nature and they love their entertainment, all forms of it. Be it kickboxing or dancing, the same enthusiasm is maintained all over the country. Here’s a list of the forms of entertainment in Thailand that have bound the people of this country together for centuries. These forms have evolved over the years to suit the changing environment and culture.

Thai Martial Arts:

Martial arts in ThailandImage: Baron Reznik used under the Creative Commons Licence

Being a community that had to fight to maintain their kingdom, the Thais naturally learned the art of defense, mastered it, and came up with their own techniques that built the Thai martial arts from scratch. With martial arts ranging from the popular Muay Thai to the ancient art of Silat Pattani, Thailand is slowly taking these forms to the global audience. Read more…

Thai Dance:

Classic KhonPhoto Courtesy Asia Society used under Creative Common Licence

The Thai traditional dances are symbolic of the Thai character itself. The art forms are very strict, employing 108 basic movements while keeping the body upright from the neck to the hips, moving up and down using only the knees, and stretching to the rhythm of the music. Apart from the various forms of classical dance, Thailand also houses a number of folk dances that have their roots both in the indigenous tribal cultures and various colonial influences from Burma and Indonesia. Read more…

Thai Sports:

5 traditional Thai sportsImage: Norhendra Ruslan used under the Creative Commons Licence

Thailand is also a hub for popular sports which form an integral part of the Thai culture. Passed on from generation to generation, Thailand has developed its own distinctive sporting culture that has become a major source of entertainment in Asia. Read more…

Thai Art:

Learn about Thai artImage: Naruemon Buengmoon used under the Creative Commons Licence

Religion has played a great role in influencing Thai art, as is evident in Thai sculptures which almost exclusively lend themselves to Buddhism. The renowned Emerald Buddha statue in the Wat Phra Kaew, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is a great example of this influence. In fact, Thai art is so heavily influenced by Buddha that it is also referred to as Buddhist Art. Thai paintings primarily depicted the Jataka tales, which originated in India and illustrate the previous lives of Buddha, in human as well as animal form. Read more…

Thai Shopping:

Chiang Mai Night BazaarPhoto Courtesy Qsimple used under Creative Commons Licence

To the inexperienced eye, Thailand’s crowded streets and malls might be a chaotic whirlpool of scarves, precious stones, bags, and belts. But if you know where to go, Thailand will ensure you shop till you drop without burning too big a hole in your pocket. Known world over for its budget-friendly shopping, Thailand is a must-visit for shopaholics of all kinds. Read more…

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