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  • 1.
  • 2. Welcome to Thailand
    Introduction
    Brief History and hill tribes
    Religion
    Major tourist attractions
    Food Culture
    Customs and Traditions
    Sex Industry
    Conclusion
  • 3. Geography
    Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand
    Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 100 00 E
    Area: 514,000 sq km
    4 main zones:
    the fertile central plains;
    the northeast plateau;
    the mountainous North;
    the tropical southern peninsula.
    ClimateTemp.: 38°C-19°C (annual average :29°C.)
    Humidity :66%-82.8%.
  • 4. Thailand –background information
  • 5. Brief Introduction of Thai History
    Ancient Empires
    Hill Tribes
    The origin of Thai people
  • 6. Where are Tai people originally from?
    migrated originally from southern China
    originally from what is today Szechuan province in China
    have moved in and out of Southeast Asia beginning as early as 5000 years ago
  • 7. Ancient Empires
    NanChao Kingdom
  • 8. Ancient Empires
    Dvaravati Civilization
  • 9. Ancient Empires
    The influence of Pagan, Mon and Khmer
  • 10. Ancient Empires
    The kingdom of Sukhothai
    The Ayutthaya empire
  • 11. Hill Tribes
    who are those ethnic groups
    7 major tribes and some smaller tribes
    Becoming major tourists attraction
  • 12. Religion
  • 13. Briefintroduction of Buddhism
    Over90% of Thai people
  • 14. The Monk Hood in Thailand
    http://www.thaiphotoblogs.com/media/blogs/new/090701b.jpg
    http://www.thai-blogs.com/media/leaving_01.jpg
  • 15. The Monk Hood in Thailand
    www.luteyn.net/Thailand/Monnikken_E.html
  • 16. The Monk Hood in Thailand
    www.luteyn.net/Thailand/Monnikken_E.html
  • 17. The temple and villages
  • 18. http://www.thai-blogs.com/media/blogs/steve/Watou3.jpg
  • 19. Thai village temple
    http://www.thaihomestays.com/images/temple1.jpg
  • 20. The religious influence on Thai’s way of getting along with people
    A “weapon”
    The Thai smile
  • 21. The religious influence on Thai’s way of getting along with people
    A slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion
    www.thailandbuddy.com/culture/index.html
  • 22. The religious influence on Thai’s way of getting along with people
    The wai has been adopted by western cultural symbols in Thailand, including McDonald’s
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ronald_mcdonald_thailand.jpg
  • 23. Some Major Tourist Attractions
    Wat Pho in Bangkok
    • combines history, medical science and is a center for meditation and traditional massage training
    • 24. most famous for the golden reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters and has feet inlaid with mother-of pearl.
  • Some Major Tourist Attractions
    Vimanmek Palace in Bangkok
    • an outstanding example of 19th century architecture
    • 25. the principal building in the palace compound
    • 26. built for King Rama V
  • Some Major Tourist Attractions
    WatPhra That DoiSuthep in Chiang Mai
    • most important and famous Chiang Mai landmark
    • 27. The temples courtyard is lined by a cloister, which contains images and murals depicting Buddha’s life.
  • Some Major Tourist Attractions
    WatPhraKaeo in Chiang Rai
    • the best known of the northern temples
    • 28. once housed the Emerald Buddha
    • 29. Has most important Buddha statue which was discovered in 1444
  • Some Major Tourist Attractions
    Phraya Singhanatracha Memorial in Mae Hong Son
    • commemorates the first governor of Mae Hong Son
    • 30. As a Thai Yai native from Burma (Myanmar), He was regarded by the people as the governor of KhunYuam Town
  • Some Major Tourist Attractions
    Wat To Phae in Mae Hong Son
    • it is said that raft assembling people used to gather up in this area prior to making a teak trees raft trip to the marketing places.
  • ……………………Food…………………..
    fresh herbs, spices, fish sauce
    four fundamental tastes:
    salty, spicy, sweet, and sour
  • 31. Typical Thai meal
    a curry, a stir-fry, a salad,
    a vegetable dish , a soup, Rice
    Healthy
    popular dishes:
    tom yam kung (spicy shrimp soup)
    kaengkhiao wan kai(green chicken curry)
    phatthai(fried noodles of Thai style)
  • 32. Thailand as eating paradise
    Grains, vegetables, meat
    (major agricultural country)
    Fresh !
    Delicious !
    Cheap !
    Seafood -easily acquired
    (many rivers and the sea)
    Fruits-well harvested
    (the ideal tropical climate and  growing environment)
  • 33. Eating etiquette
    • fork , spoon and hands; X knife
    (all ingredients are cut in slices or small pieces)
    Frequent snacking
    XWasting of food
    Group dining (sharing harmony)
    Eating on the ground
    I can sense the HARMONY among the Thais !
  • 34. Custom
    No shoes indoor
    feet : the lowest and dirtiest part of the body
    Don’t touch anyone’s head
    head : the most respected part
    smiling but little eye contact during conversation
    Sincere, quiet, subtle and indirect
    squat toilet
    water reservoirs
    Time concept- late is commonly acceptable
    Common Traffic jam
    Slow service procedure
    Late appointments
  • 35. Festival
    Chiang Mai Flower Festival
    (taking place for 3 days from the first Friday of February)
    promote the growing of flowers and decorative plants in Chiang Mai
    feature a parade of dances and music, beauty contests and display of precious plants.
  • 36. Songkran Festival (13-15 Apr)
    traditional Thai New Year
    water splashing
    merit making,
    cleaning houses
    honouring elders
    parades of dancers and music troupes
    boat races
  • 37. Candle Festival (usually held on KhaoPhansa Day)
    huge, intricately carved candles to be lit continuously
    folk dances and floats to the monasteries
  • 38.  LoiKrathong Festival (8 Nov)
    float krathongs (lotus-shaped vessels lovely decorated with flowers and lit candles)
    thanksgiving and worship to the Goddess of Water
  • 39. Sport
    THAI BOXING
    "MUAY THAI"
    “The Art of the Eight Limbs"
    -use of hands, shins, elbows, and knees
  • 40. Sex Industry
    Thailand Sex Worship
    http://www.indigoguide.com/thailand/industry.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PatPong_Dancer.jpg
  • 41. Thailand Sex Worship
  • 42. Female Go-go dancer in Thailand
    • Prostitution
    • 43. Child Prostitution
  • Patpong Prostitute District
  • 44. The transsexual Thai boxer
    Miss Tiffany constestants
  • 45. Kathoey
    Transgender, transvestite, transsexual
    Now: homosexual
    More “accepted” in society
    Kathoey beauty contests
    KATHOEY, TRANSSEXUAL/ FEMALE IMPERSONATOR, PATTAYA
  • 46. Photos from Miss Tiffany
  • 47. Gay Festival
  • 48. Conclusion
    Culture Analysis
  • 49. Conclusion
    Effect of culture to hospitality and tourism industry
    Increase hospitality and tourism industry
  • 50. reference
    Clift S. & Luongo M. & Callister C., gay tourism culture, identity and sex, Edited, 2002, continuum, New York
    Hoare, Timothy, Thailand: A Global Studies Handbook, ABC-CLIO, Inc, Sta Barbara, California, Usa
    Kislenko, Arne. Culture and customs of Thailand, Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
    Mortimer, Louis, Thailand, A Country Study, 1989 United States Government, United States of America
    Pattayamail, Pattaya Mail – Vol. XV No.9 – Friday March 2 – March 8, 2007 Our Community, [Online] (Updated March 8, 2007), Available at: http://www.pattayamail.com/709/community.shtml [Accessed 22.Oct.09]
    Ryan C. & Hall C.M., Sex Tourism – Marginal people and liminalities, 2001, Routledge, London
    Slaughter R. and Kerbo H, Modern Thailand, 2000, The McGraw-Gill Companies, United States of America
    Truong T.D., Sex,Money and Morality: Prostitution and Tourism in Southeast Asia, 1990, Zed Books Ltd., USA
  • 51. References
    Thai Photo Blogs, Thailand Pictures: Miss Tiffany 2009, [Online] (Updated 16 May, 2009), Available at: http://www.thaiphotoblogs.com/index.php?blog=5&title=miss-tifffany-2009&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 [Accessed 22.Oct.09]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PatPong_Dancer.jpg
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Thailand
    http://www.indigoguide.com/thailand/industry.htm
    http://www.hellosiam.com/html/thailand/thailand-religion.htm
    http://www.thaibuddhism.net
    http://www.thaiworldview.com
  • 52. Thankyou!
    Group Member:
    Geraldine
    Hansoo
    Lucy
    Michelle
    Maria

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