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Thailand : the exotic inspiration

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Thailand : the exotic inspiration

  1. 1. The exotic inspired Thailand b y P a t P a t a r a n u t a p o r n
  2. 2. Welcome to my home Thailand is the place where I born. I grew up in this country with a warm hug of my culture. There are a lot of fantastic and impressive things in Thailand. So as a little boy who want to be a scientist I would like to present Thailand in another way. I called it “the Exotic inspired” because I got a lot of inspiration from my wonderful country in doing a research project. I discovered some secret treasure that I would like to share with you. So please feel free to step into my home country, Thailand. Pat Pataranutaporn Biotechnologist | Artist | Designer | Student
  3. 3. Thailand Welcome to the land of smile
  4. 4. Getting to know Thailand ประเทศไทย is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country in terms of total area, with an area of approximately 513,000 km2 (198,000 sq mi), and is the 20th-most-populous country, with around 64 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, Thailand The country is a constitutional monarchy, headed by King Rama IX, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, who, having reigned since 1946, is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.
  5. 5. Getting to know Thailand สวัสดีHello (Sawa dee The Thai greeting referred to as the wai consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. The higher the hands are held in relation to the face and the lower the bow, the more respect or reverence the giver of the wai is showing. The person waiing first may bow slightly, but the person returning the wai doesn't normally bow. ไหว้
  6. 6. exotic inspired Thailand Textile Connect world Biodiversity The secret treasure Agriculture The spirit of the past Food The World class kitchen Culture The unique heritage People We smile
  7. 7. exotic inspired Thailand Biodiversity The secret treasure Since time immemorial, Thailand has always been rich in biodiversity. From the past up to the present, biodiversity has supported the Thai way of life. The Thai people never had to face extreme problems of poverty and hunger. The country’s rich biodiversity is seen in the abundance of food and herbal medicines, in the fertile culture and in the diversity of tools that are used to sustain life.
  8. 8. exotic inspired Thailand Biodiversity The secret treasure Blue-winged Pitta Hornbills Siamese Fireback 982species of bird in Thailand Thai Elephant Elephants have been revered in Thailand for many centuries. Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. Symbol of Nation
  9. 9. exotic inspired Thailand Agriculture The spirit of the past The Thai people’s traditional way of life has always been in close harmony with nature. The Thai people have long developed beneficial uses of water, rice, fish, fruits, herbs and various forest products. Their indigenous way of life is reflected in ancient hieroglyphic stones. The discovery of rice and fruit grains is depicted in a cave in a northern province, dating some 6,000 years back.
  10. 10. exotic inspired Thailand Agriculture The spirit of the past The agriculture in Thailand is highly competitive, diversified and specialised and its exports are very successful internationally. Rice is the country's most important crop; Thailand is a major exporter in the world rice market. Other agricultural commodities produced in significant amounts include fish and fishery products, tapioca, rubber, grain, and sugar. Exports of industrially processed foods such as canned tuna, pineapples, and frozen shrimp are on the rise. The northern Thailand is home to Black Ivory coffee. A floating market is a market where goods are sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a notable floating market in Ratchaburi, Thailand, and a major tourist destination. The floating market at Damnoen Saduak is the old traditional way of selling vegetables, fruits,etc. from a small boat.
  11. 11. Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. The spiciness of Thai cuisine is well known. As with other Asian cuisines, balance, detail and variety are of great significance to Thai chefs. Thai food is known for its balance of three to four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. exotic inspired Thailand Food The World class kitchen
  12. 12. exotic inspired Thailand Food Tom yum is a spicy clear soup typical in Thailand. tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. The ancient art of Kae Sa Luk Thai fruit and vegetable carving adds beauty and immense value to every dish. It is the culmination of over seven centuries of history and heritage. Body and mind are focused on the conception and creation of ephemeral works of sheer exquisiteness. The World class kitchen
  13. 13. exotic inspired Thailand Culture The unique heritage Khon is a genre of dance drama from Thailand. It is traditionally performed solely in the royal court, by men in masks accompanied by narrators and a traditional piphat ensemble. A variation of this genre with female performers is called khon phu ying. The culture of diverse The culture of Thailand incorporates cultural beliefs and characteristics indigenous to the area known as modern day Thailand coupled with much influence from ancient India, China, Cambodia, along with the neighboring pre-historic cultures of Southeast Asia. It is influenced primarily by Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, as well as by later migrations from China, and southern India.
  14. 14. exotic inspired Thailand Culture The unique heritage Contemporary Thai Inspired by the battle scenes in Ramayana murals, Thai choreographer and dancer Pichet Klunchun explores the inherent human struggle between good and bad. To Pichet, the poses in these murals depict pivotal moments in the characters’ endeavour for balance. His new work Black and White embarks on a search for the delicate equilibrium of opposing forces, which must be found to achieve inner peace. The traditional khon mask
  15. 15. exotic inspired Thailand Culture The unique heritage Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997.
  16. 16. exotic inspired Thailand Culture The unique heritage Talung app by Pat is inspired by Nang Talung, a traditional shadow play from the South of Thailand. Modernization using computer graphic and web application brings Talung from folk culture to digital culture Talung puppet (Nang talung) is a traditional puppet made of cow skin. It is famous in the Southern Thailand. Besides its entertainment value, It maintain lasting popularity from the past to the present because of the sharp wit of the puppeteer who comments on the prevailing social occurrences and happenings through the puppets.
  17. 17. exotic inspired Thailand Culture History "Thai" means free, and therefore the meaning of Thailand is the "land of the free". Throughout the country's 800-year history, Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that have never been colonized. Formerly known as "Siam" but later on May 11, 1949, the country's name was changed to "Thailand" which it has since come to be known all around the world. By the 13th century the Thais had settled down within the Southeast Asian mainland with Sukhothai as the "first kingdom". Under King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, the land of Sukhothai was thriving which is regarded as a "golden age" in Thai history. Then in the 1350, a new dynasty led by King Ramathaibodi established a new capital at Ayutthaya. Following the defeat of the Burmese attack, King Taksin retreated to the south and established a new capital at Thonburi. After his death in 1782, the King was succeeded by King Phra Buddha Yodfah Chulaloke, who moved the capital to the present location in Bangkok due to the vulnerability of Thonburi to Burmese attack. The king founded the dynasty called Chakri dynasty which rules Thailand to the present day.
  18. 18. exotic inspired Thailand Culture Language Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people and Thai Chinese. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of the words in Thai are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language. Thai also has a complex orthography and relational markers. ประเทศไทย หรือชื่อทางการว่า ราช อาณาจักรไทย เป็นรัฐชาติอันตั้งอยู่บน คาบสมุทรอินโดจีนและมลายู ในภูมิภาค เอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ มีพรมแดนด้าน ตะวันออกติดประเทศลาวและประเทศกัมพูชา ทิศใต้เป็นแดนต่อแดนประเทศมาเลเซียและ อ่าวไทย ทิศตะวันตกติดทะเลอันดามันและ ประเทศพม่า และทิศเหนือติดประเทศพม่า และลาว มีแม่น้ำโขงกั้นเป็นบางช่วง ปกครอง ด้วยระบอบประชาธิปไตยแบบมีรัฐสภา มี ศูนย์กลางการบริหารราชการแผ่นดินอยู่ที่ กรุงเทพมหานคร และการปกครองส่วน ภูมิภาค จัดระเบียบเป็น 76 จังหวัด ไทย สวัสดี คน Hello (Sawa dee)Thai (Thai) Human (Kon) ใช่ Yes (Chai) ดู Watch (Doo) ดี Good (Dee)
  19. 19. exotic inspired Thailand Culture Architecture ! The architecture of Thailand is a major part of the country's rich cultural legacy and reflects both the challenges of living in Thailand's sometimes extreme climate as well as, historically, the importance of architecture to the Thai people's sense of community and religious beliefs. Influenced by the architectural traditions of many of Thailand's neighbors, it has also developed significant regional variation within its vernacular and religious buildings.
  20. 20. exotic inspired Thailand Culture Religion Religion plays a very important role in Thai life. Religion is considered an essential pillar of society, it s not only the major moral force of Thai family and community but has also contributed to the molding of freedom loving, individualistic, and tolerant people for many centuries.  Theravada or Hinayana Buddhism is the national religion of Thailand but there is total religious freedom and all major religions can be found in practice. There is absolute freedom of religion - Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and other faiths are practiced and protected by the constitution. Despite the fact that Buddhism is the faith of majority, both the king and the government uphold and support all the religions accepted by the people. Amidst rich diversity of beliefs, people of Thailand have always lived together in peace and harmony. 
  21. 21. exotic inspired Thailand Textile Connect world Thai silkis produced from the cocoons of Thai silkworms. Thai weavers, mainly from the Khorat Plateau in the northeast region of Thailand, raise the caterpillars on a steady diet of mulberry leaves. Khorat is the center of the silk industry in Thailand and a steady supplier of rose Thai silk for many generations. Today, Thai silk is famous for its special qualities produced through unparalleled manufacturing processes, bearing unique patterns and colors. The formal Thai costume, known in Thai as chut thai phra ratcha niyom, literally Thai dress of royal endorsement, includes several sets of dress, designed as the Thai national costume in formal occasions. Although described and intended for use as national costume, they are of relatively modern origins, having been conceived in the second half of the twentieth century.
  22. 22. exotic inspired Thailand People We smile Hospitality Friendliness Warmest Polite Relax Thai people are extremely friendly, hospitable and warm-hearted welcoming of foreigners. The expression "Land of Smiles" is very accurate in describing the Thai view of life, as people deem a minute without a smile to be a lost minute. Thais are very proud of their country, very loyal to their King and for the most part, strong believers in the Buddhist value system; meaning that all humans are equal.
  23. 23. Thailand Welcome to the land of smile

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