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