Thai history

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai statue restoration sparks debate over authenticity

    The Chiang Mai governor coordinated with the Fine Arts Department to restore a 400 year old giant statue at a prominent historical temple, sparking criticism from an academic who argues that the restoration was inappropriate. The controversy began when an assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University, Surachai Jongjitngam criticised the restoration of a large…

  • Thailand News

    Rocking history: Ancient artefact unearths Srivijaya secrets

    Archaeologists revealed that an ancient sandstone artefact discovered in some temple grounds dates back to the era of the Srivijaya Kingdom. A history tour group stumbled upon the sandstone while visiting Wat Palilaik in tambon Lamet. The group quickly informed Chaiya District Chief Chaowalit Rodjanarat about their find, suspecting the artefact to be over 1,000 years old due to its…

  • Food

    How Pad Thai saved Thailand

    Thailand’s national food, Pad Thai, is recognised around the world for its appeal to foodies everywhere. This delicious combination of sour, spicy, and sweet ingredients represents a major development in Thai politics and culture in addition to tasting amazing. It serves as a compelling example of the powerful role food can play in reflecting a nation’s history. Origins of Pad…