Traditional Thailand

Thailand is fast becoming a modernised country and a lot of the traditional ways of life and work have either already disappeared or are fast becoming extinct. As a result I wish to try and document some of these things before it is to late. Although these blog posts will be part of my daily ramblings I thought I would post the links on this page to make it easy for the reader who isn’t interested in my personal life but of traditional Thailand. 

 

Samlor Taxis:

Separating rice from the husk:

Traditional Thai wedding:

Wild Bush Honey:

A real Barber shop:

Making a throw net:

Celebrating Loy Krathong ลอยกระทง in my village
Sepak Takraw ตะกร้อ

6 responses to “Traditional Thailand

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog.
    It’s true modernization is taking its toll, but on the other hand many of us live much more comfortably now than 20 years ago…I remember a house without electricity, without water, with an ox for transport, and with only a small black and white Tv in the village – powered by a car battery – that we had to watch through slats in the headman’s walls!

    Whilst we now have aircon, a pickup, a refrigerator and satellite TV, we still respect our traditions and I’m sure you’d agree that this is what makes Isaan what it is – and we hope we can keep the spirit of Isaan alive by always valuing a smile and friendship over a new motorcycle!

    MeMock replied “What a great comment, fantastic to hear from you. My wife has the same memories as you except she was allowed to watch the TV from inside but only is she had brought her 1 baht (.03 cents) with her to help pay for the battery to be recharged!
    I also hope that the traditions of Thailand stay true and strong, although it is inevitable that some of the techniques of doing things will disappear like they do everywhere. I hope that I can record some of this for the future.”

  2. Ha – found it -remembered you calling yourself ‘memock’

  3. I have been lucky enough to experience the traditions of Thai village life over the past eight years. I have watched children grow up and leave for the “Big Smoke” returning briefly for the holidays changed by modern life. Some have been successful and have shared their good fortune building new “Surburban” houses for parents that have no need of them, apart from the face issue. Once the child returns to their busy lives, normality returns, only one light at night, cooking on a charcoal fire outside and living only on the ground floor.
    The more things change the more they stay the same!

  4. Too bad Thailand is no longer becoming a modernized country. Maybe things will improve a little later..

  5. Hi Mr. Meemock,
    Hope doing well, enjoying the village life,,, I wish I could do the same, recently I visited Thailand for the first time, and travelled from Sattun to BKK
    by bus, and felt the essence of rural thai,,, and read a lot about thai traditions,
    nice to read your experiences … loking forward for more

    anwar
    india

  6. Hi Mr. Meemock,
    Hope doing well, enjoying the village life,,, I wish I could do the same, recently I visited Thailand for the first time, and travelled from Sattun to BKK
    by bus, and felt the essence of rural thai,,, and read a lot about thai traditions,
    nice to read your experiences … loking forward for more

    anwar
    india

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