Similar to Italians, Thais cook mainly with fresh products from the weekly market. Supermarket cuisine only works if freshness is guaranteed. This is usually not the case, as much comes from Chinese cultivation areas, which one does not trust because of massive use of pesticides. At the local weekly markets, you know each other, rely […]
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A “Mah Song” swinging a flag. The main protagonists of the vegetarian festival are the Mah Song. Chosen by the Chinese emperor gods they appear as the media on the occasion of these special days. In honor of the event, the visit of these 9 divinities is embodied by them. At the beginning of the […]
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According to tradition, the Vegetarian Festival originated in Kathu/Phuket. Phuket was formerly a jungle island, inhabited by a few families who lived from fishing. The rise of Phuket began with immigrant South Chinese who knew how to capitalize on the rich tin deposits.
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How does a Thai tick? A good question to which tourists have more bad than good answers. It is not only ignorance that hides the pitfalls of this culture so alien to us. Even the magic that this land and its ever smiling people radiate only lets us guess what is behind it.