Thai Culture Mobile Application

Thai Culture Min of Culture’s new app touts 70,000 tourist destinations

BANGKOK, 12 November 2015, (NNT) – The Ministry of Culture recently unveiled the ‘Thai Culture Mobile Application,’ offering smartphone users a collection of more than 70,000 cultural destinations and related information in the ASEAN region.

Culture Minister Weera Rojpojanarat explained the application would display cultural tourist attractions within a 10-kilometer radius from the phone’s location. He added that the mobile application contains cultural tourism information in Thai, Chinese and English about such venues as national parks, temples, traditional settlements, prehistoric cave sites and markets offering cultural goods.

The minister is confident that the application would satisfy the need of cultural tourists, students and cultural heritage enthusiasts, while promoting tourism in Thailand and ASEAN member countries. He said the application can be modified to include other related information, such as traditional accommodations and restaurants.

The application is now available for free on both Android and iOS devices.

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Thailand superstition

Thailand superstition: Four year old twins ‘get married’ to help ward off evil spirits

Thailand superstition

 

CHAINAT: The parents of four year old twins have held a wedding ceremony for their children in the hope of saving them from bad luck and evil spirits.

The ceremony, which was held at the family home in Chainat province, was just like a typical Thai wedding and even included payment of a sinsod, a traditional wedding parade, guests and a blessing from local monks.

The father, Mr Somkiat, told Thairath that the marriage between his son Nong Crepe and daughter Nong Cream had been arranged to help bring them good luck and prevent evil from taking their souls.

As strange as it sounds, this practice isn’t uncommon in Thailand, with many Thais believing that twins of opposite sex are at a high risk from living a life tormented by bad luck and evil spirits.

Some Thais believe that opposite sex twins were lovers in the past life.

The children’s father said that he wanted to trick the evil spirits into thinking his children were a genuine couple rather than twin brother and sister, so that they would be free from bad luck.

Mr Somkiat added that if the marriage hadn’t taken place one or both of his twin children would likely die at the hands of the evil spirits.

Source: Thairath

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