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The Thai Solutions Blog

Thailand Songkran Festival explained (and where to celebrate it)

The traditional Thai New Year or Songkran is a public holiday in Thailand, that falls on April 13th-15th, based on the Thai lunar calendar. Since Aries is the first astrological sign in the zodiac, Songkran is celebrated when the sun moves into Aries. Nowadays, Thais celebrate both the New Year, according to the Christian Calendar, and the traditional Thai … Read More

Why do people give food to Monks in Thailand? (alms giving)

Alms giving is one of the most common practices among Thai Buddhists. It’s a way to support the monks, who study and practice the Buddha’s teachings, by offering them food. At the same time, we learn to give and to let go. Alms Round From dawn until around 7 o’clock, monks walk bare feet with their … Read More

Top apps to supercharge your Thai language learning in 2023

My name is Kevin. I moved to Thailand a year ago from California, USA and started to study Thai at Thai Solutions School. I’d say now I have basic conversational and reading fluency; I can talk to anybody and read signs and menus. Over this time period, I’ve consumed dozens of podcasts, apps and books. … Read More

Overstaying in Thailand: Penalties and what to do (2023)

People overstay in Thailand for a number of reasons: some miscalculate the days they are staying, some accidentally follow guidelines that applies to a different nationality, and some do it on purpose because they don’t realize that the Thai government takes overstaying very seriously. If you realize you are about to overstay, we recommend leaving … Read More

Pantip Plaza is DEAD – What happened to it? Where to go instead?

Pantip Plaza, located right next to the Platinum Fashion Mall used to be the unequivocal king of electronics shopping malls. It was a cavernous hub of all things blinking, spinning, wired and wireless. Shoppers would delight in the low prices and range of electronics you could buy. It was truly a sight to behold: Why … Read More

Thailand Travel Restrictions & Visa Exemptions (Updated 2023)

Summary: Proof of Vaccination is no longer required As of December 2022, proof of vaccination, COVID19 test results, or Thailand Pass are no longer required for any foreign nationals to enter Thailand. Read official announcement. Visa Exemption- 45 days From 1 Oct 2022 until 31 March 2023, you can enter Thailand for 45 days (increased … Read More

How to ask for the bathroom in Thai

Here are some useful Thai phrases and questions relating to bathrooms. In Thai, the bathroom is called hong nam. Another common way to say it but in writing (that is often put on toilet signs) is sukha. Occasionally, the word for male and female will be added to the toilet signs, such as hong nam ying meaning female toilet, or hong nam … Read More

How to say “I don’t understand” in Thai, and other survival phrases

ไม่เข้าใจ (mâi kâo jai) Don’t understand in Thai is simply (mâi), which means no. and (kâo jai) which means understand. If you’re unfamiliar with Thai accents, you can simply say (my-cow-jai) (you can even remember it like “my cow is jai” whatever that means) however it is much more likely that Thai people understand what you are … Read More

Thai Students Studying English

Do People Speak English in Thailand?

Here’s the short answer: yes, English is a commonly spoken language in Bangkok and other tourist destinations, especially by younger people. You’ll have no problem using only English in Bangkok, especially more international and touristy areas. While many Thais may not be fluent in English, you can still have practical exchanges with them. English is … Read More