Many cultures develop their traditional dance in response to their history and its importance to their culture. Thailand has several types of dances. Rum is the dance done by common people and requires very little training for public performance. It is done at New Year celebrations, funerals and during certain...

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The traditional close fighting method of Thailand is called Muay Thai. Within the country, it is also called the Art of 8 Limbs. Unlike most traditional kickboxing, Thai fighters use many different parts of their body to mimic the weapons of war. The hands and feet are used in the...

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There have been many people who claim the best massage to ever try is traditional Thai massage. Unlike Chinese and Western massage practices, this massage is vigorous. Deep breathing by the person receiving the massage is just the beginning of the work done by the recipient. The masseuse trained...

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There are several cooking schools in Bangkok alone that offer many levels of Thai cooking classes. Students can take as little as 4 hours of instruction to master the basics of one traditional Thai dish at a time. If they want to learn more, many schools have a variety of classes available. While some offer classes to learn to cook a single style of cooking at a time, most offer complete courses for the various types of traditional Thai foods.

As with any study, there are levels of proficiency and knowledge for Thai cooking. Rather than learn from home, it is recommended that a student of Thai cooking go to the country where all the traditional ingredients are available. Many courses are offered to take a person with no experience in Thai food all the way to becoming a master Thai chef. Even courses for the traditional art of carving fruit and vegetables can be found in the city of Bangkok.