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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

The term Tai describes the broad ethnic group (the Tai-Kadai linguistic family) which includes the Thai (Siamese), Lao, Shan, Northern Thai, Thai Lu, Red Tai, White Tai etc who occupy a wide band of Asia from the Assam region of India, through southern China, Burma’s Shan States, Laos, Northern Vietnam and of course Thailand itself. We touched on the migration…

A few unusual images of Buddhist monks during a ceremony at the partially-ruined, but still active, shrine Wat Preah Ang Kok Thlok.  Originally an Angkor-period temple the Wat is located just opposite the southwest corner of Bayon Temple at Angkor and we just stopped in as an afterthought on our way back to the car-park after our Bayon visit. A…