SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 8

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings Bangkok New Year Bangkok is beautiful! A major favourite with the locals as well as tourists, it has so much to offer to its visitors. A capital of Thailand, Bangkok promises a variety of fun and life-time entertainment. The land of smiles Thailand, also known as “The land of smiles” is somewhere in the middle of Southeast Asia and is rich with glorious mountains, floodplains, green forests and rivers. Thailand has seen end of the monarchy in 1932 but the destabilized democracy and persistent conflicts didn’t go. Later military coup d'état took over and it’s ruling since 2014. Despite political and economic turbulences, the cultural treasure of Thailand remains magnificent as always. Masked drama, cuisine, traditions Masked drama or “Khon”, as old as the royal court tradition is the most exceptional of the Thai performing arts. In cuisine, rice is usually the main course, with side dishes. Sticky rice or Glutinous rice mostly identified with the north and northeast and coconut milk are also used in many tasty dessert 8 | Page