Unusual Thailand

Bizarre and Funny Things in Thailand

One of the biggest attractions that Thailand has for foreigners is that it’s so different from back home. So many smiles, such beautiful beaches, the food’s unique and the girls lovely.

Yet there is so much more to be fascinated by in the Land of Smiles. Below you’ll find some bizarre and strange practices that are considered completely normal here.

Spirit medium of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival Interview with a Medium

Phuket.com talked with a Mah Song (spirit medium during Phuket Vegetarian Festival), Uten Tengkan, about what it is like being a vessel for a god. Read More...

Thai Lottery Thai Lottery Madness

That may not seem a particularly remarkable fact. But ask Thais how they decide which numbers to buy and things can get distinctly bizarre. The fact is, there are virtually no lengths Thais will not go to in order to get that winning combination of numbers. Read More...

Yadong - Thai Viagra Yadong - Thai Viagra

Yadong is basically lao khao (“white whiskey” – a fiery rice spirit) in a glass jar or an old whisky bottle to which are added special herbs and, in the old days, the occasional dead animal such as a scorpion or a snake. Read More...

Koh Panyee Koh Panyee

Koh Panyee is about 20 minutes by long-tail boat from Surakul pier in Phang Nga Province. Many people flying into Phuket will have looked down on this village. Read More...

10 Funny Things in Phuket 10 Funny Things in Phuket Every country has its idiosyncrasies. What is unusual to a visitor can be quite normal to a local and vice versa. Thailand is no exception and has its fair share of quirks and unusual sides. Here are our Top Ten Thai out-of-the-ordinary sights you will see here.
Fried Insects in Phuket Fried Insects

Just call it a 'cultural divide' but strange as it may seem, a favourite snack in Thailand, originally from the northeast of the country but now found everywhere, is a yummy plate of fried insects. Read More...

Grandpa and Grandma Rocks (Hin ta & Hin yai) Hin Ta & Hin Yai in Samui

Art often imitates Nature, but less common is Nature imitating Art. But in Thailand anything is possible including, on Koh Samui, Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks, which look, respectively, like male and female genitalia. Read More...

Krabi's Princess Cave Krabi's Princess Cave

On a Saturday afternoon, I visited the Phra Nang Cave on Railay Beach for the first time. I’d never before made it to this famous “Phallus Shrine” in the cave. Read More...


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