8 Well-known Soft Powers in Thailand

8 Well-known Soft Powers in Thailand

8 Soft Powers in Thailand

Talking about Asia, no one doesn’t think of Thailand. Thailand has its unique culture and way of life. Thailand has soft powers such as tourist attractions that are diverse according to their geography which can attract many tourists. Secondly, Thai food is second to none in the world because it is meticulous from the selection of ingredients to the preparation of delicious Thai seasonings. Moreover, Thai people’s norms, way of life, and tradition can present Thai identity well.

1. Thai food


There is always a national food that is a signature no matter the nationality of the world, including Thailand as well. Thai food is considered a national culture that has been carried on for a long time. In addition to being the signature dish of Thai people, Thai food is also liked by many foreigners. For example,


Tom Yam Kung
It is one of the first dishes people worldwide think of talking about Thai food. Tom Yam is a curry food that is mainly seasoned with sour and spicy flavors, adding a little saltiness and sweetness.


Som Tam
People understand that “som tam” is a local food of the Northeast region, but it actually originates in the central region.


Pad Thai
It is another dish that many foreigners know because the name of the food is easy to call and clearly represents the identity of Thai food.

2. Thai rice

thai rice

It is a product that has continually built a reputation for Thailand as the number one producer and exporter of quality jasmine rice in the world, even though Thai rice has faced intense competition in the world market recently, whether in terms of production volume and price from competitor countries such as Vietnam or even the development of rice varieties from the United States to compete with Thai jasmine rice. Thai jasmine rice is a high-quality rice that has been with Thai people for a long time because it contains nutrients and many types of vitamins that nourish the skin.

Extracts obtained from rice are important substances that help nourish the skin and fight free radicals, including…

1. Gamma Oryzanol
2. Phytic Acid
3. Ferulic Acid
4. Tocopherol
5. Tocotrienol

3. Thai temple

Thai temple

As we all know, Thailand is considered a dream destination for many foreigners because it has culture and tourist attractions that are interesting and attractive. Thailand is considered to be another important center of Buddhism in the world because it has many temples.
Famous temples that should not be missed such as


3.1.Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
Many nationalities of tourists want to visit the beauty of Wat Phra Kaew. Wat Phra Kaew has been a temple of Thailand since the reign of King Rama I and is a temple in the Grand Palace. At present, tourists can come to visit the Emerald Buddha in the temple.


3.2. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Wat Pho houses the Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha statue in Thailand. One thing that stands out is that it is a temple that combines Thai architecture with Chinese art, according to the preference of King Rama 3.


3.3. Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The beautiful architecture within the temple consists of a large corn-cob shape stupa from the reign of King Rama III decorated with colored tiles and the Buddhist chapel that was newly built in the shape of a tall and large square with entrance for every four sides. When viewed from the Phra Nakhon side in the evening, you will see the sun setting over the horizon and disappearing behind the stupa of Wat Arun.

4. Thai fabrics


Thai fabric is a hand-woven fabric that is produced in Thailand and has unique local characteristics. The history of Thai fabric does not have much historical evidence because Thai history emphasizes other aspects more. However, we can trace some of the histories of Thai fabric in the past from literature, murals, and artistic heritages that remain in some localities. When talking about Thai silk or the queen of fibers, many people will think of famous local products. But now, Thai fabric is known worldwide and has become a fashion that anyone must be fascinated with.

5. Thai handicraft


Nowadays, Thai design craftsmanship is developing far into the international level, even Thai people may not know that some works are made in Thailand. Sometimes we forget that we have great craftsmen, high-quality material, and potential that is not lost to foreigners.

Ceramics is another example that shows the great potential of craftsmen and factories in our country. Ceramic work is a work of art or industrial handicraft, making it unique and conveying the delicacy of the mind.

Scented candles are also a handicraft of Thai people because Thailand has many varieties of sweet scents of Thai flowers that can be conveyed to every mood, whether it be love, romance, happiness, or contentment. It is the extraction of Thai flower scents combined with the art of making traditional Thai perfumes with the vibe of contemporary Thai culture. The final result is a sensual fragrance in the form of a unique “scented candle”.

6. Siamese Fighting Fish


Fighting fish are native Thai fish that are often found in the central lowlands and parts of the northern region. There are many interesting aspects of fighting fish, including a reputation and the widespread popularity of owning in many countries such as Europe and America. Siamese Fighting Fish is an exported aquatic animal that is popular in foreign markets and has become another cultural ambassador for Thailand. Thailand exports an average of more than 20 million fighting fish per year to more than 80 countries such as the United States, France, Singapore, China, Iran, etc., which brings income of billion baht to the country.

7. Thai tourist attractions


Thailand is known as a city of tourism because there are no less than 25 million tourists per year. Thailand’s beauty and cultural diversity make it one of the top destinations for tourists from all over the world. Thai attractions include nature or old buildings that show the charm of Thailand. Therefore, it is not so surprising to see many foreigners such as Europeans, Americans, Japanese, and Koreans in Thailand.

8. Siam smile


“Siam smile” refers to the traditional Thai greeting gesture that expresses genuine friendliness and reflects the country’s emphasis on politeness, hospitality, and interpersonal harmony. It’s accepted by other nations that Thai people have the most beautiful smile. Thai people have sweet and beautiful smiles when greeting each other to express their friendship, making foreigners fascinated by Thai culture. Foreigners have a habit of calling Thailand “Land of Smiles” which has made Thailand famous and is well-known worldwide.


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