• Popular flowers of Thailand
    Culture,  Travel

    Flowers Popular in Thailand

    Thailand’s climate is tropical which makes it a wonderful location for flowers. In fact, trying to do a list of flowers popular in Thailand is difficult due to the vast number of them present. Therefore in this post, we attempt to list some of the bigger names. These flowers are popular for their significance in Thai culture, religion, or rarity.    Disclosure: This blog contains affiliate marketing links. When you click a link and make a purchase we receive a commission at no extra cost to you.      Golden Shower Tree The golden shower tree, or ratchaphruek in Thailand, is known for its elegant yellow flowers. Its scientific name…

  • Lotus flower in Buddhism & Thai Culture
    Buddhism,  Culture

    Examining the Lotus Flower in Buddhism and Thai Culture

    The lotus flower is a sacred symbol of Buddhism. It is found throughout Thai culture. Found in muddy waters, the lotus rises above to show off it’s beauty. This feat is symbolic in Buddhism as it represents enlightenment. The lovely look of the flower is symbolic of purity. Throughout Thai literature and art it reflects feminine beauty. Known as ‘bua’ in the Thai language, the lotus is one the most important images in both Buddhism and Thai culture. Disclosure: This blog receives payments from advertisements when you click on a link and make a purchase. Excuse My Thai does not endorse or make claims about products in any of these…