Thai Trade Centre: Floating Market

Thai Trade Centre: Floating Market

In Thailand, local life seems to revolve around its many markets. Most locals shop for their groceries once or twice daily as freshness of ingredients is important in Thai cooking. A visit to Damnoen Saduak floating market situated about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok is highly suggested on a Thai culinary trip. From early morning to noon, hundreds of vendors and buyers crowd the canal trading agricultural products and food off their small rowing boats.

Thai Trade Centre: Tom Yum Soup

Thai Trade Centre: Tom Yum Soup

The “Land of Smiles” is renowned for its amazingly delicious cuisine, diverse natural landscapes, rich history, culture and gracious hospitality. A wonderful palate pleaser – Thai cuisine offers a glimpse to the country’s ancient traditions, environment and ingenuity of its people. Thai food is brilliant in taste combinations, nutritious, and delivers medical benefits when herbal ingredients are infused in the cooking.

CNN Travel in their May 06, 2010 article listed top 40 Thai foods “You Cannot Live Without”. Topping the list is tom yum gung, Thailand’s signature soup cooked in a broth of shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemon grass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves.

Thai Trade Centre:  Green Curry

Thai Trade Centre: Green Curry

A perfect example of a combination of sour, spicy, salty, and sweet flavours all tastefully blended in one dish. Other popular delights are the famed pad Thai rice noodles and gaeng kiew wan goong or green curry with shrimp.

Besides food travel, the country is also encouraging medical tourism. By travelling to Thailand for medical or dental work, most visitors can save significantly on treatment costs and enjoy a holiday for the same treatment in their home country. Thai hospitals are equipped with state of the art facilities, highly qualified medical and dental professionals, and their environs are likened to that of five-star hotels.

Thai Trade Centre: Pad Thai Noodles

Thai Trade Centre: Pad Thai Noodles

Speaking at the 2014 World Culinary Travel Expo at EAT! Vancouver Festival, Consul General of Thailand in Vancouver, Sutthiluck Sa-ngarmangkang assured visitors that Thailand is a safe destination despite recent military takeover, and pointed out that the country’s strategic location serves as an ideal travel and business gateway into the heart of Asia, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

Brunei Darussalam, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam form the ASEAN region. Together they make up one of the world’s fastest growing economic regions with a collective population of over 600 million people.

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