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RaiYai Blog: Thailand Travel Tips & Advice For Visiting Thailand

Below you will find dozens of in-depth articles written by various guests and members of the RaiYai team that will hopefully help you in researching your trip or re-location to the kingdom of Thailand. Topics include: Thai language and culture, transportation safety, buying and renting property in Thailand, understanding Thai relationships and business, and much more.

Songkran 2013 (Thai New Year) (13-16 April, 2013)

Songkran (สงกรานต์) marks the new year on the Thai calendar, and is a festive holiday going back hundreds of years. Derived from Sanskrit, the name literally means “astrological passage” and is now celebrated from 13-16 April on the Western calendar every year (historically, however, the Thai New Year was in fact calculated based on the […]

Rental Costs & Tenant Concerns in Thailand

Thousands of foreigners travel to Thailand every year to visit for short-term or long-term periods. Finding a quality apartment or room to rent in a nice area can be challenging, but dealing with the prices, agreements, and associated terms are another matter entirely. The tenant laws in Thailand are known to rather heavily favor landlords […]

Now well into the 21st century, motorbikes remain the most popular form of transportation within the kingdom of Thailand. The average cost of a brand new motorbike is anywhere from 30,000-60,000 Thai Baht or more, depending on the size of the engine and other optional upgrades. The RaiYai team has gathered some useful information and […]

Anyone that has studied politics or economics since the 1960’s is likely keenly familiar with the Four Tigers, a symbolic reference to the economies of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, all of which experienced rapid and massive growth in the latter half of the 20th century. These four nations defied typical economic growth […]

The real estate market in Pattaya continues to meet and exceed growth expectations as Thailand’s fastest growing property investment market. With the recent opening of Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport only an hour away from the province of Chonburi, the Pattaya area is sure to continue its explosive growth as foreign agencies and customers rapidly build […]

Welcome to RaiYai! It is very nice to have you here. We want to take a moment to introduce the concept behind RaiYai in this first blog post on RaiYai.com. RaiYai is a simple website with a simple idea – an easy to use online marketplace for people to buy, sell, and trade in Thailand. […]