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Traditional Thai Villages
Thailand's cultural and social roots are firmly set in the countryside. This is a country whose political and cultural birth was in the "million rice fields" of the ancient Thai Kingdom.
The village has always been the center of Thai life. The Thais call it "Moobaan", which means "the village where home is”. The village is a close knit working and living unit where the majority of Thai people are born and raised.
Traditional Thai house architecture clearly expresses the relationship between the life style of Thai people and the natural environment. The different regional environment, culture and local traditions have a big influence on the architecture of Thai houses. It can be said that changes in art are largely driven by three factors, including the influence of natural settings, religious beliefs, and the acceptance of foreign civilisation, either direct or indirect. This, too, is applicable to theories of Thai architecture.
A typical northern Thai village is surrounded by paddy fields ( in the lowlands) or (In the uplands) by field crops, by streams, swamps and grazing lands. The roads or paths to a village are not superhighways or other asphalt reads, but only dirty trains that turn to mud when it rains. Many village houses are bamboo, in front of which a ladder leans, and those roofs are grass or leaves. Large families -- grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, and children -- live together, and also have buffalo or cattle underneath the raised floor of the house.
Thailand Filming Permit process for filming in traditional Thai villages.
Filming in traditional Thai villages can only be obtained after receiving a Film Office Film Permit. see details here: Obtaining Film Location Permits
The Permit Process
We have provided a detailed step-by-step guide on the film permit process here. Obtaining Film Location Permits