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    S'gaw's proverb
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    Salak Yom Festival
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    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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    Urak  Lawai at Rawai Phuket
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Subject Mon,Culture,Tradition,Ritual,Belief,Bangkok
Author Supaporn Makchang
Title A Study of the Life of the Mon in Bangkhuntien “Mon Bang-kra-dee”
Document Type Research Paper Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Mon, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Austroasiatic
Location of
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 124 Year 1997
Source Department of Thai,Faculty of Humanities and Social Science,Rajabhat Dhonburi Institute

The Mon community relationship is cordial. In the festivals, the Mon always cooks foods and gives it to the neighbours and brings it to make merit. The relationship with other communities is about trading, local songs, local performance and local bands. The Mon in Bane-kra-dee lives their lives following their ancestors with the text books Lokasiddhi and Lokasamutti as models of the practices. (p. 110) The rituals related to the Mon’s life such as Kon Phom Fai, wedding ceremony and funeral are the most important and there are many restrictions and practices. (p. 68-75) The rituals has been practiced following the community’s belief such as practicing ancestors, spirit performance, spirit worship, spirit entrance and making merit and Buddhism festivals. (p.98) Nowadays, the way of life of the Mon in Bangkhuntien shows evidence of changing. The agricultural areas become the industrial areas. There are the migrations and cultural exchange. There are more facilities, so the independent society is lost. From the fishermen and the household industries, they become workers in the factories and work following the working hours. The people in the community have less time for interaction and the traditions and culture are less important as well as the community is weaker because they are not related to the industrial society. (p.10-11)

Text Analyst Atcharee Thipwiset Date of Report Jul 28, 2005
TAG Mon, Culture, Tradition, Ritual, Belief, Bangkok, Translator -


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