Textures of Thailand typical fish swimming in yin yang style, wall art in an old road side cafe

Textures of Thailand

The Textures of Thailand welcome you into the rich fabric of every day Thai life

On a recent visit to Thailand, I was overwhelmed. It was a sensory overload, in the best way possible. Thailand, a hot, tropical country invites you into its very fabric, its texture of life. The people are kind: they smile. They welcome you. There are plants everywhere. And there’s food at every corner of every street…


Everyday is a sensory adventure in Thailand. This post is the first of a series on the senses of travel. I share the beauty I found in everyday life and on the road to great adventures. Discover the textures of Thailand with me, through this visual essay.

Baan Yai Chumphon – My Favourite Scene

Textures of Thailand – Fabric of Life 

Across Thailand, the flavours, colours, textures, odours, embrace you. Take time to examine them, consume them and absorb them into your very being. 

  • Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. –Robert Brault

resto rest stop:
Ban Yay

Road side
Art Cafe

In a rest stop along our Thailand motorcycle journey, on the side of the highway, sits an old-fashioned cafe and restaurant.

In Search of coffee, we found beauty of life in an Art Cafe.

Looks nondescript from the side of the road. But take a moment, explore this little gem.

We were in search of coffee, food and a much needed butt break. Motorcycle cheeks anyone?

Baan Yai Chumphon Shop
Ban Yay Restaurant and Art Cafe a superb example of the textures of Thailand

As we cruised along on our motorcycle enroute to Bangkok, from Surat Thani, we almost missed discovering this treasured spot. See it on the map: Thung Kha, Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon 86100, Thailand

Adorning the walls and tucked into every nook and cranny of this cafe, art pieces and relics gingerly hinted at thousands of memories and countless stories told.

Textures of Thailand Photostory

Travel Stories, from Pattaya, to Hua Hin, Ranong and Phuket.

The scale of time, an old market scale sits on the side of the road in Bangkok. Thailand, showing the textures of Thailand
Jelly fish Lights at the market in Hua Hin, Thailand, showing the textures of Thailand
  • Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. –Stephen Wright

This quote is absolutely perfect for Thailand. You can get just about anywhere, if you take your time. 

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