sounds of Thailand




audio recordings that evoke the country, the people and their languages and the diversity of the music of the ethnic cultures



out and about




  house and home    
children playing   337k

children squabbling

pestle and mortar the unmistakable indication that a meal is on the way 245k
dripping water recorded in the men's toilet, Doi Angkhang Royal Project


rice pounding machine two Karen women use the weight of their bodies to send the swing up and down  
talking mynah bird an elderly Thai couple who are always squabbling keep a mynah that mimics them faithfully




children at school    
hill tribes children playing Lahu and Palaung children wait for school to open 652k
Long-neck Karen children a primary school class near Mae Hong Son 512k
school playground 7.45 am and the children wait for the bell to ring for the start of school 743k

Bangkok airport

announcements over the public address system 924k
railway station details of trains leaving Chiang Mai for Bangkok 163k
boats on the Chaophraya boatmen use whistles to guide the boats in and out 677k
boat passengers people use the ever-present mobile while waiting for their boat 867k
Bangkok's Skytrain take a quick journey on the overhead trains 1.4MB
train passengers it's difficult not to overhear the phone conversations of other passengers 1.6MB
Bangkok's metro take a quick journey on the underground 1.4MB
departing train tension mounts as an express train prepares to leave from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong station




Thailand's natural world, birds and other wildlife      Thai music    sounds of everyday Thai life   

music of Thailand's ethnic cultures





     all sound files in compressed mp3 form   click on track title to hear the recording

sound files are extracts from longer files in wav format