sounds of Thailand




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






evening prayers recorded in in one of Luang Prabang's historic temples  778k

monks chanting

a funeral in a 400 year old temple in Chiang Mai 1.5 MB
temple bells most temples have an array of gongs and chimes 3.2MB

morning binderbaht

monks bless people making offerings of food 859k
temple drums some of the large drums in Wat Ku Tao 1.6 MB
chime this temple in Lamphun has a huge chime- the stupa bells tinkling in the wind provide the background 515k
firecrackers celebrating the end of the Buddhist lent 1.4MB
a wedding ceremony a monk chants the wedding prayer





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

music of Thailand's ethnic cultures





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