Explore Bangkok’s lesser-known Nan Leong community where our Yais reside. Once outfitted in the traditional Jong Kra Bane, learn the ancient Chatrei dance with a performance master and help preserve the disappearing culture. Lakhon Chatrei is a Thai stage performance originated and passed down from the era of Ayutthaya Kingdom. It’s the combination of the art of singing and dancing that is disappearing from Thai culture.
Yai Secrets Revealed
Spend time with some of Thailand’s most adorable Yais (Thai grandmothers) as they share their mastery of disappearing traditions.
In Yai Secrets Revealed, you will adopt priceless wisdom and life experiences from Yais, who will show you elements of Thailand's rich culture and heritage, from traditional performances to teaching you how to cook heirloom recipes.
Lakhon Chatrei is a Thai stage performance originated and passed down from the era of Ayutthaya Kingdom.
Next, visit the "top chef" Yais of the neighborhood to learn the secrets of preparing the perfect Pad Thai as well as famous traditional Thai desserts, with recipes passed on from ancestors who worked in the royal kitchens. Wooden spoon whacks and Yai hugs optional!