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Old Sukhothai Market and Forest Temples

Old Sukhothai Market 

We started off the morning today by visiting the market near where we were staying. We had been a few times already, but always in the evening. 630 more words



The longan, or dragon’s eye in Chinese, is a small round fruit that’s similar to a lychee. I would consider it a tropical fruit, because I never saw it anywhere in Europe. 74 more words


Exotic fruits to try while you’re in Southeast Asia

It’s so weird to me that the fruits that I ate every day back in Vietnam are considered as exotic fruits in most countries around the world. 583 more words

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Dong sum/Goji/Longan/Date Soup

As discussed in previous posts, dong sum, goji berries, dried longan and red dates all have very beneficial health-promoting properties.  Combined together in a soup, they help to promote qi, balance the body’s yin and yang, induce calm, restore sleep, replenish the body’s blood and increase immunity. 162 more words


Longan (龍眼)

Longan (龍眼) (scientific name: Dimocarpus longan), aka “Dragon eye”, is a delicious fruit similar to the lychee and rambutan.  Although often eaten fresh and raw, the dried form of longan is used in Chinese soups and Traditional Chinese Medicine.   159 more words


Goji Berries (枸杞)

Goji berries (枸杞) (scientific name: Lycium chinense and Lycium barbarum), aka wolfberries, aka lycium fruit, are known by many people as a superfood.  It can nourish the blood, enrich the yin, tonify the kidney and liver, and moisten the lungs. 130 more words


Longan Fruit

Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan, is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit.  It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), to which the lychee also belongs. 205 more words

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