The Wat Buddhapradeep Thai Cultural Center and Temple is a place for both Buddhist and non-Buddhist who have an interest in Thai culture to meet and explore. It offers classes and workshops on subjects such as traditional Thai dancing and Buddhist studies.
Because Thailand lies between Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos, with the Gulf of Thailand to its south, its culture is a mix of strong Asian influences, Chinese traditions, and elements that are uniquely Thai. Much of Thailand’s culture comes from the ethnic Thai people. One of the most important influences on Thai culture is Buddhism. Many of the traditions and beliefs of the people in Thailand stem directly from Buddhist principles.
The Thai culture has strong support for performance arts with much of the support coming from both the public and private sectors, including public education for arts, dance and music.
The cultural center is located in the community of San Bruno, California. The city of San Bruno, California has an ethnically diverse population, and it is part of the San Mateo County.