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  • Tom 4:23 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Chiang Mai Attraction, Chiang Mai landmark, Doi Pui, Doi Suthep, , Phu Phing Palace, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep   

    Attraction / Chiang Mai / Wat Phra That Doi Suthep 

    Locals would say, You havent really gone to Chiang Mai unless youve been to Wat Phratat Doi Suthep. Truly, the place is the most important and famous Chiang Mai landmark. Built in 1383, this mountaintop temple has a chedi (pagoda) that houses holy Buddha relics. The gold-plated chedi lies in the middle of a square marble-tiled courtyard. The four corners of the chedi are adorned with parasols which represent royal regalia. The temples courtyard is lined by a cloister, which contains images and murals depicting Buddhas life. There are also two viharns situated in the middle of the east and west sides of the cloister.
    This temple is 15 kilometers from town and is 3,520 feet above sea level. It is the perfect place to get a birds eye view of the city. The temple can be reached via a steep Naga staircase comprised of 290 steps or railcars. The temple is open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (More …)

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  • Tom 4:19 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jet skiing, lazing, , parasailing, Patong, , Patong nightlife, Patong Phuket, , Phuket nightlife, sailing, swimming, water sports, white sandy beach, windsurfing snorkeling   

    Attraction / Phuket / Hat Patong (Patong Beach) 

    Hat Patong or Patong Beach This Beach is the most developed, most vibrant, most visited beach of Phuket that never fails to impress visitors. Located approximately 15 kilometers from the city, the beach has a wide range of accommodations and shopping arcades, and provides magnificent leisure activities and energetic night-time entertainment.

    This Beach is the most developed, most vibrant, most visited beach of Phuket that never fails to impress visitors. Located approximately 15 kilometers from the city, the beach has a wide range of accommodations and shopping arcades, and provides magnificent leisure activities and energetic night-time entertainment. It is a picture perfect postcard view of a 3-kilometer long white sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, lazing, and enjoying challenging water sports such as jet skiing, windsurfing snorkeling, sailing, and parasailing. (More …)

     
  • Tom 4:13 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Essays on Thailand, , localities, modern media, , Museum Siam, Museum Siam Discovery Museum,   

    Attraction / Bangkok / Museum Siam Discovery Museum 

    It is located on Sanam Chai Road in Phra Nakhon District, in the former building of the Ministry of Commerce. This building won an outstanding award of art and architecture preservation in 2006 from the committee on art and architecture preservation of the Association of Siamese Architects under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (ASA).

    The museum serves as a learning centre on ethnology, anthropology, and other fields related to Thai society and Southeast Asia, in order to instil consciousness and understanding of the Thai people in their history, nation, culture, and localities, as well as connect relative ties with neighbouring countries. New methods of a display with modern media have been applied to enable participation of visitors in learning and understanding historical stories of the Thai nation. The contents on display in the form of the ‘Essays on Thailand’ have been divided into 16 rooms in the three-storey building. The first floor exhibits rooms of ‘Immersive Theater’ and ‘Typically Thai.’ The second floor displays rooms of the ‘Map Room,’ ‘Bangkok, New Ayutthaya,’ ‘Village Life,’ ‘Change,’ ‘Politics and Communications,’ ‘Thailand and the World,’ ‘Thailand Today,’ and ‘Thailand Tomorrow.’ The third floor includes rooms of ‘Introduction to Suvarnabhumi,’ ‘Suvarnabhumi,’ ‘Buddhism,’ ‘Founding of Ayutthaya,’ ‘Siam,’ and the ‘War Room.’ Visitors will gain knowledge and enjoy themselves from visiting each exhibition room. In addition, learning activities are organised for youth and aficionados of museums. (More …)

     
  • Tom 4:10 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Best Traditional Performance Award, Joe Louis, Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, Joe Louis Theatre, Night Barzar, Puppet Art, Puppet Theatre, Suan Lum, Suan Lum Night Barzar, Traditional Performance   

    Attraction / Bangkok / Joe Louis, Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre 

    Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, the last of the kingdom’s traditional Thai small puppets troupe, was awarded the ‘Best Traditional Performance Award’ in recognition of the troupe’s presentation of The Myth of Rahu and the Lunar Eclipse at the 10th World Festival of Puppet Art held in Prague, Czech Republic, during June 1-10, 2006.

    At the present, the small puppets troupe perform ” The Birth of Ganesha” until May 23,2008. ” The Birth of Ganesha” is the latest performance which will join the World Festival of Puppet this year. The theatre is located in Suan Lum Night Barzar, Rama 4 Road. (More …)

     
  • Tom 4:07 am on November 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aksra Hun Lakon Lek, Aksra Theatre, classical dance, Hun Lakon Lek, panoramic terrace, performances, Ramakien, Ramakien epic, Scene Bar, Scene Shop, souvenir shop, Thai Orchestra Band, Thai Puppets   

    Attraction / Bangkok / Aksra Hun Lakon Lek at Aksra Theatre 

    Aksra Theatre is situated on 3rd floor of King Power Complex Building, Rangnam Road, Khet Ratchathewi. Aksra Theatre is a medium size theatre with 600 seats It is embellished with the majestic decoration that draws its essence from Thai traditional art and interior. It provides a fully and advanced equipped stage that can host spectacular performances and events. Attached to Aksra Theatre are Scene Shop, a souvenir shop and Scene Bar, a bar with a panoramic terrace.

    At the present, Aksra Theatre organises the various performances of Thai Puppets together with Thai Orchestra Band. Combined with stage technique and classical dance, the elaborated scenes that tell diverse stories taken from Ramakien epic. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:45 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Christ, Christ Church, , , driver, , , map, , Railway, River, route, TAT, , , Touring, , Tourism Authority of Thailand, , , Tuk Tuk, tuk tuk hua kop   

    Touring Trang by TUK TUK Hua Kop 

    Tuk Tuk Hua Kop

    Tuk Tuk Hua Kop

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has worked in cooperation with Trang Municipality Office, the Trang Tuk Tuk Club and Trang Tourism Association to jointly develop three special sightseeing routes in Trang Municipality. All feature sites and attractions that are of historical importance and cultural interest.

    The tuk tuk hua kop is a small motorised tricycle with a roof and is one of the last remaining traditional modes of transportation to be seen around Thailand. Unlike the famous tuk tuks found in the capital, the Trang equivalent has its own unique characteristics. It has a modern round steering wheel and accommodates up to five passengers; one person rides in the front cab next to the driver, and the remaining are seated in the back. It is powered by a two-cylinder engine and can reach a speed of 60 kph. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:33 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: amazing, beautiful, , , Country Music, Emerald Buddha, Explorers, , Isaan, , , , , , , North, Phi-lok, , Phra Buddha Chinnarat, , , , , Thailand Tourism, ,   

    Great History and Scenery Phitsanulok, Thailand 

    Phu Hin Rong National Park

    “This province is home to a revered Buddha image and four of the nation’s most beautiful national parks”

    Known to the locals as simply Phi-lok, Phitsanulok is an ideal base for those wishing to explore the North and the western part of Isaan. And that’s what most folk do – just pass through and completely forget to even think of having a look around this amazing province. Situated on the banks of the Nan River, the provincial town is home to arguably the country’s second most revered Buddha image, Phra Buddha Chinnarat (second only to the Emerald Buddha). (More …)

     
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