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  • Tom 12:48 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , architecture, , , , , , , , , Forest Park, , , , , , , , Kwan Phayao, , , , , , , , , Phayao hotel, Phayao hotels, Phayao resort, Phayao resorts, Phayao Thailand, Phu Langka, Phu Langka Forest Park, Phu Sang National Park, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Phayao / Thailand 

    Virtually enveloped by mountains and valleys, Phayao is a peaceful province. Though with only modest facilities and conveniences, it is an enchanting community with delightful natural beauty and fascinating religious sites. Dating back to more than 900 years, it used to be an independent state with its own rulers before it became a part of the Lanna Thai kingdom in mid-14th century. (More …)

     
  • Tom 12:28 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , architecture, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , kingdom, Lan Changs, , , , , , , , Nan hotel, Nan hotels, Nan resort, Nan resorts, , Nan Thailand, quiet, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , traditions, tranquil, , , verdant valley   

    Nan / Thailand 

    A quiet and tranquil province, Nan nestles in a verdant valley in northern Thailand. About 668 kilometres from Bangkok, it covers an area of 11,472 square kilometres and is made up of the following districts: Mueang, Wiang Sa, Na Noi, Pua, Chiang Klang, Tha Wang Pha, Thung Chang, Mae Charim, Ban Luang, Na Mun, Santi Suk, Bo Kluea, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Song Khwae, and Phu Phiang.

    The people of Nan descend from the Lan Changs (Laotians). Their forebears moved to settle around present-day Pua district which is rich in rock salt deposits, about 700 years ago at the time when Sukhothai was becoming the kingdom of the Thais. They subsequently moved south to the fertile Nan River basin which is much more extensive. (More …)

     
  • Tom 11:59 am on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ancient sites, , architecture, , , , , , , , , delightful lake, , , , forests and mountains, guesthouse, , , , Hariphunchai National Museum, , , , , Inthayongyot, , Kuang River, Lamphun, Lamphun guesthouse, Lamphun Home Stay, Lamphun hotel, Lamphun hotels, Lamphun resort, Lamphun resorts, Lamphun Thailand, , Lanna Kingdom, , , , , Phra That Hariphunchai, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Lamphun / Thailand 

    Legend handed down for more than 1,400 years refer to this ancient town as Hariphunchai. Its first ruler was Queen Chamthewi who was of Mon extraction. In late 12th century, King Mengrai overran the town and subsequently integrated it into the Lanna Kingdom. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:54 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , architecture, , Ban Chiang Thailand, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , prehistoric culture, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Udon Thani Hotel, Udon Thani Hotels, Udon Thani Thailand   

    Udon Thani / Thailand 

    Udon Thani, a northeastern province covering an area of 11,730 square kilometers, is a prime business center of I-San. Located 564 kilometers from Bangkok, it the world heritage site for the prehistoric culture of Ban Chiang.

    Udon Thani is probably best known for its archaeological wonders, paramount among them the hamlet of Ban Chiang where the world’s first Bronze Age civilization is believed to have flourished more than 5,000 years ago. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:45 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , architecture, , , , , , Doi Mae U-kho, elephants, , , , , , , , , Mae Hong Son Hotel, Mae Hong Son Hotels, Mae Hong Son Thailand, Mae Hong Son Travel Guide, , Resort Pai, Thai Yai, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Mae Hong Son and Pai / Thailand 

    MAE HONG SON is nestled in a deep valley hemmed in by high mountain ranges, Mae Hong Son has long been isolated from the outside world. Virtually covered with mist throughout the year, the name refers to the fact that is terrain is highly suitable for the training of elephants.

    Former governors of Chiang Mai used to organise the rounding up of wild elephants which were then trained before being sent to the capital for work. Today, Mae Hong Son is one of the dream destinations for visitors. Daily flights into its small airport bring growing numbers of tourists, attracted by the spectacular scenery, numerous hilltribe communities and soft adventure opportunities. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:41 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , architecture, , , , Chiang Mai city, Chiang Mai Hotel, Chiang Mai Hotels, Chiang Mai Thailand, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Chiang Mai / Thailand 

    Experiencing the merging of the past into the present in Chiang Mai where locals are proud of the city’s 700-year history. Its rich traditional heritage and unique culture is a perfect foundation for the development of the city. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to find in the heart of the city centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels. The original city layout still exists as a neat square surrounded by a moat with vestiges of the fortified wall and its four main gates offering prime access to the old town. (More …)

     
  • Tom 7:45 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: architecture, , , 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 …)

     
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