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  • Tom 1:29 pm on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tak / Thailand 

    On traveling to Tak Province, expect to discover a place with long history, where natural wonders are magnificently enhanced by ethnic diversity.

    Mostly forested and mountainous, Tak is a northern province peacefully situated on the Maenam Ping basin. The province covers an area of 16,406 square kilometers and is 426 kilometers north of Bangkok. As Tak shares natural border with Myanmar, it is highly regarded as a western gateway to Myanmar, and a northern doorway to Thailand’s major cities such as Lampang and Chiang Mai. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:50 am on November 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , centre of gems, Chanthaburi, Chanthaburi hotel, Chanthaburi hotels, Chanthaburi resort, Chanthaburi resorts, Chanthaburi Thailand, , , Christian, , , , , , gems, , , , , , , , , Myanmar, peaceful beaches, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Chanthaburi / Thailand 

    Famous for its abundance of tropical fruits and as a centre of gems, the eastern province of Chanthaburi is also blessed with rich, verdant forests with scenic waterfalls. The Chanthaburi River flows through the town which has been the home of ancient communities. Quiet fishing villages and peaceful beaches are not far from town.

    Chanthaburi was occupied by the French during the early part of the 20th century. Their influence can be seen in the architecture of many buildings including the largest Catholic cathedral in Thailand, catering to a sizeable Christian population. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:45 pm on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , casino, , , , forested, , Hokkian Chinese, , , , longboats, , , , Myanmar, Ranong, Ranong Hotel, Ranong Hotels, Ranong Resort, Ranong Resorts, Ranong Thailand, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Victoria Point, , western coast   

    Ranong / Thailand 

    Ranong is the first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometres from Bangkok. It is known for the long rainy period, which lasts for 8 months each year. Ranong occupies an area of 3,298 square kilometres and is bordered by Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the west. Within its compact area, Ranong contains various natural attractions and is blessed with hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. (More …)

     
  • Tom 3:28 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bird-watching, , canoeing, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Kanchanaburi Hotel, Kanchanaburi Hotels, Kanchanaburi resort, Kanchanaburi resorts, Kanchanaburi Thailand, Kanchanaburi Travel Guide, , , Maenam Khwae, Maenam Khwae Noi, Maenam Khwae Yai, mountain biking, Myanmar, , , pristine national parks, rafting, reservoir, star-gazing, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , tranquil rivers, , , , virgin forests, , , World War II   

    Kanchanaburi / Thailand 

    According to most historians, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi was located near Ban Lat Ya, a small village situated approximately 16 kilometers north of the present town. The site was repeatedly recorded in Thai history as an invasion route which the Burmese used to enter Thai Kingdoms.

    Kanchanaburi, which has mostly mountainous terrain, covers an area of approximately 19,473 square kilometers and is the third largest province in Thailand after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Situated approximately 129 kilometres west of Bangkok, Kanchanaburi shares a border with Myanmar to the west, Tak and Uthai Thani Provinces to the north, Suphan Buri and Nakhon Pathom Provinces to the east, and Ratchaburi Province to the south. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:49 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , antiquities, , , , , Chiang Rai Hotel, Chiang Rai Hotels, Chiang Rai Thailand, Chiang Rai Travel Guide, , , Golden Triangle, , , , jungle, , , , , , Myanmar, natural tourist attractions, popular escape, , Thai territor, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   

    Chiang Rai / Thailand 

    Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand is about 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. Situated on the Kok River basin, Chiang Rai covers an area of approximately 11,678 square meters with an average elevation of 580 meters above sea level. The province, which is located within the renowned Golden Triangle area where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge, is also known as the gateway to Myanmar, Laos and Southern China. (More …)

     
  • Tom 2:45 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , Doi Mae U-kho, elephants, , , , , , , , , Mae Hong Son Hotel, Mae Hong Son Hotels, Mae Hong Son Thailand, Mae Hong Son Travel Guide, Myanmar, 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 …)

     
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