Hat Yai Stainless Steel Temple

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People often get "templed out" when traveling througout Thailand but there are temples which should not be missed, no matter how many you have visited. One such example is the White Temple in Chiang Rai, and another being Chedi Traiphop Thaimongkhon or the Stainless Steel Temple in Had Yai. Although it is not actually a temple and there are no monks in residence, this pagoda structure is a very beautiful and interesting place to visit.   Chedi … [Read more...]

Updated: February 6, 2013 by admin

Loy Krathong Festival

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Loy Krathong is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar and is celebrated all over Thailand. This Thai festival features beautifully illuminated lanterns, which are either carried, displayed in houses and temples, or even launched into the sky. Lights are also set adrift on waterways.  In 2013,  Loy Krathong  will be celebrated on Sunday, 17 November. History of Loy Krathong The Loy Krathong Festival was … [Read more...]

Updated: February 4, 2013 by admin

Traveling Around Thailand – Top 2015 Attractions

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As currencies in the West have been fluctuating a great deal in recent years, people have been trying to work out how to get more for their money on vacation.  One solution is to look further away and see what the East has to offer.  Thailand is becoming a very popular destination for people of all ages and there is plenty to see and do in the country. Among the must-see places in Thailand for 2015 is the capital city of Bangkok.  This is a city that is becoming … [Read more...]

Updated: February 19, 2015 by admin

Tiffany Cabaret Show – Pattaya

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You haven’t been to Pattaya if you miss the world-famous Tiffany Cabaret Show.  Undeniably, Tiffany Cabaret Show is amongst the most recommended tourist shows in Thailand.  Extravagant costumes, convincingly stunning ladyboys, spectacular stage sets are all part of a grander show that delights you with non-stop fantastic entertainment. Whether you are in for the beautiful ‘ladies’ or the show, you’ll get your money worth at Tiffany Cabaret.   Tiffany … [Read more...]

Updated: January 3, 2013 by admin

Koh Samui Tourist Attractions

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  Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Lamai Beach) The natural geological formations close to Lamai Beach is one of the popular Koh Samui tourist attractions.  Meaning “Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks”, these unusual rock formations were named after their similarity to sexual organs, and they are located at the south end of Hat Lamai. The site is one of Koh Samui’s most photographed features. Strangely shaped rocks south of Lamai Beach are locally dubbed Hin Ta – Hin … [Read more...]

Updated: October 13, 2011 by admin

Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum – Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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History of the Burma -Thailand railway A railway to Burma In December 1941 the Pacific War began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, and the invasion of Malaya. By mid-1942 Japanese forces were fighting the British in Burma, their ultimate aim being an offensive against India. To maintain their armies in Burma the Japanese needed a more secure supply route than the vulnerable sea-lanes between Singapore and Rangoon. They decided to construct a railway, … [Read more...]

Updated: September 9, 2011 by admin

Riding the Death Railway

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The two hour scenic journey along the notorious Thailand – Burma Death Railway from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok is a must do when in the area. Though the views are magnificent, it's the history that makes the ride so special.  If you have the time, visit the Death Railway Museum in Kanchanaburi before making the trip.  This will give you a perspective for the huge loss of life and the extraordinary feat of engineering behind the Thailand – Burma Death Railway's … [Read more...]

Updated: September 9, 2011 by admin

Bo Sang Umbrella Festival, Chiang Mai 21-23 Jan 2011

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The Bo Sang Umbrella Village in Chiang Mai is located nine kilometers east of Chiang Mai on the Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng Road.  The village was once a part of the ancient Lanna Kingdom and has a unique charm and character of its own, which can be noticed in its treasure trove of beautiful temples and fertile rice fields. The people of Bo Sang celebrate their traditional craft and skills with the annual Umbrella Festival. It features contests, exhibitions, a Miss Bo … [Read more...]

Updated: September 8, 2011 by admin

Chiang Mai Jungle Flight Adventure

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Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has long been a popular destination for adventure travelers, backpackers, and tourists seeking an off-the-beaten track experience such as elephant trekking and white water rafting. With the recent addition of more than a dozen high-end hotels and resorts, along with ecotourism lodges, northern Thailand's combination of jungle mountain scenery, hill-tribe villages, and adventure travel tours now appeals to travelers across the board, many … [Read more...]

Updated: September 10, 2011 by admin

Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets – Bangkok

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Perhaps the most popular market near Bangkok is Damnoen Saduak Floating Market located in the Ratchaburi province 110 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. This famous market is named after a canal that was specially dug out to connect the Tacheen River with the Mea Klong River. Daily from about 6 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is normally crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling, buying or … [Read more...]

Updated: January 9, 2013 by admin

Grand Palace Bangkok

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The Grand Palace has served as the official residences of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th century onwards. Construction on the palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I, when he moved the capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok. The Palace has been constantly expanded and many addition structures were added over time. The present King of Thailand, King Rama IX, however does not currently reside there but at the Chitralada Palace. Warning - … [Read more...]

Updated: January 9, 2013 by admin

Flight of the Gibbon

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Flight of the Gibbon is a unique zip line canopy tour through pristine, 1500 year old rain forest outside of Chiang Mai. Special viewing stations, exciting sky-bridges and lowering stations connect over 2km of zip lines that take you through the unique layers of the rain forest canopy. The Jungle Adventure includes about 3 hours up in the stunning treetops – including a delicious lunch and a serene one hour river or waterfall trek. You zip line easily from tree to … [Read more...]

Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin

Chatuchak Weekend Market – Bangkok

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The Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market with over 15,000 stalls and covering approximately 35 acres or 1.13 km². It is estimated that the market receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day. Its sheer size has earned it a record in the Guinness Book of World Record for being the world's largest flea market. Chatuchak Weekend Market is a particularly good place to buy all sorts of Thai handicrafts, as there's a huge range, the quality is … [Read more...]

Updated: January 9, 2013 by admin

Wat Doi Suthep – Chiang Mai

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Wat Doi Suthep, also called Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, or by its full name, Wat Phra Boromathat Doi Suthep, is one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai. It is located half-way up the 1601-metre Doi Suthep mountain, on a ridge overlooking Chiang Mai. Getting to Wat Doi Suthep The easiest way to visit Wat Doi Suthep is to book a package tour in Chiang Mai. If you are an independent traveler, you can drive there via Huai Kaeo Road which leads out of the … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

Bridge over the River Kwai – Kanchanaburi

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Kanchanaburi is about 128 kilometres west of Bangkok, approximately 2 1/2 hours drive by car over a good road. The town of Kanchanaburi is located at the point where two tributaries, the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai meet. Kanchanaburi is well-known among War-historians and movie-buffs as the site of the notorious "Death Railway" and the "Bridge over the River Kwai" and among archaeologists for its Neolithic burial grounds. Bridge over the River Kwai The bridge was … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

The White Temple – Chiang Rai

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Just south of Chiang Rai, off Highway 1, is one of the most amazing and stunning temples you will ever see in Thailand.  Officially called the Chapel of Wat Rong Khun, it is also referred to as "The White Temple". The temple is the idea of Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat, one of Thailand’s most renowned artists, who wanted to build a temple all in white to signify the purity of Lord Buddha. The artist continues to puts his religious belief and desire to enrich Buddhism … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

Phuket Fantasea Cultural Theme Park

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Phuket FantaSea is a cultural theme-park packed with loads of activities and entertainment. The essence of being Thai, everything from the love for freedom and fun, courage and compassion, is being represented in each scene. As the Prince of Kamala journeys through each progressive scene, he slowly discovers these aspects and learns what it means to be the perfect Thai. Fantasy of A Kingdom: This is one of the best show that can bring you perfect combination of … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

Sunday Walking Street Market – Chiang Mai

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Not to be confused with the famous Night Bazaar on Changklan Road, the Sunday Walking Street Market is a popular venue and offers a more authentic local shopping experience.  The  Market is located right in the centre of the old walled city area of Chiang Mai, starting at the Tha Phae Gate at one end and extends for roughly 1km down the full length of Ratchadamnoen Road. Walking Street Market is open every Sunday from 4pm to 11pm, come rain or shine. Ratchadamnoen Road … [Read more...]

Updated: June 11, 2011 by admin

Simon Cabaret Phuket

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Simon Cabaret is a show to rival Las Vegas, you will be amazed by the fantastic sets and costumes in this one of a kind show in Phuket. Since opening in October 1991, Simon Cabaret has established itself as one of Phuket's leading entertainment venues. For sheer entertainment, nothing can beat the famous Phuket Simon Cabaret show. In the exclusive, luxurious and intimate theatre with state of the art sound and light equipment, dazzling costumes and of course glamorous … [Read more...]

Updated: December 28, 2012 by admin