Archive for the ‘Thailand’

  • Sukhothai – The Ancient Thai Capital

    Posted in Thailand | June 23, 2011
    Sukhothai was the capital of the first sovereign state of Thailand. This was in the 13th century AD. Sukhothai is located in the North of Thailand. The city of Sukhothai is home to a huge number of ruins that are extremely well preserved, and bear testimony to the might and power, as well as the historical significance of the city. Later, power shifted to Aytthaya city, but Sukhothai is deeply regarded as a significant location because of its illustrious history. Sukhothai is a World Heritage Site, as declared by the UNESCO. Overview  . . . Sukhothai is home to a peaceful park that features a number of sights related to history. The entire town is tranquility itself. The park is a great place to explore. Sukhothai is worth a quiet couple of  [...]
  • JW Marriot Bangkok

    Posted in Thailand | May 5, 2011
    JW Marriot Bangkok is a hotel that has been enriched so much the more by the influence of the traditional Thai hospitality mores. There are a huge number of reasons why the hotel is among the best options in the city of Bangkok. The hotel is set apart from the run of the mill hotels and other accommodation options in the city by their remarkable brand of hospitality that is a mixture of several modern s well ancient values of hospitality and service. There are a great number of top notch facilities and amenities on offer. The sheer number of refreshing facilities and amenities here make for a great experience for everybody concerned. The facilities and services are tailor made for the benefit of the customers. There are a great number of extras  [...]
  • Wat Phra Kaew: A Magnificent Temple

    Posted in Thailand | January 3, 2011
    Wat Phra Kaew literally means ‘Temple of the Holy Jewel Image’. It is alternatively spelled as Wat Phra Kaeo. It is popularly known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Wat Phra Kaew is situated on Bangkok’s Royal Palace Ground. It is the most sacred shrine for Buddhist in all of Thailand. Emerald Buddha is central to the temple. The statue stands at a height of two feet and is dark green. Only the king of Thailand is permitted to go near the statue. It is he who performs the temple rituals year after year. According to legend, the Emerald Buddha is quite ancient. He is said to have originated from Sri Lanka. Historians of art are of the belief that the temple was created in Thailand in the fourteenth century. The image of the Buddha has  [...]
  • Chiang Mai shopping – A fun Experiance

    Posted in Thailand | November 22, 2010
    Chiang Mai is also called the Rose of the north. This place has an abundance of flowers and thrives on a mountain climate which is quite cool. The entire city is blessed with what seems to be outstanding natural beauty and nature.  In fact, this is an awesome get away from Bangkok.  If you still want to stay in the big city here and have lots of things to do, then it is a good thing to come to Chiang Mai. There are many western Expatriates here who make this place their home. This also brings forth a lot of  positive aspects of the residents who are expats here. There are many local people  who think of themselves as an unforgettable part of the lovely city of chiang Mai. There are many handicrafts of silk , wood , silver and you will be  [...]
  • Khun Sa and the famous golden triangle in Thailand

    Posted in Thailand | October 18, 2010
    A large camp was established. And this had a little more than a ramshackle of what looked like a collection of buildings that once housed the most famous opium gardens in the world. The old Shan woman was quite elegant.  You could come scuttling here and then bother to unlock the doors as you would eventually find the doors unlocked. When you actually do come face to face with what looks like the statue form of Khun SA, it is pretty much a life size mannequin of the wily old fox. This has one of the rooms that have been converted into something like a small museum. This is why the museum has regarded Khun SA to be something like a freedom fighter more than a warlord who dealt with opium.  There is a dimly lit room which has hung copies of  [...]
  • The Charm and Hysteria at the infamous Golden Triangle

    Posted in Thailand | October 14, 2010
    When you leave Sop Ruak, you might most probably be following in the footsteps of Khun SA.  Later you would be headed in to once unsettled village of Mae Salon. This village is now called Santikhiri.  This place if looked at and observed, has an oriental feel to it. This happened to be the first inhabited by the members of the chiang nationalist army. This army, back then was fleeing from the communist part of chine in the year nineteen hundred and forty nine. There are lots of poppy fields here that had once covered a large fertile mountainside. This place is now replaced by large terraced tea plantations.  These cascade quite beautifully down the slopes right into the valley below.  In fact Santikhiri has a lot of charm that is inspired  [...]
  • Lose yourself in the famous Golden Triangle in Thailand

    Posted in Thailand | October 7, 2010
    You would have to travel quite a long way before you reach the famous opium museums.  And when you actually do come here, there is one and then one more just one after the other.  This just happens to be a very famous idiosyncratic tourist attraction. In fact it is the lone opium museum in the world. These are found in the Thai town of Sop Ruak.  This has its meeting point at the Nam Ruak and Mekong rivers.  This is the place where Laos, Thailand and Burma collide. In fact, there used to be a time when Sop Ruak was a big player in the Opium trade, which gave this place its infamous name of ‘the golden triangle’. If you come here now, there are lots of tourists and backpackers which have coach loads of what the Asian visitors have been  [...]
  • A Total Buddhist Experience

    Posted in China , India , Japan , Nepal , Thailand | October 1, 2010
    Asia was the birthplace of Buddhism, and the c0ntinent has numerous places that are significant from the point of view of association with origination, expansion, spiritual leaders and places of worship. The countries of India, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand and several others have a veritable wealth in the way of places with Buddhist significance. The sheer number and variety of temples, pagodas, monasteries, retreats which stand out on many points including the distinguishing style of architecture, ornate statues and delightful gardens. The precepts that make up Buddhism as a religion comprises of a variety of customs, traditions, rituals, practices and beliefs, and Lord Buddha ( the awakened one ) was responsible for codifying most of these. Even  [...]
  • Thailand like you’ve never seen it

    Posted in Thailand | August 17, 2010
    Thailand is long renowned for being a land of wild exotica and treasures, but as such it is a tourist hub and very densely populated. In a land as popular on the tourist map but it does hold its own undiscovered treasures that would light up any itinerary. Those that believe in the offbeat head for Chiang Mai followed up by a trek in Chiang Rai or any other permutation of their choice. But how about something truly unique, something you might not find on any other tour guide’s to-do lists? This little compendium of ours is the truly offbeat track of Thailand, oasis’ of solace in a desert of chaos. Phayao Phayao is so unique as to be lesser known about even within the ranks of the Thai themselves. That makes it the perfect getaway, an exotic  [...]
  • Avid Music Lovers Lounge in Thailand

    Posted in Thailand | August 10, 2010
    Heaven beach is a club located in Chiang Mai in Thailand. This place has cinder block walls and warning signs on the mezzanine floor. The warning is to prohibit people from dancing anywhere outside that is not the club. This place attracts a lot of locals as well as tourists.  The music here is very energetic; metal grunge and rap music is what the crowd here grooves to. The in house band ‘Nyok’, have made their presence felt and have large fan followings. The club actually ahs no door once you enter into the vicinity. This place was originally a barn. If you are just passing by, you might not even know that this is a place that brings out smashing guitar solos and hip shaking music performed by Lek Surindon. This just happens to be the  [...]