Ways To Take The Hassle Out Of Your Next Trip

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There’s a saying that when you go on vacation, getting there is half the fun. Well, it can be, but modern travel can also be exhausting and frustrating – after you have been standing in a queue at the airport for an hour, you’re no longer in a holiday mood. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to … Read More

Get The Best Value For Your Next Vacation

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A great vacation is worth every cent that you pay for it, but knowing that you have got a great bargain makes it even sweeter. However, most of us don’t take the time to make sure that we get the best value for our money – which means that we’re missing out on a lot of enjoyment. For example, if … Read More

Making of a Nation

Thailand is one of the few countries in the world which has never been colonised.The first independent Thai Kingdom was established in 1238, but the origins of Thailand and the Thai people go back much further. Pre-History The central area of Indochina from the Maekhong River valley to the Khorat Plateau was inhabited as far back as 10,000 years. Linguistic … Read More

Thailand Emerald Buddha

Thailand The Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand The Emerald Buddha In Bangkok, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River lies the Grand Palace and the Temple of The Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew. Wat Phra Kaew was the first permanent structure built in Bangkok by King Rama I in 1782. It was built to house the … Read More

Northern Thailand – Sukhothai Style

Sukhothai Sukhothai is considered to be the first true Thai kingdom. Today many Thais view the Sukhothai period as the golden era of Thai history, an ideal state, a land of plenty, governed by just and paternal kings who ruled over peaceful, contented citizens. Wat Mahathat completed in the first half of the 13th century lies in its present day … Read More

The Architecture of Old Bangkok

Bangkok began as a city of canals and elephant paths on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, just a few kilometres from the sea. The first of the new structures ordered by King Ramathibodi, later known as Rama I, was the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which was later surrounded by the grounds and buildings of the Grand … Read More