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Thaizer by Roy Cavanagh - 2w ago

Sukhothai has a rich history and a there are a number of significant sites dotted around the Sukhothai Historical Park. One of the most photographed of those sites is Wat Si Chum (Temple of the Bodhi Tree) with its giant seated Buddha image. The Buddha figure here is known by two different names. The name […]

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Thaizer by Roy Cavanagh - 2w ago

Asahna Bucha Day is a public holiday in Thailand. The date of Asahna Bucha varies each year depending on the lunar calendar, but it usually falls in July or August. The holiday commemorates the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. This event took place over 2,500 years ago when the Buddha preached […]

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Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP) have extended the closure of Maya Bay until at least 2021. Located on the uninhabited island of Phi Phi Leh, Maya Bay is famous as one of the main locations used for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, ‘The Beach’. The popular tourist attraction was closed to the public in June […]

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Thaizer by Roy Cavanagh - 2M ago

A few days ahead of his official coronation, the king of Thailand has married his royal consort. At a wedding ceremony in Bangkok on May 1, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn married the lady who was was previously the deputy commander of his personal security detail, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya. The king’s new wife has […]

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Thaizer by Roy Cavanagh - 3M ago

In Thailand, each day of the week is associated with a particular colour. In the past, many people would wear the colour associated with that day. Although it doesn’t happen so much now, there are still signs of the old tradition to be found. King Rama IX, who reigned from 1946 until his death in […]

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Some Thai dishes are well-known to foreign visitors, but there are other regional specialities that don’t always get the recognition they perhaps deserve. One such dish is khao soi which is synonymous with northern Thailand and particularly Chiang Mai. Khao soi owes its origins to a mixture of influences dating back to the 15th and […]

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The distinctive pagodas of Wat Phra Si Sanphet are one of the most famous sights in Ayutthaya. Much like the iconic Buddha head in tree roots at nearby Wat Phra Mahathat, images of this historic temple adorn the front of many of the post-cards and travel books that are sold in Ayutthaya. In 1448, King […]

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If you are travelling in Thailand for any length of time, there is one iconic image that you may see crop up time and again on postcards and in guide-books. The photograph of a Buddha head entwined within the roots of a tree is one of the most recognisable images from Thailand. The location of […]

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Thailand has recently introduced stricter smoking laws with offenders facing a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Smokers visiting Thailand should take note that smoking is now not just banned inside some buildings, but also outside if it is too close to a public entrance or exit. This is a significant change that may catch […]

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Known as the the ‘Roof of Thailand’, Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in the kingdom. At 2,565 metres above sea level, the highest point in Thailand is located within the picturesque confines of Doi Inthanon National Park. The park makes for a pleasant day-trip if you are staying in Chiang Mai, but if you’d […]

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