If youâ€™re ever in Thailand you might want to take a train ride to a fascinating city 93 miles northeast of Bangkok. The famed â€œMonkey Town of Lopburiâ€ will certainly provide an experience to write home about. In this ancient capital of Siam, a famous attraction is a 13th century Khmer temple that is overrun by monkeys!
These crab-eating Macaque monkeys rule, literally. They abound in the trees, streets and buildings snatching food from unsuspecting victims or running away with a hat, bag or other personal item that they are attracted to. Businesses and homes have to Read the rest of this entry »
You should always know something about the country that you’re going to visit. You don’t want to be one of those stereotypical tourists that mindlessly bumbles through a foreign country. Not only is it offensive to the locals, but you do yourself a disservice in that you are only experiencing a fraction of what the location has to offer.
There are a number of ways you can prepare for your trip to Thailand or anywhere else in the world.
- Watch some TV. No joke, watch some television. Find a special about Thailand. If you get Travel channel or Discovery through services like http://www.cable-tv.com/ then it’s likely you’ll find something. And if not, rent a movie.
- Look up some literature. There are lots of travel-sized books and guides that go into great detail about Thailand or any area of your choosing. Some of them are packed with useful information like currency exchange rates and common phrases.
- Consult the internet. If everything else fails, you do have access to an infinite repository of information known as the internet. Some people call it a “big truck,” but it’s more like a library of helpful references you can consult including anything you ever needed to know about Thailand.
Although recently inundated by severe flooding on October 14, 2011, since Ayutthaya has survived many floods and destruction of various types throughout history, hopefully this once beautiful place will continue to be visited once travel bans are lifted.
Ayutthaya was the second capital of ancient Siam believed to have been first developed by Prince U-Thong in 1350. By the 1700s this city was designated the world’s largest city with a population of around 1 million residents and in 1991 was included on the World Heritage Sites listings.
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The Damnoen Saduak market is unique to Bangkok. This area has hundreds of rows of boats, full of merchandise for tourists and locals to shop from. The unique appeal to this floating mall, is that each boat is representative of a store front. The locals park their row boats and fill them with goods from foods to merchandise they hand craft.
A tourist can take a guided tour. One simply pulls up beside the boat of their choice and lets the haggling begin. This area is quite chaotic and “parking Read the rest of this entry »
China town is one chaotic mess of fun. People visiting this area, not only get to experience the life in Bangkok, but they also get to see just how many people can pack themselves into one street. Yaowarat Road, is where the famous China Town is located. This road during the day is not overly congested. One can easily maneuver up and down without problems. At night time, the signs come on and all the shops open for business. While it is a great area to Read the rest of this entry »
The Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Thailand. The palace is over two hundred and eighteen thousand square metres. The palace is surrounded by four great walls that were constructed in 1782. These walls are still guarded by soldiers bearing arms. The Wat Prakeaw is known in English as the Temple of Buddha which is a very important religious symbol for this country. This statue is dated back to the fourteenth century and is still in great condition.the Buddha is made out of emeralds. Read the rest of this entry »