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Ko Chang White Sand Beach Thailand remains one of the biggest centers of tourism in the world. Hot beaches, beautiful and diverse nature, and rich choice of places of interest let every traveler select a program to fit one's taste. Bangkok remains one of the most favorite destinations for travelers. Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in the 7th century is the main landmark of the central square. The 15 meter long statue of Buddha is the main decoration of the temple. The statue is decorated with mother of pearl and skillful carving. Walls of the temple feature amazing paintings that depict Buddha and his apprentices. There is a gallery on the temple territory, where visitors will see a collection of rare figurines. There are approximately 400 items in total.
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Travelers are recommended not to forget to visit the Royal Palace that has become the main symbol of the medieval culture. The building is located in the old district of Bangkok. Nowadays the palace is used to host important governmental meetings, religious ceremonies and other events. Luxurious halls and galleries are very interesting to observe, but the outside design of the former royal residence is no less striking. The Floating Market is one of the most unusual places in the capital. The only way to reach the market is to use a boat. There are many small canals in this part of the city, so instead of typical stalls there are rows of small boats completely filled with different goods. Souvenirs and seafood are the most typical goods sold here. Quite an interesting fact - the majority of sellers on the market are women. They control these floating kiosks with ease and can move from one corner of the market to another during the day.
From an archaeological point of view, Ban Chiang is the most interesting part of Thailand. In 1966, scientists found here the remains of an ancient settlement that belongs to the Bronze period. Ceramics and items made of bronze have become the most precious findings here. It's possible to see these priceless items in the local museum that is also known as one of the most frequently visited cultural centres in the country. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Si Satchanalai is a great place to learn more about history of Thailand as in this city you will find interesting sights of different epochs. In the 8th century, a small settlement was founded there, and it took only few decades for that settlement to turn into a large center of trade. Ancient temples remain the biggest attraction in Si Satchanalai, and in 1988 the city was named the biggest open air museum in the country.
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At the beginning of the 13th century, on the territory of Thailand was the Kingdom of Sukhothai located. Its borders are almost similar to the present ones. In the middle of the 14th century, the more powerful state of Ajutaja was formed in its territory. At that time, the natives were very influenced by the Chinese culture. Thailand is an only country in South East Asia that has never been a European colony. This is primarily thanks to its rulers’ big experience. Before 1949, the country had been called Siam. It gained its present name after the Second World War.
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In terms of the tourism experience, Thailand is one of the world leaders. Hundreds of years ago, the country attracted only pilgrims. Then, at the beginning of the 20th century, it started to be visited by fans of beach recreation. The country provides perfect conditions for beach recreation and water sports. Young tourist and fans of round-the-clock entertainments are attracted by the resort of Pattaya. Those who prefer a peaceful and romantic atmosphere should visit the province of Krabi.
Ko Samui - 6Senses Ao Nang is very popular with divers. It will impress not only with beaches with crystal clear water, but also with the well-developed infrastructure. Phuket will please the fans of all types of recreation, as there are quite and pristine beaches, as well as noisy entertainment centers at the resort.
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Thailand also attracts with its modern shopping centers and noisy markets. Shopping enthusiasts should pay their attention to jewels with gems and buy them at attractive prices. You should buy jewels only in specialized shops and refrain from any secondhand accessories. In gift shops, travelers can buy interesting items of the local production, the most popular of which are figures of elephants, painted dishes and silk accessories.
Krabi The brightest food symbol of Thailand is an exotic fruit called durian. It is famous all over the world for its unpleasant smell. It is forbidden to export this fruit from the country. Tourists who like this “odorous” fruit should buy jam of durian, as there is no prohibition on exporting it.
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Siam Ocean World

From the series “The coolest and largest oceanariums in the world”
In Bangkok, one of the most popular shopping malls, Siam Paragon, houses Siam Ocean World aquarium. Its opening took place in 2005. It is the largest oceanarium in South-East Asia. There, you can see the huge aquarium with a screen, comparable in size with a cinema screen. Here, visitors can admire a lot of rare inhabitants of the deep sea, including glowing jellyfish, rare species of tropical fish, and starfish.

The oceanarium features an impressive area, which is 10 000 square meters. The total volume of its tanks is 5 million liters. Guests of Siam Ocean World are offered to participate in various tours, from the classic to the most expensive and exclusive ones. Latest include special types of entertainment. Guests can ride a glass-bottomed boat in a largest aquarium and enjoy a … Read all

Fried Grasshoppers in Bangkok Restaurants

From the series “The most disgusting dishes in the world”
Those who have long dreamed to taste something new and different, will find it interesting to visit Thailand. Here, dishes cooked of insects are common and popular as nowhere else in the world. You can taste fried cockroaches with garlic, soup of caterpillars and termite eggs cooked in a special way. One of the most common sorts of street food are fried grasshoppers. Without exception, all dishes made of insects are valuable and affordable sources of protein.

Given the fact that the purchase of meat for many indigenous people is an accomplishment, a bag of fried grasshoppers is their only way to get a protein portion that is necessary for the health and keeping fit. Also, experts found out that grasshoppers are superior to many other common products in number of minerals and vitamins. … Read all

Phraya Nakhon Cave

From the series “Fantastic and colorful caves inside the Earth”
In Thailand, fans of walks in unusual places will be able to visit Phraya Nachon Cave. Not without reason it is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular caves in the country. This natural attraction is located in the southern part of Thailand, in the territory of Khao Sam Roy Yot National Park. Right in the cave is a religious landmark, which makes it special among others. It is the Kukha Karuhas pavilion. It was built here in 1890 by the order of King Chulalongkorn, and the cave itself received its name in honour of one of the rulers who first opened it during a storm.

The cave is located in the depths of the national park, so tourists who decide to visit it need to go a long way. A pleasant addition to the route will be tracks and stairs, as well as viewing platforms, from … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Thailand

Bangkok
Tourists will also see numerous well-crafted mythological sculptures near Wat Phra Kaeo. The temple consists of several buildings, all of which are very beautiful, that's why it is nearly impossible to decide, which one has the best decoration. All of them are embellished with colourful tiles, gold and mirrors. Visitors will be also able to see Angkor Wat. This temple was built in the period, when a large part of Thailand belonged to the Khmer. The audience hall is the location of a fabulous … Read more
Pattaya
The most splendid architectural monument in Pattaya is Sanctuary of Truth, the construction of which began in 1985. Despite the fact that its construction continues to this day, the temple is officially considered unfinished. This does not prevent it from being a popular tourist attraction. Rare woods, as well as beautiful finishing materials, are used in its building. The carved facade of the temple with its many towers and graceful statues is just mesmerizing. Nature enthusiasts should … Read more
Patong Beach
Patong is a universal beach that is suitable for trouble-free relaxation and sports entertainment. It is a great place to enjoy riding a hydro cycle, to try kayaking and parasailing, or to visit local diving centers. There are several sites suitable for diving not far from the coast. These are great places to admire coral reefs and exotic creatures that live deep underwater. Fans of spa treatments will be also pleased with the surprises that Patong has in store for them. There are many … Read more
Chiang Mai
The National Museum of Chiang Mai is very popular with the city guests. It is the largest cultural center in the northern region of Thailand. The museum was opened in 1973. In 1996, it was completely reconstructed for the first time. The large collection of museum exhibits is divided into several themed groups. The visitors can see unique pieces of art, household articles, religious items, and archeological artifacts found in the city surroundings. The oldest temple in the city is … Read more
Hua Hin
One of the main nature attractions of the resort is the Sam Roi Yot National Park. It is distinguished by a diversity of natural landscapes. In its territory, there are vast green valleys, mountain ranges, impassible rainforests, and fabulous waterfalls in their thickets. In the park, there are also many interesting hiking routes and several beautiful caves. The most interesting one is Tham Phraya Nakhon equipped with an old pavilion built in 1896. Nature admirers will be definitely … Read more
Ko Lanta
In the central part of Ko Lanta Yai, there is one more gorgeous place that is worth a visit. Klong Khong Beach is a wonderful coastal area with a rich underwater world. This place has always attracted fans of snorkeling. Besides that, there are several interesting diving sites not far from the beach. Despite the fact that Lanta islands have become a very popular tourist destination in recent years, there are still secluded beaches ideal for fans of privacy. Klong Hin is one of these … Read more

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