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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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Famous and uniques places in Thailand from our review series

Bangkok

From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
Bangkok is the most popular tourist city in the world. Unfortunately, it is also in a list of cities that are in danger from the flooding. The main reason of the sagging soils is an active use of the underground waters. For last decades the number of them has decreased and that lead to the ground slump. The last catastrophe has happened in the coastal region in 2011. The tropical shower has flooded several large districts and took a lot of people’s lives.

Tropic cyclones became a usual thing for locals. Every year the city goes under the ground for about 5 cm. Taking in to account the population of the city, which is about 5,5 million people, it is hard to imagine the scale of the water catastrophe. Researchers say that some Bangkok’s districts can be completely flooded and inhabited … Read all

Station Hua Hin

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Hua Hin attracts people with its outstanding railway station. The station was built in 1911. The entire building was made from the wood in traditional style. The fragile wooden buildings have been saved after more than a hundred years. Every day from this station trains go to Bangkok and other Thai cities.

The station has a wonderful green area. Among the trees and plants, red and yellow wooden buildings look far more interesting. On the platform you will see not only travellers but also tourists. There you can make great photos on the background of the colorful historical buildings and the old train. It was placed at end of the line. At the station you can find a store with the outstanding thematic souvenirs.

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Sky Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
One more world known bar in Bangkok is situated on the roof of the 63-stored skyscraper "State Tower". From its terraces opens a marvellous view of the city. There you can relax in the open air, try exotic cocktails and original treats, listen to live music or to participate in the thematic activity.

All conditions were made for a comfortable and interesting guests’ leisure time. The visitors can order elite sort of alcohol and try rare specialities, real tobacco connoisseurs will like wonderful Cuban Cigars. If you want to visit this bar – don’t wear swimsuits, in these clothes you won’t be allowed to come into the bar. After the film "Hangover II" has appeared on the screens, the "Sky Bar" became world known. Today it is the favourite place of relaxation for romantics and … Read all
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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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