Thailand is in the Southeast of Asia, with Laos and Cambodia to the east and the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysianextto Burma (Myanmar) on its west. The capital is Bangkok, the country's official language is Thai. In touristic resorts people also speak the English language. The history of Thailand is estimated to be dating 10,000 years, up to the paleolithic era. Visitors will encounter super-rich archaeological sites of cultural heritage. The temples of worship of Buddha abound in the region, contributing to the exotic environment of the place. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that avoided colonization, thus preserving the history and cultural heritage. The ancient monuments, temples and deserted cities all attest to the magnificent past of Thailand, a wonderful destination for your holidays. The historical treasures match with the wonderful nature. Thailand has many picturesque islands and beaches as well as 90 national parks and an amazing wildlife. The Thais are renowned for their friendliness and smile .
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Police Colonel Somnuk Junkate, Superintendent of the Banglamung Police said, "We are following the policy set by the Thai Royal Police which is to improve the efficiency of local police stations as well as its officers by opening up a new police station in Nongprue. We chose Nongprue because of its rapid growth in the number of houses, apartments and residents. Not only that, Nongprue is also close to the heart of Pattaya and crimes and robberies occur on a regular basis with gold snatches and house robberies."
Friday, May 27, 2011
Chaopho Phraya Lae Shrine is near Nong Pla Thao, 4 km. To the west of the Provinctal Hall on Highway No.205(Chaiyaphum:BanKhawao).
To the right is a sacred historical site which is where Chao Pho Phraya Lae was executed by Lao soldiers. Locals built the shrine to honor him and to have the spirit protect the Chaiyaphum and Thai people.Every year, beginning on the first Wednesday of May, a week long festival in his honor is held
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The history of the city of Chaiyaphum dates back to the Khmer Empire in the 12th century, when it was a small city on the route from Angkor to Prasat Singh (Kanchanaburi province). The Prang Ku still remains from this time. In 1817 the area was settled again by a group of Laotians led by Nai Lae, official from Viantiane Kingdom. At first they settled in Baan Nam Khun Nong E Chan (Nakhon Ratchasima province), but soon moved to the current site of Chaiyaphum, then called Baan Luang. When the Lao King Anouvong of Viantiane declared war on Siam, the local ruler Jao Phraya Lae changed allegiance and supported the Siamese troops. In 1826 he was killed by Laotian troops, before these were defeated and all of Laos became part of Siam. Jao Phraya Lae was renamed by the Thais to Phraya Phakdi Chumpon and is still a local hero.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Or Phra Phuttharup Patima Santayaphirom Satuek Udom Ratsadon Nimitmanin is a big standing Buddha image on the bank of the Mun River, opposite the Satuek District Office. The Buddha image is highly revered by local people in Amphoe Satuek and nearby provinces. During the long-boat races festival when a lot of people come to Satuek, they would go to pay respect to the big Buddha image.
Monday, May 23, 2011
It is now a relaxation spot which was once an ancient volcano. The evidence of the volcano’s existence can still be seen until today. The crater is now a deep basin with water all year round. The top is 265 metres above sea level and it houses ‘Phra Suphattharabophit’ a large Buddha image that is the symbol of Buri Ram. There is also an ancient Prang Ku in which is located a duplicate Buddha footprint. The forest park has a lot of interesting indigenous plants. Getting to Khao Kradong can be done in two ways: on foot or drive up to the mountaintop. On the way, one can see Buddha images in different postures along the route.
To get there, take Highway No. 219 on the Buri Ram – Prakhon Chai route for about 6 km
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Situated on the Nang Rong – Pakham route (Highway No. 348), about 3 km before you reach Amphoe Pakham. It is a Khmer stone sanctuary located behind Wat Khok Ngio, which once served as an ‘Arogayasala’ or a hospital. It was built according to the initiative of King Jayavarman VII during the 13th century, following Mahayana Buddhism.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This is 107 km from Amphoe Muang. The monument is beside the Lahan Sai -Ta Phraya Road. It was completed in 1979 to commemorate the bravery of citizens, policeman and soldiers who died fighting insurgents who tried to stop the construction of this important strategic route. The name "Rao Su" was given by His Majesty the King. Lam Nang Rong Dam and Khlong Manao Reservoir About 200 meters from the monument lies the Development for Security Project Area of H.M. the King which includes the large reservoir Lam Nang Rong and the Khlong Manao reservoir, which are used for agriculture and relaxation. Visitors can rest aboard rafts on the reservoirs, swim, take boat trips to watch flocks of Teals.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Almost a thousand years ago the present- day Buri Ram area was evidently subdued to Khmer Empire as many ruins from that time are still visible there. The biggest of them on an extinct volcano is protected in the Phanom Rung historical park. According to the inscription found, her ruler recognized the hegemony of Khmer Empire's king. Before the foundation of Bangkok, little was known about her. From early Bangkok Period, in the early nineteenth century, the town originally called Muang Pae, was renamed 'Buriram'. Then she became under Thai rule. After the administrative reform in the late nineteenth century, Buriram was incorporated into Siam or late Thailand as a province.
Monday, May 16, 2011
It is good luck to ring the bells not just for the camera, most Thais do it. Not all people are fit enough to use the stairs on the way up but they do use the stairs coming down. This also generates money for the temple as the fee is 50 baht for the cable car and free if you use the stairs.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The most striking feature of Khao Wong Monastery is the 4-storey Thai-style multi-purpose pavilion. Built almost entirely of wood, the pavilion has a pond in front with many fish. Around the pond is a garden of colourful flowers. The wood used in the pavilion’s construction was donated by locals and has been transformed into a work of architecture that retains natural qualities.
The monastery has a monthly meditation class for those who are interested.
To get there: Use the same route as Tham Phu Wai. It is about 3 kilometres before reaching the cave
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
To get there: From the city, take Road No. 3265 to the ferry at Amphoe Manorom, about 6 kilometres away. Wat Than Sung is on both sides.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
On the first day, the 3rd of May, there is a Buddhist ceremony at Amarindra Vinichai Hall in the Grand Palace dedicated to the ancestors of the Chakri House, in which scriptures are chanted and a sermon is delivered by a high monk.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
A spacious cave naturally and beautifully decorated with stalagmites and stalactites is located in Ban Mae Klong Mai, approximately 3 kilometers from Umphang. The cave itself is 3 kilometers deep with a large chamber inside the cave with a walkway connecting to Ban Mae Klong Mai.