Travel Destinations: Thailand

Bangkok: A One-of-a-kind Capital

Wat Arun at Dusk | Photo credit: Mark Fischer

With a long, impressive history and a deep-seated respect for King and country, Thailand is a proud nation of some 63 million souls. The capitol city of Thailand is Bangkok which can perhaps be best described as the seething metropolis at the heart of this ancient nation. The capital is an intoxicating blend of old […] Read More

Phuket is Thailand’s playground

Phucket's Phi Phi Island

Floating lazily in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is moored to the mainland by several bridges that connect the island to Thailand’s southwest coast. Surrounded by more than 30 smaller islands, each with their own charms and wiles, Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular visitor destinations, and it’s easy to understand […] Read More

Chiang Mai: Thailand’s Laid Back Second City

Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains where hill tribes have lived for centuries, and the Tribal Museum pays homage to these ethnic minorities. Handicrafts, traditional dress, jewelery and exhibits about the different tribes are all exhibited in this modern facility, which sits overlooking a tree-lined lake behind the attractive Ratchamangkla Park. Inside Chiang Mai's remaining city walls are more than 30 temples dating back to the founding of the principality, in a combination of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lanna Thai styles, decorated with beautiful wood carvings, Naga staircases, leonine and angelic guardians, gilded umbrellas and pagodas laced with gold filigree.  Read More

Underwater Dragon Dance, Bangkok

On Tuesday, January 17, children in Bangkok,Thailand were treated to a special performance, which included a Chinese dragon dance, in preparation of welcoming the Year of the Black Water Dragon. Read More

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