Last Sunday I was finally able to visit another well kept secret in Thailand, a place I always wondered how it looks like since it really isn’t a tourist destination at all: Pom Phrachun in the province of Samut Prakan, about 40 km south of Bangkok. Here is where the Chao Phraya River flows into …
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Visiting a floating market in Thailand has never been on my to do list. I thought I’d rather visit every single of the 77 province capitals before I head out to one of these touristic “water markets” (dtàlàat náam, ตลาดน้ำ) some 100 km west of Bangkok. Everyone knows that the days where most of the …
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Located on Koh Chang’s most popular and maybe also most beautiful beach (White Sand Beach), the German run Koh Chang Top Resort has been my choice during my recent visit to Thailand’s third largest island. It is set among a beautiful tropical garden where the swimming pool, hotel bar and Paul’s Restaurant can be found …
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Most people traveling to Sukhothai, the first real capital of Siam, don’t know about the various other significant historical towns in the region. Kamphaeng Phet is one of them and its historical park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”. Below are the various travel options from …
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Kamphaeng Phet literally means “Diamond Wall” and this refers to the former military significance during the Sukhothai and Ayuthaya eras, when the strong city walls served as a prospective barrier against attacks from Burma and Lanna, roughly from the 13th to 18th centuries. Today Kamphaeng Phet, located 293km north of Bangkok, is often overseen by …
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Sukhothai and Phitsanulok are two of the most remarkable historic towns in Thailand, though significantly less visited than the big tourist hot spots or even Ayutthaya. I was glad I made the trip some 400 km north from Bangkok last month and could experience these highlights in the lower north of Thailand in peace and …
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The highlight of my recent historical trip to the lower north of Thailand has definitely been exploring the temple complexes of Sukhothai. From 1238 to 1438 this has been the first capital of Siam (followed by Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok). The most famous and influential one of its nine kings was King Ramkhamhaeng, the second …
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There are still so many places in Thailand that see only few foreign visitors despite their huge cultural and historical significance. Phitsanulok is such a place. The capital city of the province of the same name in lower northern Thailand has more to offer than even I thought when I bought my train ticket from …
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