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Wat Pho Bangkok

June 3, 2015 By Richard

Wat Pho Bangkok is named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived.[5] Prior to the temple’s founding, the site was a centre of education for traditional Thai medicine, and statues were created showing yoga positions. An enormous Buddha image from Ayuthaya’s Wat Phra Si Sanphet was destroyed by the Burmese […]

Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand Wat Phra That

May 30, 2015 By Richard

Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Thailand Discover Thailand with Thailand Discovery   Doi Suthep Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai means “new city” and was so named because it became the new capital of the Lan Na kingdom when it was founded in 1296, succeeding Chiang Rai, the former capital founded in 1262. Chiang Mai gained prominence in the […]

The reclining Buddha Chiang Mai Thailand.

May 30, 2015 By Richard

The reclining Buddha is located at Wat Chedi Luang, also known as the Jedi Luang and “The temple of the Great Stupa”      History of Wat Chedi Luang. The reclining Buddha Chiang Mai King Saen Muang Ma (r.1385-1401) began construction on Wat Chedi Luang in 1391 to hold the ashes of his father, Ku Na. The […]

The Emerald pool Krabi Thailand

May 30, 2015 By Richard

  The Emerald pool Krabi   Thailand is easily one of the most widely visited Asian countries. Renowned for its excellent shopping opportunities, beautiful beaches and lively nightlife, Thailand has everything one would want in a vacation spot. While places such as Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Phuket receive a lot of tourist traffic, Thailand has […]