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A Cultural Trip Through Thailand (Part Three – North) Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

The 2-week cultural tour of Thailand finishes up in the north. Visit Chiang Mai – the 2nd biggest city – to explore temples, museums, and take part in a Thai festival. Next head to Chiang Rai to visit the “Heaven & Hell of Architecture” – the White Temple and Black House. See it all and…

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Temple of the Emerald Buddha Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

There are thousands upon thousands of temples across Thailand, but none is more sacred than Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว wát prá gâew). Located within the confines of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, it’s also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha for the important, holy relic that is housed here. A visit to this…

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Wat Phra Kaew Video Tour Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

There are lots of temples in Thailand, but none is more important or sacred than Wat Phra Kaew (วัดพระแก้ว). Located within the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, it’s also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha for the ancient relic that’s housed here. It’s a stunning temple, and is one of the…

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5 Must-See Temples in Bangkok Posted by on Jun 8, 2015

With over 400 temples scattered throughout the city, it’s clear that Buddhism is a vital part of Bangkok and Thailand as a whole. Visitors to the Thai capital will most certainly want to include a few of these glittering wats (วัด – wát) in their trip, but which ones to choose? Here are 5 must-see…

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Bangkok Video (Part Two) Posted by on Jun 14, 2011

For day two in Bangkok, join me on a temple hopping cruise with stops at Wat Indrawiharn and Wat Phra Kaew. Next up, cruise over to Chinatown to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes as people gear up for Chinese New Year. Finally, a stop on the legendary Khao San Road for drinks and street…

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