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The Ancient Capital of Ayutthaya Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

While most come to Thailand to enjoy a tropical vacation on the countless islands or experience the big city of Bangkok, the country is also home to a wealth of historical and cultural sights. Those interested in traveling back in time to ancient Thai kingdoms can do so by visiting some of the many ruins. We’ve…

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A Cultural Trip Through Thailand (Part Two – Ancient Kingdoms) Posted by on Sep 29, 2016

After spending a few days diving into modern Thai culture in Bangkok, it’s time to head back in time. Visit the ancient kingdoms of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai as we continue on a cultural trip through Thailand. Part Two of the video series shows some of the highlights of these two former capitals, which you should take…

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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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Bangkok Culture (Part One) Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Explore the vibrant culture of Bangkok in this 2-part short video series. Visit shrines, museums, and even modern shopping malls to see both sides of Bangkok’s culture – traditional and modern.

Sukhothai Historical Park Video Tour Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

Take a video tour of Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the first capital of Siam. Explore the ruins of great temples such as Wat Mahathat and Wat Sa Si by bike and learn about Thai history and culture. อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์สุโขทัย Sukhothai Historical Park วัดตระพังเงิน Wat Traphang Ngoen ดศรีสวาย Wat Si…

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The Ancient City of Sukhothai Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

While most tourists come to Thailand for sun and sand on the islands or outdoor adventure in the north, there are also quite a few historical sights that are worth a visit throughout the country. One such place is Sukhothai (สุโขทัย), the first capital of Siam established during the 13th century. With a name meaning…

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Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

Rama V Statue in Bangkok

Yesterday (October 23rd) was a national holiday in Thailand. This day commemorates Chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of Siam from the House of Chakri. Also known as Rama V and considered one of the country’s greatest kings, he passed away on this day in 1910. Although he was just 57 at the time of his death…

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