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Bangkok is one of the most vibrant capitals of South-East Asia. Also known as Krung Thep which means the City Of Angels, the city is considered one of the biggest cities in the world. For a city of this size, Bangkok is surprisingly full of quiet escapes.
The must-see attractions include Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Traimit. Another attraction well worth a visit is the Bang Pa In, the former summer residence of the royal family in the 17th century, located 37 miles north of Bangkok. It's a collection of buildings that reflect both Oriental and European influences.
There are many districts, areas, and hundreds of roads with more than 65,000 hotel rooms throughout Bangkok. Selecting the best one to suit your needs is essential. And the main point is location of your hotel. We would like to assist you in planning your trip and holiday. To accomplish your best trip in Thailand, we give you all travel and discovery information.
Trat, Thailand's easternmost province, is located 315 km from Bangkok and shares a long border with Cambodia.
It is best known for its beaches, particularly those on the islands of Ko Chang National Park. The area was passed back and forth between Thai and Cambodian/French sovereignty over the years, and a significant victory for the Thai navy over the French was won at the southern end of Ko Chang in 1941.
Beyond Ko Chang, Ko Mak and Ko Kud are inhabited and have beautiful beaches but can be difficult to get to during the monsoon season.
Like neighbouring Chanthaburi, Trat has a rich gem trade as well as thriving agriculture and fishing businesses.
Air-conditional buses leave Ekamai Terminal for Trat every hour or so from 7 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The journey takes six hours. Return buses leave hourly from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are two additional departures at 11 and 11:30 p.m., which arrive in Bangkok between 5 and 6 a.m.
Regular buses run more frequently.
e than 700 km northwest of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city. This statistic,
|The northern capital still captures the feel of a small town, but most first-time visitors are surprised at how cosmopolitan it is.|
|Allow a day or two to wander around the city, see its temples, and experience the exten-sive Night Bazaar, which offers Thai and northern Thai clothes and fabrics, crafts, jewellery, antiques and the like.|
|At Warorot market, one can find even more bargains. There are also many shopping destinations just outside the town specialising in such items as umbrellas, silverwork, woven baskets, woodcarvings, and antiques.|
Millions of candles raised above a sea of yellow shirts will flicker across the evening sky, 5 December, as people from all walks of life sing the Royal Anthem in heartfelt gratitude, while proclaiming with pride and sincerity “Long Live the King.”
Having reigned for more than 60 years, the 80-year monarch is the soul of the nation, loved and respected by 63 million people who are inspired by decades of selfless service.
The meaning of HM the King’s name, Bhumibol Adulyadej, is translated as “strength of the land, incomparable power”, but often Thais will say he is the “moving force of the country.”
Demonstrating untarnished integrity of character, the King is seen as a shining beacon of wisdom; the father of the nation the protector of the weak. Often his observations alone have sufficed to turn the nation from the gates of crisis.
His reign has been marked by milestones when he pointed the way to future prosperity and responsibilities. In 1974, he initiated projects to protect the environment and encourage re-forestation, decades before it became fashionable to be green, while his personal intervention and technical knowledge saved the capital from annual flooding.
HM the King has initiated over 2000 projects to address social, medical and economy issues at village level throughout the nation.
A gifted musician and artist, the King graduated in law and political science, enabling him, after he ascended the throne in 1946, to work tirelessly to improve the life of his subjects through a vast spectrum of activities.
Earlier this year, nine specific royal projects were identified for their role in developing a sustainable economy in village communities and for their intrinsic appeal to international tourists. They are now promoted overseas through the national airline and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
In the book “In His Majesty’s Footsteps, former chief of the Royal Court Police, Vasit Dejkunjorn, writes of his early encounters with HM the King as a young police officer. "From listening to the royal couple’s conversation I learned for the first time how concerned they were about the well-being of the Thai people."
Caring for his people is the hallmark of his reign. While history will record his reign as the longest, the hearts of Thai people have accorded him their trust, an unpareled respect and abiding love, never before seen in the Kingdom.
On the night of 5 December Bangkok’s Sanam Luang and Ratchdamnoen Avenue will be illuminated with lights, the streets closed to traffic as a mighty throng gathers to demonstrate their gratitude for their King. Visitors will join them sensing the honour of sharing this moment with the Thai people.