Thailand is a country on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha, a revered symbol. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canal and riverside communities. Commercial hubs such as Chinatown consist of labyrinthine alleys crammed with shophouses, markets and diners.
In the hear of chiang Rai lies Wat Phra Kaew.It was here at this temple that Thailand’s most revered Buddha image,the Emerald buddha was discovered in 1354, However,it was soon moved to numerous towns and cities before finally being enshrined in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaew during the reign of King Rama I. Presently, it houses Phra Yok, Which was built in honor of Her Royal Highness Somdej Phrasrinkharintra’s ninetieth birthday.
Other notable features include the Chedi,the main hall, and the principle buddha image:Phra Jao Lan Thong.
Huay Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
The place covers the areas of Lan Sak, Huay Kot and Ban Rai Districts, having the total area of 1,737,587 rai.
It is pronounced by UNESCO to be the worlds’ Natural Heritage on December 13, 1991. the flora has the feature of thick rain forest and deciduous forest. There are many kind of conservation wildlife such as: wild buffaloes, tapirs, red hornbills etc.
The tourists can walk to see the forest and study the nature by the helpof the forestry officers to guide the way and protect them for safety.
It is the 13th Bridge that crosses over the Chao Phraya River, This bridge was build from the idea of H.M.KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ, King rama IX presented to the Bangkok metropolitan administration in 1995 That an additional bridge crossing over the Chao phraya river should be built to support the increasing of traffic which was generate from the parallel Borommaratchachonnani road,and also to support more transportations between Bangkok side and Thon buri side.
The Construction was started in 1998 and took 24 months to complete, the total amount of budget utilized in designing and constructing of the bridge is amounted to 3,170 millions bath. Continue reading “Rama VIII Bridge Bangkok”
Wat Tham Khao Wong (Khao Wong Cave Temple)
Situated some 12 kilometers from Ban Rai District of Uthai Thani Province, Thailand, near the border with Suphan Buri Province.
This temple was established in 1987. It has afour-storey Thai-style descending sala, which blends in beautifully with limestone mountain in the distance. in front of the building there is a fish pond with a flower garden surrounding it.
Behind Wat Tham Khao Wong are seven or eight caves which are kept as a meditation area for monks. Some of the caves are full of bats, others are filled with stunning stalagmites and stalactites. Wat Tham Khao Wong Map