Thailand

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand: The King and I

by NEENA JHANJEE A visit to the Grand Palace is on the itinerary of practically every tourist who visits Bangkok. And for good reason. It is an absolute must-do if you want to get a[Read More…]

by August 21, 2014 Destinations: International, Thailand

Kunzum TV – Bangkok, Thailand: Damnernsaduak Floating Market | SHOPPING

You cannot go to Bangkok and miss out on its floating markets. Unfortunately, most of them open on certain days of the week and may not fit into your itinerary. But not the Damnernsaduak Floating[Read More…]

Postcards from Thailand #15: Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya

This is an image you may have seen often: the head of a sandstone Buddha image lying amidst the roots and lower trunk of a Bodhi tree in the Wat Maha That complex. The rest[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #14: Wat Lokayasutharam in Ayutthaya

The main attraction at the Wat Lokayasutharam in Ayutthaya is the image of a reclining Buddha. Called Phra Buddhasaiyart, it is made of bricks and cement in the art style of the middle Ayutthaya period.[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #13: Wat Chaiwattanaram in Ayutthaya

Wat Chaiwattanaram is one of the most imposing Buddhist monasteries in Ayutthaya, commissioned by King Prasat Thong in 1630, along the Chao Phraya river. The architecture bears similarities to the Angkor Wat, and these structures[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #12: Ayutthaya, a True Wonder of this World

If you are in Thailand, you could choose to skip any attraction but not the ancient city of Ayutthaya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, fully deserving of its status, it was the Thai capital for[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #11: Damnernsaduak Floating Market near Bangkok – Open All Days

You cannot go to Bangkok and miss out on its floating markets. Unfortunately, most of them open on certain days of the week and may not fit into your itinerary. But not the Damnernsaduak Floating[Read More…]

by June 12, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #10: Enjoying the Kwai River

The Kwai river in Thailand sure is a beautiful one. And especially inviting for tourists in and around Kanchanaburi, located about 130 kms (81 miles) from Bangkok.

by April 29, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #9: The World War II Cemetery in Kanchanaburi near Bridge over River Kwai

The Commonwealth Graves Commission has done a commendable job in honouring those who gave up their lives in World War II. They have set up and maintain cemeteries with graves of those who perished in[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #8: The Death Railway of World War II

The infamous 415 kms (259 miles) long Death Railway is a reminder of one of the worst tragedies of World War II. It was partially played out on the silver screen in David Lean’s 1957[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 Destinations: International, Thailand