Postcards from Thailand #6: Celebrating Songkran, the Water Festival on Thai...

If it’s Songkran, you must be in Thailand - all prepared to get wet! The festival marks the Thai New Year, and is a time...

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...

Postcards from Thailand #1: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (a Buddhist Temple),...

My visit to Thailand could not have started at a better place than the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most famous of all Buddhist...

Postcards from Thailand #5: Looking at Bangkok, from the 64th Floor

Go to any city, or landscape for that matter, and they all look different from different altitudes and planes. As also at different times...

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...

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,...

Postcards from Thailand #7: The Bridge over the River Kwai –...

There is actually a river called Kwai. It’s in Thailand, at Kanchanaburi located 130 kms (81 miles) west of Bangkok. And there is a...

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...

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....

Postcards from Thailand #3: A Festival of Lanterns, Lights and Floats...

If you are in love, or want to make any wishes for your future life, head to Chiang Mai a few days before the...