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Touring Stone Sanctuaries in the Northeast the Heritage of Suvarnabhumi

| March 14, 2016

Around the 5th century A.D, the area which is presently Northeastern Thailand was the originating site of the Khmer Empire which prospered for hundreds of year. extending to the east up to Angkor. (evidenced by the marvelous Angkor Wat. a wonder of the world in Cambodia) and gradually declined towards the end of the 12th century. Over the seven centuries. various kings of the Khmer Empire created numerous stone sanctuaries as places of worship …

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Around Chaiyaphum Thep Satit Phu Khieo

| March 11, 2016

Located 342 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, Chaiyaphum boasts both natural beauty and traces of the Khmer civilization. but most visitors seem to know only its amazing krachieo (Curcuma) fields in Thep Sathit District. Chaiyaphum has more charms than what many people are aware of. Forests and a plateau occupy most areas there. while the central part of the province is a flatland. Three major mountains. namely Phu I-Thao. Phu Lankha. and Phu Phang …

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Touring Religious Route of the Northeast

| March 11, 2016

On the vast Northeastern Plateau, one can trace respected Buddhist monks who strictly observe the Lord Buddha’s teachings in pursuit of the Four Noble Truths, both the living and practicing and those who passed away, leaving behind their great merits that people can always look up to in life, with memorabilia and monuments to pay homage to. These religious sites are concentrated in the areas of 4 provinces that are linked namely, Sakon Nakhon, …

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The Fascinating Route Around Central lsan-Maha Sarakham Roi Et-Yasothon

| March 11, 2016

Mentioning Central Isan. Maha Sarakham. Roi Et and Yasothon and many would just scratch their heads trying to think of tourist attractions. Some might even be reminded of Thung Kula Ronghai the Weeping Prairie-referring to the distressed merchants who had to cross the vast and dry prairie in the past. Central Isan today is no longer a large chunk of parched land thanks to better irrigation: Thung Kula Ronghai has been turned …

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Travel Back in Time Dinosaur Trail in Khon Kaen and Kalasin

| March 11, 2016

More than 230 million years ago. during the Triassic Period. the Age of the Dinosaurs began. The creatures dominated the land mass through the Jurassic Period into the Cretaceous Period. the last and longest era of the dinosaurs. around 114-165 million years ago. Dinosaurs lived on all continents in the world. and became extinct without a hint of the cause. leaving only traces and questions on why and how such powerful creatures that …

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The Route of Isan Heritage Around Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom

| March 10, 2016

On the vast Northeastern Plateau. Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom are two provinces in Upper Northeast that are rich in natural attractions. archeological sites. and fascinating folk culture. The route around the two provinces is also an extension of the trip to Khon Kaen and Kalasin. and could be an add-on to the tour of the Upper Northeast. You can either travel from Bangkok on Highway No.1 to Saraburi. followed by Highway No.2 …

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Touring Upper Isan Udon Thani and Nong Khai

| March 10, 2016

If asked to name the most livable town in Thailand. not many people think of a northeastern town. on the Mekong. that is Nong Khai. the town of Naga Rocket fame. Also situated along this route are Udon Thani and Nong Bua Lamphu. the two adjoining provinces. with Udon Thani as the center. Thus. a tour around Udon Thani. Nang Khai and Nong Bua Lamphu should always be on your itinerary of a …

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Touring Along the Andaman Coast From Chumphon to Ranong

| March 10, 2016

The route along the Andaman coast from Chumphon to Ranong is definitely one of the most pleasant touring routes in Southern Thailand, imbued with pristine nature of the diverse geographical feature. and steep in history and cultural heritage. Chumphon is about 498 kilometers south of Bangkok. known as the “Gateway to the South” and the “Land of Tropical Fruits”. as the country’s main source of fruits since ancient times. Crossing from Chumphon to the west …

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The Ultimate Ocean to Ocean Route Satun

| March 10, 2016

The drive from Songkhla to Satun is ideal for naturalists. They are afforded the chance to experience not only lush evergreen forests of the South. but also pristine Tarutao Islands in the remotest waters of the country bordering Malaysia. Visitors from Bangkok can save travel time by flying to Hat Yai. Songkhla. and rent 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicles to start the tour from Hat Yai to Rattaphum in Songkhla and cross to Khuan Kalong and …

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The Route Around Songkhla Lake

| March 8, 2016

Driving around Songkhla Lake is easy, since all major roads are connected with one another, and they are asphalted. Various tourist sites are accessible by car. The route around Songkhla lake spreads across three provinces, namely Songkhla, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Phatthalung, which are recognized as a southern rice bowl. Starting from the town of Songkhla. drive to the North on Highway No.408 lying in parallel with Sathing Phra Peninsula of Songkhla, with the Gulf of …

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