Thailand

KINGDOM OF THAILAND

From the frantic busy streets of Bangkok to the pretty resorts of Phuket, from lively Pattaya to the fresh mountain air of Chiang Mai or the island tranquillity of Koh Samui, Thailand’s astounding variety has something to offer everybody – shopping, relaxation, adventure, sport, history and romance. Soaring temples dot the landscape, magnificent beaches stretch for miles, dense jungle covers the northern hills, paddy fields shine in the sun and uninhabited islands invite exploration.

Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, the largest Buddha in Thailand-over 90 feet tall
Wat Muang- Ang Tho, Thailand

The Ruins of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya’s a little island sitting at the confluence of the Chao Praya, Lopburi and Pasak rivers that became the second capital of the Siamese kingdom (the first was Sukhothai, another World Heritage Site) and was founded in 1350, where it became the seat of the Siamese kingdom until 1767, where, after a series of battles with the Burmese, it was sacked and razed. Despite the total destruction of the royal city, people eventually repopulated the area. Some of the ancient structures were restored during the reign on Rama IV (King Mongkut, who reigned from 1851-1868), and in 1991 the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya was inscribed as a World Heritage Site.

Ayutthaya

When the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayutthaya they decapitated all of the statues of Buddha.
Today many of the headless Buddha remain as well as a few with the head intact.
Ruins of Ayutthaya

Golden chedi Phra Sri Rattana in Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew is a temple located on the site of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is renowned as the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It enshrines Phra Kaeo Morakot, the highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of emerald.

Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak
Central Thailand

Wat Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan is a Buddhist temple located in the Nakhon district of Bangkok. It was built at the beginning of the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Rai Phrik. One of its main features is a 32-metre high, 10-meter wide standing Buddha referred to as Luang Pho To or Phrasiariyametri. It took over 60 years to complete and is decorated with glass mosaics and 24-carat gold. The topknot of the Buddha image contains a relic of Lord Buddha brought from Sri Lanka.

Ko Lipe

MBK CENTER- one of many Bangkok Shopping Malls & the city’s traffic

Thai food offers in the street of Bangkok

The Reclining Buddha, Bangkok

Thai Lady cooking in floating market damnoen saduak she makes very nice lunch. Thus, one of the most popular attractions of Thailand, which attracts every morning at 9 Clock huge amounts of tourists to Damnoen Saduak.

Headless statues of Buddha Ruins of Ayutthaya

Dancers in Siam Niramit Theatre
Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok

Crowded long tail taxi boat on Chao Phraya River Bangkok

Gate in Grand Palace is guarded by giant demons
Bangkok, Thailand

Padaung girl weaving cloth One of the Ethnic Groups in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Bang Tao Beach – Phuket, Thailand

Wat Mahathat at sunset
Sukothai, Thailand

Variety of spicy foods in a market.
Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Rongkhun, Chiang Rai, thailand

Monumental Buddha image, Wat Si Chum
Sukothai, Thailand

Pattaya, Thailand

International and Thai restaurants, humble street stalls, nightclubs, discotheques, beer and go-go bars are plentiful. Indulging in hedonistic pleasure is never a problem in Pattaya

Hands of Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, Wat Muang
Ang Tho, Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

The temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, as well as one of the most revered among all Thais. The temple is a major pilgrimage destinations during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak. Its importance, as well as its location, owes much to the legend of its founding. The golden Chedi in the center of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most important monuments of the Lan Na Kingdom. The temple’s golden chedi, or pagoda, contains holy Buddha relics, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year.

Naga (snake) staircase leading to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hell Park, Wat Muang, Ang Thong

The ungrateful sinners who repay kindness with evil are thrown into the wok of boiling oil to be fried alive.

The sole of the Reclining Buddha
Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Pho Complex
Bangkok, Thailand

Street in Bangkok

Worshippers at the Chedi of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Vendor selling fruit on Chaweng Beach Ko Samui, Thailand

Go-go Bars Bangkok, Thailand

Khao San Road, Bangkok, the backpacker-centre

Evening food stalls along Chaiyapoom Rd. Great local cuisine at excellent prices

Tha Phae Gate, old city wall Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tribeswomen at the market Chiang Rai, Thailand

Hell Park – Ang Thong, Thailand

Sinners who are addicted to alcohol and other intoxicants are force to drink boiling metal liquid by the torturers.

Street in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Worshiper rings bells at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tuk tuks, Khao San Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Children in traditional Hmong dress in flower garden.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Traffic jam
Bangkok, Thailand

Back view of the largest Buddha, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin
Wat Muang, Ang Thong, Thailand

Elephant Parking
Lopburi, Thailand

Khao Lak, Similan Islands
Southern Thailand

Go-go bars
Soi Cowboy, Bangkok