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Pattaya Thailand

by WCC on March 1, 2013

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Pattaya, a popular city of Thailand, is southeast of Bangkok, and primarily famous for its wide beaches, attracting family and single visitors alike.  The city offers a wide variety of activities to its visitors, including different land and water sporting opportunities, sightseeing, modern shopping centers, and other leisure activities for all members of the family.

Pattaya is divided into three main areas of interest, Central, North and South Pattaya. The beach that is most famous in central Pattaya is the Pattaya beach, with its beautiful red-brown sand. It offers a variety of water sports

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and activities, including jet skiing and paragliding, as well as a number of fast food restaurants, cafes, convenient stores and beer bars. Aside from the beach, the areas of attraction in this part of Pattaya are the Ripley’s believe

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Wat Arun, Bangkok

by WCC on May 3, 2012

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Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple ( Wat ) in Bangkok district Bangkok Yai on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The full name of the temple is Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworamahaviharn .The temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and built originally called Wat Makok ( วัด มะกอก – Olive Temple). When after the fall of Ayutthaya, Thonburi the capital of the new Siamese kingdom was king built Taksin in 1768 his palace in the area of the old Fort Wichayen, which since the beginning of the 16th Century, the receipt by ship to the Siamese kingdom guarded. Were included in the palace grounds two temples, Wat and Wat Tai Makok Talad (now Wat Moli Lokayaram). Both temples were allowed to live then no more monks, as is now in Wat Phra Kaeo is the case, which is located on the grounds of the Grand Palace. The king changed it’s name from Wat Makok in Wat Chaeng. As Chao Phraya Chakri , who later became King Phra Puttha Yotfa Chulaloke (Rama I), the Emerald Buddha , which he in Vientiane brought had captured, in a solemn procession to the capital, the sacred Buddha statue in the temple of the king was, in Wat Chaeng his temporary accommodation.

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After the overthrow of King Taksin the Great Puttha Yotfa Chulaloke the Emerald Buddha, a new temple built on the opposite river bank, where he moved 1784th Then he reduced the palace grounds and invited new monks to move into the deserted temple. During the reign of King Puttha Yotfa Chulaloke restored the crown prince – the future Rama II – the Temple Wat Chaeng by increasing the time, only 16m high prang on the current size as a great “city of angels” is worthy. When King Phuttaloetla Naphalai (Rama II) , he gave the name of the temple Wat Arunratchatharam . The work was only under King Nang Klao (Rama III). completed. King Mongkut (Rama IV) gave it its present name Wat Arunratchawararam . [click to continue…]

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Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

May 3, 2012

Wat Phra Kaewo , literally, Temple of Emerald Buddha , the official name Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram , the temple of the king in the old royal palace in Bangkok .As Chao Phraya Chakri , the future king Phuttayodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) , the new Siamese capital for strategic reasons, to the eastern side […]

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Hat Yai, Thailand

April 26, 2012

Hat Yai is a large city in Thailand . It is located in the southern region of Thailand, belonging to Songkhla province and is the capital of the district ( Amphoe ) Hat Yai . The name of Hat Yai is the short form of Ma Hat Yai ( มะ หาดใหญ่ , Artocarpus lacucha ), […]

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Khao Phing Kan, Thailand

March 28, 2012

Khao Phing Kan is an island in the bay of Phang Nga in southern Thailand . The island is located in the district ( Amphoe ) Takua Thung of Phang Nga province . It consisted originally of a large rock that is broken into two parts. The smaller half is slid down, the greater seems […]

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Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

March 20, 2012

The Grand Palace  was the official residence of the kings of Siam (now Thailand ) in Bangkok since the end the 18th Century to the mid-20th Century. After the death of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) in 1946 in the Palace decided Borom-Phiman King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX.) the relocation of the residence at the […]

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