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Monday, 24 March 2014

Ko Samui

Ko Samui

Ko Samui is an island in the Inlet of Thailand , nearly 700 km south of Bangkok and about 80 km from the east coast of southern Thailand .

Ko Samui is an island that is decently large . Sunny beach is the most prevalent and marketed Chaweng and Lamai , while the northern beaches and their nearby towns of Mae Nam , Bophut , explosion Rak ( Big Buddha ) and Choeng Mon are more peaceful decisions , and vacation spots west drift is ( almost ) calm .

An island of excellence and outstanding common mix , Samui is home to about 40,000 full-time inhabitants , 90 % of whom are Buddhist . The palm shoreline - borders and oil and products of the development of coastal marshes ground into a rock climbing focal terrible , sloping from the virgin rain forest covered .

At 247 km ² Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest island in Chumphon Islands more than 80 ( basically uninhabited ) island structure Ang Thong National Marine Stop , kayaking and snorkeling paradise . At 25 km long and 21 km wide , Samui is big enough for the original investigation and fit boldly , but may surround in just a few hours by motorbike or car .

The island may initially occupied something like 15 centuries earlier , completed by anglers from the Malay Promontory and South China . It shows on the map of China will once again for 1687, under the name Pulo Cornam . The name Samui is unlikely in itself . Maybe it is a development of one of the names of local trees , mui , or a decrease in the value of Chinese words Saboey , signifying " place of refuge " .

Until the late twentieth century , Samui was isolated , independent group , have little relationship with the terrain of Thailand . The island was even without the way until the early 1970s , and 15 miles from one side of the island venture forward including a whole day trip through wildernesses focus bumpy .

In the early 1970s the first climber to happen again a coconut boat landing on Ko Samui . For quite a long time after the island had almost a few cabins and droplets travelers. This began to change in the early 1990s when tourists started landing on pontoons filled and from then the place has grown significantly. Samui is currently the second most famous places as the island destination in Thailand ( first is Phuket ) . Ko Samui may not be the most beautiful island nation , but still the general beauty of the desert spring with spots of white sandy holiday , amazing coral , tidal pools delicious , beautiful waterfalls , palm trees and clear influences such as water can . The water in sunny Bophut beach , however , regularly cloudy , especially around December .

Shocking , advances in Ko Samui started to take its toll and the sunny beaches of Chaweng and Lamai are packed in high season .

Examples Samui climate somewhat similar to what is left of Thailand . In April to September , when the majority of the nation has its rainstorm , Samui stays fairly dry , but from October to December , which is wet in Samui and dry elsewhere . Driest season is from January to mac

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Phuket

Phuket

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand . It is 48 miles long , 21 miles at its greatest , and in southern Thailand , in the Andaman Ocean coast - west bound , hanging from the southern tip of Phang Nga Region by some generous landscape but a short way .

Phuket dwells refreshing waters of the Andaman Sea on the Indian Ocean coast of Thailand 862 kilometers south of Bangkok . Phuket previously determined wealth from tin and elastic , and delighted in the rich history and beautiful . The island is located in one of the significant exchange program between India and China , and are regularly prescribed in the ship's log outside brokers .

Lately , however , tourism has been Phuket 's top producer , which has transformed the island into Thailand 's wealthiest regions . Anticipate that the cost will be higher place than the field . The west coast of Phuket was hit so by the Sea torrent Indies in December 2004 , but practically there is no confirmation of danger now fixed . Phuket prevalence incredible pleasure as a tourist destination . Most of the western drift vacation spot , with Phuket Town to the east and north of the runway .

Phuket is hot and sticky around the year . Summer is by and large recognized originate from Walk to soon Maybe . Throughout the hurricane season from mid- May to October , morning and afternoon was sunny and clear , but have a tendency to rain in the evening and the clarity of the water drops . Locals consider November to February the "cool " season , and the climate is really bad, substantially more than in the Inlet beach tourism base . This is tantamount to sunny Florida winter climate in temperature and rain storm strength : 25-33 deg C , flying fog , short and boom rainfall at night and nighttimes . Surfing off the west coast sunny imaginable .

Phuket is a mixture of native Thailand , Thai-Chinese , Malays and even the sea nomads . Most of the population in the provinces are Muslim . Outside the regular city , province people speak with a thick Southern vernacular challenging for Thais significantly different to get it . General economy of the city that has been blasted over the previous decades has driven many young people to a life that is comparable to the one in Bangkok . Out and out , the lifestyle of the Sino Thai - Phuket urban take after their partners in Bangkok .

Monday, 10 March 2014

Koh Lanta Island

Koh Lanta Island

The beautiful island off  Thailand has become home to a sea gypsy ancient race with their own language & confidence .
Some time ago the Thai fishermen and farmers all now live happily together. Backpackers and divers returned to find Germany - Koh Lanta ( or Lanta Island, Ko Lanta ) in Thailand dozen years ago, and the island has been gradually moving from the unknown and can not be but through the discovery of the Scandinavian family bungalow resort offers a variety of plants with facilities of the 20th century to the present. Most small resort , with 30 to 50 bungalows or less .
This is a beautiful island beaches to the west, with magical sunsets and verdant forests . This is an island people come back to , again and again. A place where it's always around 30 degrees at any time will be quickly forgotten , where you can spend hours watching the antics kelomang .
Timeless magic that makes the island so special can not be broken by a few modern conveniences. Most of the long beach area is divided into small pieces
District , located about 70 km from Krabi , consists of three large islands . The first, Ko Klang , separated from the mainland by a small river ( Klong ) and road bridge , and is often mistakenly considered as part of the mainland province of Krabi. Of the two remaining islands are larger, largest, more compact Ko Lanta Yai ( generally known simply as Ko Lanta ) and the smaller Ko Lanta , along with 50 other small islands form the 52 - island Mu Koh Lanta National Park. The largest island ( Ko Lanta Yai ) has 9 attractive white sandy beach running around the west coast , beautiful scenery and lots of forests , and ancient rainforest . Geography island usually mangroves, coral -rimmed beaches , and rugged tree covered hills. A popular tourist destination , the islands are known for long , sandy beaches and scuba diving .
In 2012 construction began on the bridge to link the growing Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta with less developed , expected to open in 2014. This is expected to lead to a gradual expansion of tourist facilities in Ko Lanta in the future.
Nuea Khlong District neighbor to the northwest and Khlong Thom to the northeast and east . Meanwhile , the rest of the side is surrounded by the Andaman Sea .
134 km ² of the district 's Mu Ko Lanta National Park , which was established in 1990 as the 62nd national park of Thailand .

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Ko Pha Ngan Island

Ko Pha Ngan Island

Ko Pha Ngan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand in South East Thailand , and is located in Surat Thani Province . It is famous for the full moon party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpackers destination . Ko Pha Ngan has two sister islands : the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north .
Name of Ko Pha Ngan comes from the word ' Ngan ' , meaning ' sand bar ' in the southern dialect , because there are many sand bars offshore around the island . Ko Pha Ngan has been a long time favorite of past kings of Thailand . Specifically Rama V , or Chulalongkorn visited Ko Pha Ngan 14 times during his reign . The Bronze Drum of Dong Son Culture ( 500 - 100BC ) that was found on Ko Samui in 1977 is evidence that there were settlements in Ko Samui , Ko Pha Ngan , and their island of more than two thousand years ago . Some historians and archaeologists believe that the first group who migrated to Ko Pha Ngan were the Muslim sea Gypsies ( Pygmy , Semung , and Proto - Malay ) who traveled by boat from the Malay Peninsula . However , currently there are some Muslims who live on the island .
During the last century, the population of the island continues to grow , the first living from the sea and land , coconut farm , then tin mining also became part of the economy . In the 1970s the mining industry faltered and eventually subside over the next decade as tourism holds . Now the island is primarily a tourist destination , but fishermen and coconut farmers are still a big part of the local economy .
Due to the topography of permanent resident based around the coastline while the interior generally inaccessible mountains . More than half the island designated as a National Park and Koh Phangan has over 80Km2 of pristine rain forest with diverse flora and fauna . It is also regarded as a spiritual place with various Buddhist temples around the island and spa , meditation retreats and growing industry .
Koh Phangan currently only has one international primary school called 'The Panya School ' which is located in Baan Tai . The Panya School is a private elementary school that follows the British national curriculum for girls and boys aged 5 to 12 years .
Ko Pha Ngan prominently in Alex Garland 1996 novel The Beach and is also mentioned in the 2006 song Magick by the new rave band Klaxons ' ( but probably [ original research ? ] More as a reference to the 1996 novel The Beach than the island itself ) .
World famous Full Moon Party is a dance music festival sets monthly Haad Rin Nok beach is scheduled every month on the full moon . This event is particularly interesting feature electronic music and anywhere from 40,000 party - goers in normal and up to 1.000000 in the high season ( December to March ) . Recently, steps have been taken to make Ko Pha Ngan into a more family-friendly tourist destination , promoting a wealth of natural attractions Island and also increase the presence of police , block roads with stop and search procedures police patrol party regular and undercover .

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Koh Tao Island

Koh Tao Island
Koh Tao is an island in Thailand and is part of the west coast of Chumphon Archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand . It covers an area of ​​approximately 21 km ² . Administratively form tambon within the district ( Amphoe ) Ko Pha Ngan Surat Thani Province . As of 2006 the official population is 1,382 . Completion is Ban Mae Hat primary .

The island is famous for its scuba diving and snorkeling , as well as hiking , rock climbing and bouldering . The most popular place for tourists is Sairee on the West coast , which has a white sandy beach of 1.7 km interrupted only by large boulders and a few scattering medium budget resorts and restaurants . Chalok Baan Khao , to the south of the island is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative for those who want to avoid the crowds . A lot of granite rocks beautiful , good nesting in the woods and on the beach Ko Tao , attract a growing number of climbers .
Ko Tao is less developed than Ko Samui and Ko Pha Ngan , but has become increasingly popular especially with the mid- 20's backpacker crowd looking for a relatively inexpensive scuba diving certification . Over the past two years the island has seen an increase in the demographic age with many visitors who first visited the island more than ten years ago are now back with their families .
In December 2005 , Ko Tao had about 150 resorts offering accommodation and approximately 50 bars / clubs . Most of the resorts are still bungalow-style , not hotel / resort style . In 2007 there was a tendency for an upscale resort that does not concentrate on a single dive . Free WiFi is provided in increasing numbers and even the first sailing charter company on Ko Tao has opened .
Ko Tao is increasingly becoming a mecca for game fishermen on a budget . Species targeted include marlin , sailfish , king mackerel , cobia , baracuda , trevally and snapper .
Diving conditions have improved dramatically in recent years with continuing education of locals by the dive community . El Nino weather pattern warming the water in 1997 that resulted in the loss of many shallow reef near the island . Since then , the recovery has been swift and dramatic . Ko Tao now offers some of the best scuba diving in the Gulf of Thailand . And with the help of island conservation groups are strong prospects for the island environment .
Chumphon Pinnacle , a dive site in the west of the island has a reputation for divers to search for both whale sharks and bull sharks . However , due to warm water temperatures during the past year a large number of bull sharks migrate to cooler waters .

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Chinatown ( Yaowarat ),kanal - kanal Bangkok,Asiatique The Riverfront


Chinatown ( Yaowarat )

Most large cities in the world must have the Chinatown neighborhood , is no exception to Bangkok . This region is also popularly known as Yaowarat , because it is Yaowarat road passed by . Activity in this area is never quiet . Various spices stores , drug stores , convenience stores market to gold . There are so many interesting things you can find around Chinatown Bangkok . It is suitable for you who like photography to hunting .
You can down Charoenkrung Road and enjoy the hustle and bustle in the region , an experience in itself . There Sampeng Lane and Pahurat , where along the way there are outlets textile sellers , which is open from 9 am to 6 pm . A variety of restaurants are also located along the road . Cooking aromas invite for our taste . In this area there is also a famous temple because in it there is a 5 -meter high statue of Buddha made ​​of pure gold weighing 5.5 tons , ie Wat Traimit .


kanal - kanal Bangkok

Since the number of lane small rivers around Bangkok which empties into the Chao Phraya , the Bangkok which means City of Angels , also nicknamed as the " Venice of the East " , aka the Venice East / Asia . Well , the canals are in Thai called " Klong " , is also interesting to explore . While many channels are now stockpiled to be used as street , but there are many that serve to transport and trade . There are several attractions used as a channel to the floating market .
Klong become a tourist destination for the tourists . There is also a museum that you can easily go to hire a longtail boat , the Museum of Royal Barges , which stores a collection of wooden boats beautiful kingdom .


Asiatique The Riverfront

The roads to Asiatique certainly less exciting guns . Places to shop and hang out are popular among the people of Bangkok and tourists . Because the concept is a shopping , dining and recreation that utilize the old warehouses of the era of the early 1900s , so this place is just starting its activities at 5 pm , so visitors are comfortable and not too hot .
Asiatique is home to hundreds of stores , boutiques , restaurants and cafes . It's right on the edge of the Chao Phraya River , where there are vast courtyard for you to enjoy the view of the river that divides Bangkok , while taking pictures . Oh yes , there is the Bangkok Eye too you know! Giant ferris wheel , where you can see a view of the lights of the water the city of Bangkok from a height , enough to pay for a ticket for 250 baht per person .

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Chatuchak Weekend Market,Wat Pho,Khao San Road

Chatuchak Weekend Market

If anyone plans a trip to Bangkok , make sure you're in town on a Saturday or Sunday , because it is held on the weekend Chatuchak Weekend Market , one of the largest markets in Asia . Is a favorite place the week ended Bangkok residents and also tourists . During the commute to Bangkok , I have never seen Chatuchak deserted . Here is the place where you can shop products souvenirs to fashion attractive in small boutiques that are on the near Kamphaeng Phet MRT station . Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothes , get ready circumference and shop until you drop at Chatuchak !



Wat Pho

Wat Pho or Wat Phra Chetuphon is a temple that has stood for hundreds of years and is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok . Is home to the Reclining Buddha ( Reclining Buddha ) were plated gold , along 46 meters , with a height of 15 meters . The location of this temple is not far from the Grand Palace , about 10 minutes down the roadside.Kompleks Wat Pho is also an institution to study traditional Thai massage or Thai massage . So in addition to travel , you can also feel all traditional massage , open from 8 am to 5 pm . Entrance to Wat Pho is 100 baht , do not forget to wear decent clothes , as if we go to the Grand Palace .



Khao San Road

Just like Chatuchak Weekend Market, a place more closely associated with the city of Bangkok is Khao San Road. This small road into a surge for backpackers from around the world. Khao San Road used to be one of Bangkok rice market. But over time eventually grew to where the backpackers hang out because there are many cheap accommodation, ranging from hostels with dormitory rooms, up 3 star hotels.
Along the way is filled with a variety of outlets that sell fashion products, accessories and much more. Travel agents, place tattoo, reflexology and more. Finding food is also easy here, many restaurants, cafes, and bars. Ranging from traditional Thai food such as Tom Yum, Pad Thai and Mango Sticky Rice, to international menus. Hawker too much. There are selling spring rolls, fried chicken fried to insects. Khao San Road atmosphere began bustling mid-afternoon until midnight.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew,Wat Arun


Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
The beauty of the Grand Palace is very mesmerizing. Can be counted as the most beautiful building in Thailand . Built in 1782 , and managed to Otis palace of the kings of Thailand for approximately 150 years. Fusion of western and Thai architecture looks very beautiful , furnished the English-style gardens . But now is not the king's palace Thailand again , but still the Grand Palace in Bangkok sights most tourists came .
Inside the Grand Palace complex is the most sacred temple also available in all parts of Thailand , where in it the most sacred Buddha statue . Buddha statue with a height of only about 66 cm is made in the 14th century . Only His Majesty the King of Thailand only allowed to touch and change the Emeral Buddha . In one year , three times the ceremony to replace the clothes of the Buddha , namely summer , winter and rainy season . The event is intended to bring good luck for the state of Thailand in every season . Do not forget if in the Grand Palace should wear modest clothing , namely sleeved shirt ( no tank tops ) , do not wear shorts or sandals . Entrance to the Grand Palace - 500 baht.


Wat Arun
Known also as the Temple of Dawn , because this temple is very beautiful when viewed against the background of the sunset from the squeeze . But if you are looking at are not so many to be able to take good photos , come in the morning . This temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and popular among tourists. Buildings represent Mount Meru Wat Arun , which according to the teachings of the Buddha is the center of the universe .
Wat Arun is located on the Thonburi side , opposite the Rattanakosin Island, where the Grand Palace and Wat Pho are separated by the Chao Phraya river . Wat Arun included as one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand . Prang , or the middle part of the monument as high as 70 meters , a famous landmark not only in Bangkok , but throughout the world . Filled Decorations from China porcelain and glass misaik beautifully appointed . Not surprisingly, Wat Arun become the most favorite destination of travelers, after the Grand Palace .

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok Thailand
Bangkok is one of the fastest growing cities , with a dynamic economy and a progressive community in Southeast Asia . The town is being developed into a regional center to rival Singapore and Hong Kong , but still have problems in infrastructure and social sectors as a result of rapid development .

 Bangkok has long been a gateway for foreign investors who want to look for new markets in Asia . The city is also noted as one of the cities in the world with a rate of increase of construction skyscraper fastest . Rich in cultural sites make Bangkok one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world .Bangkok Province borders six other provinces : Nonthaburi , Pathum Thani , Chachoengsao , Samut Prakan , Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom .

Bangkok special administrative area covers an area of ​​1586.7 km ² , making it the 68th largest province in Thailand . Most of the area is considered part of the city of Bangkok , making Bangkok as one of the greatest cities in the world . The Chao Phraya River , which  along 372 km , is Bangkok's main geographical feature . Chao Phraya River Valley , areas around Bangkok , and the nearby provinces comprise a series of plains and river deltas that lead into the Bay of Bangkok about 30 km south of the city center . These conditions gave rise to the title " Venice of the East" because of the many Bangkok canals and waterways that divide the area into a small patch of land separated . In the past , these canals are used as a boundary between the districts with other districts . However , along with the rapid growth of the city in the mid- 20th century , the division of the area by the canal system was abandoned and a new frontier of different applied .

Bangkok lies about two meters above sea level , which poses problems for the protection of the city against floods during the rainy season ( monsoon ) . Often after a downpour , water in canals and the river overflows the banks of the river and caused massive flooding . The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ( BMA ) has recently installed alongside some canals to keep water levels of the canals . Besides extensive network of canals in Bangkok , rumored ( rumored ) that the height of the ground Bangkok dropped about two inches a year as it lies entirely on a swamp .  In fact , some reports say that Bangkok ground level down as much as four inches each year , and when combined with the rise in sea level will cause the Bangkok city sinks deep as 50 to 100 cm in 2025 .

Bangkok has a tropical monsoon climate by Koppen climate classification system . It is said that Bangkok has an average highest temperature in the world . The average temperature in Bangkok is about 2 ° C higher than that mentioned the Don Mueang Airport during the period 1960-1990 . Hottest temperature was 40.8 ° C and the coldest temperature was 9.9 ° C. The coldest temperatures were recorded in  January 1955 , January 1974 and December 1999 . In December 1999 , the temperature at noon only reaches 22.3 ° C. Rainstorm ( hailstorms ) are rare in Bangkok , only happens once recorded in the last 50 years .
Bangkok has 50 districts or Khet , which signifies government subdivisions under the authority of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ( BMA ) , but the area of ​​these districts may not show the actual division of the Bangkok neighborhood . Within a few years , Bangkok grew from a city spread unevenly along the river into a metro area ( Bangkok Metropolitan Area ) which stretches up to six neighboring provinces . The main business districts and residential areas continues to widen . The influx of foreigners from Western countries as well as immigrants from neighboring Laos , Myanmar , Cambodia and several South Asian countries along with the growing population of Thais make increasingly rapid growth of hundreds of housing projects around the metro area - to build community in the area suburbs . Within a few years , these communities then become part of the ' Bangkok highway ' and become another part of this urban jungle .
The most important business area of Bangkok include Silom , Bangrak , Pinklao , Sathon , Phra Ram 2 , Petchaburi , Phra Nakhon , Pathumwan .

With the expansion of the city tend toward the outskirts , the inner city do not have the room to grow that large , vertically development consequently becoming increasingly prevalent . Bangkok has a registered 1,000 skyscrapers and a 17th tallest building in the world  . This amount does not include hundreds of new buildings are expected to contribute to the construction boom in 2007 or a few years into the future .
Areas such as Silom - Sathon and Asok have become the main business district of Bangkok since several decades . During the 90s , Thailand experienced the world's highest growth rates and economic transformation , Bangkok therefore undergo drastic changes . Region Ratchadaphisek first converted into a business district along the five kilometer to the north at the same time through the Asok business district . Sukhumvit area , extending along the 15-20 km , which is slowly transformed into a mix of commercial and residential areas ( housing ) . Wireless Road and Chitlom are some of the most expensive building site available in Bangkok . Part of the British Embassy on the corner (corner ) Wireless and Rama I roads , covering an area of ​​approximately 14,400 m² , was sold for USD 92 million or THB 3.24 billion , also became a land of the most expensive ever in Thailand .

Phra Nakhon and Dusit District is the region where most of the offices of government agencies and ministries are located . Many famous historical tourist attractions are also located in these two locations . This area is a free zone skyscrapers to preserve buildings of the same age with Thailand 's own age . The buildings in question , as well -known and leading tourist attractions is the Grand Palace , Democracy Monument , the Giant Swing and Sanam Luang . Victory Monument is the biggest bus destinations in the city . Although not officially called the bus terminal , location right in the center making it the largest city with 20 bus lines '' and '' BTS Skytrain station .

The area north and east of Bangkok primarily residential areas for middle class . While the city center often offers apartment - small and low-rise apartment for immigrant - imgran poor . Lad Prao and Sri Nakarin offer housing complexes and townhouses . The second area covers an area of ​​100 km ² -150 km ² , respectively , and become part of a residential development in the area east and north of Bangkok . In the western part of Bangkok there are similar areas called Thon Buri . Suvarnabhumi International Airport is often regarded as a stepping stone for development in the region while East Bangkok Don Muang Airport Bangkok is in the North .
Sukhumvit is Bangkok 's main shopping district . " Central World Plaza " which is intended as a newly renovated open field ( square ) for the citizens of Bangkok . Not far from Central World Plaza is Siam Square , just like Shinjuku in Tokyo and Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus in London . Meanwhile , other areas , Sukhumvit commonly visited by foreigners . " Chatuchak Weekend Market " in north Bangkok is a place where people come to buy quality goods at low prices .

The poorest districts in Bangkok are spread throughout the city . But , mostly concentrated in the area north of the Port of Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river bend . Covering an area of ​​10 km ² , Khlong Toei residential district is the poorest in Thailand . Characteristics are half-finished houses with several floors high . The location is generally populated by immigrants and workers - pekrja of Isan province in northeast Bangkok .