Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai

Golden Triangle, the intersection of three countries The Golden Triangle (สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ Saam Liam Thong Kham) is in Chiang Rai Province, in the far north of Thailand. The English name comes from the meeting of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand here, but to the locals it’s Sop Ruak, since this is where the Mekong meets the Ruak […]

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Tham Luang cave in Doi Nang Non, Chiang Rai

The Tham Luang cave (ถ้ำหลวงนางนอน) or Tham Luang Nang Non (Great Cave of the Sleeping Lady) is a popular 10 kilometres long karstic cave complex beneath Doi Nang Non, a mountain range on the border between Thailand and Myanmar in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province. The cave has many deep recesses, narrow passages and tunnels […]

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Wat Tha Sung, The Glass Temple in Uthai Thani

Wat Tha Sung วัดจันทราราม (วัดท่าซุง) also known as Wat Chantharam is a impressive and magnificent Buddhist temple located in the northern province of Uthai Thani. This old golden temple was built during the the Ayutthaya period, and is well known for its roof made of mirrors and crystals. Inside shiny columns and a huge golden […]

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Wat Uposatharam, Uthai Thani

Wat Uposatharam (วัดอุโปสถาราม) also known as Wat Bot Manorom is a beautiful Buddhist temple located on the bank of the Sakae Krang River in the northern province of Uthai Thani. It is believed that this temple was built during the early Rattanakosin era, and hosts several murals and five Buddha images inside. The compound has […]

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Wat Chedi Sao Lang, Lampang

Wat Chedi Sao Lang (วัดเจดีย์ซาวหลัง) literally “The Temple of Twenty Chedis”, is a Buddhist temple located amid rice fields about 6 km from Lampang town in Northern Thailand. As mentioned above, the temple has 20 chedis which were built in Burmese and Lanna styles. Moreover, the compound has also a small temple. The monastery’s main […]

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King Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Sukhothai

The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum in Sukhothai (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ รามคำแหง สุโขทัย) is one of the best museums in Northern Thailand. The museum is dedicated to King Pho Khun Ramkhamhaeng, the third king of the Phra Ruang dynasty during the Sukhothai Kingdom. Pho Khun Khamhaeng Most of the information about King Ramkhamhaeng comes from a stone inscription on […]

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, Phitsanulok

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan (วัดพระศรีรัตนมหาธาตุ), commonly called by the inhabitants as Wat Yai, is located in the city of Phitsanulok, Northern Thailand. Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat enshrines Thailand’s second most famous Buddha image, the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, also commonly referred to as Phra Buddha Chinnarat, and it is famous throughout Thailand for […]

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Lampang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, in Thai วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง, is a Buddhist temple situated in Lampang province, Thailand. The temple was built in Lanna-style, one of the most common architectural styles in Northern Thailand. The temple’s name “Phra That Lampang Luang” translates as “Temple of Lampang’s Great Buddha Relic”. “Phra That” means Buddha relic, Lampang, is […]

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Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai

Si Satchanalai Historical Park is a historical park in Si Satchanalai district, Sukhothai, and located on the bank of the Yom River approximately 550 kilometers from Bangkok. Si Satchanalai was part of the Sukhothai Kingdom that existed from 1238 until 1438. Sukhothai Kingdom legacy The park was officially opened on December 12, 1991 and it […]

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