Thailand is a country of scenic diversity and ancient traditions, of tranquil temples and modern urban excitement. With an independent history going back more than seven centuries, it has managed to absorb a variety of cultural influences and blend them into something uniquely and memorably Thai. From the moment of arrival and being greeted with the gracious wai gesture, to one’s first experience of authentic Thai cuisine or a colorful classical dance performance, the process of collecting unforgettable memories to bring home never ends.
There are more than 30,000 Buddhist temples in Thailand, with every community having at least one in its vicinity. The temple has always played a significant role as a social, educational, and spiritual center. Much of the Thailand’s artistic and cultural heritage can be seen in the architecture and decoration of the temples, with their murals, woodcarvings, and Buddha images. Popular temples are Wat Phra Kaeo (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha). These are all in Bangkok and highly recommended to all visitors.
Royal Palaces of Thailand
Thai Cuisine and the Art of Fruit & Vegetable Carving