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  • Tom 2:35 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , Bangkok University Research Center, , captivating places, , , cultural sites, Delhi, Emerald Buddha, , , Hanoi, , Khaosan Road, Pathumwan shopping venues, , Pratunam, , Temple, , , , Thai hospitality, , Thai shopping, Thai tradition, , , , travel value, , Wat Phra Chetuphon   

    International tourists vote Bangkok as the best city 

    Wat Arun at sunset in Bangkok Thailand

    Wat Arun at sunset in Bangkok Thailand: Flickr.com

    International tourists voted Bangkok as the best city to visit out of the ten countries attending The 8th Plenary Meeting of Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21).

    Bangkok scored 7.19 out of 10, according to the polls conducted by Bangkok University Research Center. Japan ranked second at 3.12 followed by Singapore at 2.45, Hanoi at 1.65 and Delhi at 1.49. The delicate Thai cuisine was cited as a major attraction at 20.4 percent, followed by cultural sites at 19.7 percent, Thai hospitality at 16.8 percent, Thai culture and tradition at 15.8 percent and Thai shopping venues at 15.1 percent. (More …)

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  • Tom 11:27 am on September 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , Buddhist religion, , Chiang Dao Cave, , , , , Emerald Buddha, , , Isan, , , , , Phra Kaeow Morokot, , religion, , , , , Tha Chang, , , , , , wat, Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Kaeow, Wat Phra Srisatdaram   

    THAILAND, LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD. 

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    LAND OF DHAMMA. LAND OF GOLD.

    Thailand is a Buddhist country, a nation that reveres and upholds the Dhamma — the collected teachings of Buddhism. These are considered to be precious, like gold. Like the metal, this set of beliefs is regarded as an eternal symbol of brightness and prosperity. Thais think of their country as a land illuminated by the Buddhist religion.

    Buddhism first came to mainland Southeast Asia around the eighth century, and has thus been a part of the culture for well over a thousand years — evidence of how deeply Thais have come to embrace their religion. (More …)

     
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