A beautifull travel, that a day i make with a boyfriend, or my futur husband, and it´s place the my civil marriage.
But my friends also travel with me, because i will stay in Thailand 22 days,but my friends 7 days or 8 days.
For this, i put Thailand, in first message in my Blog.
Thanks for you Visit,
Thailand's Wat Sa Si shines in Sukhothai Historical Park.
The historical and cultural heart of Bangkok is Rattanakosin island, site of the old royal city. Fronting a curve on the Chao Phraya River and backed by canals (khlongs), Rattanakosin contains many of Bangkok's architectural and religious splendors. Here you will find the magnificent Grand Palace, the renowned temple complexes of Wat Mahathat, Wat Suthat, and Wat Phra Kaeo, the city's top universities, and the National Museum and National Gallery.
In the northern part of Bangkok, this fascinating neighborhood is home to many of the important government offices and royal residences that were moved here at the beginning of the 20th century, away from the more crowded area around the Grand Palace. The broad, tree-lined avenues and spacious mansions and public buildings give this leafy section of Bangkok, also known as the New Royal City, a curiously European flavor.
The former capital of Thailand spreads down the western shore of the Chao Phraya River, linked to the newer city by bridges and ferry boats. Thon Buri was the original Bang Kok ("riverside village of the wild olive"), and lent this name to its newer neighbor. Much of the old capital retains its traditional charms and is built on a network of rivers and canals (khlongs), all in a state of bustling activity.
This romantic ruined city, surrounded by a modern town, is one of Thailand's national treasures. It attests to the power and splendor of an empire that dominated Southeast Asia for almost 400 years. In the bloody aftermath of a Burmese onslaught, most of the city was destroyed by fire, its people killed or taken to Burma as slaves. It was a catastrophic loss on a scale that is now hard to imagine.
Wat Phra Phutthabat
Located between the towns of Sarabur and Lop Buri, north of Bangkok, this wat is one of the country's most revered. The temple was constructed by King Song Tham about 1620-1628, to honor a wandering hunter's miraculous discovery of a footprint left by the Buddha during his time on Earth. The hunter reported that scars and wounds across his face and body vanished immediately after he bathed in the waters held within the immense footprint.
Some 102 miles north of Bangkok, this is the site of one of Thailand's most ancient cities, continuously occupied since the sixth century. Lop Buri, originally known as Lavo, is thought to have been the capital of the Dvaravati Empire. The Khmers took over the town in the 11th century but permitted it to continue the cultural and religious traditions of the Dvaravati Empire. It was during this period that most of the major monuments were built.
Ko Samet is a small, wedge-shaped island located just offshore from Ban Phe. Graced with fairly nice sandy beaches and calm, swimmable waters, it sits below rocky headlands that are typical of the arid interior. Samet's appeal also lies in its relatively close proximity to Bangkok and its simple, rustic lifestyle, which provides a marked contrast to the livelier atmosphere of Pattaya.
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai ("big mountain") is Thailand's oldest national park, founded in 1961, and it is also one of the country's most ecologically diverse and wildlife-abundant areas. The 840 square miles of the park straddle four provinces along the eastern Dongrek Mountains, at the southwestern edge of the vast Khorat Plateau, the dominant geological feature of Issan.
Sukhothai Historical Park
Sukhothai is to Thailand what Angkor is to Cambodia, Tikal to Mexico, and Giza to Egypt. Lying 281 miles north of Bangkok, Sukhothai was the center of Thailand's first independent kingdom and is probably its most impressive and popular archaeological site. In this vast national park, you will find superb artistic and architectural achievements of a kingdom that spread far west to Vientiane in Laos, east to Pegu in Myanmar, and south to Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Ko Samui Archipelago
Off the coast of Surat Thani, in the Gulf of Thailand, is a tousled array of 80 islands—only five of them populated—with myriad shapes, sizes, and persuasions. The Ko Samui archipelago has a swashbuckling history of seafarers, shipwrecks, pioneers, and trailblazers. The archetypal tropical island of Ko Samui, the group's largest, is one of Southeast Asian's favorite getaways.