Most often many of the places we visit or stay while on holiday are commercialized and to some extent sterile. Few places exude a comfortable feeling of home where not only are the people and staff friendly or helpful but the owners open their doors to a personalized experience. One such resort is in the beautiful district of Pak Chong in Nakhon Ratchasima. Well known for … Continue reading Watermill Resort home away from home holidays in Khaoyai
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One thing about Thailand is that there is a museum for almost every kind of historical or even non-historical moment. It is no different in Ratchaburi, however this particular museum in Ratchaburi which is dedicated to the Thai Yuan community is a little different from the others. Continue reading A lifelike walk through time at the Ban Khu Bua Museum in Ratchaburi
The essence of Thai cuisine comes from the care taken to produce the natural ingredients and Thai food is notable for its five balances of taste in sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty. One important ingredient is sugar, and the best sugar for Thai dishes is not processed white or brown sugar but coconut palm sugar.
A diversity of unique Thai heritage and culture can be experienced just a short distance away from the bustling city of Bangkok in the provinces of Ratchaburi and Samut Songkram. Continue reading Discovering the Thai culture and heritage with PRD Thailand
Every province in Thailand has a story to tell but uniquely for Ratchaburi it would be the remarkable artisan works of ancient potters who formed the first humble water jars on a potter’s wheel decades ago and is now a famous trademark of the province Continue reading The extraordinary water jars of Pottery Legend in Ratchaburi
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Between Chiang Rai city and Mae Sai city, lies the infamous Golden Triangle. Known for the drug smuggling, poppy growing and opium trade, the Golden Triangle has mostly been cleared of these notorious activities, mostly on the Thai side. Before you reach the site of the Golden Triangle, you can see an Opium Museum which is dedicated to the history and tradeof the opium to as recent as the 7-s and 80s. Do not be surprised by numerous police and army checkpoints enroute up to the Triangle but it is a necessity to prevent drug and people smuggling activities. Protocols aside, the Golden Triangle is a beautiful location on the hill overlooking the Mekong River which divides Thailand from Laos and Myanmar (Burma).
There are day tours to the Golden Triangle in Thailand but we chose to drive in order to explore more of this region where normal tours would not go. At the point of the Triangle is the famous Golden Triangle Gateway where the Mekong River divides the 3 countries.
The great Mekong River is not just a source for travel between countries but also a food source for aquatic animals (you will find plenty of little restaurants serving dishes of fish, fresh water prawns and more on three sides of the border here), trade of semi-precious stones and Burmese jade, as well as a way to discover the river communes of the Thai, Laotian and Myanmar peoples.
Some of the boat peoples live on floating homes along the river side while trading on all three borders. However if you want to visit the other two countries, there are ferry boats to Laos and Myanmar a little further up that will take you for a fee but require your passport for disembarking.
Up on the hill at the Golden Triangle sits a remarkable huge gold Buddha, the symbol of peace between the three countries whose main religion is Buddhism. You can have a good view of the Mekong River, Laos and Myanmar from here and a little further down next to the temple is a ferry service. There are a few statues of interest here and most magnificent is a pair of more than life-sized elephants in full regalia guarding the entrance to the temple.
At the main entrance in the front is a statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and plaque of three terracotta Buddhas.
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