Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, in Southeast Asia. It is a top destination for travelers visiting Southeast Asia and the gateway to many of the national parks and other regions of Thailand, including the islands. [Read more…]
Hua Hin’s popularity with Thais and Westerners goes back decades. It is a resort in Central Thailand and international exposure for the beautiful coastline of Thailand on blockbuster films has resulted in increasing numbers heading east. Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province relative proximity to Bangkok has made it an excellent place for a weekend break from this hectic city; it is less than 3 hours away. [Read more…]
Krabi – A hub of water sports and adventures!
“Visit a land of tourists!”
There are some places that are equipped with beauty of nature; there are the others that are known for the kind of nightlife that they have and then there are those places as well that are popular only for the good times that you can spend in the daylights. But there is one location that is popular for everything – right from its nature to the kind of nightlife that it has, from the food on its streets to the kind of products you get in the shops, everything is picture perfect in this location. You guessed it right – it is Krabi. [Read more…]
Some locations are not known for anything else except for the kinds of tourist attractions they have in them. One such location is Pattaya. Several tourists are seen in this city, enjoying different flavors of the location all throughout the year. If you are planning to take a trip to Pattaya, it is time for you to gather some basic information about it. [Read more…]
Ko PhiPhi is a little archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province located in the Southern Thailand. It is touted to be a standout and one the best island group on the planet. Ko Phi is the biggest and is the most populated island out of the group. Open from Phuket, with all guests touching base by pontoon, Ko Phi Don has awesome shorelines and prominent plunging and snorkelling spots. A great part of the island is the marine reserve. Other than the amazing shorelines Ko PhiPhi has staggering rock developments and peaceful turquoise waters abounding with beautiful marine life. A lively nightlife, world-class adventure sports and the sheer magnificence which is sufficient to get everyone going! [Read more…]
The Emerald Buddha is viewed as the palladium of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is a statuette of the ruminating Buddha situated in yogic stance, made of a semi-valuable green stone (jade or jasper as opposed to emerald), dressed in gold, and around 26 inches (66 cm) tall. It is housed in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The legend of the Emerald Buddha is connected in a number of sources, specifically Ratanabimbavamsa or The Chronicle of the Emerald Buddha written in Pali by Brahmarājapañña in the fifteenth century. The story is a blend of reality and tales with a few varieties to the story.
The Buddha picture is made of a semi-valuable green stone, depicted differently as jade or jasper instead of emerald, as “emerald” here alludes to its shading as opposed to the stone. The picture is not broken down to decide its correct synthesis or inception.
The figure is 19 inches (48 cm) wide at the lap, and 26 inches (66 cm) high. The Buddha is in a situated position, with the correct leg laying on the left one, a style that propose it may have been cut in the late Chiangsaen or Chiangmai school, very little sooner than the fifteenth century AD However, the reflection posture of the statue was not well known in Thailand, but rather looks especially like a portion of the Buddha pictures of Southern India and Sri Lanka, which drove some to recommend a starting point in India or Sri Lanka.
The Emerald Buddha is embellished with three unique arrangements of gold regular ensemble; two were made by Rama I, one for the late spring and one for the stormy season, and a third made by Rama III for the winter or cool season. The garments are changed by the King of Thailand, or the Crown Prince in his stead, in a service at the changing of the seasons, in the first Waning of lunar months 4, 8 and 12 (around March, August and November). The picture likewise denotes the changing of the seasons in Thailand, with the lord managing the regular functions. It is a critical custom held at this sanctuary three times each year.
Right on time in the Bangkok time frame, the Emerald Buddha used to be removed from its sanc-tuary and paraded in the boulevards to assuage the city and wide open of different cataclysms, (for example, torment and cholera). Notwithstanding, this practice was ceased amid Rama IV’s rule as it was expected that the picture could get harmed amid the parade furthermore a useful line of imagining that Rama IV held “that illnesses are brought about by germs, not by abhorrence spirits or the dismay of the Buddha”.
Services are additionally performed at the Emerald Buddha sanctuary at different events, for ex-ample, the Chakri Day started on April 6, 1782, a national occasion to respect establishing of the Chakri tradition. The King and Queen, escort of the regal family and the Prime Minister, authorities in the Ministry of Defense and other government offices, offer petitions at the temple. The Emerald Buddha is nothing less than a treat for the eyes and shouldn’t be skipped when around.