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July 22, 2016

Saving Thailand’s Diversity

The Best Five National Parks Parks in Thailand – Saving Thailand’s Diversity   While the world talks about climate warming and the loss of native species, here in Thailand in the last 55 years, the Kingdom has produced 127 national parks (อุทยานแห่งชาติ), including 22 marine national parks, (อุทยานแห่งชาติทางทะเล). Plus 68 forest parks (วนอุทยาน), which[…]

July 20, 2016

Wat Phu Khao Thong

Wat Phu Khao Thong (or the Monastery of the Golden Mount)     If only these walls could speak they would tell an ancient story of, pillage, war, slavery and a nation reborn WAT PHU KHAO THONG (วัดภูเขาทอง) of Ayutthaya. The location has had a long and at times bloody history,[…]

July 18, 2016

The Rise and Fall of Orchids

Sadly, wild orchids around the world are becoming extinct faster than they can be described and classified. Threats to orchids originate primarily from loss of habitat and over collecting, plus these plants do not help themselves, due to their specialization of pollination; extinction of insects means extinction of the orchid.[…]

July 14, 2016

Kill or Cure

Where once the west scoffed at these ancient practices, many people in Thailand still look to some of these centuries old remedies to cure all manner of ailments, listed here are the most common that can be found in and around Asia, including Thailand and those that could be “Coming Soon to a[…]

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