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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 9, 2016

Caving in Thailand

Caving (also traditionally known as spelunking in the United States and Canada and potholing in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is not for everyone especially if you are afraid of tight spaces, heights, darkness, creepy crawlies and the occasional bat. It is without doubt an exhilarating pastime for adventurers of all ages and done[…]

February 17, 2016

The wai khru Ceremony

The wai khru ceremony (Thai: พิธีไหว้ครู) is an ancient Thai ritual first performed by students of martial and performing arts as well as those studying astrology and is still performed at their initiation as well as before each contest or performance. The rite is a show of respect and homage to both their teachers and the deities who[…]

November 11, 2014

Bridge on the River Kwai & Hellfire Pass

Visiting both ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ & ‘Hellfire Pass’      Revised April 2017 Annual Events: There are 3 major annual events that take place at these historical sites, with two remembrance services are held at Hellfire Pass: ANZAC Day (25th April) Armistice Day (11th November). There is also the much larger[…]

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