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DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: Thailand will lead you immediately to the simplest points of interest the rustic has to supply, even if you're touring to significant locations reminiscent of Bangkok and Phuket or are looking to event diving in Ko Tao, elephant using in Chang Mai, or the monuments in Wat Si friend.

DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: Thailand explores the tradition, historical past, and structure of this state, followed by means of full-color images, 3-D cutaway illustrations, and flooring plans of the entire must-see points of interest. You'll locate unique maps, in addition to listings of inns, eating places, retailers, leisure, excursions, scenic walks and extra.

With countless numbers of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness trip consultant: Thailand really exhibits you this gorgeous state as not anyone else can.

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By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: Thailand will lead you immediately to the simplest points of interest the rustic has to supply, even if you're touring to significant locations reminiscent of Bangkok and Phuket or are looking to event diving in Ko Tao, elephant using in Chang Mai, or the monuments in Wat Si friend.

DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: Thailand explores the tradition, historical past, and structure of this state, followed by means of full-color images, 3-D cutaway illustrations, and flooring plans of the entire must-see points of interest. You'll locate unique maps, in addition to listings of inns, eating places, retailers, leisure, excursions, scenic walks and extra.

With countless numbers of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness trip consultant: Thailand really exhibits you this gorgeous state as not anyone else can.

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The “wheel of law” on the Thai flag of Buddhism 36  INTRODUCING THAILAND The Wat Complex A wat is a collection of buildings within an enclosure serving dual purposes: Buddhist monastery, temple, and community center. There are about 30,000 wats in Thailand. Their construction is often funded by wealthy patrons – contributing to a wat is a good way to make merit (see p133). Each period of Thai history has seen modifications to wat architecture, and the exact layout and style of buildings vary considerably.

Wearing sumptuous costumes, the novices parade through the town before exchanging their finery for simple monks’ robes in a symbolic gesture of renouncing worldly goods. Northeast Thailand Northeast Thailand is renowned for its unique festivals. In May, the town of Yasothon hosts the Bun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival), perhaps the most thrilling of Thailand’s regional celebrations. This two-day event, accompanied by much highspirited revelry, is staged to ensure plentiful rains during the coming rice-planting season.

With its carnival, performers, and candlelight processions, this is Thailand’s best temple fair. December’s Trooping of the Colors in the Royal Plaza is the best of many nationwide celebrations marking King Bhumibol’s birthday (see p55). waterways, and takes place by rivers, lakes, and ponds. Small, lotus-shaped vessels carrying offerings for Mae Kongkha are floated to take away the sins of the past year and to bring good luck for the future. Khwae River Bridge Week (late November/early December), held at Kanchanaburi, marks the building of the infamous bridge with historical displays and a dramatic sound and light show.

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