There are those who say that they go in search of spirituality, others to escape from the chaos of the Western world, others to rediscover themselves ... but Thailand is coveted as a tourist destination for more prosaic purposes. Let's put aside the fact that it is one of the most sought after destinations regarding sex tourism: sad subject on which you can not fly but that does not do justice to a beautiful country. Thailand is in fact known for its tropical beaches, among the finest in the world, the pleasant climate all year round and especially with the friendliness and kindness of its people. The territory is vast and it is difficult to explore it all, because to do so would leave off the paths marked by the tourist mass, and would require the expertise of a traveler and a great spirit of adventure. Otherwise we can visit the typical places within the reach of all who are not just as beautiful. And they are the ones which will show you the photos.
Night skyline of Bangkok, photo by Joel Down
The capital of Thailand is also its most visited center. Bangkok is a thriving economy that now rivals the giants of the Asian market. This has led to an immense development of its urban, visible in over 1000 skyscrapers that fill the skyline of the city. The increase in population has also expanded its nightlife, which is one of the most fascinating features capable of attracting millions of visitors. But do not forget the traditions: you can admire numerous Buddhist temples, called Wat and palaces of exception. The Wat Pho is the oldest temple of the city, home of a reclining Buddha 46 meters high. The former royal residence, the Chitralada, and the new, the Grand Palace, are two buildings whose visit can not miss. There are also numerous museums. But in the midst of culture, let us not forget a little 'retail therapy: between huge shopping centers, and traditional markets (such as the water market and the "weekend market", perhaps the largest in the world) there is only the 'spoiled for choice.
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet in Ayutthaya, photos of Colin Goh
Bomb blasts damage fragile Indonesian economy2002-10-14 10:53:00 by bali
Southeast Asian markets tumbled Monday as investors across the region reacted to the Bali bombings that killed more than 180 and sparked fears of new terrorism.
In Jakarta, stocks tumbled more than 9 percent, and markets sank in Bangkok, Manila and Kuala Lumpur on investor fears of "Bali Effect" copycat attacks.
The Indonesian rupiah plummeted against the dollar.
Some invest...iser canceled all its charter trips to Bali until Christmas.
Meanwhile, organizers of an upcoming energy conference, the Seventh Annual Condensate Forum, shifted their meeting from Bali to Singapore because of security concerns.
More than 5 million foreigners visited Indonesia in 2001 -- about 1.5 million to Bali alone -- accounting for about $5 billion in foreign exchange earnings
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