Four great ancient cities-to-see

Angkor-Wat, Cambodia

Angkor, Cambodia Angkor is breathtaking even for the best-travelled people. When the population of London hardly reached 50,000, almost one million people lived in the capital of the Khmer Empire. The largest pre-industrial city in the world, Angkor was founded in the 9th century and abandoned in the first half of the 15th century under […]

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8 Thai habits and features

Thai Habits

The traffic on the streets of Thailand’s provincial towns seems chaotic because Thais don’t respect rules of the road. However, the lifestyle of Thais is strictly regulated by many traditions, habits, and beliefs. The locals salute each other with different gestures of the «wai». It consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together […]

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Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market, Thailand

In Thailand, on the Maeklong market, one of the largest vegetables and seafood markets, you can find a … railway! Thais call this place «Rom Talad Hoop» — a market of folded umbrellas. For 109 years, seven times a day, sellers have had to add tents to protect them from the sun, and to put away baskets […]

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Today in Thailand is being celebrated a new year: a plenty of water, a few alcohol

New Year Festival, Thailand

Today in Thailand is being celebrated a new year: a plenty of water, a few alcohol. The Thai New Year’s Day (Songkran festival )is 13 April every year, but the holiday period includes 14–15 April as well. The word «Songkran» comes from the Sanskrit (literally «astrological passage»), meaning transformation or change. Traditionally, the holiday is […]

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