Friday, 22 April 2016
As the country attracts millions of tourists every year, Thailand has the interesting point that no country can be.
Thailand is known under the name of Siam (Xiêm- Vietnammese) from the mid-14th century until 1939 and again using this name during the period from 1945 to 1949.
Siamese cats: originating from Thailand. In Thailand, they are called wichen-Maat, which means "moon diamond". In Thai tradition, while wearing a pair of Siamese cats to the bride in the wedding blessing can replace hundreds of years.
Few people know the official name of Bangkok is very long: "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amon Rattanakosin Phop Mahadilok Noppharat Ratchathani Ayutthaya Mahinthara Burirom Awatan Udom Sathit Ratchaniwet Sakkathattiya Mahasathan Witsanu Amon Phiman Kamprasit". Which means: "City of the gods, the great city of the immortals, the city of magnificent jewels of Indra, the king's throne of Ayutthaya, the city of magnificent palaces, the the palace and the city's most majestic realm of the Royal, the home of the god Vishnu and all the gods. "
Thailand coastline property km.Trong 3219, the North Shore is located deep in the Gulf of Thailand, while the longest is located in southern Thailand, bordering Malaysia segment and Myanmar with small duonglon holiday island, landscape poetic. The most famous is Phuket, located on the Indian Ocean.
Approximately 90% of Thais are Buddhists. Where on earth where there are works of Thai style Buddhist architecture.
Stepping up the money in any country is also not good but if you do it in Thailand, meaning that you're breaking the law. The king is highly revered in Thailand, so the image of the King bill very well respected. So, if you see a banknote or coin fall in the street, carefully picked up.
Garuda is considered religious symbols and beliefs, as well as with the Thai Royal Thai. Garuda is a bird of the Hindu god, Vishnu is riding and has the shape of a bird of prey, the third person's eyes and beak eagle.
It would be illegal for a driver that naked here. So the taxi driver and tuk tuk in Thailand are quite chin chu dressed and polite.
Thailand was voted the 5th friendly country world by authoritarian giaRouch Guidesbinh selected. Guests can receive the help and welcome smile from any Thai people from sellers, the driver, monks or just a normal people.
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Vietnam has two big deltas, the Red River delta in the North and the Mekong delta in the South, this Mekong delta region is formed by the various tributaries of the mighty Mekong River which begins its journey to the sea in Tibet and winds its way for 4500 km through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Southern Vietnam.
The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long "Nine Dragon river delta"), also known as the Western Region (Vietnamese: Miền Tây or the South-western region (Vietnamese: Tây Nam Bộ) is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries.
The Vietnamese name for the Mekong is Cuu Long which means "nine estuaries" and this is represented by the nine exit points of the Mekong River as it flows into the sea. The land of the Mekong Delta is renowned for its richness. Known as Vietnam's breadbasket, it produces enough rice to feed the entire country with a sizable surplus leftover. Take a sampan ride that meanders through small villages and experience the simple lives of the Mekong people.
The Mekong Delta has been dubbed as a "biological treasure trove". Over 1,000 animal species were recorded between 1997 and 2007 and new species of plants, fish, lizards, and mammals has been discovered in previously unexplored areas, including the Laotian rock rat, thought to be extinct.
Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.
The region is home to "cải lương", a form of Kinh/Vietnamese folk opera.
There are over a dozen towns in the delta with facilities for tourists, though some are rarely visited as they are not on the way to anywhere. My Tho is well geared up for boat trips, and near enough to Ho Chi Minh City to be seen on a day-trip: it affords an appetizing glimpse of the delta’s northernmost tributary, the Tien Giang. From My Tho, laidback Ben Tre and the bounteous fruit orchards besieging it are only a hop and a skip away. Cao Lanh is strictly for bird enthusiasts, but Sa Dec, with its timeless river scenes and riotously colourful flower nurseries, has a more universal appeal, while just down the road, Vinh Long is another jumping-off point for boat trips.
Many visitors spend a day or two in Can Tho, the delta’s biggest settlement, to take advantage of its decent hotels and restaurants and to recharge batteries before venturing out to the floating markets nearby. From Can Tho, there’s something to be said for dropping down to the foot of the delta, where the swampland that surrounds Ca Mau can be explored by boat, and Mui Ca Mau signals journey’s end in Vietnam. Pulling up, en route, at the Khmer stronghold of Soc Trang is especially rewarding if your trip coincides with the colourful Oc Om Bok festival (Nov or Dec), during which the local Khmer community takes to the river to stage spectacular longboat races. Northwest of Can Tho meanwhile, and a stone’s throw from the Cambodian border, is the ebullient town of Chau Doc, south of which Sam Mountain provides a welcome undulation in the surrounding plains. The opening of the border here has brought a steady stream of travellers going on to Phnom Penh by boat, and several of them rest up a few days here before leaving the country.
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Ha Tien, a remote border town surrounded by Khmer villages, is the best place to hop on a boat to Phu Quoc.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Hội An, also Fai-Fo or Faifoo, is a city in Vietnam, located on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast region, in the Quảng Nam Province.
Ancient and peaceful, Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam that caters to travellers of all tastes and across the continents. The little town is just the perfect candidate of what Vietnam tourism ministry is aiming to show to the world.
A slow stroll through town reveals its gems. Hoi An has to this days well preserved its most sacred treasure, the centuries-old architecture. The town used to harbor foreign traders back in the 17-18th, and once is an important heavily-frequented trading port in Southeast Asia. The foreigners come from all corners of the world, but mostly are Chinese and Japanese nationalities. Some come and go, but many settle in permanently and etch their marks into the history of Hoi An.
Mixing together with Vietnamese design, Chinese and Japanese accents melt and create a picture-perfect Hoi An of the late 19th century, which it has somehow remained mostly intact since. The end product is an oddly strange-yet-familiar sight that exists nowhere else in the world. To this day, few descendants of the foreign traders remain but the architectural setting manages to survive the damage of time.
In 1999, UNESCO formally recognizes Hoi An as a World Heritage Site. There are the things that make up the reputation. Hoi An is home to many temples, pagodas and the ancient homes that bear its very unique mark. The density of such sites is unlike any other in Vietnam. These places carry with them the history of Hoi An itself. The depiction of its formation, its once-prosperous merchant past, its progress and how it manages to become one of today are all well documented, in words and in priceless relics.
The town is not just reminiscent of the past, it truly takes one for a slow enlightening journey to the past. Such journey is simply unthinkable most elsewhere in Vietnam. It is only possible because of the careful and dedicated works that have gone into preserving and presenting its way - efforts that have come as the result of the UNESCO recognition. Enjoying the spotlight and catering to the increasing number of tourists flooding its narrow streets hoping to catch a glimpse of the past, hotels and resorts are now sprouting up all over town.
One shall find his accommodation options ranging from lowly affordable motel rooms as low as $8 per day to the world-class 6-star top-of-the-line allegedly-best-in Southeast-Asia Nam Hai resort nearby, which starts at a whooping $600. Vietnam may be small, but there will always be an extra bedroom for the staying- over guest. These days, the guests may well outnumber the homeowners however. True to its origin, Hoi An today still boasts a booming trade.
Of the things sold in town, there are only 3 different categories. First is souvenir, the second being clothing and the last is food, both western and Vietnamese. The souvenir is not something to write home about, since offerings are limited in diversity throughout the country. Hoi An is better known for its tailor shops, which mostly service personal bespoke orders. Tourists circulate rumor that people stay in this little sleepy town for entire weeks doing nothing, waiting just to have their shirts made to the perfect fit. Most designs are traditional Vietnamese in nature, with some offer contemporary twists and touches of foreign taste as well.
Coupled with the right prices, Hoi An is truly a shoppers’ paradise, one that dictates its western customers on a unique oriental sense of style. Paradox does not end. One imagines never being able to find western food in such a hardcore Vietnamese setting. That turns out not the case. Hoi An is home to multiple restaurants that serve big hearty American meals with only a small portion of the menu dedicated to local food. The locals prefer their sidewalk vendors to the many re-innovated house-turned-restaurants out there.
There is no shortage of bacon in town, but cao lầu is the dish that one simply can not miss. Prices and service are rightfully on par with the latest venues in major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
Hoi An you can come in many different media, high-quality passenger cars, trains, planes (stops at Da Nang), taxi, ....
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