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The ancient Thai Kindom reaches back thousands years, yet even today living evidence of vanished civilizatons are never far from view. National treasures, the impressively restored ruins dot the country and are superb source of historical knowledge. Proud reminders of a glorious past, aged temple spires pierce the horizon with dusty redbrick remparts, fringed by manicured lawns and under the watchful protection of monumental Budha statues with their chiselled weathered features.

Uncover classic architectures, artistic styles, complex customes and beliefs of these distant civilizations, how they flourished and what brought about their eventual downfalls. It's a history lesson that no textbook could possibly convey.

Immaculately maintained and bolstered by significant on-site museums, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai are a must-see on any visitors list. Centered around Buddhist architecture, the atmospheric and deserted ruins excude a peace and spirituality rarely captured in modern life.

Dating back to Thailand's 'Golden Age', the northern city of Sukhothai was Thailand's first capital, heralding and innovative period of architecture and religious imagery. Established in the 13th century, the extensive compound of temples and palaces are resplendently enhanced by pond and moats, and you can easily ride around them by bicycle.

Less than two hours from Bangkok, the once majestic city of Ayutthaya was dubbed the original 'Venice of the East'. Supplanting Sukhothai as the second Siamese capital, Ayutthaya rose as an importants regional trading centre for over four centuries. Ayutthaya is circled by rivers and canals. You can enjoy exploring the site cruising aboard a smal long-tail boat or see it from atop an elephant.

Evidence of foreign intervention can be found in the numerous crumbling Khmer ruins that strew the countryside, particularly in the Northeast or Isan region, with key sites in Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Sisaket.

To get a feel for Thailand and its history, a visit to the kingdom's ancient sites is absolutely essential.Thailand Historical Sites 

  • Thai old-style architects influenced by Indian, Chinese and Khmer cultures have developed their own distinctive styles of soaring multitiered rooftops and...
  • There are around 30000 Buddhist temples in Thailand. Thai temples are magnificent buildings, testaments to an enduring faith and to centuries of cultural...
  • The construction of monuments in the form of statues or symbolic figures in memory of important persons or historical incidents wasstarted during the reign...
  • For anyone interested in Thailand's History and Culture there are hundreds of museums in Thailand to choose from. They cover every possible subject:...
  • The number of art galleries and cultural centers in Bangkok is increqsing every year. The most important is the National Art Gallery which has an extensive...
  • MusicSince ancient times, the Thai people have known how to make musical instruments or to copy the patterns of others and adapt them to their own uses. In...
  • Thailand's cultural shows and cultural centres around the country help maintain these traditions through regular performances. Performances of...
  • The ancient Thai Kindom reaches back thousands years, yet even today living evidence of vanished civilizatons are never far from view. National treasures,...
  • Relax on the beach beside the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, or enjoy some of the world's most fantastic scuba adventures among the...
  • Away from dry land, Thailand's expansive coastline snakes along the Gulf of Thailand to the East as well as the Andaman Sea to the West, being graced...

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