Be swept away by the unique beauty of Thailand. Widely known as the Golden Land, it is one of the few Asian countries that has never fallen under the rule of foreign colonization, having remained as a independent country since its founding.
Distinguishing itself from its neighbours, it has been aptly named as the word “Thai” signifies independence. Proudly proclaiming its freedom and liberty, Thailand has a strong imperial heritage which remains even in today’s modern world. This is arguably one of the main attractions in the country as it radiates a certain lustre unknown to other parts of the world. Travellers from around the world are awed by this royal ancestry, which has continued from one successful regime to another. This preservation of tradition, language and culture has resulted in a number of historical and cultural attractions in the country, where one can experience the spectacular beauty of iridescent temples and magnificent stately palaces.
Beyond these attractions lies another layer of the multi-faceted country, where a string of modern and natural splendours can be found in abundance. Be prepared to catch a glimpse of mist-covered mountains or the endless fertile fields of the central plains. Stroll along the white sandy beaches of the coastal cities and explore the Andaman Sea’s verdant limestone islands. Experience the warm hospitality of Thailand’s citizenry while you travel across the tranquil villages along the timeless Mekong River. For the traveller wanting to explore the pulse of the country, a number of entertainment options are located in Bangkok. No matter what their interests are, travellers will find Thailand to be one of Asia’s most exotic destinations.
To experience the culture of the country, there is no place better than visiting a temple. Known as a “Wat”, these resplendent monasteries are splendidly designed, each reflecting the traditional architecture of the Thai people. A visit to these temples will bring much insight into Thai Buddhist traditions, which are upheld with utmost importance by the locals. Wat Pradoem is one such temple, although it is often referred to as an archaeological site.
Seamlessly depicting the local architecture of archetypal Thai temples, Wat Pradoem houses a number of archaeological objects including images, statues and scriptures. Hailing as Koh Samui’s first temple, the temple was founded during the Ayutthaya Period around 250 years ago. It is best known for its scripture hall, where a number of sacred Buddhist scriptures can be seen. These scriptures have been carefully preserved and maintained, allowing visitors to catch glimpse of the beauty of these ancient writings.
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