Etymology of Thailand and Bangkok

Etymology of Thailand and Bangkok  |  Thailand  |  A brief Did you Know? moment.  The etymology of Thailand is: Thai (freedom). The Thai use the phrase “land of the free” to express pride in the fact that Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonized by a European power. Bangkok, same consists of two words Bang (meaning city or the plain area) and Kok (olive tree) “city of the olive tree”. Thank you Wirachai Chakumrod – Chief Concierge of Hyatt Bangkok and Vice President of Les Clefs d’Or Thailand, for sharing this with me during are lovely dinner at Baan Khanitha Restaurant. CM
 
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Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha

Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  One of the first attractions you must see when in Bangkok are without a doubt the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also know as Wat Phra Kaew. Rattanakosin’s temples, palaces and pavilions, are very well know for their majesty and grader, dating to the beginning of the Chakri Disnasty. The architecture is breathtaking as you can see on the video below, but the highlight is the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist relic. Plenty of gilded statues and the majesty of the Temple. Continue reading Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha

Tuk Tuk Experience in Bangkok

Tuk Tuk Experience in Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  A trip to Thailand is not complete until you hop on a Tuk Tuk to experience raw and full Bangkok. Now do your homework and get your bargaining skills and strategies ready, because in Bangkok price is a mater of negotiation. Tuk Tuk, is a three-wheeled cabin cycle for private use and as avehicle for hire, very popular in Thailand. Fast, easy and very much fun way to move along and across the city like a local. Continue reading Tuk Tuk Experience in Bangkok