Thailand is a great country with a prodigious history, the origins of which are rooted in the ancient Buddhist Kingdom of the Mon and the Khmer Empire of Angkor. The result of this rich history is an abundance of amazing Thai architectural treasures countrywide to be discovered in the most obscure of places, be it in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Lopburi or Sukhothai .
If the architecture fascinates then it is the sculptures that are the art that most exalt the Thai creative genius. The reclining Buddha of the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok is one of more than one thousand Buddha images including one of the largest single images which is 49 metres in length. Then there is the walking Buddha in Sukhotai style which cannot be compared to any other work of Buddhist iconography for its elegance, charm and refinement of execution. Read More
When studying these masterpieces it is easy to comprehend that that the great Empire of Angkor was not confined to the political borders traced in the colonial period, but was far reaching influencing even the stupendous cities and foundations on the plateau of Korat.
But Thailand is not only about temples and amazing architecture; it is also blessed with excellent weather and some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse beaches. This wonderful laid back way of life is only enhanced by their delicious culture and passion for food, combined with excellent and friendly hospitality. It is no wonder that Thailand it is known as the “land of smiles”.