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Street food in Thailand

Street food is a true soul of Thailand. You can eat everywhere at any time of a day. It is an eating country, there is always something interesting nearby. Any conversation in Thailand is usually devoted to any subject of food. Everybody is familiar with the wordcombination Thai Cuisine but only those who have visited Thailand...

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Wat Bang Riang, Phang Nga Province

Having seen Krabi Temples during our stay in Ao Nang we decided to broaden our traveling boarders and visit the neighboring province Phang Nga which is almost in 80 km to the South. So to speak, Ao Nang is always seen a bit of a jumping point to other places nearby. What we were interested so much was a picturesque hilltop temple called Wat Bang Riang.

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Tubkaek Beach

Located in 20 km to the North from Ao Nang, in 7 km from Khlong Muang. It is the farthest beach and the quietest one. The road leading to it ends right after the beach and the National Park begins. As the name Tubkaek is Thai, it spells differently in English:Tubkaek, Tup Kaek, Tubkaak. Even at the road signs you can see different spelling.

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Khlong Muang Beach

Located in 13 km to the North from Ao Nang. It would be much closer if you don't have to follow curve highway. It takes 15 minutes to get there. Nice beach with pure blue water. Not so crowded, you have no feeling that you are at some famous resort. It is a good place with some amount of resorts along the beach such as Khlong Muang Inn, Andaman Holiday Resort, Phulay Beach Resort.

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When it is really hot

Everybody in Southern - Eastern Asia is looking forward to Songkran, the festival after which the rainy season begins. It is hot in all equatorial countries. But sometimes it is unbearably hot. Of course it is an ultimate weather for tourists coming here all year round. Some people do not feel like living constantly in such a climate.

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Phuket town - old town

Phuket old town is situated in the depth of the Island far from beaches and tourist areas. Every citizen will tell you that old town has its own special atmosphere that fascinates you at first sight and lures you over and over again. As for me, I found myself here in the evening almost at sunset and felt relaxed atmosphere of the city after a hectic day.

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Nopparat Thara Beach, Ao Nang

It is 5 km wide, situated next to Ao Nang Central beach. The river divides the beach into 2 parts: the neatest to Ao Nang side has grand beach resorts and guest houses, the access to the other side is on boat or along the coastal road. This part of the beach is crowdless and rarely paid attention to(it is called Long Beach).

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Our tour in Khao Sok National Park

We stayed at Good View in Khan Sok A lovely friendly Thai family own it and treat you as friends. The units are very new and clean. Up high on stilts with a sky bridge. A beautiful balcony on the back overlooking a mountain and jungle with the most comfortable chairs I've had in Thailand.

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Wat Tham Sua - 1237 steps to the Sky

Not far from Krabi town (in 170 km from Phuket) there is a cave in the wood. According to the legend a tiger used to live there long ago. His menacing growling could be heard all over the place. In 1975 Biddist Monks came there for meditations. The tiger had disappeared to that time but the name "Tiger Cave" still exists. Our story is about this amazing place. There are several places on the territory of "The Tiger Cave" that are worth visiting. First of all it is the very Cave where the tiger lived.

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Plumeria

Plumeria is a tropical tree. There are five kinds of it. A common name for Plumeria is Frangipani, it is called after an Italian nobleman that created perfume from this fascinating flower.

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Thai cats

Thai people adore and pet their cars as they believe that a cat keeps the house away from evil spirits. The former country's name is Siam. Many legends are connected with cats in Thailand. They give explanation why Siam cats are blue - eyed and have broken tip of a tail.

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Our Krabi Elephant Trekking

It is a pity to say that elephants are fast disappearing from the wild in Thailand, therefore the best way to see elephants close is to take a trek in Khao Panombenja (jungle trekking) or at Ao Nang Elephant trekking and River camp. A trek gives you an opportunity to experience a combination of strength and gentleness of an elephant and feel its natural environment.

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Buddhism in Thailand

95% of Thai people are Buddhists. The main features of Thai people such as peaceableness; calm attitude to what is happening; smile on the face come from Buddhist attitude to life. Here are the main principles of Theravada Buddhism common for Thailand...

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