PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Let’s travel to Thailand, in pictures !

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I hope this photo above does not scare anyone from going there. But, if you go to downtown Thailand, this is what you will see. The orient is packed with people and the streets are crowded. But, plan your trip to go out of town, because Thailand is a beautiful country. Let’s take a look:

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beige temple reflecting on body of water
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building with lights
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gold colored buddhas dome building
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two monk in orange robe walking down the concrete stairs
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Map of Thailand

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin. ― Google

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shallow focus photo of people crossing a bridge
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Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it’s smart to exercise caution, especially when it comes to dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners) and travelling alone. Assault of travellers is relatively rare in Thailand, but it does happen.

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Thailand is known for its stunning beaches, the friendly people, elephants, and for having the yoga-like Thai massage. Other things Thailand is famous for are; delicious food like pad thai, som tum and mango sticky rice, as well as temples, tuk-tuks, floating markets and full moon parties.

bird s eye view of an island
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Why is Thailand so famous?

The food, the prices, the incredible hotels, cheap hostels, beautiful islands, the ease of getting around – any and all could be responsible for why Thailand is so popular, and why last year over 38 million people visited. They reckon it’ll be a total of 41 million this year.

buddhist temple
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man throwing game cock by cages
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bird s eye view of ocean during daytime
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Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. It is known for its beautiful nature, delicious mangoes and strict rules about conversations on its monarchy.

shirtless man sitting on a rock
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tourists riding a boat
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1. Located just above the equator, Thailand is wedged into the Indochina peninsula with neighbors Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. The country has an arm that extends out to Malaysia.

2. Thailand literally translates into two meanings, including “land of the free,” since Thai means free, and “land of the Thais,” referring to the ethnic group.

3. The unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century.

4. People in Thailand are known for their hospitality and for being very nice to tourists — hence the high number of tourists in Thailand. It is often the case that locals will stop people in the streets and strike up conversations.

5. Mangoes in Thailand are said to be the best in the world.

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6. Bangkok, the capital city, has consistently hot weather and is known for being very crowded.

7. Bangkok is also full of contrasting scenes: ancient temples and modern shopping malls, and Buddhist monks and patrons of Patpong (Bangkok’s red light district) share the city’s streets.

8. The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to March when the heat and humidity are at their lowest. Still, Thailand has a tropical climate and temperatures can rise up to 90 degrees on any day of the year.

9. This week, Thailand will see the coronation of its new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, known by the title of King Rama X, The official coronation will be a mix of Buddhist religious ceremonies and Hindu Brahmin rituals. The king will be crowned on May 4.

10. Speaking ill of the Thai royal family can lead to prison time, regardless of citizenship. In 2012 an American was released from Thai jail after receiving a pardon after he insulted the Thai king. In 2015 a Thai man was charged with making a “sarcastic” internet post tied to the king’s pet dog. Tourists are advised to not mention the king at all.

wat phra kaew temple
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tilt shift photography of woman and son on beach
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Conclusion:

If you ever want to visit Thailand, it appears to be a very beautiful country, a photographers dream. The people are friendly and the food unique. It will be the trip of a lifetime.

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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