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Dhammakaya Temple

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Dhammakaya Cetiya
Dhammakaya Cetiya

Located 28 km northeast of the city center near Bangkok Airport in Pathum Thani Province, this rural center was founded 20 years ago to offer instruction in Thamathayard meditation. The central bot is a marvel of modern Thai architecture which, unlike that of most Siamese temples, is characterized by pure, simple lines rather than highly ornate decoration. The theme of simplicity continues in the interior, where a black marble floor and plain white walls accent the presiding Buddha image illuminated with a single spotlight. Dhammakaya Temple honors the legendary more..

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Songkran

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This national holiday lasts for three days or more. The word 'Songkran' originates from the Sanskrit meaning 'beginning of the solar year'. Traditionally, Thais visit temples at this time of year to offer food to the monks and to participate in bathing ceremonies for Buddha images. At home, young people pour scented water into the hands of their parents and elders as a mark of respect and to receive the blessing of the older folk. These days, Songkran has turned into a water-throwing funfest, in which anyone and everyone is liable to get thoroughly drenched-a blessed relief in more..

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Safari World

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Safari World is in Minburi District at Km 9 on Ramintra Road, 10 km northeast of downtown Bangkok.

Southeast Asia's largest wildlife park includes a wildlife section toured by coaches, a bird park with walk-in aviary, Macaw Island, restaurants, and an amusement park. To get there take bus No. 26 from Victory Monument to Minburi, then a direct minibus. Open daily 1000-1800. Admission is 400 Baht.

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Floating market Damnoen Saduak

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Floating Market Bangkok
Floating Market Bangkok
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Damnoen Saduak is a village at about 60 km South of Bangkok. This has become an enormous tourist attraction with tens of buses visiting the market everyday, so it is definitely not the "off-the-beaten-track floating market" as it used to be. From 9 am onwards, you'll see more tourist boats then people selling stuff, and there are also plenty of tourist stalls.

You can go there either on a half day tour with one of the travel agents or you can go on your own by public bus. Take bus nr. 78 at the Southern bus station in BKK. The trip takes 2 hours and costs approx.

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Crocodile Farm

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The Crocodile Farm is located at Samut Prakarn Rd. If you like to see crocodiles, this place has more than 30,000 of them. There are shows and lots of interesting exhibits. Daily 7 am-6 pm. Admission: 300 baht. Phone 387-1166.

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Snake Farm

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The Snake Farm, near the city center, is great fun for kids and adults alike. Run by the Red Cross as a center for collecting venom (to make antitoxin), you can watch as handlers milk poison from cobras, black mambas and other fearsome snakes. Daily shows 10:30 am and 2 pm. Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am-noon. Admission: 30 baht adults, free for children. Rama IV and Henri Dunant Roads (adjacent to the Red Cross Building), Phone 252-0161 or phone 252-0162.

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Nonthaburi

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A pleasant day-trip can be made by express riverboat to Nonthaburi, the final northern stop. Disembark at the final stop. If you see a large clock tower you know you arrived (or if you are alone on the boat!) You can walk left up to the Nonthaburi Prison, where you can find a small museum with displays of torture used to execute prisoners during the Ayuthaya and modern periods. Also worth visiting is the modern mosque, several Ayuthaya Period wats, and the Singha Brewery, where Thailand's most popular beer is brewed. Nonthaburi has also a small, typical vegetable & fruit market more..

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HM Queen Sirikit's Birthday

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On the 12th of August the Thai people celebrate HM Queen Sirikit's Birthday. A nationwide event of love for Queen Sirikit, the mother of the nation.

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