Thailand Journals

Around Thailand in 50 Journals

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An October 2008 trip to Thailand by SeenThat

Cross of Sacrifice Photo, Kanchanaburi, Thailand More Photos
Quote: After 50 Thai journals, it is time to offer an index journal.

Thailand: the Index

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Phrae's Old Wall Photo, Thailand, Asia
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Dividing and classifying we may end up loosing the big picture of a place, looking at single trees instead of at the forest. Thus, some of my journals treat Thailand as a whole. Here they are.On the Planning Long TripsPlanning a long vacation in Thailand, or including it, can be a happy nightmare. Mountains, beaches and the exciting Thai culture are all over-receptive to the casual visitor and might cause a slight hyperventilation while trying to decide from where to begin. I presented options for such a trip in two journals....Read More

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West and Central Thailand: the Index

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Delifrance Silom Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Travelers often have different opinions on a country than the country’s denizens. While preparing this journal, I looked at the official divisions of Thailand and the classification of its provinces. Many times, my classification – based on my experiences as a traveler - diverged from the official ones; for example, Sukhothai and Phitsanulok are part of Central Thailand, though to the traveler they look as being part of the north. A visit there is often part of a trip to ...Read More

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Isaan and the Thai Mekong: the Index

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Riverside Photo, Sri Chiang Mai, Thailand
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One of the largest areas of Thailand, Isaan is also the least popular among travelers; that assures the attractions would be accessible and uncrowded for the intrepid Marco Polos. Fearing the reputation as a semi-arid and hot area, I approached it and found that claims to be a scarecrow. The lush areas surrounding the Mekong River provided unforgettable sights that enriched my experience of Thailand; Phimai and Saingam provided cultural insights inexistent in other areas of the country and the towns along National Highway 2 were always a delightful prelude to a visit to ...Read More

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South and East Thailand: the Index

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Phuket Photo, Phuket, Thailand
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Technically two different areas in Thailand, the South and the East share one characteristic: they are home to the country beaches and thus are reviewed here together. East ThailandEast Thailand refers to the small area of Thailand east of Bangkok and west of Cambodia, and not to the northeastern lobe seen on the kingdom’s map. Its main attractions are beaches and two very convenient border crosses to Cambodia, from where visa-runs are possible. The one is in the very southern end of the area, Had Lek was reviewed in Extreme Points of...Read More

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North Thailand: the Index

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Making the Wonder Photo, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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The third biggest attractor of the country after Bangkok and the islands, North Thailand provides a more rugged experience, with Hill Tribes, trekking paths, Chinese villages, Burmese refugees, the Golden Triangle and endless other attractions.Main CitiesTwo main cities occupy the area: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The first is the largest city in the north, while the second is the access point to the Golden Triangle and the far north as well as one of the cradles of the modern kingdom.The former capital of the One Million Elephants Kingdom became in the last generation the ...Read More

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