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Quote: On four towns most travelers in Thailand pass through without noticing, and one that they should pass through, but most travelers don’t.

Nakhon Sawan

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Attraction | "Wasn’t that in Laos?"

Nakhon Sawan Photo, Thailand, Asia
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For the traveler arriving from Laos, "Nakhon Sawan" may sound reminiscent of "Savannakhet." "Nakhon" means just "city," and the "v" in "Savanakhet" is pronounced as a "w." Both in Thai and Lao, "sawan" means "paradise" or "heaven," thus "Nakhon Sawan" means "Paradise City." Who would miss a glimpse of heaven while still here on earth?Convergence PointThe Chao P...Read More

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Uttaradit

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Attraction | "U-what?"

Uttaradit Photo, Thailand, Asia
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Most visitors to Thailand would deny having visited Uttaradit. They would probably even claim to never have heard the name. Yet, most travelers exploring Northern Thailand do – at least – pass through the city while traveling between Bangkok and Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. The city is a bit south of the junction between Road #11 – leading to Chiang Mai – and Road #101 – leading to Phrae and even...Read More

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Saraburi

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Attraction | "Is This the City of Sarah?"

Saraburi Photo, Thailand, Asia
Quote:
"Isn’t this a nice name? Why didn’t I visit the town while in Thailand," would probably many exclaim while seeing the title of this entry. Sarah-City is a wonderfully bad translation of this name into English; in fact it means "Pond-City." Yet, most of the travelers in Thailand cross this provincial capital in their way north from Bangkok; it occupies the area surrounding the very important junction where National Highway #1 – leading to Chiang Rai – splits and national...Read More

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Phayao

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Attraction | "On Swamps and Sunsets"

Kwan Phayao Photo, Thailand, Asia
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This quiet city near Chiang Rai is perfect for a short stopover while in the area due to its unique cultural and natural setup. It is located next to Kwan Phayao, the largest wetlands in Northern Thailand, offering some of the best sunsets in the country. The tree-lined streets with old teakwood houses are reminiscent of a fast disappearing Thailand; if that all wasn’t enough, the area is home to the Thai Lue Culture.Thai History may be confusing at first. It is composed of the intertwined threads of a myriad of city-states making alliances and wars and a few major kingdoms – ...Read More

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Chanthaburi

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Chanthaburi Cathedral Photo, Thailand, Asia
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One of the most romantic city names in Thailand, the City of the Moon is a Southeast Asian major center for rubies and sapphires; maybe because many visitors find themselves in the urge of buying precious rings. However, there is more to Chanthaburi than a romantic river and gemstones. Chanthaburi was occupied by the French from 1893 to 1905 as part of the complex process of borders definition between Siam and French Indochina. The French influence can be seen in the architecture of many buildings including the largest Catholic cathedral in Thailand. Troubled Indochina pr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 28, 2010