Posts Tagged with "temples"

Sukhothai Vs Ayutthaya – How Do You Choose Which UNESCO Site To Visit?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Sukhothai Vs Ayutthaya – How Do You Choose Which UNESCO Site To Visit?

Central Thailand has two popular UNESCO World Heritages sites, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, both the homes of former ruling dynasties in the history of Thailand. Both sites, on the face of it are pretty similar and both are close to the well-trodden train route between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. So, if you have to pick only one, which should you check out?

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

My mum always told me from a young age: "Treat people the way you want to be treated". This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do's, don'ts and 'absolute don'ts!' of backpacking in South East Asia...

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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 18: May / June

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 18: May / June

They're as precious as a Tibetan visa, as treasured as a passport full of stamps and as priceless as a a love letter scrawled on the back of a Singha beer mat... S.E.A Backpacker Magazine is officially the BEST souvenir you can take from your travels in South East Asia. And with 20,000 copies printed every two months, you can grab a copy at hostels, guesthouses, adventure centers, travel agents and cafes all along the backpacker trail. Here's a mouthwatering taster of what you will find in our current issue (Issue 18: May / June) Have you picked up your copy yet?

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The White Temple & The Black House: Chiang Rai, Thailand

Monday, July 25, 2011

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The White Temple & The Black House: Chiang Rai, Thailand

Just five hours north from Chiang Mai, is the smaller, less touristy city of Chiang Rai. Many travellers arrive here on a northward journey from Chiang Mai to Laos and are already feeling 'templed out' by the 300+ temples that make up the ancient walled city of Thailand's cultural capital. However, there is just one more experience that awaits the culture vultures amongst you! And we promise this one is worth a look! Dubbed the 'heaven' and 'hell' of architecture, the White Temple and the Black House will conjure a clashing of emotions. One dark, mysterious and almost sadistic, the other white, ethereal and other-worldly, these two opposing buildings couldn’t be more different...

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Burma: Stepping Back in Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Burma: Stepping Back in Time

Isolated from the rest of the world, Burma retains a sensual, sultry charm. In the summer months the heat hangs low and hazy, trapping the smoke of cheroots, traffic fumes and the heady sweetness of incense. Men dress in longyis (long sarong style skirts). Women’s faces are smeared with thanaka (tree bark). Down on the banks of the Irrawaddy in Yangon, men ferry back and forth loading up dilapidated 1940s flotilla ships with an assortment of wares. Ox-drawn carts clatter through narrow streets leaving plumes of dust. Entering Burma is like stepping back in time...

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