Thursday, August 11, 2011

TOP FIVE MOST AMAZING THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND

Thailand is a country located at the center of Southeast Asia. It is a kingdom, with most recorded reigns in the world and is the world's 50th largest country in terms of total area. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995 and is a newly industrialized country with tourism, due to well-known tourist destinations such as Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, and Ko Samui, and exports contributing significantly to the economy.
Listed below are five of the most amazing things to know about Thailand.

TOP FIVE MOST AMAZING THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND

TOP 5 MOST AMAZING THING TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND
"MUAY THAI"

Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country's national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today varies significantly from the ancient art Muay Boran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. Muay Thai is referred to as "The Science of Eight Limbs", as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A master practitioner of Muay Thai thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight "points of contact," as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.
One of the most important traditions of Muay Thai is Wai Khru (Paying Respect to Teachers). In order to become a fully-fledged Muay Thai fighter, a person has to pass through a series of ceremonies.

TOP 4 MOST AMAZING THING TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND
"BANGKOK, THE LONGEST NAME FOR A CITY "

Thailand is widely known as one of the world's best tourist destination and is famous for the city of Bangkok. But aside from the great tourist spots offered by Bangkok and for being one of the largest city in the world, what makes the city more interesting is its full name which is known for being the longest name for a city in the world!!!
here's the full name
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit
(It means "The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarma"
Now when are you going to visit "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit" and try "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit's special delicacies?? haha
Whew! good thing we have nicknames.

TOP 3 MOST AMAZING THING TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND
"THE ROYAL DRAGON RESTAURANT"

If you're a tourist and you're aiming to try different native dishes offered by Thailand, then you shouldn't miss this part. The Royal Dragon in Bangkok, Thailand, can serve 5,000 customers at one time.
The world’s largest restaurant, as recorded in the 1992 Guinness Book of Records, serves more than 1,000 Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Western-style dishes. The 8.35-acre restaurant, which opened in 1991, employs 1,000 workers and has 5,000 seats. The kitchen staff is capable of turning out 3,000 dishes per hour. Because of the massive floor space, servers deliver food on roller skates; there is even a cable that permits servers to “fly” from one end of the restaurant to the other. In addition, guests are entertained each evening with Thai and Chinese dancers. National Restaurant Association Board member Kenneth Hill recently visited the Royal Dragon while on a trip to Thailand and Cambodia.

TOP 2 MOST AMAZING THING TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND
"THE PHRA PHATOM CHEDI"


Phra Pathom Chedi is the highest stupa in the world with a height of 127 m. It is located in the town Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

The name Phra Pathom Chedi means Holy chedi (stupa) of the beginning. The stupa at the location is first mentioned in scriptures of the year 675, however archaeological findings date a first stupa to the 4th century. In the 11th century it was overbuilt with a Khmer style prang, which was later overgrown by the jungle. The ruin was visited several times by the later King Mongkut during his time as a monk, and after his coronation he ordered the building of a new and more magnificent chedi at the site. After 17 years of construction it was finished in 1870, and the population of nearby Nakhon Chai Si was ordered to move to the newly created town around the chedi. In 2005 the building was submitted to the UNESCO as a future world heritage site.

THE MOST AMAZING THING TO KNOW ABOUT THAILAND
"THE FLOATING MARKET"

Thailand is widely known for their unusual markets
because they are located at water areas and you can only buy the products by riding on to a boat. It serves as the country's number one tourist spot.

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