Tag: temples

Phayao. One Big Happy Family.

Jungle trekking- no. Elephant rides – no. Tigers – not really, but we have tom cats instead. Rafting, kayaking, diving, anything? No chance. The only place in Phayao where you can settle your adrenaline rush is the local hospital. No matter the day of the week or the time of the day this city looks […]



Chiang Rai. The White Temple. Spiderman and Keanu Reeves.

It would have not surprised me at all if that very instant it started raining pickles. I would have not moved a whisker if a UFO flew above me, sending pasta shaped aliens all around me. No muscle would have moved even if the fish jumped out of the water playing the guitar. Wat Rong […]



Everything you want to know about Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city of approximately one million people. The town spreads at the footsteps of Doi Suthep mountain. It is a charming town, big enough to find anything you need, and adequately small to let you breath. The local people are gentle and smile a lot, the streets are jammed with cafes, live […]



Koh Yo. The place where I discovered I am a successful man.

Despite being trapped inbetween two superlatives, this enchanted island, Koh Yo, manages to mind its own business in the most untroubled manner. The first superlative: Songkhla Lake, the largest natural lake in Thailand, covering an area of 1,000 square kilometers. Technically speaking, the lake is not a lake, but a complex of lagoons where the […]



Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan and other impossible-to-pronounce names

The name of the city is Nakhon Si Thammarat. Believers from all over Asia gather here for the great Buddhist festival organized every year. The celebration bears the name Khuen Hae Pha That; it starts on the Full Moon night of February and lasts for a week. Next year it will begin on the 10th. The venue: […]