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Why I Don’t Really Like Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is possibly my least favourite place in Thailand and I don’t understand why it’s so highly rated among “non touristy” Travelers. In this post i’m going to highlight some of the reasons why i don’t like it but basically it’s for the following reasons: Pollution Traffic Not Pedestrian Friendly Boring Lack of greenery [...]

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Why Phuket Is So Expensive

Phuket has a reputation for pristine beaches, abrasive tuk tuk drivers, increasingly high crime rates and being the most expensive place in Thailand. This post attempts to answer why cost of living in Phuket is higher than anywhere else in Thailand.It’s commonly reported that Phuket is 30-40% more expensive than the rest of Thailand. Hotels, [...]

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Bad Things About Phuket

Phuket has been an international holiday destination for decades, but recent years have brought major changes to the island, many of them for the worse. This post recounts some common complaints about Phuket for tourists and expats alike.Expensive Thailand is not as cheap as it used to be. Of course the same can be said [...]

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Songkran: Thailand Water Festival

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? Perhaps your trip coincides with the annual Thai water festival? Read up on Songkran so you know what to do when you get to Thailand.The Thai festival of Songkran takes place every year on April 13th and marks the start of the traditional New Year in Thailand.  Celebrating [...]

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Elephant Trekking in Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? You’ll definitely want to experience the amazing wildlife, including the elephants.Elephants & Thai culture Elephants features prominently in many Thai traditions and folk tales making it something of a national animal in Thailand. From the north of Thailand down to the south, elephants can be seen, both in their [...]

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Famous archeological sites in Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? Theres more to the land of smiles than sunny beaches and shopping. Why not check out some of Thailand’s fascinating archeology?Thailand is a country steeped in history which goes back thousands of years.  Throughout Thailand there are various sites of archeological interest; however probably the best and most [...]

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Nature Reserves in Thailand

Are you visiting Thailand soon? Be sure not to miss out on the amazing natural scenery and wildlife. Below we’ve picked some of the best natural spots to visit in Thailand.Like many countries in South East Asia, Thailand has some magnificent natural terrain with an immensely rich variety of animal and botanical life. Whether you’re [...]

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Outdoor Activities in Thailand

Thailand is a popular holiday destination for young backpackers, partly because of the multitude of outdoor adventure activities that can be done at a fraction of the cost in other countries.Whether it’s swimming 30 meters below the sea or hiking high in the hills of northern Thailand, there are plenty of outdoor adventure options in [...]

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Shopping in Thailand

Thailand has some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia, both for real and fake goods. Check out some of the best options for shopping in Thailand below.Among the many reasons people come to visit Thailand are the wonderful shopping opportunities and bargains to be had throughout the country.  Whether it’s traditional Thai handicrafts, gold [...]

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Party beaches in Thailand

Thailand is one of the best places in Asia to come partying. Not least becasue many of the parties take place with thousands of poeple on the beautiful tropical beaches. Check out the best beach party spots in Thailand here.Perhaps among the most legendary aspects of a visit to Thailand for many young backpackers are [...]

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Spirit houses in Thailand

Ever wondered what those strange bird house looking things are that you see all over Thailand? They are houses for the spirits. If you’re interested in knowing more about spirit houses in Thailand read on…One of the first things a foreign visitor to Thailand notices soon after arriving in the country are the spirit houses [...]

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Famous Buddhist Temples in Thailand

Going on holiday to Thailand? You’ll want to visit atleast one of the main Buddhist temples to get a taste for the culture.The vast majority of people in Thailand are Buddhists for whom the temple plays an important role in the spiritual wellbeing of individuals and the community. Wherever you happen to find yourself in [...]

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Public Holidays in Thailand

Most shops and bars are closed during public holidays in Thailand. Check here to see if your visit to Thailand coincides with a public holiday.  Thailand has several public holidays which occur annually. While some of these public holidays are related specifically to Thai national heritage and the Royal Family of Thailand, the majority of [...]

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Using ATM Cash Machines in Thailand

If you’re going on holiday to Thailand you’ll want to know how to get your money out of the ATM without it being frozen.ATM Cash Machines in Thailand ATM cash machines can be found all over Thailand from major cities to relatively small towns, so gaining access to your money should never be a problem, [...]

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Cheap Thai Restaurants Bangkok

If you’re going to Bangkok on a backpacker’s budget you’ll want to know where the best cheap restaurants in Bangkok are. Below we’ve mentioned some of the best cheap restaurants in Bangkok.Bangkok has a plethora of dining opportunities from upscale Thai and international cuisine served at 5 star hotels to cheap food stalls that can [...]

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Bangkok Waterways

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok Thailand? You’ll want to spend some time exploring the old waterways that run through Bangkok. Below we give you the lowdown on what to see and do on Bangkok’s waterways.Although nowhere near as prominent as they once were, Bangkok’s waterways are still very much alive and serve a [...]

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Shopping in Bangkok

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok? You’ll probably want to know where the best shopping spots are and what things to buy. If so read on…Bangkok is one of the premier shopping destinations in South East Asia with a shopping experience to suit every type of taste and budget. Whether its gold jewelry or [...]

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Things to do in Bangkok

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok? You may want to try one of the many things to do in Bangkok listed below.If you’re only going to Bangkok for a few days there should be more than enough to do with sightseeing and shopping; however, if you want to try something a little bit different [...]

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Visiting Buddhist Temples in Bangkok

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok? If you intend on visiting some of Bangkok’s famous Buddhist Temples read our tips below.As the capital city of a country with more than 50 million Buddhists, Bangkok has its fair share of Buddhist temples. Buddhist temples in Bangkok vary greatly in size from the majestic royal temple [...]

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Sightseeing in Bangkok

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok? Check out the Bangkok sightseeing opportunities highlighted below.As the capital city of the most visited country in South East Asia Bangkok has a great deal of sightseeing opportunities. Although Bangkok has only recently become the capital of Thailand in the previous hundred years or so, it is nevertheless [...]

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Things to do in Hua Hin & Cha-Am Thailand

If you’re looking for a quiet escape from the crowds in Bangkok then a visit to Hua Hin & Cha-Am in Thailand may be just the thing for you.Although little known Hua Hin & Cha Am are the oldest tourist destinations in Thailand being used by the Thai Royal family, aristocracy and foreign dignitaries as [...]

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Things to do in Surat Thani Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? Perhaps you will be passing through Surat Thani in which case you’ll want to read about what there is to do.Surat Thani is a middle sized town in Thailand approximately 400 miles south of Bangkok.  Although once a popular regional city during the 9th and 10th centuries, Surat [...]

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Bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand

Did you know the Bridge over the River Kwai actually exists in Thailand? If you’re interested in visiting it read on.Mention the Bridge over the River Kwai and most people are reminded of the film; however, the film was based on a true story which took place in Thailand and the bridge itself still stands [...]

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Mobile Phones & SIM Cards in Thailand

If you’re going to Thailand on holiday for a couple of weeks you’ll probably want to have a mobile phone to keep in touch. Here we explain your options for staying connected while in Thailand.Nowadays it’s relatively easy to use your own mobile phone from your home country in most other countries in the world [...]

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Thailand Museum Guide

If you are visiting Thailand on holiday you’ll not have time to see everything although you should at least see a couple of the museums mentioned below.Thailand is a country with a rich cultural heritage and long history. Despite this there are fewer top quality museums in Thailand than in European countries with a similarly [...]

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Festivals in Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? Check here to see if your holiday coincides with one of the many festivals in Thailand.The Pattaya festival kicks off on the 1st week of April and features a whole host of celebrations including colourful  parades, lively parties as well as a special food festival in which all [...]

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Things to do in Pattaya

Are you going on holiday to Pattaya Thailand? You can find out about the most interesting things to do in Pattaya right here.Pattaya is a popular tourist resort in Thailand located about 150 km south of the capital Bangkok. Although Pattaya has become notorious as an adult playground for men, there are a few interesting [...]

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Water Sports in Pattaya

Are you going on holiday to Pattaya in Thailand? You’ll want to take advantage of the many water sports on offer. Read on to find out more about water sports in Pattaya.Pattaya is a seaside resort located about one hour drive south of Bangkok. Since the days it first became popular as a resting spot [...]

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Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

Are you going on holiday to Bangkok Thailand? If you want to know where the best shopping malls in Bangkok are read on…Shopping Malls in Downtown Bangkok Downtown Bangkok is a modern bustling centre of commerce and culture with architecture and shopping opportunities that would rival any capital city in the western world. Although many [...]

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Beaches on Koh Samui

Are you going on holiday to Koh Samui in Thailand? If you want to know where the best beaches on Koh Samui are then read on…Koh Samui is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. With its picturesque landscape, floral life, golden sandy beaches and calm blue seas Koh Samui is in many [...]

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Water Sports on Koh Samui Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Koh Samui in Thailand? Check out the best water sports activities here.Koh Samui is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. As an Island situated in the calm seas of the Gulf of Thailand there are plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet doing a variety [...]

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Beaches in Phuket Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Phuket in Thailand? You’ll definitely want to know where the best beaches in Phuket are so read on…Patong Beach in Phuket Patong beach is one of the largest and easily the most crowded beach on Phuket Island. Patong is the area with the highest concentration of hotels, restaurants and [...]

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Public Transport in Phuket

Are you going on holiday to Phuket in Thailand? You’ll want to know about the best means of public transport to get around the Island. We’ve included the most important transport information for Phuket here.Phuket is one of the busiest tourist destinations in all of Thailand. Situates in the south west of Thailand, Phuket receives [...]

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Scuba Diving in Phuket

Are you going on holiday to Phuket? Perhaps you want to try Scuba diving or snorkeling? Here we’ve given you useful information and tips on Scuba diving & snorkeling in Phuket.Scuba Diving in Phuket Phuket’s location in the tropical climate of south west Thailand as well as it’s exposure to the calm Andaman Sea with [...]

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Snorkeling in Phuket

Are you going on holiday to Phuket in Thailand? If so you may want to try some snorkeling in Phuket. Here we’ve given you useful information and tips about snorkeling in Phuket.Phuket is a popular tourist Island located on the south west coast of Thailand on the Andaman Sea.  Scuba Diving in Phuket is extremely [...]

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Things to do in Koh Pha Ngan

Are you going on holiday to Koh Pha Ngan in Thailand? If so you can read about the most interesting things to do in Koh Pha Ngan here.Koh Pha Ngan Koh Pha Ngan is the smaller sister island of Koh Samui situated in the Gulf of Thailand about 400 miles south of Bangkok. Koh Pha [...]

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Museums in Ayuthaya

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? If you’re interested in Thailand’s history you should definitely take a tour of Ayuthaya. Here we’ve given you useful facts & information about Ayuthaya in Thailand.Ayuthaya in Thailand Ayuthaya was the capital of Thailand from 1350- 1760 and is today the most significant archeological site in Thailand. A [...]

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Things to do on Phi Phi Island

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? If you’re visiting Phi Phi Island in the south of Thailand you can read about things to do in Phi Phi here.Phi Phi Island is a small Island situated on the coast of the Andaman Sea in south west Thailand.  Phi Phi Island is about 100 miles south [...]

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Buddhist temples in Ayuthaya Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? If you’re interested in Thai history and religion you should take a trip to the temples of Ayuthaya. Here we’ve highlighted the best temples in Ayuthaya.Mahathat Temple in Ayuthaya This temple is located in the middle of the old city of Ayuthaya. It was built in 1384 and [...]

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Sukhothai Historical Park in Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Thailand? If you’re interested in the history of Thailand you’ll definitely want to visit the Sukhothai historical park. Here we’ve given you tips and useful information on visiting Sukhothai archeological site in ThGetting to Sukhothai historical park Sukhothai is situated 265 miles north of Bangkok and is best reached [...]

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Annual Festivals in Northern Thailand

Are you going on holiday to the north of Thailand? Perhaps your vacation coincides with one of the many annual festivals in northern Thailand. Below we’ve listed the main celebrations held in northern Thailand.Songkran: This is the most famous festival in Thailand and is celebrated across the country. Songkran is celbrated on the first day [...]

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Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand

Are you going on holiday to the north of Thailand? You’ll probably come into contact with the famous hill tribes of northern Thailand. Here we give you facts & information about the hill tribes of northern Thailand.There are a total of 6 main hill tribes that are indigenous to the hills of northern Thailand. These [...]

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Phuket Water Sports

Are you going on holiday to Phuket in Thailand? Why not try some of the many water sports available in Phuket? Here we’ve highlighted the best water sports on offer in Phuket.Jet Skis in Phuket Although technically illegal, Jet skis are available for hire in Phuket. Prices start at around 700 Baht for 30 minutes [...]

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Things to do in Phuket

Are you going on holiday to Phuket? On this page we’ve included some of the most interesting things to do in Phuket.Phuket is one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand where hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world come every year to enjoy the idyllic beaches and pleasantly sunny weather. However, [...]

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Handicraft shopping in Chiang Mai

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand? You can read about all the best handicrafts to buy in Chiang Mai here.Chiang Mai is probably the best place in Thailand to go shopping for traditional handicrafts. A long traditional of local production ensures that the quality of products is high and the prices [...]

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Museums in Chiang Mai

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand? Check out the best museums in Chiang Mai that are worth visiting here.Chiang Mai is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. As such, it has a rich cultural heritage and local history. Despite this, the museums in Chiang Mai are not as big as [...]

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Things to do in Chiang Mai

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand? Are you looking for alternative things to do while on holiday? On this page we’ve given you useful tips and information on things to do in Chiang Mai.Chiang Mai is a popular tourist destination for many in the north of Thailand. Aside from being a [...]

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Outdoor activities in Chiang Mai

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand? If you are, why not try one of the many outdoor activities available in Chiang Mai? Here we’ve given you useful tips and information on outdoor activities in Chiang Mai.Chiang Mai is the premier tourist destination in the north of Thailand. However, far from being [...]

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Visiting Buddhist Temples in Chiang Mai

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand? You’ll definitely want to visit some of the amazing Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai. Here we’ve highlighted the best Buddhist temples to visit in Chiang Mai.Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is the largest city in the north of Thailand and one of the [...]

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Jungle Trekking in Northern Thailand

Are you going on holiday to Northern Thailand? There’s a good chance you’ll want to do some jungle trekking in which case you should read our tips and information on jungle trekking and tours in northern Thailand.There are literally dozens of jungle trekking companies based in Chiang Mai and some other towns and cities in [...]

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Facts Information Articles and News about Thailand

A free resource page offering news, articles, information and facts about the country Thailand.Welcome to our information page on Thailand! Below you will find links to facts, information, articles, news and resources about Thailand. All the information offered here is done so with the intention of allowing people to gain a better understanding of Thailand. [...]

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Chiang Mai Shopping Markets

Are you going on holiday to Chiang Mai? Looking forward to doing some shoping in some of Chiang Mai’s famous markets? Here we’ve included only the best markets in Chiang Mai to do your shopping.Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is probably the most famous and popular place in Chiang Mai to come [...]

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Bangkok Floating Market

Going on vacation to Bangkok? Want to experience the sights, sounds & smells of the Bangkok floating market? Our guide to the Bangkok floating market gives you the tips you’ll want to know.Bangkok floating market is one of the most fascinating places in all of Thailand to visit.  An intricate complex of canals is where [...]

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Elephant Camp Thailand

Going on vacation to Thailand? Eager to see the famous Thai elephants close up? Our guide to elephant camps in Thailand give you the facts & information you want.The elephant is the national animal of Thailand and features prominently in its history, traditions and folklore. For centuries rural Thai villagers would use elephants to help [...]

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Bicycle Tours in Thailand

Looking for a bicycle tour operator in Thailand? Want to know where the best bicycling tours of Thailand can be found? Our guide gives you the facts & information you want to know.Thailand offers a very wide range of tourist services including exotic bicycle tours.  These wonderful bicycling extravaganzas can be combined with all kinds [...]

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Thai Silver Jewelry

Looking for wholesale Thai silver jewelry? Want to know where the silver wholesalers in Thailand are? Our guide gives you the facts & information you want to know.Precious metals and beautiful gemstones are available predominantly in the northern part of Thailand and certainly attract the eyes of tourists. Thai silver jewelry is one of the [...]

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Rubber Trees Thailand

Thinking of buying a rubber tree plantation in Thailand? Want to know if there is any money in Rubber trees ? Our guide gives you the facts & information you want to knowMost trees look the same or very similar, that is because they are. They are no longer in the forest as they have [...]

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Thai Tattoos

Looking for a traditional Buddhist Thai tattoo? Perhaps you want a muay thai tattoo for protection? Our guide to Thai tattoos gives you the facts & information you want to know.For centuries, people around the world have had their bodies adorned with tattoos. Thai tattoos are usually images of dragons for protection. Also symbolizing rank [...]

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Thai Silver Bowls

Want to buy genuine Thai silver bowls? Want to know how much you can expect to pay for Thai silver bowls and where to buy them? Our guide to Thai silver bowls gives you the facts & information you want to know.Thai craftsmen produce beautiful designs in silver of various shapes and sizes; their skills [...]

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Thai Yoga Massage

Want to know the principles behind Thai yoga massage? Want to know where you can learn Thai yoga massage or receive treatment first hand? Our guide to Thai yoga massage gives you the facts & information you want to know.Thai yoga and massage is part of the family of bodywork exercises. Yoga is based on [...]

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Thailand Birthday & Wedding Customs

Interested in Thai birthday & wedding customs? Want to know about the traditional way these special events are celebrated in Thailand? Our guide gives you the social & cultural knowledge you want to know.You will find Thailand to possess some very unique traditions as part of its culture. This tropical country is known for the [...]

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Plastic Surgery Thailand

Looking for a hospital or clinic to do plastic surgery in Thailand? Want to know about plastic surgery forums & blogs on the net? Whether it’s Bangkok, Phuket or Chiang Rai we’ve got the facts & information you want to know.Often we see that certain medical advancements were made for the treatment of genuine diseases [...]

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Thai Dancer Jewelry

Looking for a Thai dancer jewelry set? Want a genuine Lopburi encrusted Thai dancer jewelry costume? Our guide gives you the cultural information you want to know about Thai dancer jewelry.I am sure anyone even faintly acquainted with the culture of Thailand has managed to notice the exquisite accessories of the Thai dancers which is [...]

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Thai Yoga Bodywork

Looking for information on Thai Yoga Bodywork? Want to know about the benefits of Thai yoga bodywork and where to find a teacher or workshop in your area? Our guide gives you the facts & information you want to know.The search for non medical therapies had led to the discovery and popularity of the ancient [...]

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Thai Silver Beads

Looking for information on Thai silver beads? Want to know who makes these silver beads and how? Our guide to genuine Thai silver beads gives you the historical and cultural facts & information you want to know.It takes the finesse and immense delicacy of an extra-ordinary blessed villager to create a master-piece, a common man [...]

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