has a very long and magnificent history. Proof of this can
be seen in the countless historical sites spread throughout
all regions of the kingdom. With two Unesco-listed historical
World Heritage Sites and many more potential candidates, Thailand
has made great contributions to the international cultural
has a rich royal heritage spanning several centuries. Many
royal palaces in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand offer a
fascinating glimpse of the majesty and splendor of the Thai
monarchy. In Thailand, several royal palaces are open to tourists.
any visitor wishing to get a quick feel for the Thai people
and culture, there's no better place to go than a temple.
The temple or monastery, colloquially known as 'wat' is where
much of Thailand's traditional culture originated. It's still
the best place to go to see typical Thai Buddhist traditions.
construction of monuments in the form of statues or symbolic
figures in memory of important persons or historical incidents
is actually not a Thai tradition. It came to Thailand only
recently during the reign of King Rama V when the country
began to open to western influences.
belief in the supernatural power of unseen and unproven phenomena
is in the Thai blood. Even though most Thais are followers
of Buddhism, Thai people also pay respect to icons and symbolic
figures of holy spirits.
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