History

My Stamp Collection from Thailand Part 1

Here are some of my stamp collection from Thailand. These stamps are unused and I had keep them for almost 10 years. Stamps tell us a lot about the country’s culture, events held, history, famous persons and figures. Example the one above is on Visakha Puja or Wesak day and is a public holiday in [...]

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา is one of the ancient temple located in Ayutthaya. It is the remains of what used to be a glorious temple…. destroyed from the Burmese attack. Above: Buddha image in the ordination hall. The principal Buddha image in the Ordination Hall is seated in the meditation posture. Made [...]

Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya วัดมหาธาตุ อยุธยา

Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya is where the iconic Buddha head statue is located. Wat Maha That is located to the east of the grand palace. It is the royal temple and most sacred in Ayutthaya during the glorious time. Buddha relics were enshrined in the Maha That Chedi (the principal pagoda). This monastery was [...]

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา  is one of the largest bronze Buddha images in  Thailand. The image measures 9.55 metres at the widest point across the lap, and 12.45 metres high without the base. This Buddha image is seated in the position of subduing mara and situated on the west side of the [...]

Khao Khitchakut เขาคิชฌกูฏ National Park, Chandrapuri, Thailand

Many Thais know about Khao Khitchakut (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาคิชฌกูฏ) but this place is relatively unknown to tourists. Khao Khichakut is a forest/national park/holy Buddhist pilgrimage site located near Chandrapuri (จันทบุรี)- about 2 to 3 hours from Bangkok. It is opened for about 60 days every year (sometime in January to sometime in March each). Then it is closed [...]

Wat Chedi Luang วัดเจดีย์หลวง Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang วัดเจดีย์หลวง is a well known ancient temple located in Chiang Mai town. This temple is a temple where a few great monks of the Thai Forest Tradition have stayed and some managed to accomplished high levels of practice a long time ago. In the olden days, monks who practiced under the Thai [...]

100 year old Market in Suphan Buri, Thailand ตลาดสามชุกริมน้ำร้อยปี

 This is also known as Old Sam Chuk Market along Tha-Chin River (ตลาดสามชุกริมน้ำร้อยปี Thalat Sam Chuk Suphan Buri) In Suphan Buri สุพรรณบุรี, there is a 100 year old market. It is unique in the sense that the old structure, ie old shophouses are purposely maintained. The market is opened from morning till evening. There are a [...]

Wat Na Phramane (วัดหน้าพระเมรุ), Ayutthaya, Thailand

Below are pictures from a beautiful temple that I’ve visited in Ayutthaya. I feel it deserved a mention because in the temple, it contained 3 Buddha images of 500 years, 1500 years and 800 years respectively. Please note that the information below is taken from a signboard located in the temple. History of Wat Na [...]