Thailand Caves Travel Guide

1.Prawangdeang cave

Phrawangdaeng Cave is located in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Phitsanulok. It is considered to be the largest and longest cave in Thailand. The water flows continuously throughout the year. There are many small caves which are filled with stalactites and there are many bats and fishes. Walk to the end of the cave, and then you will reach a mountain. As the cave is very dark, and when Thailand is in the rainy season, the water flow is large, which is very dangerous. Therefore, visitors do not visit Phrawangdaeng Cave during rainy days.

2.Phrayaprap cave

Phrayaprap Cave is located in Ratchaburi Province. The cave has only one entrance and is very narrow. You must crawl through the rocks to enter the cave. When you come to the main cave, you can see the jagged stalagmites and stalactites that are formed by the erosion and erosion of the water, which exude dazzling light like diamonds when the light shines directly. Phrayaprap Cave is only suitable to be visited during the hot season. Don’t go there in the rainy season because the cave is very dangerous because of the high water level.

3.Nam Lod cave

Nam Lod Cave is located in Mae Hong Son Province. It is a place for wildlife development and protection. It is also an adventure place in Bangmapha County. Nam Lod Cave has formed three hollow caves under the scouring of the stream. There are beautiful stalagmites and stalactites in the caves. Start from the stone pillar cave, next to the doll cave, and finally to the ghost and god cave. You must rely on drifting to enter the cave. Because the cave is very dark, you cannot enter the cave by yourself. You must enter the cave with a storm lantern accompanied by a guide. Nam Lod Cave is open to visitors from 08:00-17:30 every day. Only the first cave is open during the rainy season, and the second and third caves are not allowed to enter.

Xishuangbanna Dai Garden

Xishuangbanna Dai Garden is located in Menghan Town, southeast of Jinghong City. The Dai Garden consists of five well-preserved natural villages of the Dai nationality, namely Manjiang, Manchunman, Manting, Manzha, and Manga Village. No matter which village you walk into, you will see typical Burmese pagodas and traditional Dai bamboo buildings, and feel the rich Dai culture. It intensively displays Dai history, culture, religion, sports, architecture, living customs, clothing, food, production and life.

Entering the gate of the scenic spot, you will feel that the dotted Dai cultural heritage makes people stand in awe of the ancient Dai culture. Firstly, you can see the Yingbin Square, where the enthusiastic Dai family dances, sings greetings, and sprinkles. Later, you will come to Manchunman Ancient Buddhist Temple, which is one of the ancient Buddhist temples in Xishuangbanna. It has a history of more than 1,400 years. When you enter the temple, you can worship Buddha and pray for blessings in the chanting.

Every year from April 13th to 15th is the Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna, for the rest of the time, tourists can only enjoy the fun of splashing water in the Dai Garden. Dai Garden is about 30 minutes’ drive from Jinghong City. It is a simple and natural village by the Lancang River. The grand festival of the Dai family in Xishuangbanna is the Water Splashing Festival. You can feel this enthusiastic scene in the Splashing Square in the Dai Garden. The Songkran Festival here is arranged every day, first of all, it is the commemorative activities, and then is enjoying the splashing water activity. Hundreds of people gather by the pool and splash each other to wash away the dust and sins. It is very fun. Remember to bring a set of replacement clothes.

Rayavadee Resort in Krabi Railay Beach to Enjoy Honeymoon

If you want to find a quiet and private high-end hotel with rich scenery for a lazy vacation, there are many hotels to choose from. The Rayavadee Resort in Railay Beach is a very suitable hotel for honeymooners.

Rayavadee Resort is located in a forest on Railay Beach, which is very private. The hotel is surrounded by coconut groves, and it is leaning against the magnificent limestone cliffs and facing the sea. The environment inside the hotel is particularly good, with green bushes everywhere, and the Thais call it the “Princess’s Garden”.

The hotel room is a small independent villa, also hidden among the coconut trees. Some villas are covered with green vines, like forest huts in fairy tales. Each single-family villa is surrounded by greenery, whose privacy is very good, but also very quiet, so do not worry about being disturbed. The decoration in the room is a bit nostalgic. The most striking thing is the bathtub, which is really big.

The environment and service of the entire hotel are commendable, and the staff greet guests warmly. The hotel has free kayaks, you can kayak by yourself to stroll around the sea, the scenery is very beautiful. In addition to kayaks, you can also borrow sampans and children’s sand dredging tools for free. The hotel also has tennis, rock climbing, Muay Thai, cooking tutorials, and the prices are reasonable. The biggest highlight is the swimming pool. It’s nice to take pictures here.

The hotel has 4 restaurants, the most famous one is the cave restaurant, which is in a karst cave surrounded by the rock-climbing place of Railay Beach. In addition to dinner, you can also make an appointment for a wedding. Staying in Rayavadee, in addition to relaxing the hotel, you can also play on the Railay Peninsula.

The Five Avenues

The Five Avenues is located in Heping District, Tianjin. It is named after the five main roads in the area. There are actually more than 20 streets. Many officials and celebrities from the Qing dynasty and Beiyang government lived here. The beautiful and elegant houses seem to tell the story of Jinmen.

The Tianjin Five Avenues has more than 2,000 garden-style houses with different national architectural styles that were built in the 1920s and 1930s, with a construction area of more than 1 million square meters. Among the more than 300 typical buildings, there are 89 English-style buildings, 41 Italian-style buildings, 6 French-style buildings, 4 German-style buildings, 3 Spanish buildings, and many Renaissance-style buildings, classical architectural buildings, eclectic buildings, Baroque buildings, courtyard buildings, and Chinese-Western buildings, and it is known as the World Architecture Expo Garden. The Five Avenues district is elegant and romantic, and many film crews come here to take pictures, and the small bungalows of the Five Avenues are also used as the background for the wedding photos.

When you first arrive at the Five Avenues, if you can’t figure out all directions, you can first go to the Minyuan Plaza at 101 Changsha Road to see the former European-style stadium, which is equivalent to the distribution center of the Five Avenues. In the visitor center near the square, you can get a map which is showing the locations of many former residences and buildings of the Five Avenues. You can visit and play the Five Avenues according to the map.

Tianjin is a very important port city in the modern history of China. There are a lot of old concession buildings left here! In the Five Avenues, you can admire the former residences of celebrities and Western-style buildings in the concession. Generally speaking, this is full of historical charm!

Thai Temples You Cannot Miss During Your Trip to Thailand

Wat Pha Budha Bat Sut Tha Wat

There are still many temples that are built on the top of the mountain in Thailand. These temples not only have the unique artistic characteristics of Thai temples, but also add a sense of majestic atmosphere that blends with nature. And this temple on the top of Lampang Mountain is one of them. We need to climb about 300 steps to reach this temple. Building such a temple in ancient times is undoubtedly an architectural miracle. Thais often say that if there is a place closest to paradise in Thailand, this is it.

Kao Na Royal Buddhist Park

This temple in southern Thailand is also known for its peaceful and quiet atmosphere. It is highly recommended for those who want to escape the world and get away from the hustle and bustle. It is not only quiet and peaceful, but also has comfortable weather and beautiful scenery. Especially in the early morning, the fog covers the entire park. In this sea of fog, you will find that the temples in the south are so beautiful!

Wat Chai Tharam Ram

Speaking of Phuket, everyone is very familiar with it, and this historic temple is said to be the most beautiful temple in Phuket. One of the abbots of this temple, Luang Por Cham, is not only admired by the locals in Phuket, but also respected by neighboring countries of Thailand like Malaysia, and the temple is also famous.

Wat Sothonwararam Worawihan

The biggest feature of this temple by the Bang Pakong River is that it houses the Buddha statue of Luang Pho ButaSothon. This golden Buddha statue is very artistic and reveals a sense of sacredness. Friends who like to study Buddha statues do not miss it.

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu

This is probably considered to be the iconic building of Mae Hong Son. Any tourist who comes to travel here should not miss this beautiful Thai temple. In addition to enjoying various ancient cultural relics, you can also experience the beautiful surrounding scenery. If you have the opportunity to go to Mae Hong Son, this temple cannot be missed.

Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center is located on the Fushan Bay in the east of Qingdao, where the sailing competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was held here. Here stands the huge Beijing Olympic torch and the Olympic rings. The sailboats parked in the harbor are spectacular. It is also a good place to enjoy the sunset.

There is also a cruise ship terminal here, and there are sea sightseeing cruise ships docking here, you can sit on the boat to watch the sea and enjoy the coastal scenery. The duration of sea tours is about one hour, and there is a flight in the morning and in the afternoon on weekdays, and there are night tours in the evening. Generally, the frequency will be increased during national holidays and other holidays.

There are several large buildings in the southern part of Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, which used to be the venue area for Olympic sailing. The Olympic Sailing Museum is now located here. There is also the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center Grand Theater on the pier next to the museum, where there are often different musical performances. At night, the exterior of this building will be illuminated by lights in red, yellow, blue, purple and other colors, and it will constantly change, which is very beautiful from a distance.

Walk to the southernmost end of the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, and you will come to a plank road deep into the sea, which is called the “Lover’s Dam” here. There are many bars, coffee shops, and restaurants here. At the end of the plank road, it is a white lighthouse. It is a good place to date with your partner at night. Even if two people walk around here and blow the sea breeze, it is very romantic.

Watching Thailand’s Tallest Buddha Statue at Wat Muang

Wat Muang is located in Ang Thong, north of Ayutthaya. Although it is not as famous as Ayutthaya, some self-driving travelers will often come here for a visit before going to Ayutthaya.

Wat Muang covers a very wide area and is divided into several areas. There are not only temples that are surrounded by pink lotus flowers, but also museums that carry the past and present. The biggest highlight here is definitely the tallest Buddha statue in Thailand, which ranks ninth in the list of the largest Buddha statues in the world.

Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin

According to data records, this super-large Buddha statue is about 92 meters in height and 63 meters in width. It was completed as early as the early 1990s. The workmanship of this Buddha statue is very delicate, and every detail is handled very well. Even if you walk under the Buddha statue and take a closer look, it will not feel rough. This Buddha statue is the landmark of Ang Thong.

Mirror Temple

There is also an exquisite Mirror Temple in Wat Muang. The silver Buddha hall in the temple really shines. The interior of the hall is decorated with mirrored glass, which makes the entire space look much larger than it actually is. When the sun shines directly on the glass in the hall through the windows, it is the most beautiful moment in this temple.

The mirror glass reflects the sunlight, showing the bling light, making it look like a crystal palace. Many exquisitely crafted Buddha statues are enshrined in the hall, each representing a different meaning. If you make a wish here, you must come back to fulfill your wish when your dream comes true.

Tips for visiting Wat Muang

  1. The best time to visit Mirror Temple is in the morning and evening;
  2. Wat Muang is about 120 kilometers away from the Victory Monument in Bangkok. It takes about 1.5 hours by car. If you depart from the bus station in Ayutthaya, it will take about 40 minutes to arrive;
  3. It is recommended to choose chartered car or self-driving when you are to visit the Wat Muang.

Presidential Palace of Nanjing

Nanjing is the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties in China. There are many historical sites and it reveals a kind of ancient charm. In addition, Nanjing also occupies an important position in the modern history of China, and the Presidential Palace of Nanjing is its representative in modern history. It is the largest and most complete architectural complex in modern China, with extremely high historical significance, and it is also one of the main representatives of Nanjing architecture, an important site of modern Chinese history, and has now been turned into a museum of modern Chinese history sites. The Presidential Palace of Nanjing has been the center of China’s political and military affairs and the source of major events for many times since modern times. A series of major events in China have occurred here, and many important figures have been active here.

The Presidential Palace of Nanjing has both traditional Chinese ancient gardens in the south of the Yangtze River, as well as architectural relics from the period when the western style spreads to the east. It has a history of more than 600 years.

This is a courtyard that combines Chinese and Western styles. The two are ingeniously integrated but never conflict, forming a unique building style of the Presidential Palace.

The central area of the Presidential Palace of Nanjing complex mainly includes the National Government, the Presidential Palace and its affiliated institutions; the west area has Sun Yat-sen’s Provisional Presidential Office, the Secretariat, the West Garden, Sun Yat-sen’s living room and the staff headquarters, etc.; the east area mainly includes the Executive Yard and Stables and East Garden etc.

Opening hours of Presidential Palace of Nanjing: all year round, Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:00) and closed on Monday (except national holidays).

Appreciate the Beautiful Red Lotus in Udon Thani Thailand

Udon Thani is an unknown province that is located in the northeast of Thailand. However, from November to March every year, a sea of red lotus like a carpet of water is hidden. When the red lotus flower is in full bloom, more than 4,000 acres of lotus flowers dye the lake into a beautiful color, and the horizon that borders the sky presents a beautiful pink.

The local government will also hold an event on the lake on Valentine’s Day on February 14. The atmosphere will be livelier and it means there will be more tourists. You can appreciate the charming view of the red lotus from sunrise till 13:00 p.m. If you want to enjoy the sunrise and lotus scenery at the same time, the best viewing time is 6 o’clock in the morning, and you can enjoy the sunrise mapped on the pink horizontal line. After 13:00 o’clock in the afternoon, if the sunlight is too strong, the lotus will gradually close, and it will not bloom again until the evening.

Address: The Red Lotus Marine is located at Nong Han Kumphawap Lake, less than 50 kilometers from Udon Thani, about 50 minutes by car from the city. Enter Red Lotus Marine in Google Maps to reach the dock on the lake.

How to get to the Red Lotus Marine in Udon Thani

Plane: Udon Thani has an airport, you can fly from Bangkok, with about an hour’s flight, and other major cities in Thailand also have flights to Udon Thani.

By car: It takes more than 7 hours to drive from Bangkok or Chiang Mai to Udon Thani for about 600 kilometers.

Long-distance bus: There are buses to Udon Thani at the Mo Chit 2 bus terminal in Bangkok, and there are also buses from Chiang Mai and other larger cities to Udon Thani.

Train: Bangkok has a train to Udon Thani, but it is time-consuming. The price of train tickets is sometimes not as good as promotional plane tickets.

Dongguan Grand Mosque

The Dongguan Grand Mosque is a majestic building that combines Chinese, Tibetan, and Islamic styles.

It’s located next to Dongguan Street, Dongcheng District, Xining City. It is a courtyard composed of several buildings. It takes about one hour to visit the entire temple. The current building here was built in 1913. Just standing outside the temple, you can see a magnificent Islamic-style arched building. This is the gatehouse of the Dongguan Grand Mosque. On both sides, there are two minarets, which are also typical Islamic buildings. Inside, there are several Han-style palaces, with Tibetan Buddhist style roofs on top of the halls, which are very unique. After entering, you can visit various buildings, and visitors are not allowed to enter the worship hall, but you can watch and take pictures from the door.

In addition, when night falls, the outside of Dongguan Grand Mosque will be lit up with green lights. The entire Dongguan Grand Mosque is beautiful and fantastic. It is very good to watch and shoot outside the temple.

Dongguan Grand Mosque is a place of worship for Muslims in the surrounding area. There are five worships every day, each lasting about 15-20 minutes. The worship in Dongguan Grand Mosque is often large and grand, but the scene is very pious and quiet. Watching it from the side during the worship, you will feel that there is a strong religious atmosphere, which is very shocking. It should be noted that the temple is no longer open to the public during the worship hours on Friday afternoon, so please arrange your time reasonably.

There are free explanations in the temple, which can help tourists understand the content and religious rituals of Islam. The explanations here are very in-depth and wonderful. There will also be the chanting of the Koran, which is ethereal and melodious. You must not miss it.