A Smiling Country---Thailand
Photo taken with the ladyboys(transvestites)
Thailand is always referred to as “A Smiling Country” due to the warm hospitality of its citizenry. The country's old name was Siam
We went to Thailand in the year of 2003, Sam and Fanny joined the trip from Australia. Sulee brought her mother to visit Bangkok in 1986.
Thailand is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world. Buddhism is its national religion which is practised by 95% of its population. Thailand has enjoyed a flourishing tourism industry owing to its various world--renowned tourist spots such as Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. During our stay in Thailand, we spent most of the time in Bangkok and Pattaya. We visited the Kings Palace, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, China Town, Chatuchak Weekend Market, MBK(Mah Boonkrong Centre),and enjoyed the night life in Patpong..
Royal Pantheon of Wat Phra Kaew
In Pattaya, we visited Nong Nooch Village, Safari World, Tiffany Show. The latter is world famous for its transvestite. In both Bangkok and Pattaya, we also enjoyed traditional Thai massage and Spa. Sam rided on an elephant while watching the Elephant Show. It was a happy vacation!
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. The region has an area of approximately 570sqm and is made up of 1 large and 39 small islands. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber. But, the region now derives much of its income from tourism. Phuket and its islands are ideal for sailing, diving , golfing and all kinds of sports and entertainments. We took a trip with a submarine to discover the colourful marine life. We spent two nights in a luxurious hotel there.