Preserving an Ancient Culture Chiang Rai Thailand Travel Guide
Thailand Travel Guide Preserving an Ancient Culture Chiang Rai

Preserving an Ancient Culture Chiang Rai Thailand Travel Guide Agolden carpet leads to an antique teak throne that stands alone in a spacious room. A pair of guardian angels made from teak stand in front of umbrellas while an elegant teak curtain proudly yields the power of its one-time owner. Accessories in the vicinity decorated with gold shine in the light brightening the entire room. It is not a huge or some marvellous throne embedded with precious stones or gold. But this 200-year-old teak throne mirrors great craftmanship and spiritual characteristics of the Lanna kingdom. It's probably the only throne of the Lanna kingdom left in this part of the world, Chiang Rai. The teak is covered delicately in gold. The teak throne which once belonged to the royal palace of Keng Tung is a masterpiece in this private museum. In ancient times Lanna kings ruled the area and such thrones were symbolic of their power and influence. Today, northern Thailand is no longer Lanna territory and values more consistent with modern times have replaced old beliefs and customs, but at the Oub Kham private museum everything Lanna is still the order of the day.

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Savour the Flavour of Fruit Chanthaburi Thailand Travel Guide

Savour the Flavour of Fruit Chanthaburi Thailand Travel Guide There’s still time to enjoy the Fruit Festival in Chanthaburi, which ends tomorrow. The festival is being held at Central Stadium in Muang Chanthaburi town. Fresh fruit is on sale in the markets including rambutan, durian and mangosteen. There are also fruit stalls along the roads. Many vendors will invite you to taste before deciding on your purchase. Chanthaburi is easily reached by car within three hours from Bangkok. Visitors can stop off to see farmers and wholesalers engaged in fruit auctions and some orchards offer pick-your-own opportunities at very reasonable prices. For details, call the provincial office at (039) 312 567 or the Chantaburi Public Relations office at (039) 330 121.

Tak to be Stormed by Mountain Bikers Tak Thailand Travel Guide

Tak to be Stormed by Mountain Bikers Tak Thailand Travel Guide There’s still time to test your endurance before joining the International Mountain Bike rally in Tak on August 31. The annual rally will take place along a 45-kilometre route around Bhumibhol Dam, in Sam Ngao district, 60km from Tak town. While Tak province and the Tourism Authority of Thailand regard the event as an international rally for professional cyclists, the hosts are offering opportunities for local cycling enthusiasts to participate in casual biking for more than 24km through lush forests and plantations. For more details, contact TAT Northern Office, Region 4 at (055) 514341-3, fax (055) 514344