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Treasures of Thailand
Treasures of Thailand takes you on a trip through an ancient civilization explaining how history shaped this fascinating land. Discover ancient ruins, learn the history of the Chakri Dynasty, and... More > find out why the current King of Thailand is so highly revered.
More history than travelogue, Treasures of Thailand explains the roots of Thai culture, the influence of Khmerand European architecture, and distinct differences in the various areas of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Fully illustrated wtih over 200 photos, Treasures of Thailand will take you to the culturally rich Land of Smiles and have you wanting to pack your bags and be on the next flight to explore the ruins of ancient temples, to make merit donating food to Buddhist monks, and to see, smell, and taste all that Thailand has to offer.
Go back in time and find out how Thailand carved out her Kingdom and learn about the events that shaped this amazing country.< Less
Must See Phuket Thailand
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, approximately the size of Singapore. Nestled in balmy Andaman sea waters on the Indian Ocean, it is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery and... More > palm-fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincerely hospitable people, superb accommodations and seafood, delightful turn-of-the century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities, and a lush tropical landscape – all of which combine to create a delightful ambiance for a truly memorable getaway.< Less
Khmer Ruins of Thailand
Cambodia’s Angkor Wat may be the largest and greatest of the monuments to the ancient Khmer, but Thailand, too, possesses a wealth of temple ruins that both attest to the architectural genius... More > of the Khmer and are also readily accessible.
With its capital at Angkor in Cambodia, the Khmer civilization flourished from AD 802 to 1431, when Angkor was abandoned after being defeated by the Thais. At the height of its power, from the 11th century to the early 13th century, the Khmer Empire extended well beyond the borders of present-day Cambodia and included large areas of what is now Thailand.< Less
Chiang Mai Thailand
Popularly known as “The Rose of the North” and with an enchanting location on the banks of the Ping River, the city and its surroundings are blessed with stunning natural beauty and a... More > uniquely indigenous cultural identity. Founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai has had a long and mostly independent history, which has to a large extent preserved a most distinctive culture. This is witnessed both in the daily lives of the people, who maintain their own dialect, customs and cuisine, and in a host of ancient temples, fascinating for their northern Thai architectural Styles and rich decorative details.< Less
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline, 862 kilometers south of... More > Bangkok.
Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign traders’ ship logs.
Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, sincere hospitable people, superb accommodation and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities, and a lush tropical landscape-all of which have been combined to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays.< Less
Thailand Hotel Guide
The popularity of Thailand as a tourist destination is most often attributed to its diversity. In terms of landscape, Thailand offers mountains, valleys, plains, jungle, cities and beaches. Because... More > Thailand has never been colonized it offers the tourist a unique opportunity to experience a mostly unchanged Asian culture that is rich in diversity. While mostly Buddhist, other influences include the Chinese and the Islamic southern regions. Architecture, temples, food and nightlife all reflect this diversity. Due to its ever increasing standards, the hospitality industry in Thailand offers the perfect accommodations and services for every type of traveler, from the budget backpacker, to the business class travel through to the very top end luxury traveler. Its nightlife is legendary, as is its food. By far the biggest tourist attraction in Thailand is its people. Thailand is rightfully known as the “Land of Smiles”.< Less
Tips on Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and one of the !nest countries in the world in which to spend a vacation. Blessed with a tropical climate that is neither too hot, too... More > dry, nor too wet in the monsoon season, it is possible to travel comfortably in Thailand at any time of the year.
Travellers, upon arrival in this land, are safe from the turmoil of life. Even in Bangkok, the Thai uniqueness in its food, architecture, language, customs and religion enliven and please the senses. Away from Bangkok, at the pristine sand beaches and emerald seas in the South, or in the northern mountains visitors can drowse their days away in a long deep dream of peace. The past is a forgotten thing, the present is heaven, and the future you can be leave to take care of itself.< Less
Architecture of Distributed Power
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Master of Architecture
This project... More > examines an attempt to create a government building for the people as much as it is for the elected officials. The traditional parliament typology has been deconstructed, and the Council of Representatives Chamber is paired with a public theater. The entire structure is then elevated above and surrounded by a series of public spaces, placing the user as the link between the interior program and the city of Baghdad.< Less