29 Mar '11, 11am

The highlights of historical Thailand

Western eyes are often guilty of ignoring the myriad achievements of the kingdoms that became modern Thailand. Perhaps it’s the complexity of power in these warring kingdoms of Siam that have left its history disregarded, or perhaps it’s simply the fact that it resisted colonisation like no other Southeast Asian nation. In the present day, it’s easy to redress the balance through the power of tourism, and more and more people are heading to Thailand to explore this hidden history for themselves. Modern Thailand retains many of the finest architectural relics of 750 years of unification in immaculate condition. Thai architecture, particularly in its temples (though much of temple architecture is carried through to palaces and public buildings), is distinct and instantly distinguishable from much of Far Eastern architecture. You will often see multiple tiered roofs and many ...

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