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The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha  
   

The Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha

The Grand Palace - Bangkok
Where the elephant lay down

May 4th 2008
"If you see one temple in Chiang Mai, make it Doi Suthep" I was told. So I took the chance to head up to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (about 15 km outside Chiang Mai city) with some other Spicythai'ers on the morning of my last full day in Chiang Mai. In 1368 a monk brought a sacred relic he had discovered as the result of a dream to Northern Thailand. The King of the time placed it on the back of a ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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