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the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho  
   

the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

Still as jaw-dropping as it was 15 years' ago
Bangkok moments

February 25th 2009
Remember the buzz of Asia, the bustle of activity, the panoply of trinkets and T-shirts and food for sale, the maelstrom of traffic? Remember the way the air in southeast Asia assaults you, the humidity palpable even in this, the “cool”, season? Remember the smells, the chillies, the frangipani, the incense? Remember the lives lived outside, the smiles, the welcoming, the generosity? I h ... 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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