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Thailand Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination

  1. $24.95 DVD Region 1 & 2

    Item Code : GLOB2487

    Thailand, Malaysia & Laos - Travel Video.
    DVD. Globe Trekker Video. Located in the heart of South East Asia, Thailand's bustling cities and heavenly beaches continue to attract more and more visitors every year. This progressive, fiercely independent, country provides a stark contrast to neighboring Laos. Also Buddhist, it has been under communist rule for the last 30 years and continues to offer a unique glimpse of an old South East Asia. Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the chaos of Thailand's capital Bangkok. Traveling north through Surin he makes his way to Chiang Mai from where here embarks on a three day trek. He then takes a boat along the Mekhong River to Lauang Prabang, the capital of Laos. He ends his journey celebrating the full moon festival in Vientiane. Along the way... Learn the popular art of Thai boxing Sample the local cuisine and haggle with the women at the Damnoen Saduak floating market Take part in a tug of war between 1 elephant and 100 men Celebrate the annual monkey festival in Lopburi Witness the legacy of American Bombing in Laos during the Vietnam war In the heart of South East Asia, modern Malaysia is a vibrant mix of different cultures - Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous people. It has some of the oldest rainforests on the planet, bordered by the beautiful beaches of Southern Thailand. Traveller Justine Shapiro starts her journey in Kuala Lumpur, travels up to the jungles of the Temenggor, heads East to Kota Bharu, before flying back to Kuala Lumpur for Malaysia's biggest Hindu festival. Finally she takes the train to the island of Phuket in southern Thailand. Along the way? Visit the bursting and modern Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur Follow the procession at the Hindu festival of Tapusan Go trekking in the jungle with traditional hunters from the remote Temenggor region Watch the stylised and refined Sila art, a mix of martial art and dance Visit the Tong red light district in Phuket
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  2. $29.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : FLYM2509

    The Road to Chiang Mai: Tranquil Buddhas - Travel Video.
    DVD. Flying Monk Films. 30 Minutes. Explore the old capitals of Siam, the name Thailand used to be called.Visit Ayuthaia, once one of the biggest cities in the world.Also travel to a city full of ruined temples, the old capital of Siam, Si Satchalanai-Chaliang, another interesting archeological area and Sukhotai, another old capital full of tranquil statues of Buddha situated on lakes full of lotus flowers. Finally, tour the temple of Lampang, a typical temple for Northern architecture. The Road to Chiang Mai: Tranquil Buddha's covers Ayuthaia, Si Sachalanai-Chaliang, Sukothai and Lampang.
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  3. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2510

    Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok) Thailand - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Most sightseers travel by boat to see the fascinating Wat Arun Temple that is located close to the shore of the Chao Phraya in the historic heart of Bangkok. According to legend, Wat Arun, The Temple Of The Dawn, existed long before the founding of Bangkok. King Taksin who reigned in the 17th century A.D. chose this sanctuary as his royal temple and also gave it its present name. The journey up to the higher sections of the sanctuary travels past several splendid images including various mythological and religious figures such as the Moon God, Soma. Over the years the temple was further extended and decorated and the central `prang' of the building complex grew taller and taller. It symbolizes Meru, the Holy Mountain, upon which the Earth rests. The Hindu god Indra that rides on the three-headed elephant, Erawan, was also included in the impressive temple complex of Wat Arun. The main tower and magnificent d?cor of the buildings are one of the most famous sights inThonburi, the historical area of Bangkok.
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  4. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2511

    Wat Pho (Wat Phra Chetuphon The Temple of the Reclinning Buddha, Bangkok) Thailand - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Wat Pho or, The Temple Of The Prone Buddha, is a famous religious landmark is the largest and oldest monastery complex in Bangkok. Almost two hundred years before Bangkok became the country's official capital city under the rule of King Rama The First, a smaller temple complex already existed. The stylishly decorated buildings of Wat Pho developed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today some of the buildings have a religious function whereas others form sections of an impressive museum. More than a thousand Buddha statues, some of them having originated from the early capital cities of Ayuthaya and Sukhothai, highlight the religious significance of Wat Pho. Thus those who come here are not only keen to inspect its treasures but they are also fascinated by the thousands of years old religious faith of the temple's former inhabitants. Covering almost eight hectares the temples of Wat Pho provide a remarkable variety of interest and several opportunities for meditation and relaxation.
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  5. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA2512

    Bangkok - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Bangkok is synonymous with lively chaos but Thailand's great metropolis is also a compelling experience for the senses and a fascinating city full of contrast. We begin our sightseeing tour early in the morning about a hundred kilometres south west of the city centre at the floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Here, men and women travel on the canals by sampan amid a fertile landscape. Fruit, vegetables, flowers and all manner of goods are available and many of the boats have a kitchen in which fresh food is prepared to satisfy hearty appetites. Back in the city we visit some of its most important sights such as the Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important place of worship for the Thai people. Bangkok's most important landmark is also its most beautiful temple complex, a wonderful work of art comprising numerous splendid buildings. Today the Royal Grand Palace is used for national ceremonies and coronations. During the city's early years it was originally built as a residence for King Rama. The magnificent residence of the former god king shines out in all the typical splendour and elegance of the Far East, a Siamese heaven on Earth! In the 19th century Bangkok contained several canals known as `Klongs' and most of them have subsequently been replaced with streets but a few have survived. Travelling on the canals is a wonderful way to take in the sights and for centuries life on the city's waterways has changed very little. Bangkok is a typical Asian city with much exotic hustle, bustle and excitement. It is truly a city that never sleeps!
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  6. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CTIS2513

    Bangkok - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. Houses standing on piles in the water of the canals, the floating market and temples with their glistening mosaics are all living memories from the past, but the skyscrapers standing on the bank of Cho Praya and the luxury cars speeding on the highway are all forerunners of the new century. Old and new, rich and poor, backwards and ultra modern;Bangkok is a place of controversies. In the buzzing of the 8 million person metropolis, the Royal Palace and the buddhist monasteries are islands of peace and silence. One can see a 5 ton Buddha statue, temples covered with marble, mirrors and gold, and relics each more beautiful than the previous one. We can take a trip from Bangkok to the ruins of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya walk across the famous bridge of the River Kwai, or explore the beaches of Pattaya.
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  7. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ALTR2514

    Bangkok - Travel Video.
    DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. A guest house on Bangkok's Khoasan Road, gathering place for backpackers from around the globe, is home base for two traveling Swedish girls as they set out to discover the exotic charms of Thai capital. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment. A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate! American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.
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  8. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2515

    An Exotic Photographer, A Street Wise Nun & A War Veteran Volume 3 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. In programme three we meet an exotic photographer, a street wise nun and a war veteran. Adrian is returning to the more notorious scene of this exotic destination. A 33-year-old 'glamour' photographer, his mission is to persuade Thai women to model for him naked, to feed the growing British porn market for 'Asian babes'. "I like girls, that is the prime motivation. I can't imagine anything else I'd rather do - not even playing in a rock band or starring in a movie." Sister Joan works in conjunction with Father Brenan's orphanage. She wanders around the seedy areas of Pattya counseling street children and tries to talk them out of leading such dangerous lives. "The sheer number of sex tourists make this a dangerous place for children, even during the day." 57-year-old Shirley's first ever trip to Thailand is an emotional pilgrimage. She lost her father in the Second World War when she was six months old. He died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Having recently been left money by her father's sister, Shirley has decided to spend the money fulfilling a dream she thought she would never be able to afford. The film crew follows Shirley to the cemetery, where her father's remains are. "I miss a father, you think of things that would have been very different if he'd been around." Thailand is a magnet for travellers. Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok - the gateway to Thailand. The country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex tourism. This six part series Bangkok Bound, takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and at times truly remarkable experiences.
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  9. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2516

    Butterflies in Chiang Mai, Orphanages & Adrian Fisher Volume 6 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. Retired fireman SID is enjoying his leisure years to the full, taking his wife on first class trips around the world to pursue his hobby- catching butterflies. SID is off to Chiang Mai to spend seven hours a day adding to his butterfly collection armed with his net and 'killing jar' to find his elusive prey. Audrey is a widow and committed Christian from Exeter. After her husband died she decided to sponsor a Thai child. Audrey is planning her third trip, only this time she is shutting up her house and going off to work at an orphanage in Pattaya. Many of the children there are babies left by their mothers who are prostitutes, something she describes as heartbreaking. Remember the guitarist from the weird late 70's early 80's group Sparks?We discover him hanging out in a bar in Ko Samui. Adrian Fisher dropped out of the pop world and washed p in Thailand some years ago. He married a Thai woman and now spends his time entertaining westerners in bars with his tales and the occasional song. Thailand is a magnet for travellers. Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok - the gateway to Thailand. But the country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex tourism. Bangkok Bound takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and, at times, truly remarkable experiences. In the final part of the six-part series we meet a butterfly collector and a true Samaritan and rediscover an ageing British musician.
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  10. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2517

    Infamous Full Moon Parties, British Consul & Thai Prison Volume 4 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. Tonight's programme meets the 'full mooners', the British consul who is on the receiving end of Brits' troublesome trips and the mother whose son is currently serving a 50-year sentence for drug smuggling. Three groups of people head off to one of the island of Ko Pha Ngan's infamous full moon parties. Maria is a grandmother who is waiting for a hip replacement operation. She is also a drum and bass DJ and is attending the party along with her friend Harriet. Chris is a seasoned full moon DJ and Steve is moving to the island to open a restaurant (and, of course attend the March full moon party). Brian Kelly is the British consul in Bangkok. He and his team deal with a variety of problems affecting both British travellers in Thailand and British subjects who live in the country permanently. Among the many things he has had to deal with are lost passports, people arrested for drug offences and lads being drugged and robbed by prostitutes. Sheila's son Johnny, 38, is in Bangkok's Bang Kwang prison and is five years into a 50 year sentence for attempting to smuggle 2.5 kilos of heroin out of the country. Johnny took the drugs in a bid topay off a debt to a Thai gambling ring and believes that one of the gang tipped the authorities off. He now lives in a 12 ft by 15 ft cell with up to 30 other prisoners. His mother is allowed one contact visit with her son each year. "Johnny is a wicked boy, he saw a way out of his financial problem. Ha made the biggest mistake of his life, and he's paying for it with his life." Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok and this series takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys.
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  11. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2518

    Richest Westerner in Thailand, Mick's Place & Searching for a Maid Volume 5 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. In tonight's programme we meet an ex-pat bar owner, the self confessed 'richest Westerner in Thailand' and follow the search for a perfect maid for an eccentric aunt - in the go-go bars. Mick's Place is the centre of expat activity in Pattaya. It's run by Jenny a large, tattooed woman from Barnsley and her business partner Nee. Jenny came to Thailand three years ago and fell in love with the place. Her bar is now frequented by Bristish guys who take their Thai girlfriends there. Kensington resident Simon Grove claims his son Jan is "the richest Westener in Thailand". So Simon who is a director of his son's company, is taking his wife NERI on three-month trip to see Jan while he also checks on his son's business interests. He's not exactly modest: "Speaking Oriental languages goes back six generations in my family. I'm a millionaire and so is my son. "And he's also not afraid to put his foot down, "Look wife - be quiet while I'm talking." David, a 28-year-old property developer, is searching Thailand for a maid for his rich, eccentric aunt. To date there has been a constant flow of maids leaving her household. The search is on as David scours Thailand's go-go bars and hotels for a woman he can bring back to work for his aunt. David's auditioning involves little more than him asking whether she can iron his underpants. Or does it? Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok and this series takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and at times truly remarkable experiences.
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  12. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2519

    Wedding & Thai Boyfriend Volume 2 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. This episode follows two very different stories. Angela and John are going to Thailand to attend their daughter Emma's wedding. But for them it is a bittersweet experience - the last time they were there was for the funeral of their other daughter, Karen who diedof anorexia. She was in a coma and her parents had to make the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support machine. "It would have been nicer to visit Thailand with both our daughters. But that didn't happen." Gavin is a married, middle-aged and in every respect a typical British husband. He's on his way to visit his 27-year-old Thai boyfriend, LEK. His wife knows about their relationship and although she doesn't quite approve, they seemed to have reached some kind of accommodation with Gavin's unusual lifestyle. "We have an open marriage. She has learnt to accept my sexual interest in my Thai men friends. After 40 years we're still together which is more than most people can say." Thailand is a magnet for travellers. Every week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok -the gateway to Thailand. The country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex trade and prostitution. This new six part series takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and at times truly remarkable experiences.
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  13. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : BANG2520

    Transsexuals, Sex Changes & Boxing Volume 1 - Travel Video.
    DVD. Bangkok Bound. 24 Minutes. Thailand is a magnet for travellers. Each week 10,000 people travel from Britain to Bangkok - the gateway to Thailand. The country's beautiful tropical beaches are contrasted with a dark underbelly of sex tourism. This new six part series Bangkok Bound, takes a closer look at the personal stories behind these journeys to reveal some startling and at times truly remarkable experiences. In thefirst programme of the series we meet a former London cabbie turned transsexual bar owner, a pioneer of gender reassignment surgery, a former dancer who now is a diving teacher and a single mother who travels to Bangkok to take part in the tense world of Thai boxing. Mark, a former London cab driver, left his wife and children behind four years ago to head to the East and begin a new life in Thailand. There he met and struck up a relationship with a prostitute Christy, who he discovered was a ladyboy who had the full operation. Two years on they are still together and running a successful ladyboy bar called Christy's. They are now about to open Christy's 2. Dr.Preecha Tiewtrannon has pioneered gender reassignment surgery (sex changes) in Thailand. Over a 21 year career he has performed almost 1,000 sex change operations on patients from around the world - including a number from Britain. The full sex change operation (from male to female) at his Bangkok clinic costs $5,000 and can be performed in around 2.5 hours. Anthony, a former dancer, decided there was more to life than embarking on a nine-to-five existence. So he left Britain behind and headed to Thailand to begin a new life as a diving instructor. He's now happier than ever with the sun, sea and a girlfriend who he hopes to marry and have children with. Jackie is a 24-year-old single mother who lives in Carlisle. She has been training as a Muai Thai boxer for the past three years and is on her way to Thailand with her trainer Mike Haslam to fight for an Inter Continental Thai Boxing title. In Bangkok she trains in a tough, traditional outdoor gym as she prepares for the big fight. Despite her opponent looking much heavier, Jackie appears to have the upper hand during the fight and the passionate fans mark her down as the winner. But will the judges think the same?
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  14. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ONTR2521

    The Royal River Cruise (Boat Journey From Bangkok To Ayutthaya) - Travel Video.
    DVD. On Tour. 26 Minutes. The legendary Menam Chao Phraya is often referred to as, `The Royal River,' and is the largest and also the most important river in Thailand. For several centuries the everyday life of Bangkok, formerly known as Krung Thep, has been closely associated with its canals. The most important sanctuary in the city's historic royal palace in Bangkok is Wat Phra Keo, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, with its highly visible gilded Chedi. The devotion to Buddhism of the Royal Thai Chakri Dynasty is displayed here in impressive style. One treasure in particular stands out, the Emerald Buddha, the temple's most sacred object. Boat tours through the Klongs, narrow and extensive canals, are a good way to enjoy the city's sights. Even though the Klongs are not as important as they were a century or more ago they are an atmospheric reminder of the past. It is not surprising that Bangkok was once referred to as `The Venice of the East'. Even though shipping is no longer important on the 370 kilometre long river, the Menam Chao Phraya is frequented by hordes of tourists. In addition to numerous historic buildings, the boat passes by many districts in which poverty is rife. Around 60 kilometres north of Bangkok the boat arrives at a natural island in the middle of the Chao Phraya.From the landing stage it is only a few steps to the former royal summer residence of Bang Pa In. A few kilometres upriver is the ruined city of Ayutthaya, the legendary capital of a kingdom that once influenced a huge area of southeast Asia for more than four hundred years. Due to the many historic sites and fascinating sanctuaries that were built along the banks of the Menam Chao Phraya, this great `royal' river has played a vital role in the cultural development of Thailand, a land that even today still exudes the exotic ambience of a golden age.
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  15. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : DSCR22272

    Thailand - Travel Video.
    DVD. Discover The World. 30 Minutes. This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Thailand.
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  16. $29.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : FLYM2508

    The Road to Chiang Mai: Bangkok Oriental City - Travel Video.
    DVD. Flying Monk Films. 48 Minutes. Delve inside the city of Bangkok, the present capital of Thailand.Visit the famous Buddhist temples of the city.They hold exquisite decoration and riches and contain gold statues and the famous reclining Buddha.Also venture to the city palaces and exotic markets.Take a trip on the canals that penetrate the city with floating markets. The Road to Chiang Mai: Bangkok, Oriental City(Copyright ? 2002 - 48 minutes) covers the city of Bangkok and its surroundings.
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  17. $29.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : FLYM2507

    The Road to Chiang Mai: Hill Tribes, Poppy Culture and Ancient Khmers - Travel Video.
    DVD. Flying Monk Films. 47 Minutes. Explore the exotic northern part of Thailand. The city of Chiang Mai used to bea capital the kingdom Lanna;its temples are different than in the rest of the country. Travel to the Golden Triangle, a land where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Also discover a drug manufacturing area during the Vietnam War that used to be full of poppy cultures and the eastern part of the country, where two of the most beautiful Khmer temples outside Cambodia stand.Then venture to Phanom Rung and Phimai and further to beautiful Thailand Koh Sa Met island. End the tour in the floating markets of Rachaburi Province and at the largest stupa in the entire country at Nankon Pathom. The Road to Chiang Mai: Hill Tribes, Poppy Culture and Ancient Khmers covers Chiang Mai, The Golden Triangle, Eastern Thailand. The island of Koh Samet and Rachaburi province with Nankon Pathom and the floating markets.
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  18. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CTIS2489

    Thailand - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. Thailand is a famous tourist destination due to its colorful landscape and nice people. Formerly Siam, its happy world awaits tourists: colorful temples, monsateries, giant Buddha statues. Bangkok itself, a giant metropolis, is worth a travel, but there is a lot more this country has to offer: the forests of the Northern hills, the tribes living in the Golden Triangle, the elephant farms, the rice fields, the famous bridge on the river Kwai, the world of canals, romantic fishing villages, the monumental national park of Phang Nga, tropical islands, and the beaches shaded by palm trees bathing in the eternal sunshine.
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  19. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : EXPR2490

    Thailand's Andaman Sea - Travel Video.
    DVD. Exploring "Exploring Thailand's Andaman Sea" takes us to the Andaman Sea which is located in the eastern Indian Ocean off the western coast of Thailand and Myanmar. A number of exciting and exotic creatures are encountered. We visit the Burma Banks, a sea mount, to see the Silver Tipped Sharks. Eels and fish in feeding frenzies, graceful Manta Rays, turtles, sea snakes, many fish and beautiful landscapes are seen. Unusual creatures, such as Harlequin Shrimp, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Limpids, and Leopard Blennies are encountered. Night dives us the opportunity to see marine life which is not present during the day. Join us in this adventure to the Andaman Sea.
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  20. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CMOS2491

    Siam: A Glorious Kingdom Of The Past - Travel Video.
    DVD. 52 Minutes. The magnificent history of Siam began in1253 when several small kingdoms in the north of the country united and thus laid the foundation for the first true kingdom of the Thai people. Bangkok, the present metropolis and capital of Thailand, first attained importance at the end of the 18th century under the newly developed Chakri Dynasty when it became their seat of government. The epoch of the Chakri kings still exists today and although the great palace district no longer serves as the king's residence it is still one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok. Wat Suthat is located in the eastern district of old Angkok and is one of the city's oldest temples. Construction of the temple began shortly after the coronation of the first Chakri monarch, King Rama The First. Prior to its completion during the reign of King Rama The Third, three other kings were responsible for the creation of the Buddhist sanctuary that covers an area of more than forty thousand square metres. For more than four centuries Ayutthaya was one of the most prosperous royal cities in Indo China prior to the time when the internal power struggles of various rival members of the country's royal family led to the city's decline. Wat Mahathat, one of the oldest sanctuaries of the ancient capital, has one of the tallest and most impressive towers in Ayutthaya. King Boromaja The Second had the temple built in honor of his two brothers who had killed each other in a bitter and bloody struggle for the royal throne. Buddhism has always played a vital role in Thailand's history. It continues to be highly influential to the present day. The remains of the `Temple Of The Seven Rows Of Chedis', the Wat Chedi Ched Thaeo, is the greatest Buddhist monastery in Si Satchanalai. Within its thirty-two stupas are the cremated remains of various members of the kings who ruled over the northern region of Siam. Even now the legendary kingdom of Siam, along with its fascinating cultural heritage, age old traditions and outstanding historic monuments, has a substantial influence in the modern Thailand of today.
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