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Two key Thai tourist destinations have been named among the top ten global hotspots to retire in. Live and Invest Overseas placed the Gulf of Thailand heritage resort of Hua Hin in seventh place and the northern city of Chiang Mai in eighth.
The majestic remains of the temples at Si Satchanalai are a lasting tribute to the construction technology of the artisans of the ancient Thai kingdom of Sukhothai. Wat Chang Lom and other well-preserved temples, statues of Buddha and palaces are up to 800 years old.
Buddhists throughout Thailand made their way to local temples this morning to offer food donations to monks to mark the onset of the Buddhist period of Lent. Today is known as Asarnha Bucha and when Buddhists start their period of abstinence from the likes of alcohol and other worldly vices.