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To understand the soul of Bangkok and Thailand is to understand the historical significance of waterways.
A network of canals has always been vital for agriculture, trade and transport. The magical Chao Phraya, the river of kings serving the main artery of the whole intricate of waterways. They give life, they are the most important symbol of the Thai people to this day.
Coronations go through the process of royal boats. This ritual has been observed for centuries in order to honor the Thai king and the river as a holy source of life. Painted and richly decorated with gold, 52 barges sail along the river from beginning to end. Golden scales, barons, like wings, mythical birds ascending from the river. It was one of the most popular shows in the world, and this day has been the most successful since 2006, when the reigning king reached the 60th anniversary of the throne. Continue reading
Pilgrimage, or a trip with religious purposes, is one of the oldest forms of tourism, which has deep historical roots. One of the first tourists were medieval pilgrims.
Religious travel has three main goals.
Touch the holy places
The first – and the most common – visit to iconic places for this religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or are happening: a lot of pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, to Calvary, to Orthodox churches, the Vatican, large Buddhist temples. Continue reading
If you are planning a vacation in Europe and still do not know where to go on a beach holiday, then read this article about the best beaches in Europe.
Rating of the best beaches in Europe from Lonely Planet. Holidays on these beaches will be interesting not only for surfers, but also for those who prefer a relaxing family vacation with children.
The top three winners included the beaches of Montenegro, Portugal and France.
The first place in the ranking was occupied by the beach Jaz (Montenegro).
Jaz beach is located on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. The length of this beach is almost 2 km and has a very wide coastline. On one side, a rocky coast approaches the beach, so you can sunbathe on pebbles and on sand. This beach often hosts various parties. Continue reading