Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. This ___TROPICAL___ metropolis is also one of the most traveller-friendly cities in Asia. Bangkok was not the first capital of Thailand, in fact it has taken that role comparatively not long ago.
To the north lie the ancient capitals Ayuthaya and Sukothai. The ___ACHIEVEMANTS___ of Sukothai in the arts, literature and law were considerable.
The ruins are ___IMPRESSIVE___.
I visited Sukothai recently, during the ___FAMOUS___ Thailand festival of lights, when tiny vessels are set to float in rivers and lakes as offerings to the river goddess.
It is during Thailand’s festivals that it becomes most obvious to any ___TOURIST___ that despite the country’s recent modernization, its culture, its spiritual heritage, is as real to Thai people as it has ever been.
Thailand may have become assimilated into the modern world but its soul is ___LARGELY___ untouched.