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10 Best: Bangkok - Thai Boxing

10 Best: Bangkok - Thai Boxing

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( 02:21 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium or, in Thai, Sanam Muay Rajadamnern is an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok. Along with Lumpinee Stadium, the Raja…moreRajadamnern Boxing Stadium or, in Thai, Sanam Muay Rajadamnern is an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok. Along with Lumpinee Stadium, the Rajadamnern is one of the two main stadiums for modern Muay Thai. The stadium has its own ranking system and championship titles up to Middleweight . The fighters go through their spiritual 'Wai Khru' (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself.) Following the 'Wai Khru' ritual, they go straight into 'Ram Muay', a dance where each boxer demonstrates his skills and style. These pre-match ceremonies are believed to bring good luck, protection, respect, and a fair and honourable fight to the boxers. Once all the formalities are out of the way, it's time for action. And this can get bloody and gory. less

10 Best: Bangkok - Floating market

10 Best: Bangkok - Floating market

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( 02:21 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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One of the most famous pictures of Thailand, and one of the most visited tourist sites on the outskirts of Bangkok, is the famous Floating Market. Th…moreOne of the most famous pictures of Thailand, and one of the most visited tourist sites on the outskirts of Bangkok, is the famous Floating Market. The original and most promoted Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak, is located 110 kilometres from Bangkok in Rachaburi province. Getting to the Floating Market takes between one and a half to over two hours from Bangkok depending on traffic conditions. Even though transactions are more concerned with tourists rather than locals these days, the floating market/boats are still piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, fresh, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens located right on the boat. less

Bridge on River Kwai

Bridge on River Kwai

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( 03:07 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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The Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a…moreThe Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a key strategic element for the Japanese war effort during WWII. The Japanese needed to build a railroad in record time between Thailand and India a and they used their war prisoners to do it. Construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway began on September 16, 1942. The Railway, was to transport 3,000 tons of supplies per day to the frontline troops in Burma. Much of it required high bridges cut through mountains and jungle. The human cost was incredibly high. The railway operated for just 21 months before it was crippled by Allied weapons, The train runs daily between Kanchanaburi and the current terminus at Nam Tok going over the bridge and passing over the equally impressive Wampo Viaduct, also built by prisoners of war. 61,000 Allied prisoners of war are believed to have labored on the railway under impossible conditions, including 30,000 British, 18,000 Dutch, 13,000 Australian, and 700 American soldiers. 16,000 of those troops died, many of them from diseases like cholera, beri beri, malaria, and typhoid, Another 200,000 Asian laborers, mostly Thai, were forced to work on the railway. More than 80,000 lost their lives. less

Bridge on River Kwai

Bridge on River Kwai

rating: PRO

( 03:07 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

views: 7532

The Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a…moreThe Bridge on the River Kwai, (made famous by the omonymous film with Alec Guinness and William Holden and which won 7 Academy Awards in 1957) was a key strategic element for the Japanese war effort during WWII. The Japanese needed to build a railroad in record time between Thailand and India a and they used their war prisoners to do it. Construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway began on September 16, 1942. The Railway, was to transport 3,000 tons of supplies per day to the frontline troops in Burma. Much of it required high bridges cut through mountains and jungle. The human cost was incredibly high. The railway operated for just 21 months before it was crippled by Allied weapons, The train runs daily between Kanchanaburi and the current terminus at Nam Tok going over the bridge and passing over the equally impressive Wampo Viaduct, also built by prisoners of war. 61,000 Allied prisoners of war are believed to have labored on the railway under impossible conditions, including 30,000 British, 18,000 Dutch, 13,000 Australian, and 700 American soldiers. 16,000 of those troops died, many of them from diseases like cholera, beri beri, malaria, and typhoid, Another 200,000 Asian laborers, mostly Thai, were forced to work on the railway. More than 80,000 lost their lives. less

S Medical Spa Bangkok

S Medical Spa Bangkok

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( 04:06 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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S Medical Spa is one of the most luxurious rejuvenation centers in Asia winner of the AsiaSpa award in 2009. Unlike other spas, S is staffed by cer…moreS Medical Spa is one of the most luxurious rejuvenation centers in Asia winner of the AsiaSpa award in 2009. Unlike other spas, S is staffed by certified physicians, dermatologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and nutritionists who seamlessly combine Eastern healing and spa treatments with cutting edge Western science. Innovative Intense pulse light treatments are known to repair sun damage and restore skin by removing the ravages of age. The Spa focuses on improving gynecological issues as they relate to aging and endorses rejuvenation therapies through hormonal rebalancing. http://www.smedspa.com/ less

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a diverse range of Oriental and Western healing practices. ... Kamalaya i…moreKamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort integrates a diverse range of Oriental and Western healing practices. ... Kamalaya is a haven; a place for us to slow down and feel safe enough to let go of old habits, drop our armour and begin to listen once again to our heart’s song, and to realise the depth of inspiration and wisdom all around. Centred around a monk's cave that once served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya's essence is expressed in its name, 'Lotus (kamal) Realm (alaya)', an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. less

Tao Garden Wellness Retreat in Chiang Mai Thailand

Tao Garden Wellness Retreat in Chiang Mai Thailand

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( 03:09 )

by: hardliner

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Nestled in upcountry Thailand, south of the lush foothills of those nourishing Himalayas, just outside the delightful city of Chiang Mai, is Tao Gard…moreNestled in upcountry Thailand, south of the lush foothills of those nourishing Himalayas, just outside the delightful city of Chiang Mai, is Tao Garden, an oasis of dynamic healing practice, blending the most exciting new medical developments of Holistic Western Medicine with traditional Eastern arts such as Taoist Massage, Acupuncture, 5 Element Chinese Healing Systems and Ayurvedic practices from India. less

Trouble In Paradise

Trouble In Paradise

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( 04:20 )

by: Railaybay

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Thailand is one most beautiful countries in the world. Over the last 25 years I've watched Thailand change from a backpackers haven to an internati…moreThailand is one most beautiful countries in the world. Over the last 25 years I've watched Thailand change from a backpackers haven to an international destination. With these changes a major problem has occurred, and on a recent trip i realized there was trouble in paradise. It seemed everywhere I looked there was garbage. less

10 Best: Bangkok- personal Chef at Lebua Hotel

Bua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all su…moreBua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all suites and amenities like a personal chef cooking in your room featured here. Ranked as "2008 best Luxury Hotel", by Traveler's Choice, Trip Advisor, Lebua at State Tower is located in the heart of Bangkok a few steps from the Chao-Phraya river. This is a different Bangkok from the familiar hustle and bustle one and its restaurant and bar on the 65th floor terrace offer the most breathtaking views of the city. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok-live with elephants

10 Best: Bangkok-live with elephants

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( 04:50 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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Just one hour from Bangkok, in Ayutthaya is ElephantStay, a place where you can live, work and play with 90 elephants. Ewa Narkiewicz and Michelle R…moreJust one hour from Bangkok, in Ayutthaya is ElephantStay, a place where you can live, work and play with 90 elephants. Ewa Narkiewicz and Michelle Reedy manage this not-for-profit project which retires old elephant and gives young ones a sustainable future. The elephants at Elephantstay work in movies too taking acting roles in Oliver Stone's "Alexander. www.elephantstay.com Hosted by Sunida Thirasak a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Ancient city of Ayutthaya

10 Best: Bangkok- Ancient city of Ayutthaya

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( 04:01 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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50 miles North of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong it was ruled by 33 king…more50 miles North of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong it was ruled by 33 kings before being destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. Auytthaya covering more than 2.5 square kilometers was one of South East Asia most prosperous cities trading with Europeans and leaving behind a most amazing architectural legacy. In 1991 Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, born in Bangkok and now living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Temple of the reclining Buddha

What Po Temple founded in the 16th century combines history,traditional Thai massage training and medicine. A 46 foot reclining Buddha covered in go…moreWhat Po Temple founded in the 16th century combines history,traditional Thai massage training and medicine. A 46 foot reclining Buddha covered in gold and with inlaid mother-of-pearl feet is the main attraction. Medicine men diagnose and administer herbal medicine and traditional Thai massage is practiced on the temple ground and is open to the public. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

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( 05:18 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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The 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat de…moreThe 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat departs Monday to Friday for Thai cooking classes cruising down the Chaophraya River. The boat is a 100 year old rice barge restored for 21st century luxury cruising. Sunida is taught the art of preparing a 5 course banquet by Chef de Partie Patchareekorn Seehawat. Here we see the making of the most famous of Thai soups:the Tom Yum Talay. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Traditional Thai Puppet Theater

The 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. The Traditional Thai Puppet Theater was founded by Sakor…moreThe 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. The Traditional Thai Puppet Theater was founded by Sakorn Yangkhiawsod, known as Joe Louis, the last Grand master of the art. There are 3 types of theatrical styles which involve dancing and singing and are comparable in style and form to the 18th century ballet performed at Versailles. Each puppet is controlled by 3 puppeteers who perform on stage in synchronization with the puppet. The Joe Louis Theater remains the true guardian of this vanishing art form. www.thaipuppet.com Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native who presently lives in New York. less

10 Best: Bangkok- The six-hour dress

10 Best: Bangkok- The six-hour dress

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( 03:44 )

by: CompulsiveTraveler

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The 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. They say that you can get a suit or a dress made in Hong…moreThe 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. They say that you can get a suit or a dress made in Hong Kong in 12 hours. Bangkok is very competitive and will do the same in half the time. Our hostess Sunida puts this claim to the test and gets a dress made in six hours at James Fashion. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native now living in New York. less

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 6: Railay Food

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 6: Railay Food

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( 02:17 )

by: Railaybay

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In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing Thai food.

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 4: Railay Bay Beaches

In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing beaches of …moreIn this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing beaches of the Beaches on Railay Bay less

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 2: Tsunami

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 2: Tsunami

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( 02:37 )

by: Railaybay

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In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand to in 2005 to see the disaster from the Tsunami that hit Phi Phi Thailand.

Destination Unknown Khaosan Road Bangkok, Thailand

Destination Unknown Khaosan Road Bangkok, Thailand

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( 06:47 )

by: Railaybay

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A day on one of the most well traveled roads in the world. Renowned by backpackers for people watching, food, shopping, tatoos & partying. With your …moreA day on one of the most well traveled roads in the world. Renowned by backpackers for people watching, food, shopping, tatoos & partying. With your host Michael Murphy less

Crossing the Thai/Cambodia Border

Crossing the Thai/Cambodia Border

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( 01:59 )

by: Renee

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I didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Khason Road in Bangkok awaiting my trek to Siem Reap, Cambodia. All that was before me was the unknow…moreI didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Khason Road in Bangkok awaiting my trek to Siem Reap, Cambodia. All that was before me was the unknown, I got on board. The journey began at 7 a.m. and ended at 1 a.m. A trip that should have taken no longer than 6 hours took 18, and you know what, it was worth it! less

Jamie's Journey:Damnernsaduak floating markets

Jamie's Journey:Damnernsaduak floating markets

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( 22:04 )

by: Marcel Moldovan

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Jamie Logan, Cruise Director of the Regent's World Cruise explores the floating markets outside Bangkok

Thailand 2005

Thailand 2005

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( 06:07 )

by: Solo traveller

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An experimental Travel video based on my week long trip in Thailand.

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 8: Khaosan Road

In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand to visit Khaosan Road. Khaosan Road is a backpackers mecca, and has some of the best nightli…moreIn this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand to visit Khaosan Road. Khaosan Road is a backpackers mecca, and has some of the best nightlife, shopping, and you can get your hair dreaded. It also has some of the best people watching in the world. less

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 7: Joe at Railay

In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand to listen to Joe Haleger as he plays his swiss horn.

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 5: East Railay

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 5: East Railay

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( 04:56 )

by: railaybay3

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In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing beaches of …moreIn this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing beaches of the Beaches on Railay Bay less

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 3: Tsunami Hotels

In this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing recovery of…moreIn this travel video Micheal Murphy returns to Thailand after the Tsunami. This video demonstrates the resiliance of locals, and amazing recovery of many hotels in Railay Bay less

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 1: Tsunami

Destination Unknown Thailand Episode 1: Tsunami

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( 03:13 )

by: railaybay3

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In this travel video Micheal Murphy uncovers 2004 footage from the Tsunami that hit Railay Bay Thailand.

expeditionLIFE teaser

expeditionLIFE teaser

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( 01:21 )

by: joshywashington

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a teaser of my new series expeditionLIFE, shot over 9 months and edited by my wife and I. Enjoy and look for more soon!