Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Siam...


16th century French travelers reported that the Siamese capital Ayutthaya was the most beautiful city in the East, rivaling Paris itself...
...Their detailed accounts described Siam as a land of fabulous temples and traditions set in pleasure garden surroundings
Since then the mention of Siam has inspired visions of a lush Far Eastern paradise...a land of of great Kings and Queens, gilded palaces, complex culture and intricate handicrafts. The truth about Siam is every bit as exotic as the fantastic accounts Westerners have related for 400 years.

On May 11, 1949 Siam became Thailand, the "Land of the Free", ruled by a constitutional monarchy. Unlike all of its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand was never colonized by a Western power.

This rare history of freedom has made Thais intensely proud of their Siamese culture and sincere in welcoming visitors and ideas from around the world.

Today, the essence of Siam lives in the hearts and minds of sixty million Thai citizens and millions of enamored visitors alike. It is embodied in the living culture of Thailand. The road never ends...keep traveling with Compass of the North

29 comments:

Ana said...

me quedo con tu última frase... y hay que estar siempre en ese camino...
me encantas crazy...

Susanne said...

very interesting the way that you show your chapters and your philosophy as well, make you blog even more addictive

I am looking forward to see the next one

Ana said...

en mi tierra se dice: "cordobesssaa de los pies a la cabesssa"...soy española, andaluza y cordobesa. Un besico.

LA MEXICANA said...

wooow I'm always surprised with all that pictures that seems to have own life, I'm starting to have a really huge interest in that culture, I'd like to know more about it and while I'm in this part of the world, I'll keep reading you, and be sure I'll get some books about this amazing place and of course their amazing culture, people, customs,religion or maybe shoud I say their spirituality , I love all that peace that I can receive watching all that pictures, and watching all that people, I cannot imagine how could it be living it in person!!!!

woow!!!

Grettings to You and Amy

P.D. are you really going to my lovely country??????

LA MEXICANA said...

wooow I'm always surprised with all that pictures that seems to have own life, I'm starting to have a really huge interest in that culture, I'd like to know more about it and while I'm in this part of the world, I'll keep reading you, and be sure I'll get some books about this amazing place and of course their amazing culture, people, customs,religion or maybe shoud I say their spirituality , I love all that peace that I can receive watching all that pictures, and watching all that people, I cannot imagine how could it be living it in person!!!!

woow!!!

Grettings to You and Amy

P.D. are you really going to my lovely country??????

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Es una buena filosofía de vida... cómo estaría el mundo si todos pensaran que no hay mas por descubrir o camino por recorrer...

Ese es en parte uno de los objetivos de mi pagina, invitar a la gente a descubrir la tierra en que vivimos


Saludos en España Señorita Cordobesa

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Aloha Señorita Mexicana...

I´m very, very happy to know that you are interested in Thai culture. Thailand is really one awesome country and was a great powerful kingdom few years ago...

Like you, I´m every day more interested in thai history and specially in the history of Ayutthaya, for some writers it is the lost city that holywood show us in sci-fi movies about lost civilizations...

Ayuthaya it is a very "low profile" city for the rest of the world and I think for more reasons like one of the theories showed in the movie "The Siam Renaissance".

The movie show that one of the secrets of France is that Eifel Tower is just a copy of one of the old icons in the Siam Architecture... the copy of one of the ancients towers located in the river, that was destroyed by bombs and fire after copy all the design and stile and bring like a price to Europe...

it is very, very interesting movie

try to search the movie in internet:


THE SIAM RENAISSANCE

based in the novel of: TOMYANTEE

Greetings for you and your family, and keep in touch

Crazy Drile

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Thanks Susanne! seems like today everyone is conected in the same channel! that´s great!

keep traveling, keep dreaming!

greetings in Germany!

Crazy Drile

ps: try to find the movie

Kiwi said...

Agree! every picture looks alive

and the shot "faces and candles" unreal! I never thought that Thailand was so cool

ArchitectDesign™ said...

They don't exaggerate -what an amazing place!!

Suruyevsky. said...

Very interesting chapter.
I remember I wiewed that place on an old (and full of dust) Nat.Geo.Magazine volume at home. Then I asked to myself: Does it's real?
Keep drinking!!
Spanish: ¿No había por ahí ningún gato siamés?, oj, oj, oj.-

AnaLaprof said...

especialmente para ti....hoy parece tu cumpleaños jeeeeeee

http://muchomucholaprof.blogspot.com/2009/07/el-primer-comentario.html

Foquinha! said...

Beautiful music, magic blog! Thank you, dear Drile, for loving all things!!! The pleasure is really mine :)
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subongkot said...

hello crazy drile

Thailand is a very amazing country ....with their own culture ...

thank you for showing us another face of Thailand

kisss

subongkot

gabriela said...

Querido Crazy Drile:
No dejas de sorprenderme en cada capítulo más y más, no sólo por lo que muestras, sino como lo muestras que es la filosofía que llevas en el caminar de tu vida.
Creo que has estado en el lugar correcto en el momento correcto, y lo muestran estas fotografías, y la música, porque estuviste en una tierra maravillosa llena de historias de "Libertad", llena de sabiduría y mística, que es la línea de Compass Of The North.

Por esto es que ...Seguimos caminando en dirección al "Norte" para ver que nos trae mañana Compass of The North.

Cheers Captain!!! God and Buda bless you!!!

michael said...

incredible blog, history and pitures

greetings from Greece

Foquinha! said...

Hey, Drileee,
I did some web research after my post and found out there's? a lot of disagreement on the "my english", ahahaha... for loving, by loving, or for to love, well... I'm not really sure, sorry from Galápagos/Brasillll

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Alejandro said...

Imágenes y música totalmente integradas!

Espectacular!!!

Franchesca said...

¡Hola Sebas! no he podido entrar antes, cada día están más bonitas las fotos, son preciosas. No sé la especie de árbol que es, lo que sí te puedo decir es que el blanco es el color de la espiritualidad y también la mezcla de todos los colores, Si giras los colores en una rueda circular, lo que ves es el blanco. Con respecto al aroma , el olfato es uno de los sentidos más refinadosy que acercan al espíritu , en España hay una frase que dice "olor de santidad" .A simple vista me recuerda a una flor que hay aquí , que se llama "jazmín de Madagascar ", pero que es una enredadera, pero que tiene un perfume exquisito .
El cinco , es el número del hombre( la estrella de 5 rayos, y también es el nº des Hierofante o SUMO SACERDOTE . Bueno, espero haberte ayudado un poco, pero sí es cierto que se sentirán felices en ese entorno sagrado y acogedor.Un beso.Franchesca

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

It is kiwi... Thailand is unreal, and the variety of culture and traditions never stop to surprise you

greetings in New Zealand

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

welcome to Compass of the North Mr Architect, welcome to keep discovering the first steps and secrets of the modern architecture...inpiration for many masters today

regards and congratulations for your website

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Idid´t see any "gato siames", but a lot of elephants there!

The land still virgin and many secrets waiting for be reveleaded... it is funny, but even the thai people they don´t know this place


greetings in Mandriland

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

No worries Foquinha, your english is perfect, I can understand everything in your comments...

more magic coming soon

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★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Thank you Subongkot for show me and explain about your amazing ancient culture...

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Welcome to Compass of the North Michael...I hope visit your amazing country soon


cheers!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Gabriela...the journey is just starting!

cheers!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Bienvenido a Compass of the North,Alejandro... me alegra que disfrutes de la "banda sonora"...

sigue viajando por asia con Compass, mas sorpresas pronto

saludos en España!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Espectacular informacion Franchesca...

El templo esta rodeado por estas flores blancas que aparece en la segunda foto, y el aroma envuelve el ambiente sobretodo al atardecer cuando las flores comienzan a regar de fragancia el ambiente, tornando el lugar a ser una especie de santuario natural.... misticas flores y el sonido de las hojas con el viento y aroma crean un ambiente sagrado y una especie de pausa en el lugar...

en cierta manera se puede decir que los aboles alli plantados son como almas de vigilantes eternos, rindiendo homenaje al atardecer en silencio...

Un saludo

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks everyone for your comments and interest in our journey...

much more coming soon...