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The temple of Wat Plai Laem

The temple of Plai Laem, says Wat Plai Laem, is situated in the North of Samui, district of Bang Rak, Plai Laem, after the famous temple of Big Buddha. He is 10/15 minutes of the Villa Blanche, thus you can go to visit him by walking. The characteristic of the temple...

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Big Buddha market in Koh Samui

Situated in hundred meters before the entrance of Big Buddha, the Big Buddha Market has receipt over time its letters patents. Not by its beauty, we shall return, but by the freshness of its products, particularly fishes and seafoods there. Fishermen's village is...

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Ladyboys in Thailand, the third sex

It is one of visible peculiarities of the Thailand, them are numerous (let us give them the feminine, they make enough efforts for it). Ladyboys is present in all the South-East Asia, but are particularly numerous in Thailand, we evoke as explanation the Buddhism which is a very tolerant religion and which does not discriminate, or little, (because there is all the same de facto a form of discrimination) the homosexuality and the transgender. They are called Kathoey in Thailand, the term is slightly pejorative, without being contemptuous, what does that most prefer the name of ladyboy. It is said that ladyboys would represent 2 % of the population, which would make more than a million transsexuals in Thailand. Ladyboys feels totally women in their body and in their head and do not consider de facto as being homosexual, even if their sexual orientation pushes them well on towards the men.

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Amazing Insects of Thailand

Insects are the most numerous creatures which our earth shelters. There is approximately a million listed insects and maybe so much to discover. The tropical countries offer naturally the most extraordinary, the most coloured, the most unpredictable and the biggest varieties … Some photos of the article represent insects of Thailand, the most extraordinary forms, making look like certain insects to aliens, competes for him in the incredible colors, the signs of dangers for the predators or sometimes the signals sent to the females of the species, or simple quirk of nature.

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Elephants in Thailand by Villa Blanche

For once, the article which we write will not be an invitation in an activity or in a journey but aims at denouncing certain behavior which disgrace those who practice them.
Our purpose at first was to give indications to the travelers willing to meet elephants, but while knowing the sensibility of the subject, we wanted to speak about strolls to back of elephant, of visit of parks or they paint or play soccer … But the searches were made on the Internet so highlighting ill-treatments and tortures imposed on these animals, directed differently this article. We shall not show photos of wounded or beaten animals, but they do exist.

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Ang Thong National Marine Park

The National park of Ang Thong ( The Golden bowl) was created in 1980 and covers a surface of 85 % of the archipelago. The archipelago of Ang Thong contains 42 islands (on 100km2) and is situated in the gulf of Thailand, to 28 km of Samui and 32 of Koh Phan Gan. The impressive mountains limestone are covered with a bushy and thick jungle, or more thinned out according to islands and exposures, all sheltering a particular fauna and for certain eccentrics. We can meet there confusedly spectacled monkeys ( Dusky), otters, iguanas, pythons, cobras, wild pigs and quantity of birds of which the magnificent toucan. This fauna is of course protected. In the water, the same dazzle with magnificent fishes of reef, marine tortoises, lines, sharks of cliff, parrotfish in the lively colors, and if you are lucky, pink dolphins and whales.

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Thai beef salad (Lam Tok Nua)

Thai beef salad (Lam Tok Nua) is a Thai recipe fresh and delicious, it exist quantity of variants there. According to the tastes, you will use or not certain ingredients. The following recipe is classic, only the cooking of the meat differs from the traditional...

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Beautiful Beaches of Koh Samui

The white sand beaches, lined with coconut palm trees, returned the island of world-famous Samui. There are many beaches in Samui and the tourists have only the very wide choice. You will choose them certainly at first according to the closeness, but sometimes it’s better to make some kilometers to find the beach which will suit you best. According to what you will look for, bathing, idleness, tranquility, water-based recreations, snorkeling, you can select the one who will answer best your expectations.
Below a description of the most known beaches in Samui.

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Dangerous animals from Thailand (2)

All the following species have been declared as dangerous animals

The very numerous Spiders in Thailand, spiders are practically quite venomous. Very fortunately little death are owed to them stings (or bites) … The injected poison aches but rarely mortal, certain species of spiders can cause hurts more or less grave as necroses, edemas, big tiredness, fever, muscular cramps and respiratory difficulties. When a death arises after a spider bite, it is most of the time of allergic origin, the poison itself by being rarely mortal, safe in the case of the spider Banana, the most dangerous in the world, fortunately absent in Asia. Rather frequent in houses, the rather harmless, and huge tégénaire, unless we cause her, has an impressive speed, it can travel more than a meter in 2, what makes her particularly disturbing.

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Dangerous animals from Thailand (snakes) (1)

There are several species of cobras in Thailand, the King Cobra to the spectacles Cobra (more usually called Naja, up to the Cobra black and white Spitter, also called Naja. The most symbolic being the King Cobra which we find in all the farms with snakes. This snake, the biggest venomous snake of the world can reach the impressive size 5 meters long, but its standard size being rather in the neighborhood of 3 meters for a weight of about ten kg. This very wide-spread snake is present in extremely varied zones and it is not rare to find it in gardens and around houses. It is particularly aggressive and can inject very important quantities of poison. They of course are considerate as Dangerous animals in Thailand

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Brilliant Traditional Thai dances

The traditional Thai dances can be divided into two main categories, classic: Khon and Lakhon and more popular as Likay. Both classic forms correspond to the classical education and follow the stories of Ramakien and Buddha's previous lives. In the Khon style, the...

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Have Breakfast in the Villa Blanche

Chef Nanne in the Villa Blanche. Nannee, Chef (non exclusive) in the Villa Blanche, can prepare your breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the request of the guests Nannee can cook excellent meals Thai, or for those who have the nostalgia for their national cooking the...

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Thai Beef Laab (Laab Nua)

Laab Nua,this delicious recipe is known and appreciated by the amateurs of Thai cooking. It can be prepared with beef as here, but also from chicken (Laab gai), pork (Laab mu) or from duck. In every case this fresh and spicy recipe, full of flavors is with minced...

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Diving in Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

The most popular place for diving around Koh Samui is Koh Tao, this small island is known to deliver the certificates of dive among the cheapest of the world, and for its spectacular spots sheltering an extremely rich fauna in a crystalline water. Sail Rock is...

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Long neck women in Thailand

Padaung, or Long neck women are native of Burma (now called Myanmar), this tribe mountain dweller, of the ethnic group of Karen is installed at the moment mainly in the village of Mae Hong Son in the North of the Thailand. The pressure of the conflict with the Burmese...

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Papaya salad, recipes of Thai cooking

The salads are a part of Thai cooking recipes. Fruits are often used to make those tasty and healthy recipes. The most famous is maybe the papaya, but some other are also used as mango, pomelo, pineapple, coconut and others... but the list is not exhaustive and you...

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In the discovery of Koh samui and the Thai culture

Koh Samui, pearl of the China sea will fill most of the visitors attracted by white sand beaches lined with a tropical vegetation. The tropical climate is hot all year long, average of 30 ° with points in 35/36 ° during the hot season. The showers of rainy season (in October, November) are regularly interrupted by a radiant sun. Less known and frequented that her cousin Phuket, Samui is certainly more authentic and less hectic.

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