Aparup Thailand (Magnificent Thailand) takes you on an epic journey through another world in Thailand that is beyond the glitter of the big cities. That world is not made of pomp and glories, but the sentiment and happiness of the common folks like you and I make that world. The real pulse of Thailand echoes there from the dusty roads of the rural countryside where one can find the children playing football in the dusk of the setting sun. In his journey deep into the country, the author blends with the common people of Thailand, and brings home their love and friendship to share with the readers like you. Aparup Thailand portrays a journey that no other travel book brings to you.
The book walks you over the “Bridge on the River Kwai” and the memory of the hundreds of soldiers resting peacefully under the shadow of the trees in the vast cemetery. You will travel through the picturesque stations of Northern Thailand wrapped around in the early morning fog in your romantic train journey to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. You will be transfixed watching the beauty of the setting sun kissing the tree tops during your stay in the Tharn Thong Lodge in Chiang Mai. You will love listening to the hundred songs the river sings while flowing through the lodge like a dancing little girl. You will remember the mountain passes in your journey to Mae-Hong Son for many years to come. The book will bring the unconditional friendship of Alex and Oppy for you to experience during your next stay in Chiang Mai.
Aparup Thailand not only brings to you the stories of the green mountains in the Northern Thailand. You will be amazed to read about the lovely Phi-Phi Island and Maya Bay in the deep south. Enjoy the fun of snorkeling in the blue tranquil sea in Phuket. Relax on the beach at the end of a fun-filled day while sipping your favourite drink and watching the sun goes down in the distant horizon. These stories of Thailand are a rare gift from the author that you will ever remember. Once again, Aparup Thailand echoes the eternal truth in life – life is too short, make the most of it.
Amitabha Gangopadhyay was born in Assam. After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, he pursued higher education in Canada. Amitabha has lived in Canada for many years now. Since he was a little boy, he has enjoyed writing. Traveling and photography are his passions. The love for nature and outdoors that he inherited from his father when he was a little boy is everlasting. He often travels off the beaten paths of jungles, mountains and rural areas. While traveling to such places, Amitabha mingles with the local people. Their joys and sorrows, their affection and friendship, their traditions and sentiments are often reflected in his writing. He also writes travel articles in Times of India and publishes travel blogs regularly in his website www.mytb.org/gangopa