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Little Italy in Thailand

Ever wondered how you could get out of Thailand while being in Thailand?

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Look no further than the Tuscan-village-themed attraction, Palio Khao Yai, located near Khao Yai National Park, just 2 hours northeast of Bangkok.

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Palio is an “Italian village” that features faux Italian architecture set in a tranquil spot amid copious greenery.

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It is nestled among vineyards, dairy farms, upscale housing developments, organic Thai villages, hotel resorts, and even some Buddhist temples.

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The “Italian village” features more than 100 stores and restaurants on pedestrian streets and alleyways that radiate like wheel spokes from the center, Piazza Palio.

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 The developers went out of their way to recreate the feeling of wandering through a small town in Tuscany, complete with a clock tower, baroque-style buildings covered in ivy, a manicured garden, and a replica of the famous Bocca della Verità (“Mouth of Truth”) carving in Rome.

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References:

http://worldadventurers.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/palio-khao-yai-the-italy-of-thailand/

http://stuckinthailand.com/korat/visiting-palio-khao-yai