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Etihad Holidays Announces New Deals For Land Of Smiles

Etihad Holidays, a division of Etihad Airways and Tourism Thailand have entered into a cooperative agreement to promote tourism in Phuket, Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Pattaya.

Etihad chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said Etihad Airways will offer travelers the best value for money holiday packages to Thailand as part of a special promotion in February and March 2010.
 

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The Golden Buddha

The Golden Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

This is an important site for Thai locals. Dating back to the 1200s the image of Buddha is spectacular. This 10 foot statue weighing in at over 5 tons consists of solid gold. The story of its discovery is a famed legend that when it was found it had been covered with plaster, probably to protect it being sacked by foreign invaders. Beneath the plaster was this fantastic statue of gleaming gold. ...

St. James Cathedral

St. James Cathedral

Toronto, Canada

This spectacular Gothic style cathedral has a rich history dating back to 1803. It has the tallest steeple in Canada and stunning stained glass windows. The High Altar Window, in particular, which resembles Da Vinci’s ‘the Last Supper’ is spectacular. The serenity of this place is very welcome in the bustling Downtown area where it is located. Free concerts are held here every Tuesday at 1 p.m. ...

Campanile di San Marco (Bell Tower)

Campanile di San Marco (Bell Tower)

Venice, Italy

The 1000 years old brick bell tower is 325 feet tall, excluding the angel. It suddenly collapsed in 1902, crushing with it Jacopo Sansovino's 16th century marble loggia at the foundation. The loggia was immediately restored, and the tower was rebuilt according to the old plan and was opened for public in 1912. In the 15th century this tower was used to punish clerics found guilty of immoral behavi...

Griffith Park

Griffith Park

Los Angeles, United States

Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and is the second largest city park in California.  Often referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles, visitors to Griffith Park can attend concerts under the stars at the Greek Theatre, hit golf balls on one of two 18-hole golf courses, or swim in the swimming pool during the summer months.  Griffith Park also boast...