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Where To Go in Krabi For Stunning Instagram Photos

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Is Krabi—one of Thailand’s most popular travel destinations — part of your ultimate travel bucket list? This province in southern Island is blessed with picturesque views and beautiful white beaches so you’ll never run out of photo spots to visit. However, if you’re an influencer, you know you simply must capture the very best for your feed.  With that, we’ve rounded up three spots so you know where to go in Krabi for the most Insta-worthy photo!

Nong Thale Lake

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Seeing a sunrise sure is gorgeous, but it’s an entirely different experience once you see it at Nong Thale Lake. The way the sun reflects against the still waters of the Nong Thale Lake lends a feeling of calmness that will quiet your soul. Although the area isn’t that much of a tourist draw, coming here will give you lots of wonderful photos that will contrast the busy beaches of Thailand. You can also come here at night and capture the Milky Way.

Hong Islands

Have you ever seen paradise? If you’re wondering where to go in Krabi for Insta-worthy photos, you must include the Hong Islands in Krabi. An epitome of paradise, the islands stand out with the lagoon, the beach, the white sand and the crystal-clear waters coming together for one stunning vista. The islands are accessible by longtail boat.

Tiger Cave

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Another Insta-worthy spot in Krabi is the Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua. Named as such because of the tiger paw prints on the cave walls, the Tiger Cave Temple is a stunning natural wonder. If you’re ready to climb the 1,237 steps, then you’ll be treated to a spectacular view on the top. Besides your trusty camera or smartphone, don’t forget to dress appropriately and bring water to quench your thirst.

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The Best Travel Destinations in Asia To Refresh Your Soul

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Have you had too much of the city and not enough downtime to unwind? It’s high time you remove yourself from the noise of the urban jungle and reward yourself with a well-deserved retreat! But at a loss on where to go in Asia for the most relaxing travel experience? Let Travel141 give you a glimpse of some of the best travel destinations in Asia for some peace and quiet.

Koh Samui, Thailand

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Is absolute rest and relaxation on top of your agenda? In that case, forget about travelling to Bangkok and its busy streets, and book a flight to Koh Samui instead. This spectacular tropical island gem is home to white sand beaches, turquoise waters and lush jungles. And besides lounging all day at the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters, you can also sample the delicious Thai cuisine, explthe Buddha temple at Koh Faan and visiting the Namuang waterfall.

Si Phan Don, Laos

Have you ever been to a place where time seemingly grinds to a halt? At Si Phan Don, it does. Literally translated to 4,000 islands, Si Phan Don is an archipelago found in southern Laos where tranquil waterfalls, peaceful paddy fields and serene temples await travellers. Beautifully quiet and secluded, Si Phan Don is the prime travel destination in  Laos for those who don’t mind the island life.

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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In the uplands of Bali you’ll find Ubud, a place where you can literally throw all your worries away and just live in the moment. Here, you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery included the famous rice terraces. Unlike other more popular travel hubs, an Ubud travel adventure means you get to sink your teeth into its vibrant art scene. As such, don’t be surprised if you find your luggage packed with paintings, carvings and other unique items.

Komodo, Indonesia

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Ever wondered how you can relax at a place that is home to, well, the komodo dragon? For one, these animals can only be found within The Komodo National Park so you’ll be perfectly fine exploring the unique Pink Beach and its amazing snorkelling spots, and diving underwater to marvel at some of the world’s best marine environments. If you’re travelling to this country, make sure your Indonesia travel guide includes this majestic place.

Macleod Island, Myanmar

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Love the beach but hate the prospect of battling for a spot on a white, sandy beach? Head to the Macleod Island in Myanmar where you’ll feel perfectly isolated from the city and perfectly at peace surrounded by the gentle waves of the ocean. Although there’s only one resort at the island, the resort makes for the perfect stay in this island.

Now, which of these beautiful and relaxing travel destinations in Asia are speaking to your soul? Go ahead and take your pick!

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Thailand Travel Guide: Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Bangkok, as one of the most popular tourist destination, offers endless places to visit waiting to be discovered— to the places that seem to be lost in time, modern art exhibition, museums, and hip and eclectic places hidden in the city.

For a family travel destination, you would not want to miss a visit to Madame Tussauds Bangkok! There is simply no reason to missed Madame Tussauds Bangkok, a legendary wax museum. It’s the only place in the world where you can get up close and take a snap with the world’s biggest and influential name ever recorded. Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok, get your camera ready!

Step into the surprisingly realistic wax figures in Madame Tussauds with different theme zones and experience the latest ICE AGE 4D with snow experience.

Take a glimpse of past

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With variant of theme zones, “The Royals”, is where you can learn about the lives of Thailand’s most revered Royal family and become better acquainted with the Royal family. Move on to the next theme zones, “History”, will introduce you with the lives of remarkable people that fought to change the world including Gandhi, Sukarno, and Princess Diana. While taking a glimpse in the past, we can’t miss out the future. In this theme zones, “Leaders”, you can step into the world’s most respected leaders of all time, including Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Narendra Modi, and Xi Jinping – Peng Liyuan.

Get an inspiration with the most influential people from different walks of life

 Reasons to Visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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Who does not know about Albert Einstein? At “Arts & Science”, you are able to meet the greatest intellectuals, geniuses, writers, musicians, and artists that have shaped our world such as Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Zuckerberg.

After having some fun with the genius, you should feel the adrenaline rush as you step into the “Sports”, and get excited to take a picture with David Beckham, and Christiano Ronaldo among others. After seeking into a deeper world in Madame Tussauds Bangkok, “Music” will give you an exclusive pass to the most loved music events and to your favorite singers! You will definitely be welcome by Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Nichkhun.

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Moving forward to “Film”, you can tap into the movies with some of the greatest icons of film and of course, the actors! Not only with the wax figures, Madame Tussauds Bangkok also offers TV Studio where you will be given a chance to join top television studio like Oprah Winfrey show and Asia’s top talent. This attraction wouldn’t be complete without the “A-List Party” with a lot of celebrities and you can walk the red carpet with Hollywood stars. What an experience!

Last but not least, Madame Tussauds Bangkok invites Bollywood and Indian stars to the house and a warm welcome to Bollywood zona or IIFA!

Experience ICE AGE 4D

Get into the blazing snow and enjoy screening of the Ice Age 4D movies. Kids would definitely love and enjoy a holiday here!

Despite the sometime, chaotic traffic, Bangkok continues to be a must visit travel destination. For a fun filled day, visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok now! Save some money by buying tickets online.

Madame Tussauds Bangkoks is a five minutes walk from BTS Siam station, open daily 10 AM to 9 PM.

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Must Visit Temples in Bangkok

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Thai temples or “Wats” encompasses the Thai in everyday life. Capture the Buddhism that it is; explore the must visit temples in Bangkok and take a glimpse of its religious rites, cultural history, schools, statues and arts.

Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit Temple

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Built before the city was founded in 1782, the temple is listed as one of the royal temples in Bangkok, where the mother of King Rama IX practice meditation and shared it through her son, King Rama IX. This meditation temple is also the first Buddhist University in the country, the Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya University, which houses hundreds of Monks studying the teachings of Buddha. Learn about meditation and practice mindfulness with expert Buddhist monks.

Wat Pho

Built before the city was founded in 1782, the temple is listed as one of the royal temples in Bangkok, where the mother of King Rama IX practice meditation and shared it through her son, King Rama IX. This meditation temple is also the first Buddhist University in the country, the Maha Chulalongkorn Raja Vidyalaya University, which houses hundreds of Monks studying the teachings of Buddha. Learn about meditation and practice mindfulness with expert Buddhist monks.

Wat Pho, a name derived after the monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived, is one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. This temple is known as “The Temple of the Reclining Buddha”, that houses 46 meter long golden reclining Buddha. The reclining Buddha signifies, Mahaparinirvana, during his last moments of illness.

The temple also houses the highly notable massage school; teaching and preserving the traditional Thai massage and medicine since 1955. Visit and have a full traditional Thai massage or learn short and long term massage courses.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun, a Buddhist Temple known as the Temple of Dawn, is located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya). The Phra Prang (tower), intricately covered in tiny pieces of colourful Chinese ceramic stood stunningly on a part of the complex, along with buildings, pavilion and shrines.  The interior of the boht (ordination hall) has a golden Buddha statue, detailed with strikingly intricate murals.

Climb on the steep stairs of the main prang, leading to the top of Wat Arun and experience the peaceful calm view of Mae Nam Chao Phraya.

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of Emerald Buddha, is in the complex of Grand Palace. It is the most notable and sacred temple in Thailand that houses the Emerald Buddha, that is carved out in a block of jade. The robe of Emerald Buddha are changed by the King of Thailand thrice a year during a formal ritual, signifying Thailand’s three seasons—hot, cool and wet.

Taking photos is forbidden inside the temple.

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimit

Wat Traimi houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha statues. It was presumed that the Gold Buddha statue was originally covered with plaster to conceal it from invading Burmese.

The statue was said to be discovered beneath stucco and plaster when it accidentally fell while being moved within the temple complex. Wat Traimit, is also the home to Phra Buddha Maha Suwanna Patimakorn Exhibition, which depicts how the statue is created, discovered and arrived on Wat Traimit; and Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Center, which shows an engaging museum of the Chinese Community in Bangkok.

Visit temples in Thailand, and discover a vivid details of its past, standing the test of time. Plan your trip now.

 

 

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5 Tips For A Memorable Songkran Festival In Thailand

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It is now April and the much-awaited Songkran Festival in Thailand is fast approaching. Have you prepared yourself yet? Make the most out of it by reading these tips below on how you can make your celebration more fun and memorable one!

DRESS APPROPRIATELY

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Since you are expected to get wet, wear clothes that will dry quickly. Also, remember not to wear anything white as it may make you uncomfortable. During Songkran Festival in Thailand, you will see locals wearing colourful floral / Hawaiian-inspired shirts. There are shops around where you can buy those if you wish to wear something like that too. Just wear what makes you comfortable the most!

PREPARE A WATERPROOF BAG

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You can’t expect to be dry during Songkran Festival in Thailand unless you stay inside your hotel room all day long. So, you have to prepare a waterproof bag where you can put the stuff you are going to take with you. Aside from waterproof bags, you may also bring a waterproof camera to capture moments during Thai New Year. You can also buy a waterproof necklace where you can keep your phone dry and let you take pictures through the clear plastic.

DON’T RIDE A PUBLIC TRANSPO

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During the celebration of this Thailand festival, expect that many people will be out and about to participate in the massive water fight. Thus, taking public transportation that would go through the streets isn’t recommended since the streets will be blocked by so much people. If you still wish to do so, just expect that your travel time will be so much longer than usual.

VISIT A TEMPLE

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We know Songkran Festival as the most fun water festival in the world. However, despite that, some people choose to celebrate it in a traditional way. Spend a day by visiting one of the temples in Thailand to witness how people celebrate the festival in a religious and traditional way. It would be also a great way to take a break from the water gun battles.

HAVE FUN

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The most important thing to keep in mind so you can make the most out of the Songkran Festival celebration in Thailand is to have fun! Gain new friends by meeting locals and other tourists. Dance and sing your heart out as the DJs play their music during street parties. Savour every fun moment of this festival but never forget to still abide by the rules and respect Thai culture.

FIND A PLACE TO STAY BEFOREHAND

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Expect local and foreign tourists to fill different places in Thailand. Hence, booking a place to stay might be hard and may be quite expensive compared to the usual price since it is a peak season.

Good thing there is Asia Travel Club (ATC), a social commerce platform that aims to connect influencers and hotels across Asia. So if you are an influencer, take the opportunity to get a free stay at one of ATC’s partner hotels through their #StaysForStories program. Sign up to be an ATC member now on their website www.asiatravelclub.com or their Facebook page @asiatravelclub.

 

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Here Are The Best Places To Visit In Thailand During Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

Thailand is a country rich with culture and traditions. Different festivals every year are being held and one of these is Songkran Festival. The said Thailand festival is usually a 3-day celebration full of music, dancing, and people having fun by splashing water to each other. If you are interested in joining this massive water fight party in April, continue reading below to know the best places to visit in Thailand during this festivity!

CHIANG MAI

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Chiang Mai is one of the best places to visit in Thailand for both tourists and locals as it excellently exhibits the country’s cultural aspect. In addition to that, it has the most fun celebration of Songkran Festival compared to other cities in the country. Prepare yourself as everyone squirts their water guns or throw buckets of water to all passersby. Also, make sure to not miss out going to Chiang Mai Gate and Tha Pae Gate as these are the popular places for the water throwing party.

BANGKOK

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During Songkran, locals in Bangkok go back to their hometowns or provinces making foreign visitors more noticeable. Khao San Road is one of the famous roads to head on during this festival. It is where thousands of locals and foreigners join to celebrate by walking down the road accompanied by lively music while splashing buckets of water at each other. Take note also that most local shops and restaurants are being closed but big malls are still open.

PHUKET

 

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Phuket, where many popular Thailand beaches are found is also one of the best places to celebrate the festival. As a matter of fact, even the police officers join by replacing their guns with water pistols. In addition to that, there is also a pageant called Miss Songkran that is being held. The famous Patong Beach is where parties are most likely to be in full swing.

PATTAYA

Pattaya is known to be a city with a huge party scene so it isn’t surprising that the celebration lasts the longest here. The beach will be full of parties and you can even see buckets of water along the road. Furthermore, water fights will go on during the regular days of Songkran but the celebration will remain until the following week.

KOH SAMUI

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The celebration in Koh Samui is not as intense compared to other Thailand travel destinations such as Phuket. Nevertheless, it is still one of the best places to celebrate the festival. Children usually hop on a pick-up truck and they’re being driven around as they fire their water pistols. On the other hand, towns located on the west coast celebrate the festival in a traditional manner.

Celebrating Songkran Festival should definitely be on your list of things to do in Thailand. Wherever you choose to celebrate it, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to have a fun and memorable experience!

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Hua Hin Luxury Resort: Soak Up The Sun At V Villas Hua Hin

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Don’t go to Thailand just to travel to the bustling city of Bangkok! You should also try a relaxing getaway to the beachside town of Hua Hin. Don’t know where to stay in Hua Hin? No worries! We’ll give you a fresh look into one of the best resorts in Thailand in this Hua Hin travel guide.

 

About V Villas Hua Hin Luxury Resort

V Villas is a luxury resort in Hua Hin which is renowned as one of the best Thailand 5-star resorts. You might not be familiar with its name but once you arrive, you’ll soon find out why V Villas is on a league of its own.

Pool Villas

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V Villas is not like other Hua Hin hotels and resorts in Thailand where you could see simple luxury suite setups. V Villas offers you a stay in a luxury villa in Hua Hin which gives a tranquil vibe with top-notch features and services.

You can choose from a one-bedroom pool villa to a presidential pool villa. Every facet of these Hua Hin pool villas is designed to provide a peaceful surrounding. Here, expect to be welcomed by a fascinating terraced design and a private pool for your morning dip or evening cocktail party. You will also have a private butler, from V Villas Hua Hin, on call for you 24 hours waiting for your requests. How luxurious is that!

 

Restaurants and Bars

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Indulge in a sumptuous meal with Villazzo Restaurant’s superb menu. You can choose to dine in the sunken dining tables on the edge of a beautiful horizon or inside with air-conditioned comfort and dining elegance. Villazzo Restaurant is recognized as “Thailand’s Best Restaurant” by Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant Guide. Here, you can enjoy dishes from their Continental, American and Japanese menu.

Meanwhile, Villazzo Bar is perfect to enjoy the seaside breeze and the beautiful view while sipping your favourite wine or cocktail.

 

V Meeting Rooms

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Today’s business travellers can also enjoy the luxury of V meeting rooms in Hua Hin. This Villa meeting room can accommodate up to 70 persons. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi access, iPad 2, and the latest audio-visual equipment. Moreover, you can enjoy working with a natural light.

 

Weddings and Anniversaries

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Planning your dream beach wedding or anniversary? Make it more unforgettable with the best Hua Hin resort to cater to your special day. Whether you choose a traditional Thai style ritual with a blessing by monks or a Christian ceremony, V Villas Hua Hin got it all covered for you. Check out their wedding package, and honeymoon and anniversary package.

 

Wellness

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Immerse in relaxation with V Spa, a modern sanctuary to soothing for your body, mind, and soul. No need to walk and wait for your appointment. Your butler will pass your personal details and preference to the therapists. You can enjoy a relaxing spa experience even at your own pool villa.

 

Enticing Activities! 

Feel you might get bored? Don’t worry. There are a lot of inside and outside activities you can do in this Hua Hin luxury resort. Better get started on day one if you want to experience them all.

 

Inside Activities

Choose from tai chi exercise, basic Thai boxing, takbart, yoga class, fit ball, and bags decorations for your inside activities.

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Outside Activities

Choose from the banana boat, doughnut boat, Jet Ski, kite surfing lessons, all-terrain vehicle, paintball-shooting, shooting guns, elephant trekking, elephant show, crocodile and cobra show for your outside activities.

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Attractions around the hotel

Of course, you won’t be isolated with just in-resort activities. There are many attractions near V Villas Hua Hin luxury resort for you to see!

Your dream vacation can come true. Book your stay now at V Villas Hua Hin resort.

Address: V Villas Hua Hin, 63/39 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuab Kirikhan, 77110    Hua Hin, Thailand
Tel: +66 3261 6039
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Things to do in Thailand: Swim with sea turtles at Similan Islands

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If you ever need more convincing to include Thailand on your travel bucket list then today’s feature on Similan Islands might just be the push you need to finally book that flight! The usual list of things to do in Thailand includes riding the tuktuk, trying out street food, shopping for cheap finds, and go island hopping. But what if we tell you that you can include swimming with the sea turtles on that list? Continue reading our Thailand travel guide to find out more!

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Situated off the east coast of Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand lies Similan Islands – a group of islands in the Andaman Sea located about 84km northwest of Phuket.

From a distance, you can easily see what makes Similan Islands a must-visit Thailand attraction. The long stretches of scenic beaches and huge boulders are enough reason for travellers to keep coming back to this tourist hotspot. But Similan Islands’ most striking feature lies beneath its clear blue waters.

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Regarded as one of the world’s most interesting diving spots, Similan Islands became a famous pit stop for yachts and boat tours. Some are day tours from Khao Lak and Phuket but you can also stay overnight, provided that you book from a travel company. Staying for 2 days or more will give you more time to go diving and snorkelling – the must-try things to do in Thailand – especially when you’re in Similan Islands.

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As you prepare to go diving, don’t forget to bring your underwater camera to make sure you capture Similan Islands’ rich marine life! You can expect to see different types of sea turtles such as the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, olive ridley turtle, and leatherback turtle. There are more from this list but some of these species have not been seen for the last couple of years.

Remember that it is important not to scare the sea turtles and be mindful when swimming around them. It is best to observe them from a short distance – they can bite you but will only do so if they feel scared or harassed. While it is a one of a lifetime experience, be sure to take into consideration the fact that most of these species are considered endangered so be cautious when you go swimming with them and bring your trash with you as it can harm these gentle reptiles.

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Thailand Travel: 3 days 2 nights in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai, the once historical capital of the Lanna Kingdom is a serene getaway for a Thailand travel experience away from the bustling Bangkok.

Located about 700 km from Thailand’s capital city, Chiang Mai is a town in the northern part of the country that is surrounded by lush greenery and impeccable rainforest. With impressive natural surroundings, a 3-day, 2-night stay in Chiang Mai can turn out to be the relaxing Thailand travel experience you need to recharge your senses!

So, let’s start today’s Thailand travel guide by giving you an idea of what to include on your Chiang Mai travel itinerary!

Day 1

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You can start off you Thailand travel adventure by making your way to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most famous Chiang Mai attractions located in Doi Suthep that is overlooking the city, giving you a stunning view of the summit. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is considered to be one of Thailand’s most holy Buddhist sites and a major pilgrimage destination during Buddhist holidays. Best time to go is early in the morning where the weather is cool and there are fewer tourists.

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Next up is the Chiang Mai Zoo where the main highlight is the lovely pandas. Aside from the pandas, the zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals, some of which are elephants, zebras, giraffes, and monkeys!

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Of course, a travel to Chiang Mai, or any part of Thailand, for that matter will never be complete without tasting a local dish. Before heading out to the next Chiang Mai attraction, recharge your energy at Khao Soi Samer Jai. Famous for their specialty Khao soy or a noodle soup with hand cut rice, egg noodles, coconut milk and curry soup base as main ingredients. Aside from Khao soy, they also serve other northern dishes popular in the area.

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The Grand Canyon Chiang Mai is not often featured in Thailand travel guides but how can you miss out on such raw beauty? Plus, it’s a great adventure place for thrill seekers as tourists are allowed to go cliff jumping at the 20-metre high cliffs of the Grand Canyon. But for those who are looking for a relaxing day out, you can order something to eat at the Tuang Thong Canyo View Restaurant while enjoying the picturesque view of emerald green waters.

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Continue your day of exploration by visiting Wat Ket Keram built in 1428, it’s a Buddhist temple located in Ping River. Nearby, there’s the Ket Kaew Chura Manee pagoda and the Forest Bake Café, a home-made bakery where you can delight in some sweet treats.

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In the evening, you can continue your way along the Ping River and shop some for souvenirs at Wua Lai Street. Here, they sell a variety of local handicrafts from, furniture, artwork, clothing, jewellery and even some candies, food and drinks.

Day 2

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Since Chiang Mai is in the northern highlands of Thailand, there are a lot of sightseeing and national parks you can visit during your Chiang Mai travel adventure. Doi Inthanon, for example, located about 2 hours from Chiang Mai is the highest peak in Thailand and rises about 8,415 feet above sea level.

With its mountainous terrain and lush tropical forests, Doi Inthanon is home to a wide range of animals and plants.

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Stop over for some refreshing afternoon tea at Araksa Tea Garden, one of Chiang Mai’s oldest and most famous tea gardens. It is located in Mae Taeng district and gives you a picturesque view of the evergreen hills while sipping a cup of Oolong tea – Araksa Tea Garden’s most popular tea. This Chiang Mai attraction isn’t only great for a day trip but it’s also a nice addition to your itinerary since it offers a homestay for tourists as well.

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For lunch, head back to the city and choose among the local restaurants in the streets of Chiang Mai where they offer a great variety of food and drinks.

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Now that you’re recharged, make your way to one of the places to visit in Chiang Mai –Tunnel Temple or Wat Umong – a sacred sanctuary near Chiang Mai University. Situated in a forested area with a surrounding natural lake makes this temple a great place for meditation. Different Buddha images can be seen in the tunnels and the place is filled with the monks’ chanting.

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As the evening draws, there’s no other place to go to but Nimmanhaemin Road, the trendiest part of Chiang Mai. This place is often regarded as a different part of the city as it is alive with cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique hotels.

Day 3

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For your last day in Chiang Mai, load up on your breakfast and have delicious rice porridge, egg pan, custard and coffee in Chuang Phuak, to get you ready for a day of more explorations in the city!

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Before leaving the city, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take photos at the Tha Phae Gate, a historic gate in Chiang Mai.

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The streets of Chiang Mai is dotted with coffee shops but one café which should definitely be included on your Chiang Mai travel itinerary is Ristr8to. Inspired by some of the world’s greatest cities, Ristr8to strives to serve the best coffee in every single cup they serve. One of their head baristas represented Thailand in the World Art Latte Championship in the Netherlands, in which he won 6th place at the final round.

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If you haven’t completed shopping for souvenirs, you can stop by the Kad Luang Market located near the River Ping in Chiang Mai. A haven for food lovers, Kad Luang Market also known as Warorot Market is a huge Chiang Mai shopping area offering a variety of local snacks, ready-to-eat-meals, fresh produce and some cheap, locally made accessories, clothes and personal care products.

A 3-day, 2-night stay in Chiang Mai is a Thailand travel experience that will give you a one of a kind adventure to one of the famous Thailand tourist places. If you’re wondering where else to go, we have our Thailand travel guides to give you an idea of other places to visit in the country!

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6 Travel tips to remember when planning a trip

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Going on a trip, whether it’s a domestic or international one is a breather we all need – especially from our 9 – 5 work schedule and stress that accumulates from our everyday lives. But before you can enjoy the holiday you truly deserve, there’s nothing more important than making sure you are truly prepared for a few days off! So today, we will be sharing with you some travel tips and things to remember when preparing for a smooth-sailing trip that is one of the books!

Decide where to go

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First of all, you have to decide where you want to go. Is it an out of town trip or an overseas adventure in one of the world’s famous tourist spots? Are there Singapore restaurants you plan to visit or Bangkok attractions you want to go to? Deciding on your location will help you plan out the rest of your trip.

How long will you be on vacation?

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Will it be a quick weekend getaway or an extensive week-long vacation? The number of days for your trip will also set the amount of budget, clothes and essentials you will need. How many Singapore attractions or places to visit in Hong Kong do you want to cover?

Make a checklist of things to bring

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To be sure that you won’t forget important documents and things you need for your vacation, make a list of all these essentials and check them off once you’ve packed them in your bags!

Travel Tip: You can either use a mobile app or note everything in a handy notebook – whichever works best for you.

Research on your destination

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This is especially important for overseas trips where your destination is a place you and your friends have never been to. Know about the different modes of transportation, the weather during your travel dates, currency plus places where you can exchange your money. If you’re going to Thailand, you can check out different Thailand travel guides to help you out with more important details you need about your destination.

Plan your itinerary

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Being spontaneous has its ups and downs. Unless you’re a traveller that is willing to spare hours getting lost in a completely new environment, planning your itinerary is the best way to go. What are the things to do in Manila that you don’t want to miss out? Do you want to visit all the Bangkok shopping malls for some serious shopping haul? You don’t need to strictly follow everything on your travel itinerary but rather use it as a guide for a smooth-sailing holiday vacation. This also helps you save time and cover more important attractions you want to visit.

Travel Tip: Also check how long do you need to be in each attraction and which ones are located in the same area to help you navigate easily.

Download important mobile apps

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Thanks to our evolving world, there are now apps to cater to almost everything you need. There’s an app to track the weather, an app to let you know which train and buses to take and apps that can help you translate. Certain countries like Japan and Korea have designated mobile apps for their public transportation. Since these apps are designed for tourists, you can be certain that they are user-friendly and can help you save time and energy when exploring their countries!

Have the best time of your life

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Embrace the new culture, meet new people, taste the local cuisine, capture that beautiful scenery. Do everything and have the best time of your life. It’s not every day that you’re given the chance to escape the confinements of your desk office and explore a totally new place. Make each day count and remember the people and experience you’ve learned!

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Thailand Travel: Thai fruits to try on your vacation

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Travelling to a tropical country like Thailand means there’s an endless list of fresh and delicious fruits to try anywhere you go. Even in the bustling capital city of Bangkok, fruits are cheap and are sold in night markets and even malls. So if you’re planning to visit Thailand, we have today’s Thailand travel blog to guide you on the Thai fruits you need to try on your vacation!

Durian

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Famed for its unique odour, distinctive size and thorn-covered husk, durian is a fruit popular not just in Thailand but the rest of Southeast Asia as well. It is known as Southeast Asia’s “king of fruits” which grows up to 12 inches long and 6 inches in diameter. Although it is a famous fruit in Thailand, some hotels and public transportation have banned bringing durian because of its distinct smell which is regarded by some as fragrant as others find it offensive. But despite its reputation, durian is even made as an ice cream, a smoothie and even crispy durians are popular souvenirs.

Mangosteen

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Mangosteen, commonly known as the “Queen of fruits” in Malaysia and Singapore is a local fruit in Thailand that is difficult to find. During the ancient Thai Dynasty, Mangosteen is one of the fruits of the diplomatic corps. It has a sweet and sour taste and is believed to have “cooling” properties and has many health benefits to the body!

Mango

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Your Thailand travel experience will never be complete without having mangoes. If you haven’t tried one yet, here’s your chance to get a taste of one of Thailand’s most loved fruits! Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in Thailand and can be found in Bangkok attractions such as night markets where they sell ripe mangoes with sticky rice and coconut milk, and green mangoes with salt and chili. You can taste the best mangoes in Thailand from April to May, during its season.

Rambutan

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The next tropical fruit featured in our Thailand travel guide is rambutan – a round to oval drupe that is 3 – 6cm tall and around 3 – 4cm wide. It’s a delicious fruit that is bright red in colour and covered with fleshy elastic spines. To be able to pick quality rambutans during your Thailand travel adventure, buy those that are still attached to their branches which makes them less likely to rot and will remain fresh for a much longer period of time!

Papaya

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In Thailand, they use ripe papayas in making Som Tam – the famous green papaya salad loved by many. Papayas’ taste is quite similar to that of pineapples and peach with a little less sour. The texture is soft and the sweet is taste – a tropical fruit that is loved by many foreign tourists.

Lychee

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A lychee is a fruit that is 3 – 4 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. It has a pink to red roughly textured outer layer with a sweet taste translucent flesh on the inside. Lychees are found in many desserts and are rich in vitamin C. Its season starts from March to July so if you’re flying to Thailand within these months, make sure to include these on your Bangkok shopping list!

Longan

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Longan Thai fruit is sweet in taste and is similar to lychee. Although it is not available all-year round, it is among the fruits that both locals and foreign tourists love to eat in Thailand. Longans are in season from August to November. Thai people also love to combine Longans with other food and desserts.

Pomegranate

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Pomegranates are popular in Thailand as they use it to produce pomegranate juice which is high in vitamin C and contains minerals that are beneficial to the body. It’s a refreshing juice that can help you cool down after hours of wandering through the streets of Bangkok.

Dragon Fruit

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Last but definitely not the least for today’s Thailand travel guide is the dragon fruit! This odd looking fruit has a mildly sweet skin but its flesh is bland in taste. Because of this, dragon fruits are often eaten to help cleanse the palate after eating a spicy food. It is healthy and is low in calories which is why it is one of the most loved fruits in the country!

If you want to complete your itinerary and want to know places to visit in Bangkok and other things to do in Thailand, you can read through our Thailand travel guides and plan your Bangkok travel adventure soon!

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Thailand Travel | 5 Best Shopping Malls in Bangkok

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You can never truly have a complete Thailand travel experience unless you’ve spent days and nights rummaging through Thailand shopping malls and numerous night markets spread out in its capital city Bangkok. But because there are so many choices, we know it can be quite tricky to choose where you should go especially if you only have a few days to spare. Fret no more as we list down 5 best shopping malls in Bangkok as featured in today’s Thailand travel guide.

Siam Paragon

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Siam Paragon is a large Bangkok department store with a prime location in the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The 8-storey shopping mall is linked to the BTS Skytrain, making it an accessible Bangkok attraction to go to. Here you can find a wide range of goodies from famous shopping brands to restaurants and dessert places. It also has a premium movie theatre for some late night movie time! Aside from that, there’s also the Siam Ocean World, which includes a spa, fitness centre, bookstore and supermarket.

Location: 991 Siam Paragon, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan
Phone Number: 02 610 7592
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Central World

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Central World is Thailand’s largest shopping mall and one of the famous places to visit in Bangkok. It was also named the 10th largest shopping centre in the world with a project area of over 550,000 square meters. Located in the Ratchaprasong intersection, tourists can make their way to this Bangkok shopping mall by taking the BTS line and exiting either at Chidlom or Siam stations. This complex shopping mall even has a hotel and office centre aside from the supermarket, cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

Location: 4,4 / 1-4 / 2,4 / 4 Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone number: 02 640 7000
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Siam Center

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Siam Center has been around for 40 years but its latest renovation in 2013 transformed it to offer customers a refreshing shopping experience. It houses both international and local brands and with its last renovations, it has definitely improved the customers’ Thailand travel experience as they shop in Siam Center. This Bangkok shopping mall is also conveniently linked to Siam BTS with a walkway going to Siam Paragon Mall, a more luxurious shopping mall known for high-end boutiques.

Location: Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone number: 02 658 1000
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Terminal 21

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When you’re in Terminal 21, you don’t only get to experience a Thailand travel adventure, but also a peek at other cities in the world.

Travel around the world as you go shopping at Terminal 21, a Thailand shopping mall with some of the world’s most famous cities. Each floor is decorated with the atmosphere of the world’s major cities where you can find famous brands, fitness centres, cinemas, hotels and food centres that are popular both with locals and foreigners. Another highlight of Terminal 21 is that it connects to both the Asoke BTS Station and the Sukhumvit MRT Station. It’s also close to several offices and people come in and out of this mall every day.

Location: 2, 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Phone: 02 108 0888
Opening Hours: 10: 00-22: 00

MBK Center

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There are about 2,000 shops inside the MBK Center – a Bangkok shopping mall that is considered a haven for all things affordable. It’s like an indoor Chatuchak Market where you can find anything and everything from clothes to footwear, luggage and ornaments. But its main selling point is the variety of electronic devices sold here such as mobile phones, camera and other photo equipment.

Location: Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: 02 620 9000 with more than 2 thousand stores and many products to buy!
Opening Hours: 10: 00-22: 00