Sticky Waterfall

Chiang Mai’s Sticky Waterfalls (Bua Tong Namtok)

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Don’t Go To Thailand

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History Of Thailand

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Yi Peng Festival Chiang Mai

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Bangkok Night Skyline

Bangkok

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Top 10 Things To Do In Thailand

Go Island-Hopping

Blessed with nature’s beauty, Thailand is the most visited place in the world. A beautiful country in Southeast Asia known for its sky-touching skyscrapers to simple beach huts, Thailand is all about beauty and diversity. Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations across the globe, especially among the yoga enthusiasts. Famous for its beaches, islands, floating market, shopping, and nightlife, the country is also renowned for the age-old practice of yoga and meditation. Visiting this wonderful land bestows various spellbinding experiences. Here is the list of things to do on this amazing land during the stay.

Go Island-HoppingGo Island-Hopping

Known for its stunning islands and scintillating beaches, Thailand is a country of dreamy costliness, emerald water, and majestic view. Go on island hopping or simply relax at the beachside enjoying a sunbath. But don’t miss to visit the golden triangle, a convergence point where Mekong river meets the Ruak river, and where Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos meet.

Awesome FoodRelish the Amazing Food

Another thing that allures tourist to this beautiful land is its delectable food. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and credits go to its palate-satiating flavors. Do dine in five-star hotels and restaurants, but don’t miss to taste the amazing street food that guarantees authenticity, hygiene, health, and of course, taste.

YogaYoga Retreat in Thailand

There are many renowned places in the world known for yoga, meditation and Ayurveda practices, and Thailand is one of those. Popular among the yoga travelers, Thailand offers the best yoga retreats and yoga teacher training programs. And the diverse terrain and picturesque view set the perfect ambiance for the practice of the ancient art. Yoga and meditation retreat and luxury retreat are the most famous retreat programs of the place.

Thai Yoga MassageRejuvenate Yourself with Thai Yoga Massage

Your Thailand tour is incomplete without taking the relaxing traditional Thai Yoga massage. Designed uniquely to provide complete body-mind rejuvenation, Thai masseur puts pressure on the points on your body and stretches it. The massage leaves you feeling balanced, refresh, and invigorated. Additionally, you can also uplift the benefits of healing and wellness through Ayurvedic massage at renowned and traditional Ayurveda centers.

Elephant ridesBook an Elephant Tour

Elephants are Thailand’s national symbol and a reserved animal of the place. Elephant tour is something you can’t afford to miss. There are many ways to work and encounter with the elephants- by visiting the elephant nature park, or staying in elephant hills- a comfortable luxury tented camp. All these places are the hub of elephants and make you experience the natural wilderness of the country.

Experience the Adrenaline Rush

The country surely gives you a relaxing time, but be ready to experience the adrenaline rush with the amazing adventure activities offered by the country. Best known for the scuba diving and surfing, you can also relish adventure sports like- skydiving, zip lining, kayaking, White Water River rafting, snorkeling, mountain biking, waterfall abseiling, hot air ballooning, trekking, caving, and more.

Grand PalaceSatiate the Wandering Soul

Thailand is one fascinating land undoubtedly, a perfect place for the wandering souls. Thailand has many things to offer and when it comes to visiting the best places in Thailand, these places should be at the top of your list. Visit places like The Grand Palace, the tribe villages for the learning experience and knowing the culture better, Kanchanaburi, national parks, ancient ruins and other heritage sites such as Wat Phra Kaew. Enjoy around the pink lakes and don’t miss to enjoy the nightlife of the country.

reclining BuddhaSpiritual Getaway

Thailand is not only a place known for having unlimited fun and relaxing time, but the country is a perfect fusion of culture, spirituality, and tradition. Influenced by the Buddhism, Hinduism and Animism culture, Thailand’s center religion is Buddhism. The country has many Buddhist shrines and temples where you can go to find solace, calmness, and peace. You can go for meditation and chanting and attain complete harmony at various spiritual centers. Visit places like reclining Buddha, The Grand Palace, White Temple, Silver Temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, etc.

Shop til you Drop

From bustling markets to street stalls, you can stroll anywhere in Thailand to shop. Bangkok is a famous place among the shopaholics, so visit places like JJ Mall, Weekend Market, Asiatique Night Market, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Wualai Walking Street Saturday Market, the famous floating market, and many other shopping destinations.  You get everything from these markets that too at affordable prices.

FestivalGet the Festival Mode On

Thailand celebrates unique and amazing festivals throughout the year and many tourists especially visit Thailand during the festive months. The locals welcome the travelers to join them and offer unique insight into their culture, tradition, and custom. Festival like Lantern Festival (Yi Peng), Water Festival (Songkran), Rocket Festival (Boon Bang Fai), Vegetarian festival, Chiang Mai Flower festival, Lopburi Monkey Banquet, Surin Elephant festival, etc., to name a few are the famous ones.

Thailand is one amazing place to be at and you surely relish every moment of your stay. Rejuvenate yourself in this serene atmosphere and get the best experience to cherish for life.

 

Manmohan Singh Author Bio : Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

Website: https://www.rishikulyogshala.org/

 

 

The Must See Places Of Thailand

Awesome Thailand Must see places

Thailand is the land of smiles and hospitality. It is a country where you will see too many contrasts on a day to day life. In one part of the city, you will see monks receiving alms at dawn for a living and in another part, you will see a legalized prostitution and party hubs. This is a destination, which is popular among backpackers as well as five-star travelers. Thailand has everything to cater to all kind of travelers and make them feel home. It feels simple and yet exotic all at the same time. This is the reason, it is very popular among travelers from all over the world.

Awesome Thailand Must see placesThailand is a big country and it’s not easy to decide which places to visit. There are so many beautiful places in Thailand and it is very hard to choose a few places. There are beautiful monuments, architects, markets, beaches and national parks. Here are some of the places a traveler must visit when traveling to Thailand for the first time.

Bangkok
The capital of Thailand is a modern city with a rich tradition. This is the first city where you land when you come from any part of the world. Bangkok’s two international airports cater to the global tourists from all over the world. In Bangkok, there is so much to see and do. Some of the important monuments to visit in Bangkok are Royal Palace, WatArun, and Golden Buddha. For a shopper, the Chatuchak Weekend Market and Pratunam Markets are the best places to buy things at bargain prices. The MBK center and Terminal 21 provide a different shopping experience. Khaosan road and Silom have good nightlife. For adult entertainment, Patpong is the most popular place among foreign tourist.

Chiang Mai buddhismChiang Mai
It is the cultural gem of Thailand, located 700 km north of Bangkok on the banks of the Ping River. Chiang Mai is calm and quiet. It is the land of mountains, valleys, and tribes. You have more chance of listening to late night jazz than heavy bass sounds here. There are Buddhist temples practically on every corner and a moat going through the old city add to the beauty of these temples. A visit to the nearby hill tribes in their village is a unique experience. The ethical elephant sanctuary is another must visit place in Chiang Mai to be with the gentle giants. The food here is one of the best in Thailand. There is no wonder that Chiang Mai is the capital of Thai culture.

Chiang Rai
Often confused with Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai has a very different feel and is smaller in comparison. It has one of the most famous Thailand landmarks. i.e. the White Temple (Wat Rung Khun). It is one of the most spectacular monument/tenple to see in Thailand. The other must-see temples here are WatPhraKaew and the blue temple, which is in all blue & gold colors. Chiang Rai is also a gateway for treks to nearby hills. The cycling trips to the surrounding countryside are an interesting activity to enjoy the natural surroundings.

KanchanaburiKanchanaburi
A trip to Thailand is incomplete without visiting Kanchanaburi. It is located at the edge of the mountain range and remains cooler than the surrounding towns. This is the place where the infamous Burma railway was built in 1942 when Japnese controlled the area. The Asian prisoners were forced to build the railway under inhuman conditions and half of the laborers died during the project. This project is known as “Death Railway” and it’s the site where “The Bridge over the River Kwai” was filmed. The area is now opened for visitors and they can cross over the bridge, visit abandoned trains and half-built railway tracks. There are a Memorial and the small museum showcasing the history of the infamous Thai-Burma Railway.

Phuket
Phuket is Thailand’s most famous and economical beach town. There are some of the best beaches in Thailand at PhangNga Bay. The “James Bond Island,” is one of the most famous places where “The Man With the Golden Gun” was filmed. Phuket is a notorious place for some reasons and its famous for the cabaret shows are popular among tourists. The bars and vibrant nightlife with music & full moon parties are other popular activities here.

Pattaya
It has gained the reputation as a “seedy” beach town over the years. The bar area is considered the most notorious place in the town. The places away from the bar area have many interesting things to see and do. The Bottle Art Museum, the Pattaya Floating Market, and Mini Siam are some of the interesting places to visit in this town. The beaches in Pattaya are not as good as those in the south of Thailand.

KrabiKrabi
Krabi is one of the best beach towns in Thailand with some of the most impressive beaches and seaside cliffs. Many surrounding beaches like The Phi Phi islands are very popular among snorkelers, scuba divers, boaters, and kayakers. The water is clear in Karabi and large coral areas exist here and have great water visibility. All these make it a great destination for all types of water activities.

KohSamui
KohSamui is popular for scuba diving and the Full Moon Party. This once in a month event is so popular that it attracts up to 30,000 people every month. These all-night parties are held on the beach. This is a must visit for people with any of these two things.

KhaoSok National Park
It is not a very popular place but one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. The park is divided into two parts, both sides are full of wildlife and natural surroundings. This place where you can spend some time in the lap of nature and enjoy the natural surroundings without disturbance. The two sides to the park are divided into a village, where you can go trekking or kayaking in the lake and in second parts they have very basic floating bungalows for an overnight stay.
Pai
Pai
It is a small town in the north of Thailand near Chiang Mai. This is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand, here you will find a perfect mix of locals, expats, digital nomads, and travelers. The main street becomes a street market every night selling food, local souvenir, and other items. There are rivers, mountains and rice fields all around the town, which are the perfect place for cycling trips. This laidback town is a perfect place to relax and stay for a longer duration. The road from Chiang Mai to Pai has 700 hairpin turns and gives a thrill while traveling.

KohNgai
The beach on KohNgai Island is one of the best and shown in brochures of Thailand tourism. This is a small island with no locals and has only resorts for tourists. There are no roads on the island and only footpaths used for walking. You have to walk on foot to go from one part of the Island to another or you can use longtail boats. The island has a clean white sand beach with clear water and there are beautiful corals in its surrounding waters. If you don’t want to do anything and just want to enjoy the sun and sand, then this is the place to be.

These are some of the must-visit places when you visit Thailand for the first time.

Top 7 Places to Visit in Thailand

Top 7 places to visit in Thailand

You are in for a treat if you are going to visit or plan on visiting Thailand real soon, because of the many great things to do and explore! If you feel like going to diving trips around the country, Thailand is incredibly a great place for diving and snorkeling. Cheap and tasty food around every corner, which a lot of people believe that Thai food is one of the best! Overall, if you’re down to travel to Thailand, continue reading our favorite places to visit in Thailand!Top 7 places to visit in Thailand

VISA

If you are from the US or from Europe, don’t forget that you need to have a passport with at least 6 months before expiry. For Thailand, you are eligible for 30 days visit, visa free, if you come by plane. If you come overland, it will be 15 days. You can check this link, if you need a Visa to visit Thailand as a tourist.

Weather

There are three different seasons in Thailand. Between June and November is rainy season. Between November and February is the best season to visit Thailand, it’s not rainy, and it’s not too hot – so yes, fair weather I would say. Between March and  May, the weather is very hot in Thailand. You will have to make sure you are bringing attire appropriate for cold weather .

Places To Visit in Thailand

Ayutthaya

AyutthayaAyutthaya is the capital of Ayutthaya Province. Ayutthaya was a kingdom from 1351 to 1767. They had several wars against Burma and in The Burmese-Siamese War (1765-67). The final result was the sack of Ayutthaya and the end of Ayutthaya Kingdom in April 1767. If you’re someone who haven’t travelled to Ayutthaya before, or just an ordinary train travel before, you might be wondering how it looks like. Train systems in Thailand actually work well, although it cannot be always on time, because of all the stops it has to do. Enjoy visiting the temples and riding a bicycle to move around!

Bangkok

BangkokA mere 5-minute walk outside the hotel and you’ll see a local street food area. Good for when you’re craving the authentic street life of Bangkok. Street food, fried rice, noodles,  the fresh fruits – you name it, they have it! There are even more local vibes when you go to Talad Noi, a small market where you can enjoy Thai food like locals do. You can also visit Khao San Road where you will find night markets and the most affordable places to stay in Bangkok.

Chiang Mai

Chiang MaiChiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand and the capital of the Province of Chiang Mai. We really loved the city and there are many plans to do: meeting people, nightlife, local food, day trips outside the city, visiting temples and exploring the night market. There are many temples and places to visit outside the city.

Krabi Ao Nang

KrabiAo Nang is a very beautiful beach. It’s about 10 kilometers from downtown Krabi. From Ao Nang, you can ride the boat and reach 3 Thailand beaches, next to each other. Take the boat from Ao Nang to Ton Sai, then walk to Railey, then to Phra Nang. One way ticket costs 100 Bath ($3) each. The Railey Beach is probably the most popular of all the beaches in Krabi. It was very very crowded when we got there. So many people lying down on the beach for a tan, and also a lot of people swimming in the green warm waters.

Koh Phangan

Koh PhanganWhen people plan a visit to Koh Phangan, one of the first few reasons that may come to mind is the Full Moon Party. Koh Phangan is very popular because of these parties. These events are usually full of people, with most of them backpackers who come to the island for socializing and adventure.

Kanchanaburi

KanchanaburiThere are many places to visit around Kanchanburi.Our favorite is Erawan Waterfalls. It’s an hour drive from Kanchanaburi, there is no traffic and the road looks good! Erawan Waterfalls is very clean and if you go in a proper time to visit, you can get good pictures with just a few people there. We took a couple of hours visiting Erawan Waterfalls and we had time for swimming, fish massage and taking tons of pictures. It´s a perfect place to visit if you like to visit beautiful waterfalls.

Koh Chang

Koh ChangThe island of Koh Chang is located in Trat Province which isn´t very far from Bangkok. It´s not that touristic as Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. We enjoyed the natural colors and the ambiance in those places. The place was very quiet and you can relax in a hammock or relax in the swing. Sunsets at White Beach are really beautiful.

 

Awesome Low Priced Airlines Thailand 2017

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After spending a great day with a friend who just got into town, I came to the realization that so many travelers that come to Thailand have no idea about our great selection of Low cost Airlines. Sure most everyone knows about AirAsia. But there are a lot better offerings out there right now in 2017.

AirAsia is great as they really brought in low cost flights to the area. But from my experience they tend to be a bit more expensive then the others for domestic flights. Most likely this is because of their popularity. Little do people know that most of the low cost airlines include a check-in bag in the price of the ticket, and if you keep a lookout for their promotions, you may even be able to catch a domestic flight for around 500baht (~$15). Here is a list of my favorites. check them out, and leave a your comments below.Bangkok_Air

Bangkok Air

Bangkok Air touted as the Boutique airline of Thailand really lives up to their reputation of being one of the best local airlines, and certainly my favorite. With their free lounge and excellent customer service. It is a rare occasion when I am disappointed. keep in mind that the lounge access is only available before your Bangkokair flight. So if your flying to Bangkok with a 5 hour layover to catch an international flight to Europe or the US. Your 5 hour layover will be spent out in the crowd with the rest of the economy travelers, fighting for a bench to rest your weary body.
Also Bangkokair flies direct to BKK (Suvarnabhumi Airport).Thai Smile Airways

Thai Smile Airways

Here is another great airline that flies direct to BKK (Suvarnabhumi Airport). Which I usually use to price shop against Bangkokair, as I prefer to fly directly to bkk if I will be flying onward to a long-haul international location. Also with both of these airlines, you can ask for them to check your bag all the way through to your final destination. They are not always able to but if it is a partner airline of theirs then I push them to take care of this headache for me, especially if I have a short layover and do not want to stress about grabbing my bag just so I can recheck it in on the next flight. Another thing to keep in mind is this airline is part of ThaiAirways a 4star airline and member of staralliance, so their is a good chance that they can book you all they way through to your home.Nok_Air

Nok Airways

These guys have been around for a while and also do a great job. ‘Nok’ the Thai word for bird, as you will notice by the bright yellow beak on the nose of the plane. Unfortunately only fly into Don Muang on Bangkok destination flights. They offer a reasonable rate and great service. So if you are just flying into Bangkok or if you are willing to take the free shuttle across town to BKK. They can also be a great solution to the budget minded traveler.Thai Lion Airways

Thai Lion Air

Here is another economy airline that has only been around for a few years, and is making a big dent in the industry. I first heard of them a few years back when their representatives were handing out Flyers in the Chiang Mai walking street proclaiming 500 baht flights to Bangkok. Since that time they have become a bit more popular, and those flights are a bit fewer and farther between. They also use Don Muang as there airport in Bangkok so keep that in mind for connecting flights.AirAsia

AirAsia

Ok, I couldn’t have a post like this without mentioning AirAsia. These are the old guys in the industry, and have done the best at getting there name out to become a recognized brand the world over. Based out of Kuala lumpur but do a great job at covering the Thai marketplace.
If you are planning well in advanced you may certainly find a few good deals. Also keep in mind they only fly to Don Muang when in Bangkok. and a check in bag is extra, well actually most everything is extra. A slight touch better then Ryan Air in Europe. Which may be a bad example as Thai Hospitality in general is leaps and bounds above Ryan air’s.

Many of these airlines don’t seem to know much about SEO or getting there name out, so if you do not remember the airline name they may be a bit hard to find via the search engines. So go ahead and add this post to your favorites for future reference, and please share with your friends. Also there are a few other small airlines as well as other international ones who offer some great rates on Thai domestic flights. Have a great flight and leave your comments below.

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