Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Taking a Trip to Mountain of Chiang Mai for Winter Time

From November onwards to February, it's when the cooling breeze of the Northern region of Thailand draw a great flock of tourists to take a trip to mountain and observe the beauty of nature. Some of the most popular destinations in Chiang Mai to visit during winter season include Doi Inthanon, Doi Ang Khang, Huay Nam Dang and Doi Luang Chiang Dao.

However, there are some other less traveled paths yet a promisingly striking view for those who prefer to be in somewhere peaceful and less hastened during New Year celebrations. Find the lists of low-key winter destinations of Chiang Mai here.

Doi Mae Taman
Doi Mae Taman is located in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai serving as the best observation spot for Doi Luang Chiang Dao and a sea of fog in the early morning.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas & New Year Celebration in Bangkok, Thailand

4 ways in making your vacation more exciting while travelling in Bangkok

Now, it is a moment for festive season in Thailand! During November to February are the months in which the climate is dry and cool, and so is a right time to travel around the country. Since the weather is suitable for travelling, there is no doubt that Thailand will attract a large numbers of tourists during this period.

Don’t worry about places or things to do in Bangkok for with the help of the 4 tips below, you will find your holiday in Bangkok the most impressive one!

Beer Garden

Many of the beer garden sites are covered up with both tourists and locals who love live music and enjoy having cold beer along with friends.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

5 December: Long Live His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand has beloved king “Bhumibol Aduyadej” that all of Thai people give the highest respect. Thai people regard him as the father of the nation whom they love the most. If you take a sight-seeing in Thailand, both around the cities and rural areas, the things that you would see very often are the pictures of the king Bhumibol. Father of the nation, king Bhumipol, is always be in Thai people’s hearts.

King Bhumibol
Every year on 5 December is set as the King's Birthday or Father's Day. The birthday of the monarch of Thailand, king Bhumibol, is also a national holiday and is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. The event is used by the loyal people of Thailand to express their reverence for their King.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thailand Vacation - Phu Chi Fa

If you are looking for a fascinating place to experience the wonderful sunrise, Phu Chi Fa or the mountain pointing to the sky is considered as a worth visiting natural site located in Chiang Rai Province.

In order to grab such an awesome experience from this beautiful natural site, you will have to get up pretty early. Additionally, not far from Phu Chi Fa, there is a campsite available where you can stay overnight. However, if you want to make yourself a little more convenient, accommodation in Ban Rom is another option in which you can spend a night.

The climbing to Phu Chi Fa is quite steep, but if you reach the viewing at the top of the mountain, you will surely find that it is really worth climbing up there as the sunrises is incredibly wonderful and the valley is covered in a sea of clouds early in the morning.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sparkling Night of Loi Krathong Festival

Loi Krathong Festival
Every year, when the full moon falls in the 12th month of Lunar calendar, Loi Krathong festival, a celebrations of water under the moonlight, will be held throughout of Thailand.

Loi Krathong is a ceremony of gratitude to thank Mae Kongka or Mother of Water for her scarification in giving us water to live on and generosity in forgiving us when we have ruin her water.

Loi is to float, and Krathong is a boat/raft, so the word Loi Krathong literally means to float a boat/raft into river. Krathong was originally a small cup made from bamboo or banana leaves, however, they are now transformed in to a flat slide of banana-tree trunk and decorated with colorful leaves and flowers. On the top, a candle and incense sticks are inserted.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do’s and Don’ts in Thailand - Social Customs

Thailand dos and don't
Apart from the concern of Thai monarchy and Buddhist religion, to list the don'ts of everyday Thai social behavior seems to be a bit unclear as western culture has spread all over the country, especially in Bangkok. On the contrary, those western customs that are acceptable in Bangkok might not be suitable for the countryside where ancient traditions are held with high respect and strongly adhered to people's mind. Below are some common examples of dos and don'ts in Thailand.

  1. Instead of shaking hands, Thais usually “wai” to greet each other. Wai can be done by pressing palms together in a prayer-like gesture with a little head bending when saying “sawasdee” (hello). It's a social custom for young people to wai older people, who will then give a wai in return.
  2. Use your foot to point things, and even a person, is considered rude. Head is regarded as the most respectable position because it is the highest part of the body. So, Thais do not allow to let anyone touch their head, even in a friendly gesture.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Thailand

Visit Thailand
Winter time is approaching the northern hemisphere and if you are planning to take a getaway to somewhere warmer with great retreats varied from beachside to mountaintops, we have 10 reasons why you should visit Thailand.

1. It's cheaper than ever to travel to Thailand now!
After Thailand's political unrest in the early of 2010, the country is trying to recover its economic strength by boosting domestic tourism. It means prices for accommodations and travel services are lower and better than in order to promote its safe situation and encourage people to visit.

2. You can get a luxurious trip at budget in Thailand.
Whether you are traveling to Thailand for a romantic escape, adventure trip, or spa experience, Thailand has it all for you at incredible and affordable price. Your currency can go a long way in Thailand and that makes luxury come at a great discount.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Getting around Thailand: Local Transportation

Going to places in Thailand can be done at ease since there is a number of transportation to accompany you. You can find buses and taxi anywhere, but why not try out the unique local transportation of Thailand?

A Songtaew (สองแถว), literally means “two rows,” is a transformed pick-up truck with a row of bench seats on the sides of the back. Sometimes there is an additional seat in between where you have to sit backward.

Songtaew, Thailand TransportaionSome travel destinations have Songtaews operated as local buses and they seem to be the most economical way to travel in a short distance. Before taking a ride, see if there is anyone in the back and check the price. If there is no one in the back to share the ride, chances that you might be over-charged.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thailand Weather: When is the Best Time to Travel to Thailand

Thailand WeatherThe tropical weather of Thailand is one of the reasons drawing a number of visitors to the country. With the average temperature between 28-35°C (82-95°F) through out the year, the weather tends to be hot and humid to others especially those coming from the West. Despite the joke saying that there's three seasons in Thailand; hot, hotter, and the hottest, the careful observer will find that the country is actually possesses three seasons;

Winter: Starts from November and lasts until the end of February. While the temperature will be at the lowest, you can barely feel the coldness and might only need a light sweater: Unless you are going to be up in the mountain ranges of Northern Thailand where the temperature can fall as low as 5°C, then you probably need a thick jacket and a scarf. Winter is the most popular time to visit the country. You will find it quite difficult to get a flight and accommodation or they can be very expensive especially during festive time like Christmas and New Year's.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What to Pack to Thailand – Tips for First-time Visitors

Packing your bag for a trip to Thailand can sometimes be frustrated. However, as Thailand is a tropical country and things are in a minimal price to buy, you can bring as little as possible and leave the others for a shopping spree in the country.

backpacker thailand
Documents and Money

Money belt or hidden wallet to hang around your neck are one of the good option to protect your money from pickpockets.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thailand Travel/Vacations

Thailand BeachThailand is renowned for its abundant natural resources and has long known as a Suwannabhumi, a golden land where its natural fertility is as precious as gold.

Thailand, the land of smile, is blessed with pure nature, beautiful attractions, and warm-hearted hospitality. Visitors to Thailand will find it delighted to travel around the country in any seasons. Starting from November to February, it is the best time for everyone to enjoy Thailand's cool season with its minimum humidity and low temperature compared to other period of time. This tranquil weather draws a number of travellers to Thailand's top destinations especially beach and islands.

Thailand Floating Market

To get to know Thailand better, let's start with the country's capital, Bangkok. Bangkok is a main hub especially for economic part making it a very busy city where one could never got bored of it.

Thailand Travel Video