Showing posts with label THAILAND. Show all posts
Showing posts with label THAILAND. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Magicland Unique Attractions In Bangkok

Magicland This amusement park is located on Phahonyothin Road on the way to Don Muang Airport. Within its beautifully decorated area there are linked paths, pools, castles and more than 30 fun rides. It is open from l0:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and l0:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekends.

Dream World Most Favourite Tourism In Thailand Bangkok

Dream World This large amusement park is a 10-minute drive from Don Muang Airport. It is beautifully
landscaped and has a variety of fun rides and games for the whole family. It is open from l0:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and from l0:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekends. Admission fee.

This is a big American-style theme park with all the trimmings. Corkscrew, Bumping Cars, Swinging Viking Boat, Rollercoaster they are all there, and more besides. My personal favourite is the Giant's House where everything is 50 times as big as it should be very convincing and it would be an absolutely great place to have a party. The Super Splash, and White Water Rapids are water rides and please note: You will get wet! Dream World also has a full fledged go-kart track and ‘Snow Land’ a display of artificial snow (although this attraction is not included in the main ticket fee). Dream World also features a live ‘Hollywood Action Show’ which up until recently had a dubious display of Nazi Storm Troopers successfully invading an Allied camp. Many people are glad that the current focus has changed to a SWAT team invading a criminal’s den.

Lumpini Park Most Favourite Attractions In Bangkok

One of the most underrated spots in the centre of the city. While it does not have specific attractions for children, other than pedal boats on the central lake, it is an invaluable green lung in the heart of the city. Children and adults alike can stretch their legs, feed the ducks and birds, or simply unwind at the friendly restaurant in the north-west corner.

Lumpini Park was created in the 1920s by King Rama VI on royal property. A statue of the king stands at the southwestern entrance to the park. It was named for Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal, and at the time of its creation stood on the outskirts of the city.

Lumpini Park was originally an open field called Sala Field, the private property of King Rama VI. In 1925 he donated it to the nation as the first public park. The name Lumpini comes from the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The park was used as a fair ground and as the site for The Siamrath Phiphithapan Trade Fair held to promote Thai products.
Today it lies in the heart of the main business district and is in the Lumphini sub-district, on the north side of Rama IV Road, between Ratchadamri Road and Witthayu Road. The Lumpini park itself is very spacious and well kept, and at weekdays it is hardly crowded. There is a substantial artificial lake and one can hire a boat to go paddling (or rather 'cycling') on it for a modest fee. The Lumpini park also has one of the few public libraries in Bangkok, and a well used open-air exercise facility. In the early morning one can observe the practising of Tai-Chi.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bangkok The City of Angels and Buddha Travel Tourism

Bangkok is the usual gateway for travellers. In addition to its own attractions, specifically the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn, one can use the capital as a base for trips to out-oftown sites, such as Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi. Bangkok is a sprawling city of more than 10 million people. Even though the nation and its capital are large, one will not have any problem getting around. Transport across town or across the country is both convenient and inexpensive. In Bangkok, air-conditioned taxis with metres are plentiful. An alternative type of taxi is the “samlor” or “tuk tuk”, a three-wheeled vehicle. They are noisy and open to traffic fumes, but
popular with visitors who find them exotic. The fare must be negotiated in advance. River taxis ply the Chao Phraya. Some are cross-river ferries and others serve the many piers on both banks as far as the northern suburb of Nonthaburi.

Bangkok’s public bus service covers every area of the city. There are both air-conditioned (blue) and non-air conditioned (red and cream) buses. Although they are crowded during rush hours, they are cheap. Maps of bus routes are available at tourist outlets. Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and Angel Air connect Bangkok with most major provincial cities and towns. On main routes, such as to Chiang Mai and Phuket, there are several flights daily. Travel by train is also convenient and inexpensive to the North, South, and Northeast. Air conditioned sleepers are ideal for long journeys. Tickets must be booked at the main railway station, Hualamphong, which has recently undergone a face lift, making is considerably more user-friendly.

The most comprehensive transportation network is the government-operated long-distance bus service. There is scarcely a town that is not served either on a direct Bangkok route or a feeder service from a provincial centre. There are many car hire firms in Thailand, including international companies such as Hertz and Avis. The road system is good, although the driving at times leaves something to be desired.

Thailand has a population of more than 60 million people with an area of 514,400 square kilometres approximately the size of France or the states of California and New York combined. It can be categorised into five main regions, each of which has its own charm and attractions and which in their diversity allow a visitor to experience a range of “holidays within a holiday”.

Foreign tourists are allowed to claim back the seven percent VAT charged in Thailand. The goods must be purchased from stores displaying the VAT Refund for Tourists sign. On any day, goods purchased at participating stores must not be less than 2,000 baht and the total amount of goods purchased, including VAT, must not be less than 5,000 baht. At each store, ask the sales assistant to complete two VAT refund forms and attach them to the original receipt. Claims can be made in the departure lounges of international airports after check-in and passport control.


 Once a fishing town, Pattaya has now become an amazing city surrounded by 30 offshore islands. Pattaya is located approximately 140 km southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Gulf of Siam. Pattaya’s accommodation ranges from luxuriously beachside hotels to simple guesthouses. It also offers the allure of a truly vibrant nightlife with a great variety of restaurants, night clubs, bars, discotheques, and the most famous Cabaret Show which one should not miss!

The city of Pattaya is a special municipal area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue (Nongprue) and Na Kluea (Naklua) and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. Bang Lamung township which forms the northern border of Pattaya covers parts of the tambon Bang Lamung (Banglamung), Nong Pla Lai and Takhian Tia. Bang Sali is on the southern border of Pattaya.

The city of Pattaya is a self governing municipal area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue (Nongprue) and Na Kluea (Naklua) and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. It is located in the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard zone, along with Si Racha (Sri Racha), Laem Chabang, and Chon Buri (Chonburi).

How to Get to Pattaya From Suvarnabhumi Airport

1. Taxi
Proceed to the taxi counter, level 2 at the Arrival Hall near entrance 3, 4, 7 and 8. Taxi Fare: Airport surcharge of THB 50 plus amount on meter and expressway fees.

2. Bus
You may purchase bus tickets at the arrival hall by Thai International. The bus transfer time is 2 – 2 ½ hours from the airport to Pattaya.

3. Rented Car
If you know how to drive a car, you may rent it which will allow you to reach your destination faster. You may rent from both local or international companies

From Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station
Also known as the Eastern Bus Terminal. It is located on Sukhumvit Road Soi 63 (BTS Sky Train Ekamai Station). The trip from here to Pattaya is approximately 2 hours.

Pattaya has a tropical climate and rarely sees any large differences throughout the year. However, the weather patterns can be divided into three seasons:
1. Hot – March to May
The weather is very hot and unpleasantly sticky. Temperatures can go up to 40°C.

2. Rainy – June to October
The rain is rarely lasts all day or night, with temperatures between 25°C to 30°C day or night.

3. Cool – November to February
The climate is tropical and humid most of the time, expected temperature to be 30°C during the day and 20°C at night.

Getting around Pattaya
- Songthaew Service
It is a cheap, popular and convenient mode of transport in Pattaya. There are two bench seats on both side of the pickup track with a cover on top. If you were to follow set route like a bus, there will be a fixed price. However, you will need to negotiate the price if you would like to go somewhere off its route. You may experience the life-style of Thais in Pattaya now!

- Motorcycle TaxiIf you are looking for a fast mode of transportation and are up for the risk you may wish to consider Pattaya motorcycles taxis as your form of transportation. The drivers wear either orange vests or green vests. Price starts from Baht 15.

- Motorcycle / Jeep / Car Rental
If you know how to ride motorcycle or even drive a car or jeep, you may rent it which will definitely allowed you to reach your destination faster. You may rent from both local or international companies

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bangkok National Theatre and National Museum Trip Thailand Dance

Thailand’s National Theatre, which is on Na Phra That Road next to the National Museum, features Thai classical dramas and international performances. Current programmes can be checked by telephoning the theatre on weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Located on Charoenkrung Road near the Old Siam Plaza is the Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre. Thai musical dance drama or “Khon”, are staged from January to March. Plays occupy the rest of the time around the year.

Musical Art Centre is located in the same building as the Bangkok Bank’s Phan Fa Branch. There are performances, discussions and activities on Fridays with free admission. For something completely different, visitors may like to watch Thai boxing. Known locally as Muay Thai, this spectacular sport has a growing following of fans worldwide, thanks to satellite and cable TV. Live performances are held on alternate nights at Ratchadamnoen Stadium and Lumpini Stadium. The beach resort of Pattaya offers a similar line up of night time activities, though places like Chiang Mai, Phuket and Ko Samui rely mainly on the bar and restaurant scene.

When it comes to enjoying life to its fullest, the Thai people almost certainly lead the rest of the world. This is summed up in the Thai phrase sanuk, or having fun, and there is no doubt that it is this approach to everyday life that helps make Thailand such an enjoyable place to visit. Thailand is full of opportunities to have a sanuk time, day and night. While Bangkok is the main centre of entertainment, every town and city has its share of activities dedicated to all sorts of fun and entertainment.

One of Bangkok’s great attractions is dining out. The city is full of restaurants representing just about every cuisine on this earth. But no visit to Bangkok or Thailand would be complete without sampling the local cuisine at least once. Hot and spicy, and with a hint of Chinese, Indian, Malay and even Indonesian influences, Thai cuisine has established itself as one of the world’s outstanding treats. Special mention should be made of seafood, for Thailand’s seas are full of delicious fish and crustaceans, and a seafood meal is, for many visitors, the highlight of their stay.

Thai restaurants range from the very simple, on almost every street, to the sophisticated, where a five-course meal is accompanied by a classical dance show. The city’s hotels usually boast two or three restaurants, which are likely to include French, Chinese and, increasingly, Italian cuisine. There is, in addition, a huge selection of independent restaurants serving excellent European, Japanese, Middle Eastern and American food. Bars and nightclubs can also be found in great numbers in Bangkok. The entertainment districts include Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Soi Thonglor), Royal City Avenue, Soi Sarasin and Soi 4 Silom Road.

Bangkok also has its “red light” districts of Patpong (which also boasts a lively night market), Soi Cowboy, and the Nana Entertainment Plaza. Western influences are reflected in the growing number of British-style pubs in Bangkok. These include Bobby’s Arms, the Toby Jug, the Bull's Head and Delaney’s. Several Germanstyle bars have also opened, and micro-breweries are becoming popular. Nightclubs tend to be large and on busy nights attract youngsters. The best known are Discovery and Taurus. Live music can found in several hotels. Certain bars, particularly in the Soi Sarasin district, are dedicated to jazz and blues.

 Concerts featuring international stars are becoming a more regular aspect of Bangkok’s nightlife. Leading ballet troupes and opera singers have also made appearances here. The daily English-language newspapers, such as the Bangkok Post and the Nation, carry informative listings of what is going on.

Sea Caves Is Beautiful Trip To Thailand Geo Park

Nature has jealously guarded the magnificence of Thailand’s sea caves that are surrounded with rocky bastions and high tide waters. Pathfinders found their way to these caves in the late 1980s, and tour companies sprang up to lead visitors to these sea caves via sea canoes and other craft. Honeycombed with caves, hollows and recesses and furnished with mangrove forests and lagoons, a number of uninhabited isles off Phuket Island and Phang-Nga in the south present unparalleled and unspoiled  geographical formations for canoe trips.

 The Sea caves are shielded by the mainland and Phuket Island, easing the effects of seasonal monsoons. Functioning like three big balloons attached together, sea canoes are safe since there is little chance that all three would get damaged simultaneously. Even if the boats capsize, they will not submerge and passengers can hold onto them. They are unlikely to tip, though, since elastic rubber canoes can absorb the forces of charging waves and maintain their balance properly.

The compression of air in rock crevices is probably the most important process in enlarging caves. High shock pressures are generated against a cave roof when a lens of the air becomes trapped between the incoming waves and the roofs. Similarly, very low air pressures may be generated for an instant as the water leaves the cave. These extreme pressure variations promote the removal of joint blocks from the roof and progressive enlargement of the cave.

 This is an eco-tour activity that is enjoyed in small groups. Catching the wave of pioneer Sea Canoe’s success, several other companies have jumped into the business. The first destination is usually Koh Hong. The yellow canoes are first inflated and than launched into the water. One guide is assigned for every two customers. These intensivelytrained guides are responsible for manoeuvring and narrating useful information about the caves and rooms.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Phuket Island Sailing and Diving Natural Heritage Sea

Phuket once again hosted Phuket Race Week with Image Asia as the driving force behind the event, now in its second year. After some debate and with careful consideration, Grenville Fordham and Andy Dowden of Image Asia made the decision to introduce the two divisions and two starts for the multihulls. The first day had bustling activity with an enthusiastic bunch of yachts and multihulls running the start, setting up time runs and testing the angles and breeze. The 100-year-old schooner Seraph served as committee/start boat, standing by in anticipation of the starter’s gun with divisions flags fluttering in the building morning breeze. Swarming multihulls were soon off on a starboard tack start heading for the first island rounding. Sailing in comfortable light to medium conditions both divisions headed off for an around the islands race with plenty of spinnaker gybes as the order of the day.

Thailand's only island province, Phuket has a lot more to offer its visitors other than its natural heritage sea, sand, sky, beach, forest, and world renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travelers to the city, while Phuket-style hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walks of life. In addition, accommodations ranging from world-class resorts to tropical-style bungalows have warmly catered to the different needs of travelers. For seafood lovers, there is a lot more to sample than just Phuket's famous lobster. Altogether, these characteristics have made Phuket a truly unique destination.

For a bird-eye view of Phuket, climb up the beautiful Khao Rang (Phuket Hill), northwest of the town centre. It's at its best during the week. Feel a long way from the prefabricated hubbub of Patong. If you fancy a glimpse of the Phuket behind the tourist traps, go-go bars and beaches, this isn't a bad place to start. Phuket's main day market (Ranong Rd.) is worth a wander and is the sport to invest in the requisite Thai and Malay sarongs, as well as baggy Shan fishermen's pants. A handful of Chinese temples inject some added colour into the area. Most are standard issue, but the Shrine of the Serene Light (Saan Jao Sang Tham), tucked away at the end of a 50m alley near the Bangkok Bank of Commerce on Phang-Nga Rd., is a cut above the rest. Here, you will find plumes of incense smoke, dazzling decor and peaceful ambience.

The shrine, which has been restored, is said to be nearly 200 years old and the sense of history is tangible.
Much more popular are trips to islands lying to the south and east of Phuket about 2 hours away by motor boat, including Koh Racha, Shark Point and Koh Dok Mai, Koh Phi Phi where you can see white-tip sharks, stingrays and moray eels besides colorful reef fishes.

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Phuket Patong Beach Popular Thailand Tourism

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