Chiang Mai’s 5 quirkiest attractions

Chiang Mai is full of different attractions and places for you to visit. Starting from all the way from a tea garden, to a small factory that produces paper with poop where you can participate in the paper making process of using odorless elephant dung!  Chiang Mai is full of dozens of religious Buddhist temples, and it’s even lasted for more than over 700 years. It’s a very unique place compared to other tourist sceneries. Chiang Mai is a large producer for annual revenue, and it’s still growing today with thousands of people coming and going.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thailand’s Chiang Mai is a worthwhile tourist attraction with a stunning scenery, Buddhist temples, and historical sights.
  • Visit Elephant Poopoo Paper Park to learn about paper production. Paper was invented in China.
  • Worth a visit are Mae Kaet Noi (hell temple), the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution Vocational Training Centre for a massage, and the ‘illusion art’ museum, Art in Paradise.

“Wat Mae Kaet Noi, usually called the ‘hell temple’, is located in an area of unbelievably green rice paddies, sleeping dogs and scruffy, roadside banana palms. The peaceful rural environment does nothing to prepare you for the graphic tableaux in the grounds of the temple.”

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Pullman Bangkok King Power completes makeover

The Pullman Bangkok King Power, located near King power Duty Free Downtown Complex, has recently undergone extensive renovations. The 354 guest rooms, eighteen which are deluxe rooms with balconies, now have wifi, USB ports, rain showers and complimentary deluxe skin are and bath products. There are now twenty function rooms available with a large ballroom. There is a spa, pool and five options for eating and drinking. Guests also receive complimentary vouchers for King Power Duty Free.

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New hotel openings: March 6-10, 2017

Have you ever thought of going to someplace brand new and unique for vacation? Well there are four new hotels opening up very soon in Asia. The first one is Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou and it is located in China. This hotel has many options for entertainment; including spa, board games and kid play area. The second one Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa is located in Thailand and this one also offers a spa, pool and kids area. The third one is Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade and is in Malaysia. This hotel has a beautiful roof top pool, all day restaurant, lounge and gym. The fourth hotel is ibis Bangkok IMPACT which is also located in Thailand and has all the luxury in your room that you never have to leave it. This hotel offers flat screen tv’s, free Wi-Fi and an in room safe. All of these hotels are brand new and ready for your next vacation.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou offers extensive amenities focused on active entertainment and relaxation to include spas, karaoke, and games.
  • With five options for dining you will never tire of the same food and beverage choices.
  • For those favoring an active experience indoor and outdoor pools are available as well as access to a gym and yoga facility.

“Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will be opening the 209-key mountain retreat in Sichuan Province on March 1.”

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Renaissance Resort to Open in Pattaya

One of the newest resort is soon to be opened at Pattaya, Thailand in September 2017, the Renaissance Resort. Part of the Marriot portfolio of properties where many choices of relaxing are available to cater the needs of the people who are looking for a comfort in their lives. This resort is a modern type that includes spa and a hotel with an attractive choices for breakfast, drinks and grills. The interior and exterior design of this hotel resort is well-designed to fill-up the senses with complete comfort and relaxation. The resort will feature 257 guestrooms, 2 outdoor swimming pools as well as a kids pool and club, and a luxury spa. Check back here closer to September for more details.

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Thailand extends visa fee waiver scheme for tourists from 21 countries

In an effort to help support its thriving tourism economy, the government of Thailand is extending a fee waiver for tourists from twenty-one countries. This waiver, which originally went into place last year on November 30, will now be extended to August 31 of this year. Yuthasak Supasorn of Thailand’s Tourism authority says that the goal is to stay the top tourist destination in the region. The fee waiver applies to visa applications made at Thai consulates and embassies. There is still a slight charge for visas on arrival, but it has been cut in half.

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