The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers located on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River is a perennial tourist favorite, and it’s not just due to how beautiful their suites are known to be. Customers who book a stay within this location are taken on a tour that lasts one hour, and it consists of showing off Bangkok’s interestingly rich heritage so that customers can really get the total feel when it comes to the culture surrounding the area. The hotel has a five star rating, so it is definitely a reputable option for tourists.
“Besides its strategic location, one of the best things about the property is its 1-Hour Gem program where tourists can embark on a curated excursion around the area to attractions and sites that are within an hour from the hotel.”
Bangkok’s night life is one that is raved about across the globe, but which places are the most happening once the nighttime hits? Ashley Sutton’s Maggie Choo’s is one of the most recommended places for tourists looking to light up the night. The nightclub is located in the basement of a hotel, but it is anything but dingy. This club has a jazzy feel to it with its leather furniture and dimly lit ambiance. Visitors also highly recommend their cocktails.
“Another great place for bar hopping — if you don’t mind hanging with the under-25 set — the numerous clubs and pubs that line Royal City Avenue (taxi drivers all know it as RCA) provide a congregation point for youngsters looking to chill out.”
When visiting international vendors, you’re going to want to be well-versed in the ways that you can avoid being ripped off by the local sellers. A good rule of thumb is to always keep your composure. If you start to get mad while haggling, this isn’t going to get you anywhere. Also keep calm whenever you find an item you like, as being too excited can show the vendor that you are more vulnerable and can be easily taken advantage of.
That attempt at haggling did get me thinking, however, about the various ways travellers get themselves ripped off while they’re trying to shop overseas.
The largest island in the whole country of Thailand goes by the name of Phuket. You can find it in the Andaman Sea, and it is 878 kilometers north of the equator. The main language is of course Thai, but if you find yourself frequenting the west coast or commercial areas, you will probably find locals who speak English as well. The majority of locals are Buddhist, but there is a large community of Muslims as well.
“Most of Phuket remains jungle and tropical rainforest despite an acceleration of development over the past 20 years.”
One of the most luxurious places that you can visit and still not spend too much money is Thailand. It is a gorgeous place and a big vacation spot for many people who have always wanted to go visit it. This new jungle retreat in the country is a huge tourist attraction as you can get really close to live elephants. Chiang Rai is one of the few places in the world where you can experience these gentle giants up close and you can do it here knowing that the animals are treated well and run by compassionate conservationists who have ling championed sustainable elephant tourism.
“Anyone who has struggled to get their child out of the bath will sympathise with the mahouts watching over Bleum and Beau.”