The bright blue sea associated with the Tarutao National Park is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for something completely different from traditional vacation options. These 51 islands are hardly ever touched by tourists, and they are the antithesis of a typical, event-packed vacation. Locals can be seen barefoot on decks, reading through books while relaxing and drinking socially. There are no upbeat restaurants or casinos, it is just you, the land, and the residents of the islands.
“Some of my fellow passengers kayak or paddleboard around little coves where the emerald water is as clear as vodka and so warm it invites you to fall overboard.”
Bangkok101 takes us on a journey along the khlongs and back-alley waterways of Bangkok.
Klong Dao Kanong is a canal in Bangkok. Travelers on the Kanong will experience several sharp right angles as they proceed along the waterway’s path. The banks of the canal also incorporate a wealth of interesting history that can be seen in the array of buildings and edifices. A buzz of factory activity was once the norm in the area and many old buildings attest to this. There are houseboats, verdant greenery and an array of wildlife to be seen. Some of the religious edifices include a large Buddha and an imposing black monk in a golden robe. The monk is a testament to the canal’s history, as monks would at one time go out in boats to receive early morning alms. There’s a new school and a snake farm. A trip to view all the treasures and history of the canal takes about three hours.
“The main river is full of visual treasures and lasting experiences. A mighty river loaded with Asian history.”
Late last year Fraser Hospitality was one of the first international hotel brands to open its doors in Buriram province in Thailand. The Isaan area on Northeast Thailand is short of international grade hotels and Frasers entry into the market will surely be welcomed by business travelers and others who visit the area such as conference goers.
“The hotel residence also boasts a complete range of facilities, including complimentary WI-FI, home entertainment systems, a swimming pool, 24/7 fitness centre, a launderette as well as a restaurant bar to meet the needs of every traveller.”
Members of Accor Plus can enjoy one complimentary night at a iconic hotel yearly. The benefits program covers over 800 hotels, numerous restaurants in 18 countries across the Asian Pacific. By joining the program, your membership has many perks such as deep discounts on hotel rooms and dining. It offers vouchers for savings on spa treatments and even a birthday cake. This is the ultimate option for people who love to travel or people who simply love the sights and history of Asia pacific.
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More and more people are traveling to Thailand for medical care, and it is leaving medical experts in other countries wondering why. Research is now emerging that shows Thailand is one of the number one spots for both invasive and non-invasive surgery mainly due to convenience. There are very affordable round-trip options when it comes to traveling internationally to Thailand, and this mixed with the warm weather that blesses the country make it a great place to seek out top-quality medical care.
Thailand has many foreign-trained doctors and undoubtably one of the biggest draws is cost, with prices being attractive when compared to western markets, even after factoring in costs after insurance.
“Thailand has now emerged as a world leader in the medical tourism sector with groundbreaking medical facilities together with an incredible adventure-tourism hotspot.”