Things to do in Thailand – Have a wonderful Thai experience

 

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The Southeast Asian paradise, Thailand, has become a hot spot for tourists in recent times. What is so special you ask? Thailand is famous for its heavenly beaches and grand temples that are ubiquitously spread across the country. There is much to see and do in Thailand;

Admire the majesty of the Grand Palace

With pinnacles so tall and rooftops decked in gold, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is the first attraction that comes to mind when making your list of things to do. This centuries-old palace was once the dwelling place of the royal family, the court and the entire government of Thailand for 150 years. The Grand Palace lies across an area of 219,800sqm and has never failed to leave visitors in awe.

Rejuvenating yourself Thai style

A getaway to Thailand is just not complete without getting yourself a traditional Thai massage! Those opting for a stay at luxury hotels in Thailand, perhaps a property of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas can probably find this service at the spa. Thai traditional massage is popular throughout the world for the refreshing feeling that comes with it.

The floating market experience

The floating market is without doubt one of the experiences that one can have only in Thailand. Damnoen Saduak floating market is the biggest one of them all. The floating market would be the best place for those who love photography to capture the essence of Thailand. The boats that glide across the river and the wooden stilt houses showcase an untold beauty that is worth setting eyes upon.

Explore Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is a gorgeous little island with wondrous beaches. A visit here is an absolute must to anyone planning to holiday in Thailand. This island is located in the province of Krabi and has no roads. So, you better be prepared to do some walking.

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Witnessing the Sea Life of Maldives – See the Wondrous Creations of Nature!

The Maldives is an archipelago surrounded by a sea that is rich in biodiversity. The tropical location and the corals surrounding the island provides shelter to a number of sea creatures. Read on to know about some of the unique creatures of the Maldives Sea.

The Coral

Corals are the predominant sea creatures of the Maldives islands; they are the reason for the formation of an archipelago in the first place. There are two types of corals that can be commonly found in the seas of Maldives the first one is the hard coral and the other is the soft coral both of them are very delicate creatures and you should admire their beauty without touching or harming them.

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Reef Fish

Attracted by the corals millions of reef fish teem the reef floor giving the snorkeler/diver a visual treat.

Some of the colourful kinds of fish you can find here are clownfish, the Moorish Idol, the Napoleon Wrasse, butterfly fish, the Oriental Sweet lip, the triggerfish, parrotfish, and angelfish.

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The Rays

Rays are one of the most majestic sea creatures of the Maldives Sea. These creatures gracefully swim the oceans and are totally harmless as they are filter feeders. You can see these creatures up-close and personal in most of the diving spots that that are scattered across the Maldives Sea. You can sign up for a diving session at almost all of the Maldives luxury hotels the likes of Adaaran Club Rannalhi.

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Turtles

Among the uncommon sea creatures found in Maldives, turtles have an important place. Five of the seven species of sea turtles in the world can be spotted in Maldivian seas. The turtle varieties you can see here are namely, the Green turtle, hawksbill turtle, the Olive Ridley, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles. All of these turtles are considered as threatened species and the country has several ongoing conservation programmes in order to protect these feeble creatures. You can see them by visiting any of the sea turtle rehabilitation or recovery centres scattered across the islands of Maldives.

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Whales and Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are the most commonly found dolphin species in the seas of Maldives. Seeing these friendly and highly intelligent creatures will definitely be an exciting experience. You can also see another sea mammal on your trip to Maldives that is the magnificent humpback whales. These gentle giants can be seen between the months of October to November.

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Sydney’s Chinatown -A city within a city!

Visit Sydney’s enchanting Chinatown to be amazed by the colourful mixture of Chinese culture, food and architecture. Read on to know more about this distinctive locale.

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About

Chinatown in Sydney was established in 1920 by the Chinese who began settling in Australia during the latter part of the 19th century. Today it is a bustling town where you’ll find some of the most fascinating things and places similar to what you would find in a town in China itself. The nightlife is vibrant and visiting here will certainly be a memorable experience.

 

Things to do here

Some of the main attractions you will find here are the food stalls and restaurants. Almost all the eateries serve decadent Asian food and they are the best you could find outside Asia. There are also a number of boutiques shops where you can buy Chinese antiquities and things which can only be bought in China. Travel fact; almost everything you get to buy here is pretty inexpensive too!

 

Events

Chinatown celebrates Chinese festivals according to the Chinese calendar along with many other events. Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Quixi Festival and the Qingming (Tomb Sweeping) Festival, are some of the festivals that are celebrated here. Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival is one of the biggest and most impressive Lunar New Year celebrations that happen outside Asia.

 

Reaching the town

A rail service operates from Central to Haymarket, which is located next to Chinatown and the market is just a stroll away from the Railway Station. The bus stop you need to get down to reach the town is stop number 17. You can also get here through a taxi from almost any part of Sydney.

 

Accommodation options

Chinatown itself offers a myriad of inexpensive accommodation options and by staying in one of them you can explore the area better. But if you are looking for a more comfortable accommodation option you can stay in one of the holiday apartments in Sydney which is located close to Chinatown the likes of Oaks Hyde Park Plaza.

 

 

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+