Lesser-Known Locations to Visit in Thailand – Dare to be Different

As Thailand has become one of the most visited destinations in the world, finding places that are not visited by the large crowds can be hard. However, after hours of research here are some lesser known locations that you can visit!

Chiang Dao

Offering dramatic views of the mountainous area, Chiang Dao translates to City of Stars, thanks to its high altitude. Wanderlusters will be able to find a number of secret caves, cascading waterfalls, hot springs and of course mountains, to explore through.

Trang

Trang is a beautiful less travelled destination on Thailand’s stunning coastline. Spend your day lounging under the sun in the soft sandy beach and enjoy the delectable dishes served here.

Hua Hin

There are a number of attractions in Hua Hin which vary from waterfalls and mountain treks to visiting ancient temples. If you’re staying at Anantara Hua Hin Resort, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas.

Phetchaburi

Located in close proximity to the Myanmar border, Phetchaburi has a variety of wildlife residing in the rainforests. You can hike through the national parks and explore the limestone caves here.

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All about the Lunuganga Estate – The Iconic Abode of Geoffrey Bawa

When it comes to famous Sri Lankans throughout the world, there’s probably one name that truly stands out in an international context and that is the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa.

A Breathtaking Estate

Geoffrey Bawa left his mark all over the island, but the Lunuganga estate is definitely his most remarkable achievement. It is a country home that is situated in a massive garden estate that was extensively designed to showcase his unique architectural style of ‘tropical modernism’. There’s many a ‘Geoffrey Bawa hotel’, which prominently features this style in design, such as Anantara Kalutara Resort.

History of Lunuganga

Lunuganga started off as a cinnamon estate during the time of Dutch colonisation and was converted into a rubber plantation when the British took over. Eventually, Geoffrey Bawa bought the estate after it was given to the local tax collector.

The Garden’s Design

The garden’s design is very striking and showcases aspects of Italian renaissance as well as Japanese landscaping. The meticulously designed garden has many ornamental features such as statues and sculptures. Its boundless beauty is an essential experience, so be sure to visit if you’re nearby.

The Intriguing Botany

One of the most notable aspects of the garden estate is how the various botanical aspects of the area have been left fairly untouched despite the extensive landscaping. So you will find leviathan trees interspersed with lush vegetation.

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Travel Guide to Qatar – Tips to Enjoy your Getaway to the Fullest

Although Qatar is rather small in size it has myriad things to offer vacationers making it a getaway of choice among many.

Qatar

A land of contrasts, Qatar offers exciting sensory experiences from amazing architecture to glitzy shops, unbelievably luxurious hotels to equally extraordinary museums and art galleries that sit cheek by jowl with ancient souks and unexpectedly lush parks.

Timing the Visit

Qatar in summer is known to be extremely forbidding weather wise. From May to September the city experiences highs of 50 degrees C combined with high humidity that makes it impossible to do anything out in the open, not even when the sun goes down.

Qatar, Doha, City ​​Life, The Centre, Shops, Cafes

Visit the cultural and historic attractions

Doha is popular for its beautiful forts, towers and other architectural marvels from the past. These present a great opportunity for travellers to discover the culture and heritage of Qatar. If you are visiting this part of the country ensure to reserve your stay at a hotel in Doha which gives easy access to many attractions, such as Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

Preparing a Budget

The most important part of a vacation is that it should be affordable. Estimating all the expenses prior to the trip, inclusive of getting to the destination, daily expenses, allowances for emergencies, shopping and a few extras is important.

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+