A 4 Day Trip to Bangkok – More than a Shopper’s Paradise

It is quite common for tourists to treat Bangkok as a transit city or a place where you can shop at bargain prices. However, there is more to the city than that. If you have a few days to spare, exploring the city is something you must do.

On the first day, you can explore the most popular attractions of Bangkok, the temples, and the royal palace. The Grand Palace is now empty with the royal family living elsewhere, but you can appreciate the architecture and wander the gardens. It is essential that you visit Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Traimit, and Wat Benchamabophit. After visiting the temples, you can take a cruise along river Chao Phraya, which is also known as the River of the Kings. You can simply take the river taxi if you are looking for a cheaper option as opposed to the tourist boat. At the end of the day, visit Khao San Road, which is the backpacker capital of the world. Day two can be spent in a more or less leisurely manner paying a visit to the floating market and watching a Muay Thai fight. Spend an evening at Lumpini Park which is only ten minutes from Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites. Visit China Town in the night for pretty streets and great street food. Visit the shopping malls on day three. You could also tour the house of Jim Thompson, an American spy who mysteriously disappeared. Try to get yourself to Siam BTS at 6 pm, if possible. The sight of Thai’s reaction at the national anthem is worth seeing. Incidentally, it would be helpful for you to stay at a Bangkok Hotel Near BTS as the Skytrain is your cheapest mode of transport. If you are looking for nightlife, head over to Suk Soi 11 at night. During the last day of your stay, indulge in art and culture by visiting the National Museum, Art and Culture Centre, and if you have the guts, the Corrections Museum.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.


Keep your day free for a blissful spa treatment; after all you are on holiday

Siddhalepa ANARVA Mount Lavinia, Spa in sri lanka,hotel in Mt Lavinia

The fact that you are on holiday demands that you take some time off to rejuvenate as well. Remember, as much as you indulge in adventure, shopping and dining, your body is your temple and you have got to treat it right. What better way than indulging in some amazing spa treatments right here in the city?

If you are one who prefers spa treatments at your place of accommodation itself, when looking for a hotel in Mt Lavinia, consider staying at the likes of Siddhalepa ANARVA Mount Lavinia. A myriad of blissful spa treatments await. And the best part is that they are just minutes or even seconds away from your room!

You will have a range of options to choose from depending on the need of the hour. How about taking an entire day off to experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation? You can try out the various services on offer and your mind and body will thank you for it.

For starters, try out a full body massage. The masseuse will utilise a range of ayurvedic oils that work best for your body type. The massage itself will include a combination of strokes (i.e. kneading, rubbing, stroking and squeezing). Besides complete relaxation the massage also offers benefits such as pain reduction, reducing body fat, improving skin tone and inducing sound sleep.

If you are experiencing fatigue or portraying a constantly tired appearance, the Netra Basti is right for you. This treatment can be traced back to ancient India where they used medicated oils to relieve tension trapped in your eye sockets. This treatment helps improve eyesight and nourishes the nervous system via your eyeballs. It even helps smooth away wrinkles!

Other treatments you can try out are Panchakarma, Shirodhara, Picchill, foot massages and a range of others that are sure to alleviate how you look and feel.

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Yoga Retreat in Negombo, Sri Lanka – Rejuvenation Along the West Coast

In today’s fast paced world we often need time to just pause, put away the clutter and the worry, just block out all the “noise” and focus on finding the balance. One of the best ways to do this is by engaging in yoga. Based on an Indian philosophy from days of old, yoga was recently included by UNESCO on its Intangible World Heritage list. Of course, to truly practice yoga and all the different poses, the setting is really important.

That’s where the idyllic coastal town of Negombo comes in. Tucked away along Sri Lanka’s West Coast, this popular getaway by the sea offers the perfect backdrop in which to experience a yoga retreat. You can find Sri Lanka Ayurveda hotel options here if you are looking to also experience some traditional Ayurveda treatments that are the perfect complement to yoga. Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions is one such place you can stay at which offers yoga and meditation too.

Many resorts and hotels also have yoga classes which are great for beginners looking to learn more about it. It is important you get proper guidance not only on the various poses but also on the breathing techniques which are an integral part of enjoying the many benefits it offers for mind, body and soul. Couple this with enjoying Ayurvedic cuisine, fun outdoor activities in Negombo like jogging on the beach, or swimming in the ocean and you have the ideal coastal escape.

Negombo also offers some wonderful settings in which to practice yoga; find your quiet space amidst the shore at dawn and feel the warm and radiance of the sun as you greet the day with an all new purpose and passion for life. Come evening, take in the magical vistas of the sunset as you try your newly learned yoga poses and bid adieu to the day that was.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.