A Stroll Down the Old City of Chiang Mai – Travel back in time!

Located in the northern region of Thailand, right next to the modern Chiang Mai city, The Old City of Chiang Mai is an idyllic destination to witness Thai culture and art. Read on to know more about this amazing region and things you could do here.

Overview

Founded in the year of 1296 the Old City of Chiang Mai is one of the most historically significant cities in Thailand. It has also been recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visiting here and taking a stroll while witnessing the amazing views will certainly be a unique experience especially if you are a history buff.

Places to see

Chiang Mai has a variety of places you could visit to see exquisite art and stunning architecture. There are some spots that offer a variety of entertainment too. Chiang Mai Art and Cultural Center, the exquisite street markets, religious monuments and temples are some of the places you might want to consider visiting.

Getting there and accommodation options

You can reach the site by taking a taxi from any part of the new Chiang Mai city. If you are staying at any of the Chiang Mai residences which are located close to the old city the likes of Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites, it will be easy to get about easily.

Other things to do

The markets in this city are home to a number of boutique shops that specialize in selling souvenirs and crafts. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes around the city where you could spend a memorable time together with your loved one while enjoying great food.

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Embark on an Adventure in Phuket – An Exotic and Entrancing Island

The Thai island of Phuket always captures the imagination of the visitor with its attractions. In Phuket, you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of exciting adventure activities.

Visit Phang Nga Bay

If you take the opportunity to visit Phang Nga Bay you will have the chance to experience some magical scenery. You will be able to join a relaxed sunset cruise aboard a Chinese junk vessel, or alternatively explore the bay aboard a canoe.

Elephant Encounters

If you love animals in general and elephants in particular, make it a point to visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket where you will be able to interact with the pachyderms in an enjoyable and ethical way. A Phuket resort to consider which would be within convenient reach of this sanctuary would be Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas.

Visit Phi Phi Islands

The picturesque Phi Phi islands have gained a firm reputation for their exotic beauty. If you take the opportunity to visit these entrancing islands you will be able to admire their lovely beaches, lofty cliffs and other natural features.

Experience the Big Buddha

One of Phuket’s well-known sightseeing attractions is the striking Big Buddha which measures 45 m in height. This massive marble statue which is a local landmark stands on a hill and is visited by a host of devotees as well as sightseers.

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Koh Samui Travel Guide – A Paradise of Sandy Beaches

Koh Samui is no longer a sleepy backwater! Unlike any other island in Thailand, it has its unique island chic cocooning everything about an idyllic vacation in Thailand.

Wat Plai Laem

Thailand is home to a fair share of jaw-dropping temples. Amongst them, the Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui boasts several eye-grabbing features compelling you to visit this serene religious complex. The striking white 18-arm statue of Guanyin built in the centre of the temple ground is the cynosure of all eyes. The two long halls on either side of the statue feature colourful murals and frescoes depicting Buddhist mythological stories.

Na Muang Waterfalls

Spilling down from the highest points of the island, the Na Muang Waterfalls features an awe-inspiring sight to behold. It’s incredibly spectacular with water plummeting down into a large pool at the foot of the waterfall. What makes this waterfall more picturesque is undoubtedly its lush jungle surroundings. In between the two waterfalls lies the Na Muang Safari Park which features monkey shows and elephant rides!

Chaweng Beach

Being the largest of Koh Samui’s beaches, the Chaweng Beach is a gorgeous strip of beach to spend your vacation. The central part of the beach attracts “up for party” young travellers which feature pumping music, scrumptious food and a range of cocktails. If you’re staying at one of the many Koh Samui resorts the like of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, the beach is 15 minutes away.

Secret Buddha Garden

Also known as ‘magic garden’ this enchanting attraction is located in the hills of Samui’s jungles. For all curious holidaymakers who wish to uncover Thailand’s culture on an off beaten track may opt to this place.

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