Ultimate Koh Samui Itinerary – Explore an Island of Bright Beauty

Be it kicking your legs up on a lounge chair by the beach with a cooler in hand or exploring the underwater world for some adventure, the island of Koh Samui is the place to be! Here’s how to savour a holiday in this paradise.

 

Begin with the beach

If you are lodged in a Samui beach resort, making your way to the beach is obviously the first thing on your mind! Enjoy the tropical heat and explore the waters while snorkelling or even catch some waves for a good surf.

 

Indulge in a Thai massage

Pampering yourself with a rejuvenating Thai massage is a must on your visit here. Hotels like Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort provide fine spa facilities to help you unwind and enjoy some alone time.

 

Visit the temples

Thailand is famed for its amazing temples! So, why not check out the fascinating statues and architecture of the various temples such as Wat Plai Laem and Wat Khuranam.

 

Hit the night market

Step out into the streets at night and find the place lit up with the lights of wayside stalls selling some of the most amazing street food in Thailand! Grab a bite to eat while you get a glimpse of the local culture. You may even find a few trinkets to take back home as souvenirs.

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Wild Giants of Thailand – The Magnificent Thai Elephant

Elephants are the official national animal of Thailand and they have been a contributor to the Thai society and the society’s icon for centuries. Read on to know more about these magnificent creatures of Thailand.

Overview

The Thai elephants are a subspecies of their distant cousins the Asian elephant, they are much smaller in size compared with their Asian counterpart. In the ancient times, these elephants played a significant role in Manual labour, royal iconography and war.

Habitat and diet

The natural habitat of the Thai elephants in the tropical forests located in the western and the northern parts of the country. Elephants are herbivores and their diet mainly consists of fruits, tree bark and bamboo.

Seeing them

You can see these creatures up-close and personal during your elephant camp in Thailand during your stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort; a resort located in the northern region of Thailand.

Conservation

It is estimated that the country had an elephant population over 100 000 during the beginning of the 20th century but due to the destruction of the forest cover, the elephant population in Thailand has plummeted from 100 000 to just 4000 adding the name of the Thai elephants to the endangered species list. Today strict laws have been implemented by the government in order to protect these feeble creatures.

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Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga – Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind and Soul!

Engaging in a session of Yoga can have many psychological and physical health benefits! Read on to find out about a few of them which will have you wanting to start pronto!

Increased Agility, Flexibility, and Strength

Yoga is a great way to increase agility, flexibility, and strength all at once. Regular sessions help repair or overcome injuries and make sure connective tissues and ligaments are pliable and strong as your muscles.

Naturally, Reduce Chronic Pain

Yoga is a very effective way to relieve chronic pain, especially with ailments such as arthritis, migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia. Thailand is home to many reputable yoga centres which one can join to learn the art of yoga. Alternatively, you can choose luxury hotels in Chiang Mai including the likes of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort for both a holiday and a yoga learning experience.

Enhance Cognitive Functioning and Memory

Once you start practising yoga daily you will notice a marked increase in memory capacity and high levels of concentration which are attributed to meditation, the goal of yoga. It also can greatly benefit you at your job or school work.

Maintain an Ideal Weight

While it may not burn calories like a high-intensity interval work out, yoga normalizes body weight by restoring the hormonal balance in the body. It does so by reducing cortisol levels as well as the constant fight or flight response of our nervous system which leads many people to overeat.

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