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5 of Our Favorite Experiences to Have in Thailand

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5 of Our Favorite Experiences to Have in Thailand

Heading to Thailand?

This glorious, mysterious, and (at times) ridiculous country is a smorgasbord when it comes to things to do, places to visit, and experiences to be had. Expect a rich depth of culture. Expect a deep history and yes, expect great food!

While the country is relatively small in area, it’s impossible to take advantage of all it has to offer in a short vacation stay. As such, it’s important to narrow down your list!

Regardless of whether you’re visiting Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Koh Samui, or Phuket, the following are some of our favorite experiences to have in Thailand. Apply these to any Thai destination, regardless of where you head!

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss on a Long Weekend in Phuket

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss on a Long Weekend in Phuket

Phuket is a favorite for exotic long weekends, and while there is plenty to do that you could easily fill a full week, even with only 3 days, you can take in a side of the island that is both varied and interesting.

Nicknamed the ‘pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is an island defined by its spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets, and warm blue sea. There’s fresh seafood, amazing beaches, great weather, friendly locals, and so much adventure!

Traveling to Thailand is one of the most exotic trips you can take, though Phuket is popular for short trips because it’s so easy to navigate. The whole island is well connected by roads, and renting your own vehicle makes it easy to pack the adventure in.

While there’s a huge range of choice for exploring Phuket; diving, nature hikes, massages, or even a day trip out to the surrounding Phi Phi Islands; the following are 5 things you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

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Reasons to Pick Koh Samui

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Reasons to Pick Koh Samui

When it comes to choosing a destination in Thailand, you can’t really beat Koh Samui. One of the world’s most beautiful islands, this small gem is jam packed with glorious beaches, lush tropical rainforests, spectacular Buddhist temples, and mummified monks.

Yes – mummified monks! Well, there’s one.

Whether you’ve only got 48 hours, or ready to spend a full week, Koh Samui is always a good idea when you’re visiting Thailand.

If you’re not already convinced, by the end of this article you will be!

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Koh Samui

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Koh Samui

For anyone with the choice of visiting one of the world’s most beautiful islands, it’s likely that you’ll try to spend as much time as possible. Though Koh Samui is one of those destinations that you wouldn’t want to miss, even if you only have two days to spare.

The lush tropical island is one of the most stunning in Thailand. Despite being small, the island is dotted with glorious beaches and breath-taking ocean views. Chasing paradise, travelers flock here from all over the world, the beauty of the island attracting everyone from the budget backpacker to the mega famous.

There is plenty to see and do here beyond beaches and crystal clear waters, so if you know that you have only 48 hours on hand, it’s worthwhile planning your itinerary in advance. Even with only two days, you can take in a side of the island that is both varied and interesting! Feel free to use this itinerary.

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3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

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3 Days in Bangkok Itinerary (Places to Visit & What to See)

Bangkok’s reputation precedes itself, but however you feel about the Thai capital, it is safe to say that it’s definitely not a boring place.

For me, it was a struggle to like the city. On my first visit I loved it, on my second I hated it. On my third and fourth I was a bit indifferent, and on my latest visit, in February 2018, love blossomed again.

Having spent quite some time in ‘the Venice of the east’ I feel comfortable writing that if you visited Bangkok without liking it, you probably had the wrong guide.

So to help you avoid developing an unhealthy and complicated relationship with Bangkok, here are some tips to make sure your visit to ‘the Sin City of Asia’ (damn, so many nicknames) is going to be a spot on success.

You can also use our three day Bangkok itinerary as a guide for planning out your trip.

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

Posted by on 4:45 pm in Adventure Travel, China, Eco Tourism, Ecuador, India, Japan, Thailand | 22 comments

Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

It’s one thing to see pictures of incredible wildlife online, but getting up close and personal with them is another matter entirely.

From meeting pandas in their natural environment, and snow monkeys in Japan to ethical experiences with elephants in Thailand, here are six amazing travel ideas for animal lovers.

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Take the Road Less Travelled: 5 Unexpected Things to Do in Bangkok

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Take the Road Less Travelled: 5 Unexpected Things to Do in Bangkok

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is an interesting and intoxicating destination famous for its full on food, urban exploration, and cultural contrasts.

From getting lost in the maze of streets and tiny lanes around Chinatown, to finding yourself in conversion with a Buddhist Monk on a smart phone, this is a city with a rich and multifaceted personality, and has long drawn some of the highest tourism of other cities in South East Asia.

But although being a living example of the well trodden path, Bangkok still has a bountiful number of secrets which have remained largely unexplored by typical travellers.

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Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

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Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

Thailand has become one of the popular countries in the world for travelers seeking affordable luxury, with everything from 5 star hotels, to Michelin star restaurants, and private luxury villas available for less.

Budget travelers and backpackers can often get by in Thailand for US $25 per day, but most of us have a lot more to spend. And what might get you a 3 star hotel in some of the world’s more expensive cities like London, Paris, or New York, can often translate into a stay in a million dollar villa in Phuket.

A country that offers some of the best value for the money, a trip to Thailand gives everyday travelers the unique opportunity to shoot higher than 5 star hotels, and as such, private luxury villas have become the trend.

Think incredible locations, infinity pools, state of the art kitchens, and the exclusivity of your own residence; antique furniture, elegant interiors, and tropical gardens with day beds.

But what’s more affordable than staying in a private luxury villa in Thailand? Not having to pay for it!!

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A Stay in Phuket’s Newest Luxury Resort: MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Hotel Review

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A Stay in Phuket’s Newest Luxury Resort: MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Hotel Review

Phuket is a lovely place to take in the best Thailand has to offer however the newly opened MAI HOUSE Patong Hill gives you every excuse to stay in.

High up on the lush tropical hillside overlooking Patong Beach and the sparkling Andaman Sea, the exotic 79-room resort is one of the newest in Phuket, standing out as an oasis of modern Thai culture and chic relaxation.

With spacious rooms for families, couples or individuals, including rooms with private pool access, and private outdoor jacuzzi’s, local character and the historic flavor of Phuket Island intertwines with contemporary 5-star facilities to provide you with a magnificent and personal getaway to another world.

For those seeking a modern luxury experience in the Patong Beach district of Phuket, this is hotel opening you don’t want to miss!

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Review

Posted by on 10:32 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Thailand | 34 comments

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Review

The EM District is Bangkok’s newest tourist hotspot with its massive luxury shopping malls and some of the city’s finest cuisine. And a city in itself, once you arrive it’s difficult to find a reason to leave.

Perfectly positioned within walking distance to all the EM District has to offer, and with the peaceful retreat of Queen’s Park in its backyard, when it comes to Bangkok accommodation, you can’t go wrong with the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

Deal Alert: Save up to 67% off your stay at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park with package deals from Luxury Escapes.

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