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♫ Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Thailand offers a wide range of activities from water sports to extreme land adventures. For those looking to learn a new skill, there are sailing and yachting lessons available as well as courses on flying and skydiving for tourists who like extreme sports. There are also temples and retreat venues for those who wish to meditate and experience Eastern spirituality.
As a tropical country, Thailand has beach perfect weather all year round. You do not have to wait for summer months to book your holiday at the beach.
If you are still unsure of the best time to experience Thailand, vacations during festivals ensure travelers a lively experience. Festivals like the Visakha Buddha Bucha Festival and World’s Durian Festival in May can make your Thailand experience even more unforgettable.
Thailand is famous for its luxury villas for rent. Depending on your need, you can stay in Westernized villas to more local-inspired accommodations in Thailand. Different features of these villas depend on their location.
Villas on beach destinations like Hua Hin have tranquil architecture perfect for a relaxing weekend. They are equipped with staff giving you a range of services from a delectable Thai dinner to an authentic Thai massage. These villas have private pools and spacious gardens for private family affairs.
Phuket villas are close to the city’s party destinations and nightlife activities for tourists looking for a different kind of adventure. Since it is located in one of Thailand’s busier destinations, it is best for travelers more comfortable in urban settings. You are never too far from shopping centers, cinemas and restaurants in Phuket.
Remember to book your accommodation to Thailand early, as rooms fill up fast especially during peak seasons. There are online reservation websites offering budget-friendly rates and packages.
♫ Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Thai traditional medicine holds that the body has four elements: wind, water, earth and fire, and ill health results from an imbalance between them. To remedy an ailment, the village “doctor” would make a herbal pack for the patient to ingest, rub onto the skin, or add to a steam compress. Another major component of traditional medicine is energy. When the energy lines are blocked, the individual will become ill, physically or emotionally. A massage or sauna would be prescribed.
Experience Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage is a proven physical therapy that dates back to ancient India sometime before the lifetime of Buddha. It has been practiced here for centuries, and many swear by it as effective cure for common ailments such as aches and pains, fevers and nervous strains.
Traditional massage reached the peak of popularity in the early 18th century. King Rama III, great-grandfather of the present monarch, had all available knowledge on the subject gathered and inscribed on stone slabs. These now stand on a corner of the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), along with stone figures of rishis demonstrating various massage postures. You can try this ancient therapy in its original form at the temple; masseuses trained at Wat Pho massage school offer their service seven days a week at very reasonable prices.
Thai-Style Herbal Therapies
Herbal sauna is no newcomer to Thailand. For many centuries people with just about any kind of affliction would visit a sauna, where herbal packs formulated just for the ailment would be added to a water heater. The resulting steam would be absorbed both through the nose and the skin. The heat also sweated out toxins and cleansed the pores. As recently as the beginning of this century, hundreds of these saunas existed in Thailand, but with the arrival of modern medicine most of these went out of business. But even today, home-made herbal sauna—along with a diet regimen packed with herbs is the post-natal therapy Thai women, especially those living in the countryside still swear by. Herbs also dominated Thai women’s beauty and skincare regimens. Sour tamarind worked wonders as a body scrub, for example, while crushed turmeric would be rubbed onto the skin to keep it soft and smooth. With the recent revival in holistic therapies, indigenous herbs are being discovered anew for their health and beauty benefits.
Natural Healing Facilities
Herbs also dominated Thai women’s beauty and skincare regimens. Sour tamarind worked wonders as a body scrub, for example, while crushed turmeric would be rubbed onto the skin to keep it soft and smooth. With the recent revival in holistic therapies, indigenous herbs are being discovered anew for their health and beauty benefits.
♫ Monday, March 26th, 2012
Thailand is a great place to visit. Thailand is place not just full of rich culture but also of eventful incidents.
September 19, 2006 was the date when a coup occurred in Thailand and disrupted the democratic constitutional monarchy. On October 1, 2006, the Gen. Surayud Chulanont was declared the new Prime Minister, along with the swearing of Thailand’s monarch in the post-coup cabinet.However, despite this drastic change, it did not deter the spirit of Thailand or affect the people as such. This was because the change was not physical but constitutional. It also did not have any effect on the tourism coming to see and enjoy the splendor and beauty of Thailand. Around 5 percent of Thai’s GDP is contributed by tourism.In addition to tourists, rice exports also contribute substantially to Thailand’s economy. Every year, Thailand exports around 6.5 million tons of milled rice and is ranked number one in the world in the rice export. Rice is the staple food of the country and 55 percent of the available land area is dedicated to rice cultivation. If you are a food expert, you must have heard of the famous Thai rice served with Thai chicken curry.In addition to rice, other major products that are exported include fish products, rubber, textiles, jewelry, computers and electronic appliances, automobiles, and many more.
Thailand is rich in natural resources as well. Fish, tin, rubber, natural gas, timber, tungsten, tantalum, lead, gypsum, lignite, fluorite and arable land are all considered to be the natural resources of Thailand.
♫ Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Golfing holidays have become immensely popular with people who have an inclination to engage in sophisticated sports. Even the corporate world has come under the direct influence of such inviting vacations.
While golfing in some beautiful, breathtaking setting is a definite luxury; booking with travelers while also providing a full getaway package that includes comfortable, air conditioned transport, five star hotel accommodations, and private golf club parties, among other features is a preferred way to travel today. All this and lots more is available at a high discount rate. A Thailand golf or Phuket golf holiday can mean much more fun than an impromptu visit to this enchanting island.
While many people enjoy golf as a casual pastime on a regular basis, it can be a winning activity in itself when you are on holiday. You can also enroll in championship competitions, which go on at these Thailand golf courses almost all year round. Those who have mastered the sport and are spending their time leisurely at the beaches can choose to get involved in competitive games and take away hundreds of interesting prizes.
Coming to the services of the Thailand golf club resorts, or for that matter, those belonging to the Phuket golf grounds one can hardly complain. Quality services with exceptional facilities like spas, gyms, swimming pools, community halls, theater rooms, and conference places are available at almost all of the resorts and will tend to provide the best kind of hospitality to their guests. Services are customized to individual needs and preferences of the clients staying with the Thailand or Phuket golf resorts
Whether you want to take a Thailand golf vacation package or Phuket golf holiday you should pre-plan the entire tour. Scrutinize the services and the offers properly and ask for best golf course recommendations. In fact, some of the currently favored golf courses in Phuket are Red Mountain Golf Club, Blue Canyon, and Loch Palm. Planning a trip also means to properly sort out the budget part. This helps in prioritizing how one wants to spend holidays in an exotic location.
When you want to arrange a memorable party, considering Thailand golf packages may be a good option. This will be a cost effective plan because vacationing with Phuket golf resorts or Thailand golf club sponsored hotels will actually fetch you a considerable discount. So, there are many things to be thought through carefully. Take your time, search well, and then book.