Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thailand the Land of Free People

Thailand is a kingdom in Southeast Asia. It is located in the central part of Indochina and it shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia. It covers and area of 513.000 kilometers and it has a population of around 62 million people. Most of the people belong to the Buddhist religion (around 95%). The kingdom of Thailand was established in 1782 and today it is a parliamentary kingdom.

Although this country is hundreds of miles away from the European countries and USA. Thousands of tourists from these regions visit Thailand every year. The average temperature of 28 C degrees is one of the main reasons for its popularity.

Foreign sailors has discovered this beautiful exotic country in the 12th century under the name of Siam, a name that was official until 1939 when the country adopted a new name – Thailand. Another popular nickname for Thailand is the land of the free, because people there are very proud that they unlike other countries in the region they have never been colonized.

Almost every tourist trip in Thailand starts in Bangkok. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and it name means “the city of angels”. This amazing city was founded in 1782 by king Rama and since then it is the capital city of Thailand. Today this huge city has over 10 million inhabitants but the number varies depending on the season. There are many seasonal workers and many tourists that are present in different seasons in the city. During the rainy season (from June until September) the city has the most inhabitants.

The airport of Bangkok is the busiest airport in Southeastern Asia with over 25 million passengers every year. From the moment you arrive on the airport you will be impressed by Bangkok. It is an unforgettable city where you can find hundreds of interesting things to do. It is full of surprises and things that are unusual for foreigners. For example it is not very unusual to see an elephant on the streets of Bangkok and dozens of tourists trying to feed it.

Whether you are in Bangkok or some other place you will be impressed by their traditional dishes. The smell of good food is coming from every direction. All kind of delicacies are prepared on the spot.

If you like shopping than you will definitely love Bangkok and the opportunity to bargain. Although the prices are low you can make them even lower if you are good at bargaining.

If you are traveling without a guide these few attractions are a must-see when you are in Bangkok – The Grand Palace, the Buddhist temples, the National Museum, Patpong district and make sure to take a cruise on the river.

Besides Bangkok there are many other interesting tourist destinations in Thailand like – Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.

Whatever destination in Thailand you choose we are sure that you will love it!

The enchanting Ching Mai Night Safari

Modeled after a the Singapore Night Safari, the Chiang Mai Night Safari park is part of the Thai government’s huge multi-million baht plan to increase Chiang Mai’s attraction to tourists. The concept of the park is to provide visitors with a thrilling experience similar to being out in the wilderness at night.

Apart from touring the three animal zones – Savanna Safari, Predator Prowl, Jaguar Trail – via an open-sided tram or on foot, enjoy a range of activities designed to keep you entertained throughout your visit, from hand-feeding wild animals and petting tiger cubs to a laser light show and ‘dancing’ fountain.

Chiang Mai Night Safari’s three animal zones are set around the lake; two (Savanna Safari and Predator Prowl) are accessible via open-sided safari trams and one (Jaguar Trail) is a walking trail that you can wander along at your own pace.

  • Savanna      Safari (open 18:00-23:00): A journey through the wild African savannas.      This 2.4-km trail south of the lake is inhabited mostly by herbivores and      prey animals, such as giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lamas, rhinoceros,      elephants and various species of Asian and African wild deer. The tour of      the Savanna Safari lasts 30 minutes, in an open-sided tram.
  • Predator      Prowl (open 18:00-23:00): Encounter the kings and queens of the jungle.      East of the lake, the 2.4-km tram route cuts into the heart of the      wilderness inhabited by some of the world’s fiercest predators, whether      Bengal tigers, pumas, lions, hyenas, vultures, bears, as well as rare prey      animals, such as goats, wild boars, wallabies and deer. The tram ride      takes 30 minutes.
  • Jaguar      Trail (open 11:00-23:00): A nice stroll around the lake. This landscaped      jungle trail takes you through a range of the wild habitats of flamingos,      tortoises and ducks, emus, white-striped tigers and jaguars.

There’s more to the night safari than exploring the three animal zones. You can hand-feed the animals, take photographs with the tiger cubs, shop for cute souvenirs, test your physical coordination at the dancing fountain (Fun Plaza), or enjoy the laser light show (highly recommended) after dark.

  • Fun      Plaza: Have a splashing good time. This 13.5-metre wide circular fountain      shoots up water at an erratic rhythm. You can jump, hop or dance, but the      key is timing your move right and you won’t end up getting soaking wet.      The Fun Plaza is ideal for cooling off on a scorching hot day.
  • Laser      light show: This is no crowd-pleasing gimmick but rather one of the most      memorable shows you will see at the night safari. It comprises the musical      fountain and the water screen along with stunning light and sound effects,      timed perfectly to the rhythm of the soundtrack. Many visitors confirm      that the laser light show is the best part of their experience here.

Satun organized a “Open the Andaman sky, Satun heaven” prepare the tourist season

Satun define the activities CSR to collect the garbage underwater along with coral reef and beaches on many island under the name of “Open the Andaman sky, Satun heaven / take care of Mangrove forest, forest in Satun 13th” during 9-11 January at Satun with volunteers to pick up the litter on the beach and underwater along coral reef and enjoy with the entertainment etc.

Now, the attention to the environment and global warming is the trend that has been most discussed. The volunteer activities are in the interest of the world so Satun under the action of Satun Provincial Administration Organization, Tarutao National Park, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Trang office (responsible for the area of Trang, Satun ), Satun Livestock and private entities in Satun hold the event to signal that Satun is ready to open for welcome the tourists in the coming tourist season with CSR activities to collect the garbage underwater along coral reef and beaches such as Koh Tarutao, Koh Kai, Koh Hin Ngam, Koh Aou Dang – Rawee and Koh Hlee Pae under the name “Open the Andaman sky, Satun heaven / take care of Mangrove forest, forest in Satun 13th” during 9 – 11 January 2014 with announced to recruit the volunteers tourist both in and outside the area to be as a part to take care the nature and the environment which affect conservation the tourist attraction in the sea of Satun.