Saturday, December 15, 2018

Guide to Exploring the best of Thailand




Today’s post is by Tom and Anna - https://www.adventureinyou.com - and is about the Thailand Bucket List: Guide to Exploring the best of Thailand - https://www.adventureinyou.com/thailand/bucket-list-guide/

Today we will share with you their list of things to do in Bangkok & Central Thailand.

While Bangkok is a big metropolitan city, however, if you venture just a little bit further, you will be pleasantly surprised with quiet neighborhoods and pleasant historical gold mines like the UNESCO heritage sites in Ayutthaya or the beautiful wildlife by Khao Yai National Park.



1: Visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok and marvel at the intricately designed temples and palaces – this is a must for everyone who visits Bangkok - https://goo.gl/maps/kre2eEaHhEL2


2: Cruise down the River Chao Phraya – you might get a little wet.

3: People watch in the busy streets of Khao San Road – you will certainly meet other people watching you! - https://goo.gl/maps/bHRfPEZQLUE2 

4: Dare yourself to eat a few bugs and crickets – surprisingly healthy, then how about the scorpions on a stick!!!?


5: Watch a Traditional Muay Thai fight – not for the squeamish

6: Shop till you drop in Chatuchak Market - https://youtu.be/ndeLupPn7Og -  and many of Bangkok’s Traditional markets – remember to bring an empty bag with you or a rucksack and check the items fit in your suitcase when you go home – please remember Buddha figurines are not for decoration and will be confiscated by the Airport Officials.

7: Eat your weight in Pad Thai, Tom Yum and all the other delicious Thai street food – this is everywhere!


8: Visit the Historic City of Ayutthaya – a place which is submerged in culture and history - https://goo.gl/maps/otPDkKwQjZP2 


9: Visit the floating market in Bangkok and watch the chaos of vendors float by – try some of the food prepared by the chefs and marvel as they are able to balance their cooking

10: Go skydiving in Pattaya

11: Go Trekking in Khao Yai National Park to see the incredible wildlife.

This is just a drop in the ocean – the list continues next week here or the complete list is here - https://www.adventureinyou.com/thailand/bucket-list-guide/ and we would also like you to stay with us at one of our Cape and Kantary Hotels. You will not be disappointed - https://capekantaryhotels.com 


      

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Road trip to the Thai-Myanmar border


Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok101 -  and today’s article is about a roadtrip to the Thai-Myanmar border.  


Their first stop was at the River Kwai Bridge - in the Kanchanaburi Province and the aptly named ‘Death Railway’ (Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iUNaecP78Kz)

Lunch was at X2 River Kwai

Then the journey took them along Highway 323 which finished in Sangkhlaburi and the Tanintharyi Mountain range between Thailand and Myanmar. From there they went to the Sai Yok National Park (where fans of The Deer Hunter will recall the ‘roulette scenes’ taking place).

The next stop was Wat Khao Khe. This translates into ‘Crocodile Mountain’ (location: https://goo.gl/maps/X5Srppcwdww) because it is near to a cave where ‘Chao Pho Khao’ lived – a half crocodile half human hermit!

Then they took the car again whilst the sun began to set and stayed at ThongphaphumPlace.  

BUT if you want to read the original article please read it here.  


      

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bangkok's Secret Training and Workout Spots


Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 - and today the article is Sweat in the City (of Bangkok) – a guide to Bangkok’s best secret training and workout spots - original article by Craig Suaers who mentions;

“…perpetually tropical weather, the curious urban planning (or lack of), motorbike taxis, mobile vendors, the fluid and often poetic brand of chaos…”

There are several of those gyms with running machines next to the bicycle next to the rowing machine next to the noisy person with a lovely view of the traffic but the article here encourages you to look for somewhere different to work out.


Volleyball – the Bangkok BeachVolleyball Social Group can help you with this

Rock Climbing may not be on the lips of many when you are in the chaos of Bangkok but you can - Urban Playground - is a great place to start and they have so many other choices that you can make here

Bouncing
This is something popular for the children to have a go at whilst there is a lot more for you to choose from - https://www.bounceinc.co.th - and they do parties as well!

All-in-one-stadiums
Now, there is an increase in popularity of the marathon and the triathlon so a place to have a go at these is wanted – look at what is here - http://area.sat.or.th/pub/index.aspx

Wat Don Cemetery
An ostensibly peaceful park with a plethora of activities in it from skateboarders, karaoke, joggers and morethis is not just green space but there are hundreds of Chinese Tombs -  https://goo.gl/maps/KYHtuCcr7To - elevated above the ground. Locally known as Pa Cha Wat Don (สุสานแต้จิ๋ว) the history of it is quite ‘Hollywood’ but in 1966 three local foundations renovated and embraced the park.   

If you stay with us at Cape House Lumpini Park - https://goo.gl/maps/vkwTvCkJvc92 - is just around the corner, but the interesting park might be worth a visit as the sun sets….