Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Highlights from Rayong to Chiang Mai and Kabinburi to Phuket

Rayong Fruit Garden

Love your fruit? This one’s for you!
Pick your own fruit all year round and taste delicious sample at Rayong’s Suphattra Land Orchard and Botany Garden, 18 kilometres from Rayong.


Ayutthaya: Wat Yai Chaimongkol (Monastery)

You can’t visit the Ancient City at Ayutthaya without stopping off at the Wat Yai Chaimongkok. A magnificent ancient royal monastery that used to be the centre of culture, literacy and education, its timeless pagoda can be seen far away on the horizon

Kabinburi: White water rafting

Best known for it’s natural beauty, Kabinburi is also a great place to go white water rafting – but only if you are good! The famous Kaeng Hin Pung river is said to have the strongest current in Thailand. Rafting season: Jul till October

Sriracha: Flight of the Gibbons

Tarzan did it, so do the gibbons – now you can.
Flying through the jungle using treecreepers takes some mastering, but that isn’t putting the sport’s growing number of fans off – have a go.

Hua Hin: Best sticky rice and mango

Some may know it as a beach town, others know it as the Thai Royal family’s holiday home and others know it as where to find the best sticky rice and mango in Thailand.
Try it as the Pa Chuea shop – opposite the Hilton Hotel.

Chiang Mai: Wiang Kum Kam Ruins

Wiang Kum Kam was a settlement long before 1287-90. Deserted because of frequent flooding the site was later buried under mud when the river changed course. An important historical site today, the ruins are spread over a vast area and best enjoyed by a guided tour on a horse-drawn carriage.

Phuket: John Gray Sea Canoe

Great learning experiences, exciting adventures and ’life-changing’ times on the water!
John (Caveman) Gray’s Sea Canoe – the ‘original’ canoe – led the way in Canoe Tours of this kind and has won many awards and distinctions for its eco-tourism efforts.

(Full version is available here - http://www.kasemkij.com/ckmagazine/Issue1/index.html)