Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Choose the Right Thailand Vacation Package for An Exquisite Holiday

Thailand has emerged to be the hottest and the happening tourist destination in the world. It shot to fame for its amalgamation of natural beaches, food, culture, hotels and markets. Planning a vacation to Thailand is one of the best options as you can visit exotic places and probably have an awesome vacation with your family.

There are several tour operators available in the market offering numerous Thailand vacation packages. The tours are customized and tailor-made according to the needs of the visitors, who would opt for a particular package. The vacation packages are preplanned itinerary activity and usually, consist of the places to be visited, the accommodation and transportation, sightseeing and indulging in various activities for a prescribed time period.

When visiting Thailand on a vacation, one can indulge in various adventure activities such as, snorkeling, scuba diving, and parasailing. The best places to visit for adventure activities in Thailand include:

1.For diving: Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand.

2.For snorkeling: The Similan Islands, Phi Phi Island, Surin Islands.

3.For parasailing: Patong Beach, Pattaya Beach.

Thailand vacation packages are categorized according to the requirements of the tourists. If a group is looking forward for adventure activities during a vacation in Thailand, the itinerary will be prepared accordingly that will include the places, where snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and other adventurous activities can be performed. Speaking about religious packages, tourists can visit various Buddhist temples that are spread across the country. Visiting such locations will rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Here are the top 6 temples of Thailand that attract millions of visitors from across the world:

Wat Phra Kaeo (Bangkok)
Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (Phitsanulok)
Wat Mahathat (Nakhon Si Thammarat):
Wat Arun (Thonburi/Bangkok)
Wat Saket (Bangkok)
Wat Ko Keo Suttharam (Phetchaburi)

Furthermore, the country is also famous for its nightlife. There are various activities that can be performed after the sunset that includes even sightseeing, visiting the local casinos, bars and discos. For example, Bangkok and Pattaya have great discos, whereas Patong is popular for bars. packages can also be modified according to these inclusions that will create a perfect balance of adventure and entertainment. As many of us may know, Thailand is considered to be heaven for shopaholics. The exotic shopping malls are flooded with tourists, who spend a good amount of time shopping for Thai silk, silver, pearl, handcrafts and much more. Even though a visit to shopping malls might not be a part of your Thailand tour package, you should note down in your diary to visit the following shopping malls in Thailand:

Siam Paragon, Siam (Bangkok)
CentralWorld, Siam (Bangkok)
Gaysorn Shopping Mall (Bangkok)
Central Festival Phuket
Phuket's Old Town (handicraft shops)

Speaking about accommodation, the capital city, Bangkok is house to exquisite hotels, which are highly reputable, hygiene, clean and extremely hospitable. While choosing the tour package, make sure to check which hotels are included in the package and how good their facilities are.

It is the right time for you to consider a Thailand vacation package that will fulfill all your needs. A good Thailand vacation package will include visits to the best places of this country as discussed above. You can either opt for an operator or prepare the itinerary by yourself. For preparing a self-planned vacation package, it will be helpful to collect information about the important places to be visited, activities to be performed, local transportation system and you should also find out about the best hotels for accommodation in Thailand. Tour operators have a fixed schedule of the itinerary making it a bit difficult to explore the city and understand the culture. In the end, it's the adventurous holiday that matters the most.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Best Spa Treatments at Golf Clubs in Thailand

There is no shortage of information about golf courses in Thailand, or tourism in Thailand in general; but have you ever thought about what sorts of unique things Thailand might have to offer golfers specifically besides beautiful courses, affordable green fees, and an eager service mindedness? (Leaving out nightlife, cultural attractions, and the shopping).

How are your elbow and wrist holding up? Tightness in your hips or lower back? Thailand has one of the most developed therapeutic cultures on the planet, both unique to the kingdom and as part of its rich inheritance from Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicinal culture.

If you've played any of the major courses in Thailand (or any golf at all in Thailand), you are no doubt aware of the ubiquity of massage therapy and spa treatments at resorts and golf clubs. Massage is not unique to Thailand or even Asia, so this is only moderately exciting (it is very exciting if you look at the cost of these treatments compared to the cost of a massage in Australia or the U.S., for example).

But acupuncture is harder to find outside of Asia, and there are a few specific applications that people playing golf in Thailand might do well to be aware of; primarily because it's cheap enough here to try it, even if you aren't sure I'm telling the truth about the efficacy of it.

Golfers elbow, from the elbow down the inner forearm to the wrist, can not only devastate your game, but sleeping on that side, driving, even shaking hands will eventually all become tortuous. (In case you hadn't guessed yet, I speak from experience.) I have found, and been told by other golfers in Thailand (and around the world), that acupuncture is very quick and effective in treating the symptoms and perhaps to some degree the root causes of the condition. My guess is it wouldn't hurt as a preventative measure in the early stages of tendonitis' development either.

You can find acupuncturists anywhere in the country, even some of the nicer hospitals. But for the sake of expedience, try Blue Canyon Country club in Phuket, most excellent spa facilities there. Santiburi golf club on Koh Samui is also a MUST hit for your golf holiday in Thailand, their therapists will help let the tension out of the hips and improve the fluidity of your swing. While they didn't have an acupuncturist on staff when I was last there (it's been about two years actually), they have a spa menu that is like 10 pages long; everything from massage down to Tai Chi and Yoga classes, with plenty of feminine treatments like waxing, manicure, hair stuff, and so on thrown into the mix.

But there's a lot more to enjoy about Thailand's golf offerings than a good pampering, take a look at what's out here, maybe you'll make the trip out here and see for yourself!

A love for the game of golf and a life of leisure led Bill to the happiest place on earth, Thailand. Health and travel tips, detailed course information, and any good deals on Phuket golf courses airfare, accommodation and anything else that has to do with golf tourism in Asia/Pacific or a Thailand golf vacation