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Pimalai Resort & Spa krabi

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rare resort whose architecture has been designed entirely around the natural contours and lush vegetation of over 100 acres and a 900-meter private beach.

The tranquility, the abundance of flora, the exquisite views, the fiery sunsets, all combine to maximize the sensation of being in Nirvana. Indeed, the name “Pimalai” translates as “heavenly”.

The elegantly-designed pool villas, set high in the verdant hillside, allow you to indulge in nature. From here, you will see the enchanting reality of thousands of years: virgin forest enveloping steep, flowered hills climbing up to a blue sky.

Enjoy an intimate, romantic dinner on your terrace, sip champagne while dipping in your pool, or perhaps enjoy a soothing massage in your sala… Live, laugh, love and indulge in moments that will be remembered long after the holiday.

A Secret Sanctuary

Tel: + 66 (0) 23 205 500 | reservation@pimalai.com | www.pimalai.com 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Ko Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand

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Thailand, the only Southeast Asian nation never to have been colonized by European powers, is a constitutional monarchy. A unified kingdom has existed since the mid-4th century. Thailand was known as Siam until 1939, when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand. Unseen Thailand Unseen Thailand 5

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hailand is one of the countries that can answer a great variety of tourist lifestyles. With its geography of highlands in the North, plateau and mountains with the Mekong River running through in the Northeast, the plains and basins with many rivers in the Central region, including the Chao Phraya River, and the mountains and oceans in the East and the South, Thailand contains a vast array of different natural attractions. It has beautiful beaches, pure islands, stunning coral reefs and sea life, spectacular views from high mountains, refreshing waterfalls, green forest, flowers, and wildlife for you to enjoy. Those who are enthusiastic for ancient civilizations and cultures won’t be disappointed as well. With its very long and rich history and traditions that have passed on from generations to generations, Thailand has a memorable experience to offer.

Thai arts, architecture, and craftsmanship are also unique and exquisite. You can see these in their temples, residences, appliances, their way of living, and even their foods. When it comes to tourist facility, Thailand has all it takes to be a tourist friendly country, with good accommodations and technology. Thailand travel is also about food as Thai foods are popular around the globe. From luxurious restaurants to street food, which is said to be the best on the planet, you can choose to dine anywhere and anytime. Visit Thailand once and you will fall for Thailand attractions and its charm. This is why the country is always among the top of tourist destinations in Asia!

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Major Cities in Thailand Bangkok 30 Pattaya 36 Hua Hin 38 Chiang Mai 42 Chiang Rai 43 Koh Samui - Koh Phangan 46 Koh Tao 47 Krabi 52 Phuket 58 Phang Nga 59


Recommended Hotels Bangkok

The St. Regis Bangkok Compass SkyView Hotel Citrus Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Aspen Suites Hotel

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Pattaya

Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya

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Hua Hin

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa

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Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa A-Star Phulare Valley, Chiang Rai

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Koh Samui - Phangan - Koh Tao Dusit Buncha Resort, Koh Tao Celes Beachfront Resort Panviman Resort Koh Phangan

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Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort Nakamanda Resort & Spa Railay Bay Resort & Spa Railay Princess Resort & Spa

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Phuket / Phang Nga

Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Nook Dee Boutique Resort By Andacura Racha Island Resort The Slate GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai

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UNESCO World Heritage

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SUKHOTHAI Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam, has an abundance of monuments, brilliantly illustrating the early development of Thai architecture. This early civilization absorbed nmerous influences and ancient local tradtions. The rapid assimilation of all these elements forged into what is known as the “Sukhothai style”. Photo Credit: www.thailandscanme.com

AYUTTHAYA In 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital but was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by eye-catching prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, allow visitors to easily appreciate the scale of the city’s past splendor.

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BAN CHIANG, UDON THANI Ban Chiang (1192) is considered the most important prehistoric settlement in South-East Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution. The site presents the earliest evidence of farming in the region and of the manufacture and use of metals. In addition to cultural and historical sites, Thai food, dance performance, arts and crafts and indeed a laid-back art of living are aspects of culture which visitors can experience every day. Photo Credit: www.sanook.com/travel/1399249/

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1. Sirindhorn Wararam Phu-Prao, Ubon Ratchathani An enchanting temple with great views. Recommended to visit during the evening when the light on the temple is on and see the gorgeous shining tree ceramic decorated temple wall and beautiful grounds. Breathtaking views of the mountains looking towards Laos. 12

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2. Phu Kon Forest Temple, Udon Ratchathani This temple circumscribes nearly 400 acres of lush forest, and as a result, is a tranquil locale for Buddhist meditation practice.

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Located next to the temple is a stupa (also known as a pagoda) named Prathom Rattana Mahaburaphachan Chedi, where holy Buddhist relics are believed to be enshrined. The stupa was built in the Lanka style, is 25 meters high and is decorated with golden mosaics.

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3. Heart Miracle Island, Sukhothai The Holy Heart Island in Sukhothai looks just like any other island on a lake, but fly over and you will see it is shaped like a heart. The island itself was built with earth donated by people from all 843 villages in Sukhothai. On the island is a Siri Sukhothai Buddha image and shrine.

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5. Prajomklao Rachanusorn Tempe, Lampang Off the beaten track and a journey to and up the mountain an hour+ from Chiang Mai, here is a site that hasn’t been ruined by tourist hoards. On Pu Yak mountain in the Chae Hom district of Lampang, it encapsulates serenity with a sweeping mountain view.

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6. Heaven Sanctuary at Ban-rai Temple, Nakhon Ratchasima One of the most famous temples in Nakhon Ratchasima, Ban Rai is the residence of the notable monk Luang Pho Khun Parisutto. Located in Tambon Kut Phiman, approximately 60 kilometers away from the city, multitudes of people from all over the country come to pay a respect.

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Plumeria Tunnel at Nan Museum, Nan Plumeria Tunnel, in front of Nan National Museum, is another nearby fascinating tourist destination. Tourists’ smile and pose.

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Road of Yellow Trumpet Tree, Suphanburi Yellow trumpet trees line Highway 3502 in Suphan Buri province. Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country’s landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly-trimmed gardens. Unseen Thailand Unseen Thailand 17

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Chom Dao Island, Ubon Ratchathani

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Khao Sok National Park Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. 18

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Haad Chom Dao, or Chom Dao Island, is located in the Na Taan district. Its uniqueness lies in the magnificent scenery of the Mekong River.

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Pang Ung is located on a mountain between Phang Ma Pa and Muang Mae Hong Son close to the border of Myanmar is sometimes called “Switzerland in Thailand. There are camping areas and guesthouses around the lake. In the winter, the temperature often drops to zero and creates a thin film of ice on the colorful flowers, plants and herbs. The large, popular reservoir is surrounded by a verdant pine forest, and perfect for walking or jogging with lake views, pine leaves, beautiful mountain scenes.

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Maiton Island, Phuket Also known as Timber Island to the locals (due to the heavily forested landscape) it is a tranquil island located approximately 10 kilometers off the southeast coast of Phuket near Phi Phi Island. This small slice of heaven on earth is overlooked by most tourists and tour operators visiting because of the limited infrastructure.

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Koh Mak Koh Mak is a tiny island located in the Gulf of Thailand, and boasts an abundance of white-sand beaches fringed by palm trees. Koh Mak is a well-kept secret, untouched by mass tourism, and is quiet and serene. Hike, go night fishing or even enroll in a cooking class. The nearby Marine Park, with its incredible underwater flora and fauna, is a great place for diving. Unseen Thailand Unseen Thailand 21

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Koh Nang Yuan Koh Nang Yuan is a small island connected to even smaller islands with cone-shaped peaks by a wide strip of sandbar. Just a short distance away from wellknown Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan is often a day trip. There is only one resort on the island, Nang Yuan Resort. Abandoned beaches are abundant (at least before the day-trippers start streaming in). You can snorkel in shallow reefs surrounding the island, undertake a short hike to the island’s peak and even zipline to the neighboring island. Fun fact: Nang Yuan has a very strict no plastic policy; drinks are served in reusable glass bottles. 22

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Koh Kood Those completely desperate to get away from the crowds should be on their way to Koh Kood, an island close to Koh Mak. Dotted with several mountains, gorgeous waterfalls and secluded bays are framed by glorious white-sand beaches on the west side of the island. The fishing village community is also very welcoming, and instead of a resorts, you can opt to stay in a local’s home instead.

Koh Phangan If you are looking for a quiet escape, be sure to not pay Koh Phangan a visit during her Full Moon Party. Haad Rin beach is the site of the world-renowned music festival that takes place every month at full moon.

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This party attracts up to 30,000 party-goers from across the world each month. But there is plenty of untouched nature and beauty to discover in Koh Phangan, especially in the quiet north-eastern side of the island.

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Koh Yao Islands Located to the east of Phuket – and to the west of Krabi, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai – here there are no flashy resorts or bustling nightlife – even any banking facilities. Precisely the charm of the Koh Yao. Just simple wooden houses, traditional rubber plantations, mangrove swamps, water buffaloes basking under the sun and friendly villagers. Kayaks are available for day trips to the neighboring islands.

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Similan Islands Similan Islands are located 84 km northwest of Phuket and are home to spectacular rock formations and coral growths. Marvelous underwater granite boulders are a unique feature of the Similan Islands, and they create an adventure playground for divers. It is one of the bestknown island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it. Considered one of the 10 favorite dive areas in the world, this little archipelago has also become a favorite destination for tour boats. “Similan”, derived from the Malay, means “nine”. Unseen Thailand Unseen Thailand 25

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The most compelling reason to visit Koh Kradan is the powdery white beach that stretches two kilometers along the eastern side of the island. If you think the beaches in Phuket are spectacular, get ready for the stunning optics of the beaches in here where, remote and untouched, 90% of the island is protected as a national park. Koh Kradan a great destination for marine life enthusiasts. Snorkeling and diving are possible right off the shore – and you can get married underwater in Koh Kradan!

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Koh Lipe Koh Lipe is a beautiful island known for its pearly white beaches, and it is fast growing in popularity. The colorful coral reefs off the island are a popular lure for snorkelers and divers. Koh Lipe possesses a quiet natural beauty. Travelers can also venture to the nearby Koh Adang and follow trails leading to viewpoints with breathtaking aerial views of Koh Lipe.

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angkok is always among the world’s top tourist destinations. The city is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year. Besides the city itself, Bangkok is also surrounded by many interesting provinces worth visiting. The north of Bangkok borders Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani Provinces, with tourist attractions like Koh Kret and Lotus Museum. The east of the city is next to Chachoengsao, a small province which is full of interesting places and activities. Tourists can pay homage to Luang Pho Sothon Buddha Image at Wat Sothon Wararam Worawihan, watch flying foxes or fruit bats at Wat Pho, see the golden church at Wat Paknam Jolo, and pray to the giant reclining Ganesh statue at Wat Saman Rattanaram. There are also old markets for you to visit and shop such as Ban Mai Market, Nakhon Nuang Khet Market, and Khlong Suan Market. The south of the city borders Samut Prakan Province and the Gulf of Thailand, with tourist attractions like Bang Pu, Ancient City, and Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo.

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The west of the city is next to Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom Provinces. Tourist attractions include Don Kai Dee Benjarong Village, Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Don Wai Floating Market, Sampran Riverside, and Thai Human Imagery Museum. Things to do in Bangkok There are a great variety of tourist places in Bangkok, mostly historical attractions and temples with elaborate architecture and art. Famous temples are Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Phu Khao Thong, Wat Ratchanadda, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit, Wat Bowon, and Wat Sutat. There are also palaces, museums, parks, and a big array of shopping places, from luxury malls to flea and street markets like Chatuchak Weekend Market, Sampeng Market, and Pahurat Textile Market. Bangkok nightlife is another highlight that has attracted many of tourists from all over the world.


Key Tips • Beware of scams involving tuk tuks, gem shops, and tailors, particularly around popular tourist attractions. Remember, there is no such thing as a free ride. • Its better to flag down taxis that are already driving (the red light means empty); these will generally use the meter while parked taxis typically ask for higher fixed fares or will take you for the proverbial ‘ride’. • During the monsoon season months of June through September rains come quickly and heavily, particularly in the afternoon. Adequate footwear and an umbrella are advisable. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org

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nother level of sophisticated experience awaits amid fashionable Sukhumvit, Bangkok.

Fresh expressions of contemporary taste and convenience combine in 285 swanky city-view rooms and suites, including extra indulgent Silver Lining Club Lounge floors with club benefits for suites and club rooms.

Ballroom and Sky Meeting Rooms ensure exciting events. Top-drawer dining unfolds at Prime international all-day dining and Prime+ premium steakhouse. Vibrancy is unleashed at “Mojjo Rooftop Lounge Bar”, “Vanilla Club” and “Vanilla Sky” rooftop bar on high.

Stay in shape with its infinity and outdoor swimming pool and modern gym while the column-free Sky

Extraordinary Uptown Hospitality In The Heart Of Bangkok

Tel: + 66 (0) 011 1111 | sales@compassskyviewhotel.com | www.compassskyviewhotel.com 12 Sukhumvit 24, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok , 10110, Thailand

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Citrus Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok Bangkok Bangkok Our beautiful boutique hotel is conveniently located right in the heart

of one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment zones so you will never be short of things to see and do. If you are looking for a Hotel near Nana BTS then you will find that Citrus is only a short walk away from the Sky train granting you easy access to the rest of the city’s attractions; this makes Citrus a suitable hotel whether you’re in Bangkok on business or travelling through at your leisure. With 132 stylish and impeccably furnished rooms we provide our guests with a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s busy streets. We appreciate that while there is much beauty and excitement to be found in Bangkok the process of exploring the city is an incredibly exhausting one; what better a way to relax and unwind after a long day of shopping and sightseeing than returning to an easy-going hotel with a tailored approach to making you feel at ease. Whether you chose to stay in one of our Cozy, Comfy or Classy rooms or even one of our four Citrus suites you can expect to find all of the amenities required to make you feel at home – not to mention the Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Our Hotel has a delicious, homely style deli called Munch Restaurant where you can find an all-day international buffet breakfast & a delightful bakery. Other facilities include daily housekeeping services, a TukTuk shuttle service, Airport transfer, 24 hour maintenance and many more. 34

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spen Suites offering convenience, space and exceptional service with warm Thai hospitality

An oasis of calm and refinement in the fascinating city of Bangkok. Aspen Suites is perfectly placed at the core of Bangkok’s business, shopping and entertainment district with Ploenchit and Nana BTS skytrain stations.

Your Perfect Bangkok Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 2

Tel: + 66 (0) 2 638 1888 | reservations@aspenbangkok.com | www.aspenbangkok.com 65/1 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Klongtoey, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

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PATTAYA Pattaya is a popular place for both Thais and foreigners because the city has everything tourists need. Traveling there is easy as you can take your own car or ride a bus, a van, or a cab from Bangkok. There is also a ferry service from Hua Hin to Pattaya, which takes about an hour.

Interesting places to go Khao Chee Chan Buddha Mountain opens 6.00 am – 6.00 pm. Dress modestly and please follow exactly as the rules state. Plus you shouldn’t get too close to the Buddha because it may cause an accident. If you want to visit Koh Lan, you can do it in a one day trip. On the island, there are mini buses and motorbike taxis in services. But if you are feeling adventurous, you can rent a motorbike to ride for yourself. There are so many different kinds of places for you to stay in Pattaya such as big hotels, resorts, guest houses, condominiums, and apartments. Most of these places are right next to the beach.

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There are many things you can do in Pattaya such as water sports, sunbathing, go-karting, bungee jumping, horse riding, golf playing, diving, cabaret show watching, and many more. During the night time, all the way down Pattaya road is full of various entertainment options. Here you can always find something to eat, drink, and just somewhere to chill out. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org


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4 star luxury hotel in vibrant south Pattaya, Citrus Parc Pattaya offers accommodation in relaxing surroundings located on Thappraya road just minutes away from the dynamic downtown area and Pattaya beach. Featuring 119 luxuriously-furnished guestroom, a spectacular swimming pool & pool bar, and a cozy restaurant, Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya is an ideal choice for those looking for a quiet retreat yet still being within close proximity to the fun and entertainment Pattaya has to offer.

Tel: + 66 (0) 38 364 555 | rsvns@citrusparcpattaya.com | www.citrusparcpattaya.com 333 Moo 12, Thap Phraya Rd Soi 12, Tambol Nongprue, Amphur Banglamung Pattaya, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand

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HUA HIN Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s premier beach resort towns on the Gulf of Thailand, is less than 200 km south of Bangkok, making it one of the most popular weekend getaway destinations for city residents.

in the world. Hua Hin is accessible via train, bus, or car and the seaside community of 60,000 residents is a fine example of warm and welcoming Thai hospitality. Hua Hin is an Amphoe in Prachuap Kiri Khan Province.

A resort equally popular with young couples and families, tourists and Thais, Hua Hin is also the location of the King of Thailand’s summer palace, Klai Kang Won, “Far from Worries.” Hua Hin features a beautiful, powdery sand beach, numerous seaside seafood restaurants, a lively night market, numerous beach activities, and some great inland activities, not least of which is golfing at some of Thailand’s most renowned courses. Just down the coast at Takiab Bay visitors can take seaside horseback rides and visit a hilltop Buddhist temple with a spectacular view. Accommodation along the beach and on the streets leading away from the sea range from simple guesthouses to luxury resorts, and includes some of the finest spa-retreats

Sitting on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, it is 90 kilometers away from Prachuap Kiri Khan City and borders Amphoe Cha-am of Petchaburi Province. Hua Hin is one of the top tourist destinations of Thailand from its great amount of attractions and activities - plus it isn’t far from Bangkok. The city has many incredible beaches, mountains, viewpoints, temples, night markets, water parks, and fine diners for you to choose from and enjoy at any time of the year. Pala-U Waterfall, which is located in Kaeng Krachan National Park, is also a great butterfly watching spot.

Key Tips • The office of the Tourist Police is located at the end of Damnoen Kasem Road at the entrance to the beach. • The Hua Hin Police Station is located on Damnoen Kasem Road, opposite the CAT offices and Post Office. Their telephone number is 1155.

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As the oldest beach resort in Thailand, Hua Hin has a wide range of attractions and activities, not least of which is spending time on the long, white sand beach and partaking in various beach activities, such as jet skiing and kite surfing.

As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Hua Hin has innumerable activities for visitors to participate in, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Hua Hin holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Hua Hin:

Hua Hin also features numerous world-class golf courses, several Buddhist temples, bustling local markets, outstanding restaurants (serving some of the finest seafood in the Kingdom), and numerous spas and massage parlors ideal for relaxing on your Hua Hin beach holiday. Historic attractions include the Old Palace, the old Hua Hin Railway Station, and other historical buildings. Daytrips include visiting the surrounding countryside to ride elephants or visiting Takiab Beach, where visitors can ride horses or climb the hill to a Buddhist temple. 38 38

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InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Hua Hin InterContinental® Hua Hin Resort lends to Thailand’s premier seaside community unrivalled style, sophistication and comfort. Combining Eastern and Western design heritage, the low-rise beachfront destination spans a prime stretch of white sandy beach alongside sparkling gulf waters – a truly alluring setting. The resort comprises two main accommodation wings, each with luxurious rooms and suites as well as its own swimming pool. Additional facilities and amenities include signature spa, well-equipped Fitness centre, 40

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Tel: +66 (0) 32 616 999 | ichh.rsvn@ihg.com www.huahin.intercontinental.com 33/33 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuab Khirikhan, 77110, Thailand

highly versatile event spaces and eight wide-ranging food and drink venues. Whether in Hua Hin on holiday, business or to attend a special occasion, all guests at InterContinental® Hua Hin Resort are certain to enjoy warm, gracious Thai hospitality and exceptionally attentive service.


Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa Hua Hin

A pervasive Thailand motif embraces this cultured, rich, colonial-styled resort that stretches luxuriously – through gracious, interior gardens festooned with plants – to The Gulf Beachfront. Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa creates the ambiance of cultured elegance and dreamy nostalgia. It combines the truly unique concept of both luxurious colonial styles and tropical seaside resort, designed to represent a beautiful city reflecting the atmosphere of 19th century Thailand when his Majesty King Rama V made his formal visit to Europe. Located along The Gulf of Thailand and on the serene beachfront of Hua Hin in Prachuab Khiri Khan Province, the resort offers 77 luxurious rooms (44-130 sqm), including three beachfront villas (with outdoor Jacuzzis) – all featuring spectacular views of the outdoor landscape from private balconies. The resort provides comprehensive facilities to make your holiday pleasurable, including: a large outdoor swimming pool embroidered within the garden (with a pool bar), spa, fitness centre, library, kids club, and a beachfront restaurant serving sophisticated international cuisine.

Tel: +66 (0) 32 655 333 rsvn@worabura.com www.worabura.com 83/199 Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand 77110

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CHIANG MAI Chiang Mai Province is in Northern Thailand. The Chiang Mai weather is always cooler than the rest of the country, with a mean temperature of 25°C throughout the year. The city has plethora of things to see and things to do. The beauty of the mountains, hill tribe villages, and botanical gardens attracts millions of tourists to Chiang Mai every year. You can also enjoy a zoo and aquarium, a nocturnal zoo, and classic Northern Thai temples and architecture which are a fusion of Lanna, Mon, and Burmese styles. The north of Chiang Mai borders the Shan state of Myanmar. Cross-border trade is allowed at Kew Pha Wok checkpoint in Amphoe Chiang Dao and Ban Lak Taeng checkpoint in Amphoe Wiang Haeng, so both are tourist sites and places for cultural exchanges between two nations. The south is next to Amphoe Sam Ngao, Amphoe Mae Ramad, and Amphoe Tha Song Yang of Tak Province, with tourist attractions like Bhumibol Dam, Sam Ngao Cliff, Mae Kasa Waterfall, and Thee Mo Bo Waterfall.

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The east is next to Amphoe Mae Fah Luang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Amphoe Mae Suai, and Amphoe Wiang Pa Pao of Chiang Rai Province, Amphoe Mueang Pan and Amphoe Mueang Lampang of Lampang Province, and Amphoe Ban Thi, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun, Amphoe Pa Sang, Amphoe Wiang Nong Long, Amphoe Ban Hong, and Amphoe Li of Lamphun Province. The west is next to Amphoe Pai, Amphoe Mueang Mae Hong Son, Amphoe Khun Yuam, Amphoe Mae La Noi, Amphoe Mae Sariang, and Amphoe Sob Moei of Mae Hong Son Province. Most popular places are Amphoe Pai, Pang Oung, and Doi Mae U-kho. Chiang Mai has a long history. It was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Nowadays it is a very modern city, similar to Bangkok. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org


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CHIANG RAI Chiang Rai Province is located in the northernmost of Thailand. It is a mountainous region with rivers and jungles, so there is a lot of beautiful nature surrounding the area. The north of Chiang Rai borders Myanmar, the south borders Phayao Province, the east borders Laos, and the west borders Chiang Mai Province. Chiang Rai population consists of people of various ethnic backgrounds, including those from hill tribes and Chinese lineage. This factors into Chiang Tai’s unique traditions and makes the city an excellent and different location for tourists to experience.

Tips - The cool season is the perfect time to visit Chiang Rai because the weather will be incredible and you will get a chance to enjoy beautiful views from the mountain tops. - For the New Year Festival, the hill tribes will perform their cultural shows around the end of December. However, since it is a busy period, you should always book accommodations well in advance. - Don’t forget to go shopping at Mae Sai Market. And if you want to visit Tha Khee Lek Market in Myanmar, you should organize your visa ahead to save time. - If you want to go cruising along the Kok River, you should wear a long-sleeve shirt, a pair of shorts, sandals, and always bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and water. And for your own safety, don’t forget to wear a life jacket while aboard the boat. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org

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Surrounded by the love of nature

Sukantara Cascade Resort & Spa Chiang Mai

Nestled in the forest surrounded by the love of nature where birds and people could sincerely share the same paradise. “Hotel with Best Location 2016” award by Lonely Planet. A mighty cascade waterfall flows through the resort. Observing freely peacocks, ducks and birds in their natural being is an extraordinary experience. Wild-bird-watching with binocular along local trails while hiking to nearby Tad-Mok-Natural waterfalls are even more excited. Restaurant was listed as one of “Chiang Mai’s 50 Best Places to Dine”. 44

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Tel: +66 (0) 81 881 1444 | info@sukantara.com | www.sukantara.com 12/2 M.8, T.Maeram, A.Maerim, Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand

Renowed for its northern style menu and special Kantoke dinners, you can enjoy a memorable Northern-Thai traditional dining experience by waterfalls. The resort situated only 35 min. drive from Chiang Mai city and International airport. The area is best explored by hiking, visiting nerby Karen villages, Zipline, ATV and joining elephant tours but an equally good option is just chilling and enjoying a beautiful treatment at the resort’s Chiida spa.


Embraces The Luxury Of Nature

A-Star Phulare Valley, Chiang Rai Chiang Rai

A perfect hideaway at A-Star Phulare Valley, Chiang Rai, books our stay and bounces for happiness. The land’s amid of mountains offers guests all villa accommodations; Chalet, Premier Chalet, Pool Villa, and Four Bed Room Pool Villa, all well decoration and affording exhilarating views. Villas were designed and provideda private setting for intimate getaways as well as spacious layouts. Furthermore, the resort’s elegant and well-equipped banquet rooms are available for parties, meetings, banquets and other social events.

Tel: +66 (0) 52 029 922 4 | rsvn@a-starphularevalley.com www.a-starphularevalley.com 60/14 Moo.2 Thasud Sub District, Muang ,Chiang Rai, 75100 Thailand

At the resort you can enjoy stunning views around the resort. This is an ideal retreat for families, friends, couples, and group of travelers. A-Star Phulare Valley’s fine climate allows for year-round,which facilitates outdoor interesting activities including ATV course, archery,paramotor, cycling, shooting, rice planting, sheep feeding, and fishing etc. Let’s get close to nature while enjoying a memorable atmosphere. The happiness you can reach just 15 minutes’ drive from Mae Fahluang International Airport. Unseen Thailand

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Ko Samui

KO SAMUI Koh Samui is an Amphoe in Surat Thani Province. It is located in the northeast of the city, 35 kilometers away from Don Sak Pier and 84 kilometers away from Surat Thani City, and is the third biggest island in Thailand. Samui is one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand because it has wonderful nature, white beaches, clear seas, waterfalls, spectacular viewpoints, beautiful temples, and many activities for tourists to enjoy.

The island has an airport and a vast array of accommodation options, which makes it a great place for travelling. Samui is now the main travel hotspot of the southern areas of Thailand’s Gulf. There are so many beautiful beaches here like Chaweng, Lamai, Taling Ngam, and Natien. Besides plentiful nature, the island is also full of history and culture.

Pha-Ngan

KO PHA-NGAN Pha Ngan Island is a world-famous one; especially Rin Beach where the well-known full moon party has been taken place in every full moon night. However, tourists visit there all year long, specifically in the summer. Pha Ngan Island is the area of Suratthani Province and is approximately 100 kilometer from the heart of the mentioned province. Pha Ngan Island comprises of two main islands: Pha Ngan and Tao. Most area of the metioned islands are mountains. Only one-forth is a beach. Sand dune and coral reef are located around the island. History and nature of Pha Ngan Island has been protected by Chakkri Dynasty’s royal support. King Rama V, King Rama VI, King Rama VII, King Rama IX visited Tan Sadet Water Fall and inscribed their initials there. King Rama V had visited the water fall five times. Apart from the beautiful beach and deep blue sea wa46 46

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ter, Pha Ngan Island offers tourists natural attractions i.e. water falls, mountains, local coconut farms and fishery at Chokechalam Village. Wonderful scenery is waiting for you since you are on board at the island. Pha Ngan Island is not far away from Samui Island where is one of the Thailand’s leading tourist attraction. In addition, taking a ferry to Tao Island to sightsee coral reef and aquatic animals is convenient. Everything that a tourist wants is on Pha Ngan Island, so both domestic and international tourists should not miss it. There are several tourist attractions on Pha Ngan Island i.e. forests, water falls, beaches, sea, temples, cultural and adventurous ones like Tan Sadet National Water Fall, Rin Nok Beach, Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, and etc.


Ko Tao

KO TAO The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel. Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers

away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. Koh Tao Travel Guide - There are motorcycles for rent on the island - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org

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Casual Snorkeling And Diver’s Paradise

Dusit Buncha Resort, Koh Tao

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Koh Tao sits on the western edge of the Gulf of Thailand, north of Koh Samui. The small island (eight square miles) is a casual snorkeling and diver’s paradise and is host to over 130 species of hard corals, and more than 223 types of reef fish. A variety of ferries travel (1-4 hours) from the mainland or neighboring islands. On the quiet northwestern edge of the island, the eco-conscious Dusit Buncha Resort Koh Tao climbs the rock cliff and overlooks the Gulf and Koh Nang Yuan. The luxurious architecture is blended in the natural beauty of the environment. 48

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Tel: +66 (0) 77 457 099 - 100 | info@dusitbunchakohtao.com www.dusitbuncharesort.com 31 /3 Moo 1 T. Koh Tao , A, Koh Phangan, Surathani, 84360, Thailand

The resort is the first on Koh Tao to use a solar cell system. The Pool Bar is built in between giant granite boulders, one of which has access to the sea for snorkeling. A stylish range of accommodations, beautiful seas, fantastic food, and panoramic Gulf views– with sunsets to match – add to the tranquility.


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Purposefully Designed

Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui

CELES Beachfront Resort is located on the unspoiledBophut Beach, a mere 8 km. from the airport onthe northern shore of Samui. With stunning views of Koh Phangan Island, this exquisite beach – at 270 meters, is the longest beach-front of any resort on the island. The accommodations at Celes are purposefully designed to capture the pure essence of nature and provide serenity. The resort consists of 50 rooms in Deluxe Botanical and 18 Private Pool villas. The interiors of the accommodations are furnished with light wood decor against white walls allowing 50

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Tel: + 66 (0) 77 900 999 | info@celesresorts.com | www.celesresorts.com 175/3 Thaveerat-Pakdee Road Surat Thani Koh Samui District, 84320, Thailand

sunlight to brighten up the rooms and provide a relaxed ambience. Along with the designs, the rooms and villas are also modernized with an array of gadgets and amenities that guarantee a comfortable stay. Trips to neighboring islands and to the nearby National Marine Park provide marvelous day-trips. Our chefs have carefully crafted food and drinks menu with inspirations from around the world. The all-day dining restaurant serves Thai and international dishes daily.


Ulimate Paradise Experience

Panviman Resort Koh Phangan Koh Phangan

Located in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand on a private peninsula overlooking a water horizon in Phangan (the famed venue for the Full Moon Parties), the resort shines in restful excellence. About 70 km from the mainland and 15 km from Samui, Koh Phangan is an unspoiled island far from the hustle and nightlife frenzy of the city. Nestled on the private peninsula overlooking Koh Phangan, an unspoiled island far from the hustle and cares of the

modern world. Panviman resort is the place for sophisticated travelers who crave tranquility and natural beauty. Panviman or Paradise Alike is designed to be in harmony with its natural surroundings and is situated upon a steep Cliffside overlooking Thong Nai Pan Beach, a crescent moon shapes. Panviman Resort is the most charmingly unique and the best value for money hotel on the island.

Tel: + 66 (0) 77 445 101-9 | rsvn_kohphangan@panviman.com | www.panviman.com 22/1 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Ban-tai, Koh Phangan, Suratthani, 84280, Thailand

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KRABI Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast, is an almost otherworldly region of labyrinthine archipelagos, where islands seem to erupt vertically out of the sea and secluded beaches are only accessible by colorfully adorned long tail boats. Krabi’s myriad of bays and coves have sheltered pirates, merchants, and sea gypsies for thousands of years and archaeological evidence indicates that Krabi was originally inhabited as early as 25,000 - 35,000 years ago! With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more. If that wasn’t enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant. Meanwhile, with all the tourists spread out among various beaches and islands, life goes on in Krabi Town, the somewhat sleepy provincial capital. Surprisingly few tourists spend time in the charming riverside town, whose hilly streets feature a number of cozy cafes and inexpensive and authentic Thai cuisine is served at an outdoor, riverside evening market.

“Town” to most visitors is Ao Nang, a seaside strip of guesthouses, hotels, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that continues to grow as tourist arrivals increase, now spreading north into Noppharat Thara, whose quiet, shady beach is part of the national park that includes the Phi Phi Islands. Ao Nang is the major launching point for boat trips to nearby islands and the isolated beaches of Phra Nang Cape, where the famous former hippie enclave of Railey Beach is located. Krabi is famous for its scenic view and breathtaking beaches and islands. Its coral reef vistas are also one of the world’s most beautiful, which makes the city a great spot for coral diving. Natural attractions of Krabi include Noppharat Thara Beach National Park, Koh Phi Phi, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, Koh Lanta, Khao Khanap Nam (the Twin Mountains), Railay Beach, Koh Poda, Ao Nang, Koh Ngai, Ao Maya, Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam, Emerald Pool, and Khlong Thom Hot Spring Waterfall. Krabi also provides you with great shopping venues such as Maharaj Walking Street (Friday-Sunday market from 5.00 – 10.00 pm) and Chao Fah Pier Night Market (daily market from 5.00 pm – 12.30 am).

Key Tips • Visitors are advised to make early reservations (up to a year in advance) for accommodation during the peak season from late December to early January because of the popularity of the Krabi and its attractions. • When traveling by ferry to islands around Krabi, it may be preferable to purchase only a one way ticket so that your trip can be more easily altered and you can more easily arrange your departure. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org 52

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The Ultimate Beach Escape in Krabi

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort Krabi

Set in the exotic landscape of Krabi province (an hour flight south of Bangkok) and commanding a prime position on the magnificent shores of Klong Muong beach, the Dusit Thani Krabi tiptoes up to beautiful cliff formations, lush forests, mesmerizing waterfalls and caves. The resort’s seven categories of 240 guest rooms and suites are set among 40 lush, manicured acres with direct access to nearly two kilometers of exquisite white-sand beach. Contemporary interiors provide a perfect balance of beach-inspired elegance and luxury. 54

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Tel: +66 (0) 75 628 000 | dtkr.reservation@dusit.com https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/krabibeachresort/ 155 Moo 2 Nong Thale, Muang Krabi, Krabi, 81180, Thailand

Two inviting beachfront pools, a unique collection of three distinguished restaurants, four bars and a world-class spa all to the luxury. The on-site Water Sports Centre offers snorkelling, kayaks, wind-surf and sailing. Also, tennis, table tennis, yoga and biking. The multiple purpose equipment at the 24-hour DFiT Fitness Center and Kid’s Club complete the list of comprehensive facilities. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, The Ultimate Beach Escape in Krabi!


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A Tranquil Paradise Located On A Beautiful Private Cove

Nakamanda Resort & Spa Tel: + 66 (0) 75 628 200 | reservation@nakamanda.com | www.nakamanda.com 126 Moo.3 Klong Muang Beach, Tambol Nongtalay, Amphur Muang, Krabi, 81000, Thailand

Nakamanda Resort & Spa is located on a beautiful private cove in the unspoiled Klong Muang region of Krabi, tucked within the island’s gorgeous landscapes, thick jungles and beautiful beaches. This tranquil and luxurious resort faces a tiny forested island with a backdrop of captivating mountains rising from the Andaman Sea. Twice-daily low tides reveal a sweeping sandbank stretching to the uninhabited island, allowing visitors to walk across to adventure. At high tide take pleasure in swimming and kayaking; 56

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as well as fishing trips, boating, rock-climbing and hiking. This exquisite five-star resort is embellished by graceful Asian antique sculptures and teak wood interiors, with individual villas set upon the hillside with treetop or ultra-private tropical garden views. The 39 romantic rooms and villas are available in five categories ranging from 56 to 315 sqm. The charming Naga Spa provides a sea view. The Kitchen Restaurant offers dining on the covered outdoor balcony, indoors, or the beachfront terrace – perfect for sunset cocktails.


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ailay Bay Resort & Spa is located at Railay Beach in Krabi province, south of Thailand. The resort is easy to reach and we aim to provide maximum comfort in all of our 139 rooms and 5 different unit types. We guarantee you will have a wonderful stay at our resort. Our bungalows are set in lush gardens with plenty of coconut trees and tropical plants between our walkways to ensure you find yourself in beautiful surroundings. 2 large swimming pools, you can be sure it won’t get crowded! Our contemporary Thai style villas, cottages and rooms are fully furnished and well decorated with high standard equipment. Tel: + 66 (0) 75 819 401-3 | www.krabi-railaybay.com 145 Moo 2, Ao Nang Muang Krabi, 81180, Thailand

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he Ideal Gorgeous accommodation located on East side of Railay Bay which surrounded by the fantastic Sea and Marvelous cliff views. The most convenient locations, reach any tourist attractions, the beautiful beach on west side, Phranang Cave Beach and Lagoon within 3-5 minutes walks. With full facilities set up, in our every rooms for Travellers, Family and Honeymooners. Come to touch the simply fresh nature and let’s us fulfill your trip more memorial at Railay Princess Resort and Spa. Tel: + 66 (0) 75 819 555 | www.krabi-railayprincess.com 145/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang Muang Krabi, 81180 Thailand

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PHUKET Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi.

Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.

Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.

It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant.

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That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand. Visiting Phuket is easy as there are many travel options.


PHANG-NGA Phangnga is one of the southern provinces in Thailand with its geographic features of mountains and forests 788 km. from Bangkok. Its landmark is Khao Chang which is the big mountain in a shape of crouching elephant – the symbol of Phangnga province. Visitors can go exploring beautiful caves such as Ruesi Sawan cave and Luk Suea cave in Somdet Phra Sri Nakarin Park, Khao Chang road. Inside the caves is very cool with clear beck and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Pung Chang cave is also one of relaxing place with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and all-year beck. Phangnga also owns beautiful islands, including the most famous one – Similan Islands. The word ‘Similan’ derived from Malay language which means ‘nine’, so the islands’ name is the nine islands.

The attractive islands are waiting for travellers to experience their charm. North Surin Island and South Surin Island are also famous for their beautiful bays. The most well-known one is Aow Mae Yai which is the big bay with gentle sea. You are also invited to participate the turtle release fair. The 7-day event is annually held in March with its highlighted activity – releasing young turtle hatchlings. Rubber tree leaves artificial flowers are the famous products made by groups of farm women. You can buy dried seafood and shrimp paste from local stores and markets around the city. Article from: www.tourismthailand.org

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Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa Your Own West Coast Paradise

Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa Phuket

Tel: +66 (0) 76 310 777 | rsvn@ayarakamalaresort.com | www.ayarakamalaresort.com 22/10 Moo 2, Layi-Nakalay Rd., T.Kamala A.Kathu, Phuket, 83150 Thailand

Private & Intimate Weddings We help you create that special momentImagine yourself standing in front of that significant person, surrounded by loved ones, supported by a passionate and dedicated team, among the beautiful atmosphere on the west coast of sunsets and ocean views.

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Weddings at Ayara Kamala go from are made for you and your most important ones for an intimate gathering by the tropical breeze. At Ayara Kamala, we help you create those beautiful memories to be cherished forever.


A Journey to MAI HOUSE…

Instinctual service. Unexpected charm.

MAI HOUSE Patong Hill Phuket

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estled high on the lush tropical hillside overlooking Patong Beach and the sparkling Andaman Sea, Phuket’s new MAI HOUSE Patong Hill stands out as an oasis of warmth and culture with stunning views and some of the island’s best sunsets. MAI HOUSE Patong Hill offers a sublime and elegant experience with Sino-Portugese-styled guestrooms intertwined with modern 5-star facilities. The unique resort accommodations, authentic architectural design and unobtrusive service provide travellers with remarkable experiences. Enjoy wholesome sharing platters and dynamite service at Kathu Mining Co.,

sip exotic libations at The Opium Den, touch the sun from Mai Sky open-air rooftop lounge and discover soul-stirring rejuvenation at Four Elements Spa. Outside, cascading pools meander gently through the resort, while a shallow bubble pool waits near Pirates Play House where tiny adventurers explore and parents unplug in order to reconnect with family. Discover a truly unique and personal journey at MAI HOUSE Patong Hill, where our house is your home.

Tel: + 66 (0) 76 637 770 | rsvn.patonghill@maihouse.com | www.maihouse.com/patonghill 5/5 Phrabarami Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, 83150, Thailand

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The Charms of Thailand

Nook Dee Boutique Resort By Andacura Phuket

The one and only design-boutique resort in Thailand, Nook Dee is located on Kata Beach, Phuket with solid mission and concept in design and service. Cosy, comfortable and cleverly designed, Nook Dee emphasized in making memories and experiences for all guests. The resort is home to 68 Sea View rooms and one Private Villa Suite to suite travellers in all palates and also The ‘Roy-Dee’ Restaurant is focusing on authentic 62

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Tel: +66 (0) 76 688 888 | www.nook-dee.com https://web.facebook.com/nookdeephuket/ 216 / 9 Koktanod Road, T. Karon, A. Muang Phuket, Phuket, 83100 Thailand

home-cooking using the best of grannies recipes and secret tricks together with fresh organic ingredients and herbs. Sook-Dee Asian Wellness Center, ‘Simply Feel Good’ is the motto @ Sook-Dee wellness center. The focus is on anti-aging, natural beauty, herbs and of course Thai massages and beauty treatments. All this is presented in a very ‘boutique’ way with a fine-dining concept.


Racha Island Resort Phuket

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urronds you with natural beauty. Located on a private property set among 75 acres of coconut palm and lush gardens right beside Siam Beach-The longest and widest powdery white sand beach on Racha Island. The dĂŠcor of our accommodation is a tasteful mix of modern comforts and authentic Thai elements, Where you can focus on enjoying your well-deserved break at our beach front heaven.

* Departure from Chalong Pier (Phuket) to Racha Island at 09:30 (9.30am)* * Departure from Racha Island to Chalong Pier at 15:30 (3:30pm)* * Racha Island Resort reserves the right to adjust the timetable of the Scheduled Speedboat and ferry might be operated instead of speedboat in case of high demand.

Tel: + 66 (0) 76 384 333 | reservations@rachaislandresort.com | www.rachaislandresort.com 42/3-9 Moo. 3 Rawai, Mueng, Phuket 83000, Thailand

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Awaken in a DREAMSCAPE

The Slate Phuket

A luxuriously crafted design resort within Nai Yang Beach’s sheltered sands, set amidst lush tropical gardens where pools and lagoons juxtapose post-modern art. Known for his visionary architecture, this Bill Bensley design masterpiece, and a member of Design Hotels™, The Slate, is the islands only avant-garde expression of a true Phuket heritage. A strikingly original manifestation of the island’s core; the architecture is inspired by the island’s tin mining past which is complemented by bold contemporary design details. The ‘all villa, all suite’ property offers 177 accommodation choices with an additional seven private pool villas - decadently furnished with gorgeous marble and rich wood, The Slate’s pool villas offer a blissful escape that exudes majestic elegance and modern artistry. Eight restaurants and bars have a range of offerings from unique Thai delicacies with flavours from the region presenting plenty of fresh seafood, tender grilled cuts, exotic cocktails and New World wines. The Slate offers scrumptious but healthy wholesome cuisine – all in a unique setting of visionary excellence and enchanting surroundings. Facilities include three swimming pools – one family pool and 
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Tel: +66 (0) 76 327 006 reservations@theslatephuket.com www.theslatephuket.com Nai Yang Beach 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang Phuket, 83110, Thailand


Charming island resort on a private beach in Phang Nga

GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai Phang Nga

Known as the ‘Natural Side of Phuket’, GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai is a secluded island haven were travellers can escape the rest of the world and enjoy sunshine-filled adventures and sultry sea breezes. Sitting on a 300-meter stretch of private beach on Koh Yao Yai in Phang Nga Province, the unique island layout and charming bungalows provide stunning views and blissful accommodations with direct access to the Andaman Sea. Featuring nature at the heart of it all, the relaxed and romantic environment makes an ideal setting for the most memorable wedding ceremonies and special occasions. Accommodations available for up to 80 people and well-trained staff can assist in the planning of every special detail. Enjoy the natural side of Phuket at GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai….. Live life in full colour. Just GLOW!

Tel: + 66 (0) 87 808 3838 | rsvn.kohyaoyai@glowhotels.com | www.glowhotels.com/elixir-koh-yao-yai www.facebook.com/glowkohyaoyai 99 Moo 3, Prunai, Koh Yao Yai, Phang Nga, 83000, Thailand

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