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Edited & Published by Shailendra Kesari • For Online News visit: www.safariplus.co.in • Email: info@safariplus.co.in • 2016 Thailand - Through Vyom’s Eyes

On day Four I enjoyed the charms of Safari World and Kidzania. Safari World My seamless joy for animals takes me to the stellar Safari World Park in the city of Bangkok. From giraffes to lions rare Bengal tigers, Chimpanzee and a lots more. It gives an opportunity for human to recreate the environment just once again for these wonderful creatures to co-exist. The Safari world comes alive with a hoard of activities. These include the Safari Park and the Marine Park to begin with. Here one can watch animals and marine life. Some of the rarest species of aquatic animals and mammals have been kept here under supervision too. The other attractions at the park include the Orang Utan Boxing Show, the Wild Wild West Show, the Spy Wars Show, the bird show, the Dolphin show, and the Sea-lion

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show. Witness the charms of the tropical forests as you take to a jungle cruise. There are two restaurants around the park. It can seat approximately 1700 people at one time. There is a wide range of Thai and international cuisines offered. There are specific arrangements made for vegetarians and Indian too. Also do not miss out on the white tiger show. Kidzania So haven't we kids really flustered our parents on the littler things of life? (Especially age 3 to 5) Don't we just enjoy bamboozling our parents with an avalanche of questions? Some of us manage to worry them endlessly with the flurry of questions we have on life. Not that our parents cannot answer the questions, but Kidzania has just a better way of explaining the kids more graphically, with hands on experiences to part-take in. Kidzania is a replication of 70% of a major city and all the things

that get into the working nuances of a city. Right from barbershops, to banks, bakery's, schools, aeroplanes, courier services, bottling plants, the works…. They also teach kids how to appropriate themselves while on the road. Kids enjoy partaking in these almost life like activities and learning from all the questions they have to ask. What is even more interesting is that they actually have to take up the role in a big way and making kids actually wear the clothes, suiting the role, does that. Also Kidzania has mint its very own currency. This is to give kids a feel of what real money is like and also give them greater insight on money management. Patient caretakers around the park guide children and tour them around the park. Parents can certainly take a break as kids are taken care of the trusted and well-trained staff appointed at the facility.

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Kidzania cannot be overlooked for some prominent reasons. Many times our children ask us questions, which we do have answers to, but are unable to explain with clarity. When the kids visit kidzania, they don't only have a better insight of what is going on, but there is a graphic imprint that is created on their minds as they take part in these activities. Hence, Kidzania is a MUST GO, for children aged four to fourteen! As we wind up, I would like to Thanks Tourism Authority of Thailand for giving the opportunity to explore the unseen destination of Thailand. And I would also like to thanks to uncle Boon (our Guide) and uncle Nong (our driver) for making our trip comfortable and enjoyable. With ending note I would only like to state that there is indeed a lot more for kids than for adults. So who ever says Thailand is not for kids, you can state …. “You must read this one for sure!”

Thailand

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This time, my parents, also the editorial team, and I, Vyom Kesari, took a trip to Thailand. Oh! How I love this country! It is vibrant and colourful. It comes alive with an effervescent aura of cultural mixed for numerous sorts. I am three years and just wanted to break that stereotype that most of us have. Thailand serves as a perfect holiday destination for one and all. It is an ideal holiday spot for families too, as there is a lot for kids to do. So let me give you a detailed insight on my trip, and tell you how much I have enjoyed on the same. Flying with Thai Airways we arrived to Bangkok from Day Mumbai, and then directly we drove to Pattaya. We checked into the wondrous Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya - The property is indeed vast and has activities catering to people of all ages. As we take a walk inside there is a caravan complete with a man-made jungle and a waterfall. The property is a delight for families and honeymooners alike. One can also take a stroll on the Wong Amat Beach, which is well within the premise of the hotel itself. An award-

winning spa and an extensively well planned themed water park (Themed around the lines of the 'Lost World) that can be cherished by one and all. The hotel has fully equipped 555 rooms with state of the art modern amenities. The ocean-facing rooms overlook the azure waters kissing the beach. The room types include suites and family residences too. Each room is complete with a king size, double or a family bed. The other facilities include flat screen with international satellite channels, WiFi, mini-bar, safe, in house music, and tea and coffee maker. One can never remain hungry as this five-star property is equipped with eight eateries. There is one can enjoy a global palate, ranging from Asian cuisine at the Ginger and Lime, to the Italian cuisine at Acqua. For those who enjoy barbeques and grills, there is Flames restaurant. Also, there is Vistas, which stays open all day long, serving a variety of cuisines. There is the Zulu bar for those who enjoy life by the night. Enjoy regular theme breakfasts and other cuisines during the course of the day at the Oasis restaurant. The hotel serves as a perfect hub, for any corporate meeting, intervention or

exposition. The spa is another important feature of the hotel. After some rest we take off for some sight seeing atThe Nongnooch Gardens Officially open to public during the 80's, the gardens once served as orchards that once grew mangoes, coconuts and oranges. The owners were smitten by the European gardens and decided to convert the orchards into a place where people could come and observe the beauty of different flowers. The park is divided into various themed zones. The numerous zones include, the French Gardens, the Desert Rose Garden, the Italian Gardens (where plants are cut in various shapes), Stone Henge (that us theme around a significant seventh wonder of the world), animal sculpture gardens, The butterfly hill (where one can witness exotic flowers in full bloom.), topped off with butterflies, the Cycad Valley, and last but not the least there is also a vintage car museum housed within the premise of the park. The various parts of the gardens can be accessed using bicycles, elephant rides, golf cars. One can enjoy an array of cultural shows and elephant shows that happen

within the garden. Take back an original art work by the elephant as a souvenir. The gardens are complete with accommodation and spa facility. They offer beautiful rooms that are modern in orientation, comprising of beyond the basic amenities to their visitors. The Nongnooch Resort (including modern amenities like a swimming pool), the lakeside villa (where floating plants can be seen on the lake), the Garden Villa and the Rimnam Villa. There are many eateries dotting the park offering an interesting variety of lip-smacking cuisines, including Indian, European, and South and South East Asian. The garden is also popularly known for the flower show. It caters to some very outstanding themes designed using an array of flowers. The Underwater Park, Pattaya Apart from being a beautiful seaside resort the underwater park has a lot more to offer. It is an educational centre and plays a very important part in conserving marine life. The park houses an interesting array of aquatic creatures in its natural habitat. There are various sections such as the coral reef section, jellyfish, and also houses predators from the deep. There are some interesting innovative programmes from time to time keep attracting tourists.

Day two started out on a rather fun note especially for me. I was Day certainly living my dream of coming in up close and personal with some of my favourite cartoon characters and Teddy bear. The Cartoon Network Park - If there is anything that kids enjoy most it is cartoons. And Thailand has the first ever park theme celebrates cartoons in association with the cartoon network channel. The park is located at a distance of and hour and forty-five minutes from Bangkok, and approximately twenty

minutes drive from Pattaya. The park has 150 different water features, incorporating fun rides, and about 10 different themed zones and also a wave pool within the park itself. It might interest you to know that the park organises some of the most interesting events for children and corporates too. There are many restaurants housed within the park, but the most interesting one is, The 'Toonalicious' restaurant that overlooks the waterpark and the sparkling waters

of the gulf of Thailand. Art in Paradise - Tap into the artist's imagination with two and three dimension art work displayed by artists at this gallery. Onlookers can also pose, and enjoy art in a very different manner. The space keeps changing in accordance to what the artist can showcase. Hence, two themes at any given point in time are never the same. The Art in Paradise also gives onlookers a detailed insight on the nuances of the different schools of art, and how the subject has progressed from time to time.

Teddy Bear Museum - This is the first and only museum in Southeast Asia spread over 2,500 square meters. The Museum is build under the concept of “travel treasure hunting with Teddy Bear�. Designed as a dragon boat as large as 40 meters by a Korean designer. It is divided into 12 zones as follows- 1. Inca Zone 2. Dinosaur Zone 3. Fossil Zone 4. Africa Zone 5. Thailand Zone 6. Under the sea Zone 7. Eskimo Zone 8. Santa town Zone 9. Space Zone 10. Fairytale Zone 11.China Zone 12. Europe Zone

As we move on to Day three where we drive back from Pattaya to Bangkok. The days trip includes Siricha Tiger Zoo, and also checking in at the very plush, Pathuman Princess Hotel in Bangkok. The Siricha Tiger Zoo This place would be in my memories forever, as I had an close encounter with my favourite animal Tiger and here I touched and took tiger's cubs on my lap. I absolutely adore animals, and this zoo was just the place for me. The zoo is just two kilometres off the Bangkok-Pattaya Highway No7. There is a natural habitat that has been recreated in an attempt to rear the Royal Bengal Tigers, and retain them from going extinct. The park is open to an array of activities these famously include the crocodile show, elephant show and the intelligent pig

show. One can also take a picture with the tiger cubs as you feed the little felines. Enjoy an elephant ride around the park. Feeding animals especially tigers and crocodile is a feature that cannot be missed. There are numerous eateries within the park serving a variety of cuisines. There is a shuttle service that the park provides to pick and drop visitors from famous hotels. The Pathuman Princess Hotel After a tiring day at the tiger zoo we checked into the famous Pathuman Princess Hotel. Strategically located in the heart of Bangkok city. The hotel boasts of a whopping 455 rooms and suites. The hotel is attached to the BST sky train system, and also to the skywalk, that can take one to convenient locations such as the celebrated MBK Mall, Siam Discovery, Siam World Plaza, and The

Central World Plaza. The airport is only 45 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel has free Wi-Fi access for all its guests, making it one of the most sought after hotels for business travellers. There are two categories of rooms that include, superior room, and deluxe room. The rooms are luxurious, equipped with modern amenities. The suites are larger complete with a living room area, poolside view and king size bed and the bathroom. Members using the suite have free access to gym and health club facilities. There is a total of eight restaurantsKongju restaurant serving the best of authentic Korean cuisine. The Loop is a wonderful Italian restaurant that offers panoramic tropical views of the poolside. Enjoy an eclectic nightlife at the Studio Bar. For all day dining, there is

the Citi bistro, the flavours are both global, and fusion in orientation. For some delectable joys from the ocean, one should try the Ping's Thai Seafood restaurant. For a more zany night out one could certainly try the Vista Bar Terrace- entertains its guests with some of the best Dj's, and foot-tapping music. The place only gets better on full moon nights. T@Lobby is an ideal place for sampling on the various choices of teas and patisseries. The Olympic Club, sprawls over 9000 sqm, and caters to 100 different types of workstations. The place is complete with a tennis court, badminton court, jogging tracks, basketball half-courts, and a lot more. Outdoor Jacuzzi, and swimming pools, round off the definition of the club. Desheli spa contributes in totality to wellness and relaxation.

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This time, my parents, also the editorial team, and I, Vyom Kesari, took a trip to Thailand. Oh! How I love this country! It is vibrant and colourful. It comes alive with an effervescent aura of cultural mixed for numerous sorts. I am three years and just wanted to break that stereotype that most of us have. Thailand serves as a perfect holiday destination for one and all. It is an ideal holiday spot for families too, as there is a lot for kids to do. So let me give you a detailed insight on my trip, and tell you how much I have enjoyed on the same. Flying with Thai Airways we arrived to Bangkok from Day Mumbai, and then directly we drove to Pattaya. We checked into the wondrous Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya - The property is indeed vast and has activities catering to people of all ages. As we take a walk inside there is a caravan complete with a man-made jungle and a waterfall. The property is a delight for families and honeymooners alike. One can also take a stroll on the Wong Amat Beach, which is well within the premise of the hotel itself. An award-

winning spa and an extensively well planned themed water park (Themed around the lines of the 'Lost World) that can be cherished by one and all. The hotel has fully equipped 555 rooms with state of the art modern amenities. The ocean-facing rooms overlook the azure waters kissing the beach. The room types include suites and family residences too. Each room is complete with a king size, double or a family bed. The other facilities include flat screen with international satellite channels, WiFi, mini-bar, safe, in house music, and tea and coffee maker. One can never remain hungry as this five-star property is equipped with eight eateries. There is one can enjoy a global palate, ranging from Asian cuisine at the Ginger and Lime, to the Italian cuisine at Acqua. For those who enjoy barbeques and grills, there is Flames restaurant. Also, there is Vistas, which stays open all day long, serving a variety of cuisines. There is the Zulu bar for those who enjoy life by the night. Enjoy regular theme breakfasts and other cuisines during the course of the day at the Oasis restaurant. The hotel serves as a perfect hub, for any corporate meeting, intervention or

exposition. The spa is another important feature of the hotel. After some rest we take off for some sight seeing atThe Nongnooch Gardens Officially open to public during the 80's, the gardens once served as orchards that once grew mangoes, coconuts and oranges. The owners were smitten by the European gardens and decided to convert the orchards into a place where people could come and observe the beauty of different flowers. The park is divided into various themed zones. The numerous zones include, the French Gardens, the Desert Rose Garden, the Italian Gardens (where plants are cut in various shapes), Stone Henge (that us theme around a significant seventh wonder of the world), animal sculpture gardens, The butterfly hill (where one can witness exotic flowers in full bloom.), topped off with butterflies, the Cycad Valley, and last but not the least there is also a vintage car museum housed within the premise of the park. The various parts of the gardens can be accessed using bicycles, elephant rides, golf cars. One can enjoy an array of cultural shows and elephant shows that happen

within the garden. Take back an original art work by the elephant as a souvenir. The gardens are complete with accommodation and spa facility. They offer beautiful rooms that are modern in orientation, comprising of beyond the basic amenities to their visitors. The Nongnooch Resort (including modern amenities like a swimming pool), the lakeside villa (where floating plants can be seen on the lake), the Garden Villa and the Rimnam Villa. There are many eateries dotting the park offering an interesting variety of lip-smacking cuisines, including Indian, European, and South and South East Asian. The garden is also popularly known for the flower show. It caters to some very outstanding themes designed using an array of flowers. The Underwater Park, Pattaya Apart from being a beautiful seaside resort the underwater park has a lot more to offer. It is an educational centre and plays a very important part in conserving marine life. The park houses an interesting array of aquatic creatures in its natural habitat. There are various sections such as the coral reef section, jellyfish, and also houses predators from the deep. There are some interesting innovative programmes from time to time keep attracting tourists.

Day two started out on a rather fun note especially for me. I was Day certainly living my dream of coming in up close and personal with some of my favourite cartoon characters and Teddy bear. The Cartoon Network Park - If there is anything that kids enjoy most it is cartoons. And Thailand has the first ever park theme celebrates cartoons in association with the cartoon network channel. The park is located at a distance of and hour and forty-five minutes from Bangkok, and approximately twenty

minutes drive from Pattaya. The park has 150 different water features, incorporating fun rides, and about 10 different themed zones and also a wave pool within the park itself. It might interest you to know that the park organises some of the most interesting events for children and corporates too. There are many restaurants housed within the park, but the most interesting one is, The 'Toonalicious' restaurant that overlooks the waterpark and the sparkling waters

of the gulf of Thailand. Art in Paradise - Tap into the artist's imagination with two and three dimension art work displayed by artists at this gallery. Onlookers can also pose, and enjoy art in a very different manner. The space keeps changing in accordance to what the artist can showcase. Hence, two themes at any given point in time are never the same. The Art in Paradise also gives onlookers a detailed insight on the nuances of the different schools of art, and how the subject has progressed from time to time.

Teddy Bear Museum - This is the first and only museum in Southeast Asia spread over 2,500 square meters. The Museum is build under the concept of “travel treasure hunting with Teddy Bear�. Designed as a dragon boat as large as 40 meters by a Korean designer. It is divided into 12 zones as follows- 1. Inca Zone 2. Dinosaur Zone 3. Fossil Zone 4. Africa Zone 5. Thailand Zone 6. Under the sea Zone 7. Eskimo Zone 8. Santa town Zone 9. Space Zone 10. Fairytale Zone 11.China Zone 12. Europe Zone

As we move on to Day three where we drive back from Pattaya to Bangkok. The days trip includes Siricha Tiger Zoo, and also checking in at the very plush, Pathuman Princess Hotel in Bangkok. The Siricha Tiger Zoo This place would be in my memories forever, as I had an close encounter with my favourite animal Tiger and here I touched and took tiger's cubs on my lap. I absolutely adore animals, and this zoo was just the place for me. The zoo is just two kilometres off the Bangkok-Pattaya Highway No7. There is a natural habitat that has been recreated in an attempt to rear the Royal Bengal Tigers, and retain them from going extinct. The park is open to an array of activities these famously include the crocodile show, elephant show and the intelligent pig

show. One can also take a picture with the tiger cubs as you feed the little felines. Enjoy an elephant ride around the park. Feeding animals especially tigers and crocodile is a feature that cannot be missed. There are numerous eateries within the park serving a variety of cuisines. There is a shuttle service that the park provides to pick and drop visitors from famous hotels. The Pathuman Princess Hotel After a tiring day at the tiger zoo we checked into the famous Pathuman Princess Hotel. Strategically located in the heart of Bangkok city. The hotel boasts of a whopping 455 rooms and suites. The hotel is attached to the BST sky train system, and also to the skywalk, that can take one to convenient locations such as the celebrated MBK Mall, Siam Discovery, Siam World Plaza, and The

Central World Plaza. The airport is only 45 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel has free Wi-Fi access for all its guests, making it one of the most sought after hotels for business travellers. There are two categories of rooms that include, superior room, and deluxe room. The rooms are luxurious, equipped with modern amenities. The suites are larger complete with a living room area, poolside view and king size bed and the bathroom. Members using the suite have free access to gym and health club facilities. There is a total of eight restaurantsKongju restaurant serving the best of authentic Korean cuisine. The Loop is a wonderful Italian restaurant that offers panoramic tropical views of the poolside. Enjoy an eclectic nightlife at the Studio Bar. For all day dining, there is

the Citi bistro, the flavours are both global, and fusion in orientation. For some delectable joys from the ocean, one should try the Ping's Thai Seafood restaurant. For a more zany night out one could certainly try the Vista Bar Terrace- entertains its guests with some of the best Dj's, and foot-tapping music. The place only gets better on full moon nights. T@Lobby is an ideal place for sampling on the various choices of teas and patisseries. The Olympic Club, sprawls over 9000 sqm, and caters to 100 different types of workstations. The place is complete with a tennis court, badminton court, jogging tracks, basketball half-courts, and a lot more. Outdoor Jacuzzi, and swimming pools, round off the definition of the club. Desheli spa contributes in totality to wellness and relaxation.

Day

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Edited & Published by Shailendra Kesari • For Online News visit: www.safariplus.co.in • Email: info@safariplus.co.in • 2016 Thailand - Through Vyom’s Eyes

On day Four I enjoyed the charms of Safari World and Kidzania. Safari World My seamless joy for animals takes me to the stellar Safari World Park in the city of Bangkok. From giraffes to lions rare Bengal tigers, Chimpanzee and a lots more. It gives an opportunity for human to recreate the environment just once again for these wonderful creatures to co-exist. The Safari world comes alive with a hoard of activities. These include the Safari Park and the Marine Park to begin with. Here one can watch animals and marine life. Some of the rarest species of aquatic animals and mammals have been kept here under supervision too. The other attractions at the park include the Orang Utan Boxing Show, the Wild Wild West Show, the Spy Wars Show, the bird show, the Dolphin show, and the Sea-lion

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show. Witness the charms of the tropical forests as you take to a jungle cruise. There are two restaurants around the park. It can seat approximately 1700 people at one time. There is a wide range of Thai and international cuisines offered. There are specific arrangements made for vegetarians and Indian too. Also do not miss out on the white tiger show. Kidzania So haven't we kids really flustered our parents on the littler things of life? (Especially age 3 to 5) Don't we just enjoy bamboozling our parents with an avalanche of questions? Some of us manage to worry them endlessly with the flurry of questions we have on life. Not that our parents cannot answer the questions, but Kidzania has just a better way of explaining the kids more graphically, with hands on experiences to part-take in. Kidzania is a replication of 70% of a major city and all the things

that get into the working nuances of a city. Right from barbershops, to banks, bakery's, schools, aeroplanes, courier services, bottling plants, the works…. They also teach kids how to appropriate themselves while on the road. Kids enjoy partaking in these almost life like activities and learning from all the questions they have to ask. What is even more interesting is that they actually have to take up the role in a big way and making kids actually wear the clothes, suiting the role, does that. Also Kidzania has mint its very own currency. This is to give kids a feel of what real money is like and also give them greater insight on money management. Patient caretakers around the park guide children and tour them around the park. Parents can certainly take a break as kids are taken care of the trusted and well-trained staff appointed at the facility.

97690 58991

Kidzania cannot be overlooked for some prominent reasons. Many times our children ask us questions, which we do have answers to, but are unable to explain with clarity. When the kids visit kidzania, they don't only have a better insight of what is going on, but there is a graphic imprint that is created on their minds as they take part in these activities. Hence, Kidzania is a MUST GO, for children aged four to fourteen! As we wind up, I would like to Thanks Tourism Authority of Thailand for giving the opportunity to explore the unseen destination of Thailand. And I would also like to thanks to uncle Boon (our Guide) and uncle Nong (our driver) for making our trip comfortable and enjoyable. With ending note I would only like to state that there is indeed a lot more for kids than for adults. So who ever says Thailand is not for kids, you can state …. “You must read this one for sure!”

Thailand

through VYOM’s eyes

Thailand through vyom's eye  
Thailand through vyom's eye  

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