Land of a Thousand Smiles
When you think of Thailand, probably one of the first things that come to your mind are the tropical islands with colorful long-tail boats. But there’s so much more to the Land of a Thousand Smiles than its sandy beaches. You will have the most memorable experiences inland!
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How to get there:
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Where to stay:
In Kanchanaburi Province, we encourage you to stay at the excellent 4* Floathouse River Kwai for €113 (€56 per person) per night in a double Floating Villa with breakfast included. This top rated 4-star hotel offers its guests superior services. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, top-class recreational facilities such as fishing, massage, garden and water sports. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen and air conditioning.
You can also choose 3* River Kwai Resotel with very good reviews. This mountain resort located on the banks of the Kwai Noi River features air-conditioned Jungle Chalets with private bathrooms, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Free WiFi is available in the lobby area. Surrounded by tropical forests and mountains, River Kwai Resotel offers rooms with a balcony, satellite TV and refrigerator. Free tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water is provided.
In Chiang Mai we recommend you to book 4* Mae Jo Golf Club & Resort with very good reviews.
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What to do:
Thailand is an exciting destination for a variety of activities, including hiking through forests, wildlife watching or climbing one of its tall peaks. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after sightseeing, you will be entertained by various recreational options such as fishing or water sports. You can take boat rides on one of the rivers or lakes.
Rapelling the stunning limestone Bua Thong Waterfall can be a very fun experience! Also known as the Sticky Waterfall for its unusual steps to climb on, this waterfall is quite impressive with its shape.
Visit Elephant Haven and fall in love with these sensitive, intelligent animals. Enjoy to watch these beautiful creatures in the beautiful jungle. Feeding elephants, interacting with them and following them around is an experience you won’t forget!
If you’re interested in history, head to the Hellfire Pass, the deepest and longest cutting along the former Thai–Burma railway. A visit to this war monument in Kanchanaburi is a moving experience. Over the years it came to symbolise the suffering of more than 16,000 Allied prisoners of war involved in the construction of the railway.
Discover the Khao Nam Khang Historical Tunnel, hidden deep in the jungle. The former communists who live here now work as tour guides, narrating their experiences to interested tourists. Thailand’s largest and longest man-made tunnel, three levels deep, could accommodate about 200 persons with several rooms.
Enjoy a relaxing Thai massage, taste traditional Thai cuisine, take a Thai cooking course or buy artisanal handicraft.
Bangkok offers countless attractions. Visit the Royal Palace, Khao San Road, iconic monuments and temples like the Wat Phra Kaew and the famous Wat Pho (the Temple of Reclining Buddha). Take a walk in Chinatown, Little India and Little Arabia neighborhoods to taste some food, buy clothes, fabric or spices. Visit a floating market, have a drink on a rooftop while enjoying the Bangkok skyline and take a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River
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