Flight of the Gibbon

There is nothing quite like the feeling of zooming across the treetops of a vast forest. The rush and thrill are what most people sign up for to spice up their vacation!

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The Flight of the Gibbon

This landmark attracted was established back in 2007 in the hopes of bringing to the people a new form of entertainment. If you are looking for an apartment for rent in Sriracha such as the Somerset Harbourview Sri Racha, be sure to spend some time trying out the zipline as well!

Safety

This zipline is extremely safe and is built using the best quality equipment from Europe and has been tested to meet all international regulations.

History of Flight of the Gibbon

This brand was the first zipline tour operator in Thailand and home to the longest zipline in Asia.

Locations

People who are in Thailand and are hoping to experience the zipline for themselves can now visit the Chonburi and Mae Kham locations.

DIY Travel guide – Phan Nga, Thailand

Khao Lak is the perfect place to be if you want to relax peacefully without tourists and crowds lurking around. Unsullied by humans, this region of Thailand has many enchanting locations that you must visit at least once if you’re in Thailand. You can enjoy a spectacular skyline with mountains and see sunsets against the Andaman Sea.

How to get there

It is fairly easy to get to Khao Lak from any part of Thailand. Phuket is only an hour’s drive away. Out of the three population centres in Khao Lak, Bang La On is the best place for visitors because it is the most tourist-oriented. There are many food outlets, convenience stores and even McDonalds.

Where to stay

You can find many places to stay in Khao Lak. Since this area of the country is less “touristy” and more “Thai” you can find charming places for your vacation in Khao Lak Thailand. Resorts the likes of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort are also available if you’re looking for a more luxurious option.

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White Sand Beach

This is a calm, serene strip of beach in Khao Lak. If you visit during the off-season, you’ll find that you’re the only person on the whole beach. It is recommended that you hire a motorbike and stay at the beach for as long as possible and make sure to catch the beautiful sunset.

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo rafting down a river surrounded by pristine forests is an amazing experience. You can get a local tour guide to organize the trip for you and make sure that it is someone who knows the area well. It is a 30 min ride downstream and you get to stop for a swim as well.

Kayaking in Nga Bay

When amazing rock formations, islets, and caves are combined with the surrounding waters, it is definitely a pleasing sight to see. If you kayak in Phang Nga Bay, this sight is surely yours to explore!

Location

This bay is located between Phuket and the Malay Peninsula. This area is also home to many Thailand luxury villas for sale such as the famous Avadina Hills by Anantara promising a piece of heaven in terms of tourism and investors who are interested in real estate in this area.

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Getting to the Bay

Just as the name suggests, it’s a Bay and the only way to get to it is via water. Most resorts will offer this service and so you can get to the bay first by a boat.

Your sea-kayaking experience

You can enjoy the kayaking experience in the day time or even in the night. But the most common is the day trip. While you kayak peacefully, do not forget to explore the beautiful sceneries all around you. You’ll come across tunnels, caves, and many other special places and they’ll bring you an exciting feeling.

Useful tips

The caves can sometimes be very dark and you should be prepared to experience this on your journey. If you are enjoying this experience during the summer, make sure you take more water bottles with you so you can stay hydrated.

Hiking the Dragon Crest Mountain Trail

Hiking enthusiasts heading to Krabi should not miss exploring the Dragon Crest Mountain Trail which is among the area’s best loved trekking hubs for travellers and locals alike.

Dragon Crest Mountain at a Glance

Known as Khao Ngon Nak in the local tongue, Dragon Crest Mountain is no ordinary hiking hub in Krabi. With a 3.7km long hiking trail that leads to some of the most spectacular viewing points in the area, it is a must explore highlight for all visitors. Accessible free of charge, the mountain is easy to navigate even for the least experienced hikers. The entire hike takes no more than 2 and a half hours or even an hour, depending on one’s own fitness and hiking prowess. The best reward of the hike awaits travellers who reach the top as it is said that all of Krabi lays open before one’s eyes.

Reaching Dragon Crest Mountain

The best way to reach the Dragon Crest Mountain is to hop on a motorbike taxi or a rented motorcycle and drive up to the location. It is important to carry bottles of water and snacks as there are few shops at the base of the mountain. Those based at Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort or any similar hotel in Ao Nang Krabi can get a picnic to go or a hamper full of snacks prepared in advance. The hiking trail also closes to visitors by 5pm so heading there early in the morning is recommended.

The Experience

Well marked with various points designated, the trail is easy to navigate. Hikers will also find picturesque areas and viewpoints on the way to the top so don’t forget to bring a camera.

Top-rated attractions in Thailand

Attractions you find in Thailand are diverse and all of them are well competent to provide you with memorable experiences in their own unique ways. It’s not just about enjoying history and culture, but also about enjoying the best food and admiring the sceneries.

Khon Kaen National Museum

Within close vicinity of hotels Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre, you find the Khon Kaen National Museum which has various ancient tools, marble slabs, and stuccos as its exhibits. Not to forget, it features some dinosaur fossils and human skeletons as well.

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

When you are planning your day in Bangkok from your hotel in Khon Kaen make sure you do not miss to include visiting the Grand Palace in the city. You find royal halls, temples and ancient relics in these premises and they will all show you how advanced the craftsmanship has been back in the day.

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Sunday Walking Street

If you are someone looking forward to cheap but tasty food in Thailand, then the Night Walking street in Chiang Mai will be the ideal option for you.

Sukhothai Old City

Although what you find here are some ruins of a great old city, the photo options that it provides are adorable. This old city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered one of the most significant historical sites in Thailand.

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Best Things to Do on Koh Phangan

Be it lazing around on a pristine beach, enjoying local delicacies or even having some fun in the wild, Koh Phangan is what you are looking for! Here’s what you absolutely can’t miss out on when on holiday on this atoll that is a part of Thailand.

Beach hopping

White sand, clear blue waters and a whole bunch of fun water sports is just what the beaches of Koh Phangan have to offer. Don’t forget to book up a room with Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas or any other stunning Koh Phangan resort for some self-pampering. Also, you simply have to experience a moon party at Haad Rin Beach.

Image Credit: Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Waterfall hunting

Experience the way the locals have fun by paying a visit to the waterfalls that are favourites among all tourists visiting Koh Phangan. Head over to Paradise Falls and have some splashy fun with the local kids. Remember not to make the mistake of visiting in the dry season!

Night market

Where better to find a night market than in Thailand? The Thong Sala Night market is an absolute must visit! If you are up for a culinary journey, then hit the night market to find all sorts of cuisines to entice your taste buds.

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Slip N Fly

It’s all about the thrills and spills at Slip N Fly! Slide down water slides and into the plunge pool or enjoy a game of water volleyball. This is an ideal spot to hang out with friends and family.

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Awesome Things to Do in Koh Phangan

From spending lazy days on the shore to making foodie discoveries and dancing till dawn under a full moon, Koh Phangan is an island full of adventures just waiting for you!

Beach Exploration

Being an island, Koh Phangan is blessed with some truly gorgeous stretches of shore, ideal for some beach hopping. Haad Yao, Haad Salad, Haad Yuan and Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach home to Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas are amongst the beaches you can look to explore.

Image Credit: Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Experience Moon Parties

Of course, no mention of things to do on Koh Phangan is complete without highlighting its legendary Full Moon Parties. Haad Rin Beach becomes party central each month with its heady mix music and dancing on the shore which attracts revellers from across the world. What’s more, the island hosts Half Moon and Black Moon parties too!

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Visit the Thong Sala Night Market

When it comes to this market, think less retail therapy and more food therapy! The Thong Sala Night Market is a must visit for foodies who can sample a huge range of authentic Thai dishes. Be it savoury, spicy, sour or sweet, the selection here is fantastic and will appease meat lovers and vegetarians alike.

Learn Muay Thai

Koh Phangan is a great place to learn the traditional martial art of Muay Thai which is very much a part of Thai culture. Since you utilise your hands and legs in a variety of attack and defence techniques, it offers a great cardio workout too!

Image Credit: Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

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Adventuring Chiang Mai from the Skies

Incredibly popular among almost everyone who visits, hot ballooning in Chiang Mai offers the greatest view of the entire area. Want to know how it happens?

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Booking

Offered by almost any Chiang Mai Hotel, you must make sure to make an advanced booking, especially if you are booking it during the December winter season of Chiang Mai. Most flight bookings include a 2-way transfer from the launch site to the hotel.

The process

With most places offering two flights per day, it’s best to stick to the schedule. Each basket can generally hold up to six adults, however, they usually limit it to one pilot and four passengers. First, the balloon is laid out, the crew then proceed to inflate it with cold air utilizing a powerful fan as well as turning the burner flame on afterwards.

The views

You’ll witness a breathtaking sunrise if you fly in the morning, upon a backdrop of terraced paddy fields and mountains. The highlight of the trip.

Wrapping up

It is a common tradition to have a champagne toast at the end of the journey upon landing, before heading back to the hotel. If you’re staying at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, the launch sites are pretty close by.

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Adventures in the National Parks of Krabi

Krabi is situated on the western coast of southern Thailand, and is one of the most beautiful places the nation has to offer. Krabi is also the national park capital of Thailand.

Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary

This is one of the most essential parks to visit since it occupies the last remaining lowland forest patch in Thailand. This sanctuary is famous throughout the world for being the best place for bird watching in southern Thailand.

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Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint

This is one of the most spectacular locales in Thailand, thrice so if you happen to be a hiker or a lover or breath-taking vantage points. If you’re staying at one of many Krabi resorts situated close by, such as Anantara Si Kao Resort, this is an essential experience.

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

This is one of the most tranquil national parks, and is a great place to discover inner peace. Tham Khao Ping is a large cave within the park that is worthy of exploration.

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Klong Thom Hot Springs

Taking a dip in these relaxing and revitalising springs is an ideal way to conclude your Krabi adventure. These waters are known to be rich in minerals, and work to help with a range of ailments which include rheumatism and sciatica.

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Trang Island Adventures

Thailand is one of the most ultimate choices for a tropical getaway and there are many breathtaking experiences to be had in this nation. A Trang Island adventure however, is something remarkable.

The Islands

There are more than 46 islands to explore outside of the mainland area, offering secluded beaches, snorkelling experiences, and many Krabi resorts to choose from such as Anantara Si Kao Resort.

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Pak Meng Pier

This is where most voyages concerning the Trang Islands begin, and the moment you set foot on this pier you will be able to witness the exquisite tropical splendour of these islands and Thailand as a whole.

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Ko Muk

This is the most popular first stop on a Trang Islands adventure. It features a range of affordable lodgings, a beautiful white-sand bar on the eastern side known as Hat Sivalai, and spectacular beaches on the west side, Hat Farang, which are eclipsed by looming limestone cliffs.

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Ko Kradan

If you’re looking for someplace that is simplistic and isolated then Ko Kradan might just be perfect for you. The island has pristine beaches with fresh powdery sand leading to shallow aquamarine waters.

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Ko Ngai

A direct contrast to Ko Kradan, this is one of the most developed of the Trang Islands so it is best to visit Ko Ngai towards the end of the tour so you can feast on expertly prepared Thai cuisine at one of their many restaurants.

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