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Doi Inthanon

February 10, 2017 0

Doi Inthanon known in the past as Doi Luang is the tallest mountain in Thailand. Located in Chom Thong district, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The name Inthanon was given in honour of King Inthawachayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai who was concerned with the forest in the North and tried to preserve it. He ordered that his remains be placed at Doi Luang, which was then later named to Doi Inthanon in honour of the late king. In the modern day, Doi Inthanon is a huge tourist attraction for both foreign and local Thai tourist. At its peak 12,000 visitors goes to visit Doi Inthanon on New Year's Day. The forests around Doi Inthanon was conserved in 1954, creating Doi Inthanon National Park, one of the 14 original national parks in Thailand. The park covers an area of 482.4 km², spreading from the lowlands at 800 m up to 2,565 m. The climate at Doi Inthanon is fairly cold at the top. Temperature averages 6 °C in the winter and can drop below 0 °C sometimes. Doi Inthanon is a great place to relax and spend time with your family looking at the great view and enjoying the scenery. However please be...

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Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2017 0

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Valentine's Day? Is it of chocolate? Is it of roses? Is it of your crush? All these items have everything to do with the modern day Valentine's Day. However Valentine's Day was originally not of love, friendship, or anything of that matter. One legend claims that the name Valentine originated from a roman priest who served in the third century. Emperor Claudius II decided that unmarried men makes better soldier, so he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine realizing the injustice secretly continues to perform marriages for young lovers. Valentine was put to death when the emperor found out about his actions. Another legend claims that Valentine was put to death after attempting to help Christians escape the harsh conditions of the Roman prisons. The first "valentine" greeting was sent by him to the jailor's daughter whom he have fallen in love with just before his death, it was signed with "From your Valentine" an expression which is still used today. Valentine's Day became associated with love in the Middle Ages where it was believed that the middle of February was the start of bird's mating...

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Chinese New Year is coming!

January 25, 2017 0

Chinese New Year is a traditional and a very important Chinese holiday. Chinese New year was originally a festival to honor ancestors, holy beings and also sacred beings. In 2017 the first day of the Chinese New year is on the Saturday, 28 January. Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries and territories with a large population of Chinese people, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Mauritius. Chinese New year is not only celebrated in countries in Southeast Asia, but also celebrated in countries throughout Asia, North America, Oceania and even Europe. Chinese New Year is celebrated differently depending on countries and location. Within China, there will be a big annual reunion dinner the day before the first day of Chinese New Year. It is traditional for every family to clean the house in order to wash away all the bad things and make way for incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorate with red color paper cuts in the theme of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and longevity. Firecrackers are also lit to scare away all the evil spirits. And the famous "Ang Pow" which is the...

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Cool Off at Siam Park City, Bangkok

January 14, 2017 0

Thailand is known to be very hot all year round, especially in Bangkok; but no worries, when you do come for a visit there is a place where you can cool yourselves Siam Park City is an amusement and water park; it offers a wide variety of rides and attractions for all ages. Opened in 2007, Siam Park City garnered so much attention that in 2010 it was featured in ‘Forbes’ as 1 of 12 must see attractions in Asia. If you are looking for a weekend getaway with the families, then this is the place for you: the rides consist of fast roller coasters which will get your heart racing; but if you are looking for a slow, more relaxing day, you can enjoy sun bathing by the pool. Or if you need to relax your muscles you can take a rest at the spa whirlpool. If you want to float around you can do so at the wave pool. A pool that constantly create waves much like the ones from the ocean. Every section throughout the park are supervised by security and lifeguards. But if you want to stay dry then you can do so at the...

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Dusit Zoo

December 1, 2016 0

Dusit Zoo or Khaodin Park is a zoo located in central Bangkok. Dusit Zoo was built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) as his private garden adjacent to his palace. Later in the reign of the Rama VIII, the revolutionary government ask Rama VIII's regency to give this park to the the Bangkok City Municipality to be opened as a zoo. The Dusit Zoo covers an area of ​​118 hectares and has around 1,600 species of domestic and internationals animals. The Dusit Zoo is home to many different kinds of animals ranging from monkeys, alligators, elephants, zebras, hippos, bears, horses, etc. Visitors can take the train tour of the zoo if they are too tired to walk around themselves. Boat peddling is also an option for visitors who wants to enjoy the scenery. The Dusit zoo also contains a museum, an educational centre, and an animal hospital. There are two unique shows at the Dusit Zoo. The first show is the seal show, where visitors can watch seals showing off their amazing feats. The second show is the Acrobatics Kenya show, where acrobats from Kenya jump around and give a thrilling performance. The Dusit Zoo operates from 8am to 6pm....

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Terminal 21

November 18, 2016 0

If you are looking for a shopping mall where you can enjoy your holiday and shopping, Terminal 21 is one of the top listed. Terminal 21 is one of the shopping malls in Bangkok that is very popular. It is a nice place where people can enjoy shopping and trying out various kinds of food. Besides being a great place for shopping, there are many varieties of restaurant where you can enjoy your meals. Terminal 21 is situated in the heart of Bangkok at Asoke junction where visitors can easily access from the BTS Sky train and the MRT. Terminal 21 is unique with its exotic look, classic undertones and the interior is spaciously decorated with a unique design and different a theme in each floor. The theme replicates famous places from around the world; the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Terminal 21 is a great place to shop with more than 600 outlets. If you are looking for fun activity to do after shopping, you can try The Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok! It is just 3 minutes away from Terminal 21!

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Loy Kratong Day

November 11, 2016 0

Loy Kratong Day Loy Kratong Day is an important day for Thai people. This day is held on the 15th day of the waxing moon following the Thai lunar calendar. It is usually around November. This Tradition is defined for dispelling bad luck and paying respect to the goddess of water. This tradition is set to be held everywhere in Thailand, especially along rivers and canals. Loy Kratong are celebrated differently throughout Thailand. Some countries also have Loy Kratong day such as Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. In Loy Kratong Day, people will make "Kratong" by using banana leaves folding in and placing it along a circle shaped banana base making the shape of a lotus flower, and putting incense sticks and candles into the Kratong to finish it. Some people put their nail, hair or coins in their Kratong because they believe it will take away bad luck. Afterward, they will release the Kratong into the river. In the north of Thailand, people will make "Kom Loy". Kom Loy are made from rice paper, stretched over a wire frame. Then launched into the sky. This tradition is called "Yi peng", which means full moon in north Thailand. After releasing...

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Ban Chiang

September 15, 2016 0

The destination in this blog is an archaeological site in Thailand, this area is called The Ban Chiang Archaeological Site. When speaking of Ban Chiang, many of us may tend to visualize vast amounts of pottery with various patterns of red paint on it. In fact, Ban Chiang also has other distinctive feature as well. This area can be divided roughly into three periods. The dawn of its era happened when metal was being used to produce a variety of objects. The pottery during early age was coarse and black on the surface with incised patterns. Its midpoint came about when iron was used for the first time, along with the production of ceramics. The pottery during this age was smooth and buff- colored on the surface with the brim painted in red. Finally, the late period occurred when the pottery began to show more sophisticated patterns formed from various types of Curvilinear shapes drawn with red paint. The patterns described different symbols representing animals, objects and human. There are lots of interesting places in Thailand and Bangkok, if you love solving puzzles or problem solving. Come visit us at The Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok. Where you role-play as a...

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Vimanmek Mansion

August 2, 2016 0

Vimanmek is the largest teak wood throne in the world. It served as the palace for King Rama V. The structure was built in Dusit Palace in 1900 in the Victorian style which was influenced by European architecture mixed with Thai. The buildings shaped like the letter 'L',with the length of 60 meters and 20 meters high. This is a three-storey building, except the central part which is octagonal shaped that consists of four stories. The ground floor was made of brick and mortar, but the others were made of high quality teak, painted in soft cream furnished with red-colored roof. Vimanmek is divided into units of five colors which are blue, green, pink, ivory and peach. Each unit exhibits the royal personal belongings of King Rama V and royalties. For example, the green unit exhibits silverwares from China, the second floor was the office of King Rama V and the third floor was his bedroom. However, the most spectacular area with magical solemn atmosphere of Vimanmek is the royal hall. After visiting Vimanmek Mansion, you can also come and visit us at the Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok! Come and join us.

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What do Colors Tell Us?

July 1, 2016 0

Mysteries Behind Colors! Everyone has their favorite color, some choose the color because it represents their personalities meanwhile others may like the color just because it's outstanding. Did you know that the color you choose may be related with your personalities? For those people who likes red. You are an active person with a lot of energy. You reveal whatever you feel, and others can easily guess because your feelings will show on your face. However, your love is filled with red just like your color. You are a charming person, everyone wants to talk to you. A slight warning is that you should sometime watch the things you say. For those people who loves the color blue. You are a sensitive person. This not only applies to being sad but also to being happy as well. When your stressed you'll be more intense compared to others. You appear wise and careful, but your actually fragile. You should try to be more optimistic and always look for a better solution. For those people who likes green. You're a kind and generous person. Your friends and family always asks you for advice when faced with a problems because they believe...

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