It is not every day that Hollywood Celebrities voice out their support for elephant parks, especially if it is located in Thailand. It has been observed many times how tourist attractions in the country are being criticized because of the obvious animal abuse as well as the unethical behaviour to the animals. This new park is unlike all others that locals are expecting family resort in Phuket to be booked soon for this reason.
The animal tourism in Thailand has been revolutionized with the introduction of the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. The philosophy of the facility is to retire the animals, rehome them and at the same time assist in rehabilitation of the elephants. These elephants are the ones that have been abused for many years by serving the logging and trekking market.
Inside the park, you will no longer see elephants being forced to perform tricks or being used as a ride up the mountains. Instead, they are allowed to live in a setting as close to their natural environment. The animal sanctuary was inspired by the concept used by the Elephant Nature Park located in Chang Mai. It is not surprising that many Hollywood celebrities have sent their praise and visited the park including DJ Kaskade, Leonardo Di Caprio, Coldplay, and Aaron Paul.
According to Louise Rogerson, the co-founder of the elephant sanctuary, they wanted to give back the dignity of the elephants thus they allowed them to live their lives naturally much like as if they are in their natural home.
This means that park visitors will have very limited close contact with the animals but instead they will be able to observe them as they are living in their natural surroundings.
Book a family resort in Phuket and purchase a one-day ticket to the sanctuary for only $117. With that amount, one will be able to see the elephants as they are taking their baths, showering one another and eating tropical fruits. They will be able to witness them walking through mud, hear them honking and see what normal elephants in the wild do.
Over recent years, Myanmar has become one of the most desirable travel destination in Southeast Asia. With its scenic countryside and wonderful attractions, many tourists frequent the place whenever they have the time and the luxury to visit beautiful places.
If you intend to visit this place sometime soon and are planning in advance for a place to stay, you have a variety of places to choose from. Myanmar boasts of its sleepy beachside towns, peaceful lakeside villas, and world-class hotels. Depending on your preference, each of these options is viable and would surely give you utmost comfort. The different hotels in Myanmar have excellent customer service that would instantly make you feel cherished and at home. From luxuries to comfort, these hotels would ensure that you would have the best service while in Myanmar.
To help you choose the best hotel to stay in when you are in Myanmar, here are some of the best hotels in the country.
Traders Yangon. This hotel has an old-school Asian style and charm that would make you feel like traveling in the past century. With glittering chandeliers and dark wood panelling, this hotel features a great view of the Yangon River and the ancient temples in the city. And because it is located in the capital city’s bustling business and shopping districts, you will get to enjoy the busy and fun life of Myanmar.
The Governor’s Residence. Wanting to feel like a royalty? This hotel is the place to go. It is set within a colonial-style mansion with its own tour desk that offers fun activities such as guided pagoda excursions, traditional cooking classes, and market outings. What better way to experience Myanmar than participating in its daily activities?
Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. If you want to get away from the busy life of the city but still have all the comforts that a guest could possibly desire, this hotel is the best option for you. It is an exclusive city retreat that includes a jogging track and an extensive waterfront walkway. They also boast of their extensive gardens laden with shrines, memorial courtyards, and communal meeting spaces.
Wherever you plan to stay, hotels in Myanmar would ensure your comfort and offer the best services that you deserve. Enjoy the country and experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience that it has to offer.
If you read through all the newspaper regarding news about the cable car system, one will be able to realize that it has brought about big changes especially for the towns of Sapa and Fansipan. The legend which is the cable car system located in Fansipan has a total length of 6,282 meters. This was also given recognition by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest cable car route in the world with only three ropes in its system. Each car has a capacity of transporting around 30 to 35 passengers at a time while the entire system is able carry a maximum weight of 2,000 individuals within an hour. The system was also designed to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions thus it is now possible for Fansipan to welcome tourists anytime of the day the whole year without restrictions.
Pham Quoc Long, one of the tourists coming from Hanoi, took his family to Fansipan for the very first time and he was very happy because it has been his lifelong dream to be able to stand at the so-called summit of Indochine. It was not possible before due to the dangerous trek but because of the cable car system, he was able to reach the summit along with his daughter and frail mother, 5 years old and 78 years old respectively.
Local economy in Sapa is soaring ever since the introduction of the highway route between Hanoi and Lao Cai which makes it easier for tourists to reach Sapa.
Despite the good news that the cable car system in Fansipan has brought about to the economy, many groups comprised of trekking advocates are quite disappointed with the construction of the cable car system. It used to be a three days trek going back and forth so one can reach the summit but now it can be accomplished in only 15 minutes. For trekking enthusiasts, this takes away the meaning of having to climb.
The traditional way can still be done for those who wish to experience the thrill of the trek while the cable car system will make things easier for people who can’t do so for various reasons. Now, tourists have more options when travelling from Hanoi to Sapa.
Thailand is hoping that golf will give people reason to come back for more. The appeal of golfing in Thailand is not actually so complicated to see. Thailand has its beaches, temples, scenic spots and of course golf courses that can attract players. Golf may not be the main reason why visitors will go to Thailand that is why they are trying to give it some exposure. In addition, you can always Rent Villas in Thailand in every city or town where there is a golf course.
Thailand is already well established as a tourist destination but the nation hopes that it will also become a destination for golf. Golfing in Thailand is not as prominent as its culture, hospitality and sports and Thailand is attempting to change that by bringing golf on top of the list of the tourist’s reason to visit.
Thailand has an ever-expanding portfolio of golf courses and with its quality and quantity including the excellent weather conditions; it is not difficult for Thailand to attract golfers. What golf needs is more exposure.
Exposure is not actually a problem because Thailand welcomed 12.4 million visitors between January and May of this year. This is a 25% increase compared to the same figures in 2014. Tourism income was 592.9 million baht which is up by 25.13%. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is expecting about 28.8 million international visitors for the year 2015 in order to generate about 1.4 trillion baht in overall tourism revenue.
It quite impossible to quantify how much of the revenue from tourism can be attributed to golf but Thailand expects that golf will eventually be one of the reasons to visit Thailand and return for more. When it comes to golf courses, Thailand has more than 250 spread all throughout the country. There is a golf course in Bangkok, in Pattaya, in the countryside of Chiang Mai and the seaside town of Hua Hin. Each of these golfing locations is accompanied by high end hotels and luxurious holiday villas so that comfort is never compromised. During off-season when the weather is not perfect, courses cut down their fees in attempt to gain the interest of golfers.
Luxury holiday cottages in Scotland as well as other real estate properties in the other parts of the UK and England are said to be in a boom. The status of the market of such is said to be the same case in the northern part of America, particularly Canada, as a recent poll showed that one in five Canadians are willing to cut down their expenditure in their main residence if this can give them the resources to purchase a cottage and cabin recreational property that most people only get to see in magazines.
According to the annual report by Canada’s recreational property market, due to a the low value of Canadian dollar, foreign buyers are attracted to purchase real estate properties in areas like Muskoka, Tofino, and Whistler.
Looking closely to details of the report, a large part of these buyers are said to be Canadians. According to Gurinder Sandhu, the vice president of ReMax – an American international real estate company, these Canadian buyers were the ones who took advantage of the business decline in the US property market in the year 2008, by selling off their US recreational properties and later on the taking advantage of low Canadian dollar value, purchasing their desired holiday cottages using their foreign gains. However, according to the real estate company, this is not the scenario across some of the provinces in Canada, as in Alberta and Newfoundland, where the income of the people are heavily restraint by the oil and gas industry. It is said that the market for real estate properties in these areas are stagnant.
Last June 8 to 11, in a poll where 1,538 Canadians were said to participate, more than half of the respondents of the poll said that they prefer to spend their long weekend at a cabin or a cottage than pick out a city to explore. Elton Ash, ReMax spokesman, said that this kind of lifestyle is the dream of many Canadians. In fact, owners of cottages make money out of their properties by renting them out either part or full-time, in order to save up the amount of money that is needed to purchase their dream property. Meanwhile, more than 40 percent said they would choose having the money to purchase this kind of recreational property over an out of the country summer vacation.
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