Spend a night as their guest for a unique insight into their life. The waters surrounding Krabi are dotted with hundreds of limestone karat islands. Ayutthaya rose to prominence as the new capital in the 14th century, and was considered a powerhouse of South-East Asia as one of the most important centres of trade in the world. Lakes, rivers and seas light up as the beautiful lanterns carry bad luck away and bring happiness and prosperity to the lantern bearer. Thailand offers great shopping - from lively street markets to huge shopping malls. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region. Vibrant fabric cushions, table cloths and hammocks Festivals and Events in Thailand Thai New Year is celebrated nationwide and is traditionally viewed as a time for cleansing and renewal. It's also a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. The area where the Thai, Laotian and Burmese borders meet has long been associated with colourful cultures and an illicit opium trade. Jungles, rivers, bamboo huts and teak houses are more commonly seen here, and birds and other animal life are more abundant.
Contact: www.insightcuba.com Retreat to the Heat this Winter Feel the heat this winter in an untouched stretch of paradise: at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand on the Andaman Sea. At Phulay Bay, pursuits abound as guests can explore the waters and nearby islands by luxury yacht, venture through mangrove jungles by kayak, immerse in Thai culture at the nearby Wat Bang Rieng Temple, and dive in for some exquisite warm water discoveries. On property, guests can practice yoga under the stars, indulge in a soothing Thai Herbal Infusion Ritual or Aromatherapy massage treatment at The Spa, learn to cook traditional Thai dishes, or lounge in a day bed by the pool. Dates: Through mid-April, guests can enjoy sunshine all winter long with Phulay Bays Winter Getaway Package and receive 25 percent savings on seasonal rates. (January 6-25 and February 5 through April 17). Rates: Rates begin at $470 per night based on single or double occupancy. 25 percent savings on rates (3 night minimum stay) Daily breakfast for two in Jampoon restaurant 24-hour dedicated butler service Special welcome amenity Complimentary Wi-Fi Complimentary soft drinks in minibar Contact: www.ritzcarlton.com/phulaybay Sleep Under the Northern Lights Off the Map Travel, offers couples a chance to cozy up together beneath the most magnificent sky show on the planet. Couples stay in an Aurora Bubble Sled, a glass-roofed, mobile hotel room, towed by a snowmobile that follows the Aurora Borealis in Finland. The Aurora Bubble Sled package is part of a four-day, three-night Lapland Aurora program in Finland. Guests hunt for the Northern Lights within the warmth of the bubble in the Finnish wilderness.
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Trusted partner agencies in south-east Asian countries; and The best holiday experience of a lifetime. Lush national parks foster a wealth of wildlife, golden temples glint in the sun and rolling hills preserve rich tribal cultures. The opium may have gone but the colour hasn't and the markets offer all sorts of amazing local handicrafts. Jungles, rivers, bamboo huts and teak houses are more commonly seen here, and birds and other animal life are more abundant. Local spirits Mekong whisky and Sang Dom rum are popular, and an icy bottle of the local Singha beer is refreshing on a hot, humid day. The capital, Bangkok is a heaving, urban jungle with skyscrapers, street vendors, markets, cars, auk auks, bicycles and masses of people all competing for space. It's also a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. Ayutthaya rose to prominence as the new capital in the 14th century, and was considered a powerhouse of South-East Asia as one of the most important centres of trade in the world. Thailand's north, east and west are great to visit from November to February, when the weather is cooler and dryer. Sharing borders with South-East Asian neighbours Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar Burma, Thailand's natural environment varies greatly from region to region.