Thailand elephant tours: choosing the right one

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Before I talk more about the terrible abuse of elephants, I also want to report that more and more travel organizations are actively working on abolishing all kinds of unethical tours with animals. GetYourGuide, Viator and many more (websites where you can book elephant tours and excursions online) have canceled all tours in 2016 and 2017 where elephants in Thailand …

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Visiting the Similan islands: day trip or overnight stay?

Similan islands day trip

  The Similan archipelago consists of the following eleven islands: Koh Bangu, Koh Bon, Koh Ha, Koh Hin Pousar, Koh Huyong, Koh Meang, Koh Payan, Koh Payang, Koh Payu, Koh Similan and Koh Tachai. These are all located in the Mu Koh Similan Islands National Park, which occupies more than 140 square kilometers (87 square miles). The Similan Islands are …

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Wat Pho, the reclining Buddha of Bangkok

wat pho reclining buddha bangkok

  Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and was  built in 1788 by King Rama, even before Bangkok was made into the national capital. The original name is Wat Photaram, of which the name Wat Pho is derived. This refers to the monastery of the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya in India. This is the place …

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Thailand itinerary: 3 weeks

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A short stay or a long vacation in Thailand, you can make it all work. To really see the most of this country, you have to stretch your holidays for a few weeks at least. The country is very big, and there’s so much to see that you would need all the time you can get. With three to four …

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