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1. Participate in Hands-on Thai Cooking Class
A vacation to Thailand creates a lasting imprint on tourists’ senses, from the fragrances of the street markets to the rich flavors of the curries and soups that comprise the core of Thai cuisine. A cooking workshop is the way to go for people who seek a deeper immersion into the culinary magic of Thai cuisine than merely tasting all the street food they can eat. There’s something for everyone, including vegetarians, from tofu to fruit carving to a session that combines cooking abilities with Thai massage methods. Here are some recommendations for those who are planning to join one:
2. Make tea at Araksa Tea Garden, Chiangmai
Araksa Tea Garden, located on a picturesque, evergreen hill in Chiang Mai’s Mae Tang District, specializes in manufacturing high grade Assam tea, a black tea named after India’s largest tea growing region.
You may try out a variety of activities, such as:
- View the luxuriant tea garden and learn about the tea producing process from the ground up.
- Learn how to pick tea leaves firsthand from native tea pluckers.
- Enjoy a cup of tea and a typical Thai food while watching the leaves being prepared in the traditional method.
3. Experiment a Thai Massage at a Women’s Correctional Institution
The Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Institution provides amazing full body and foot massages conducted by female convicts as part of their rehabilitation training program. The proceeds from these treatments are given directly to the inmates for usage following their release. Other rehabilitation programs include sewing and cake baking, the outcomes of which may be found in the same facility.
The Training Center does not accept reservations and operates on a first come, first served basis. According to rumors, the center may get quite crowded, and you may find yourself waiting for up to an hour at the incorrect moment. To avoid the longest lines, arrive at opening time or within the first hour or so.
- Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-4:30pm
Foot Massage (1 hour): 200 Baht
Thai Massage (1 hour): 200 Baht
Full Body Thai Massage (2 hours): 400 Baht
4. Practice Meditation in Chiangmai
Men in Thailand are required to spend a portion of their life as monks, even the monarch. Thai Buddhism is becoming increasingly popular among Westerners. Many temples in Chiang Mai are open to the devoted or ordinary people for short-term or long-term meditation trips.
Wat Suan Dok, Wat Ram Poeng, Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and Wat Umong are some of the well-known meditation facilities around Chiang Mai. They all provide a fast 2-day meditation experience as well as long-term meditation courses lasting months or even years. Tourists who practice vegetarian diets, meditation, and contemplation create room in their spirits to think deeply about and know themselves.
5. Explore The Death Railway in Kanchanaburi
In a nutshell, the Death Railway is a heinous chapter of Thai history that was built with the blood and sweat of World War II prisoners of war and Asian slave workers. During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army conquered South East Asia, capturing tens of thousands of skilled and healthy prisoners of war who were later exploited as workers to help the Imperial Japanese Army’s war effort.
One of the principal tasks for which these prisoners of wars were diverted was the construction of a railway. These guys, along with numerous other Asian laborers eager for work, were tasked with constructing the railway. It began in Thailand and crossed to the Burmese front to help the Japanese invasion of India.
- Only three trains per day go between Kanchanaburi station and Nam Dok, a length of 19 stops.
- Foreigners are charged 100 THB for a one-way, single ticket. The train ticket is included in the tour price
6. Go camping at Pang Ung Lake, Mae Hong Son
Pang Ung, known as Thailand’s most romantic getaway, is a region of pristine beauty hidden away in the foothills of Mae Hong Son province. The words ‘Pang’ and ‘Ung’ in northern Thai indicate refuge and marsh, respectively.
One of the best things to do in Pang Ung is to hang out and enjoy the lake, the trees and the clean air. The lake view, pine leaves, beautiful mountain scenes, and hazy fog in the morning are a perfect combination for those who enjoy nature and tranquility.
- To spend the night here, hire a tent and camp beside the lake. The tiny tent costs 300 Baht and the larger tent costs 500 Baht, both of which include two bed sets (quilt and mattresses). If you bring your own tent, you only have to pay a cleaning charge of 100 Baht. The campground has toilets and showers, but no running water.
- If you don’t want to camp in a tent, there are lots of homestays owned by locals, with rooms starting at 500 Baht.
7. Have dinner at a bamboo tree pod
Soneva Kiri is an eco-luxury resort that offers a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences. Although its location on Koh Kood is noteworthy in and of itself, the resort’s cuisine concept is its most distinguishing feature. The ‘Treepod Dining’ experience truly takes dining to new heights. While diners are sitting in a bamboo pod atop a tree, the unique experience does not end there. Gourmet treats and drinks are delivered via zip-line by your personal waiter.
8. Introduction of Lux Travel DMC
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