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Exploring the Amazing Thailand, an exclusive coverage by 4moles.com in partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand (India)
Written by: Saloni Sharma
Phuket, in South Thailand, is a beach paradise for those who admire the serene view of a seashore overlooking the crimson sun setting into the awe-inspiring cliffs.
In contrary, Chiang Mai, situated in the North, leaves a soothing effect, and has become the sought-after Hill station for those who seek tranquility.
Phuket and Chiang Mai are two of the sought-after places for those who like beach and mountains both. If you are seeking to get away from the pandemic blues then look no further than Phuket and Chiang Mai. Both places are not just a destination for recreational travelers. World-class golf courses also make the destinations a golfers' paradise. The golf courses in Phuket and Chiang Mai offer both stunning landscapes and challenging playing experiences for beginners and expert golfers alike.
PHUKET- THE LARGEST ISLAND IN THAILAND
Located in the heart of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is nestled with Massive mountain ranges that are overlooked by the pristine blue waters. With its stellar sceneries and temples, it is a place for those who wish to unfurl the petal of spiritual inspiration within them. Moreover, one can unwind by taking rejuvenating therapies from some of the well-trained Masseurs in the world.
Red Mountain Golf Club is generally recognized as Phukets number 1 golf course.
Phuket is not just a destination for recreational travelers. World-class golf courses also make the island a golfers' paradise. The golf courses in Phuket offer stunning landscapes and challenging playing experiences for beginners and expert golfers alike. Phuket has hosted some of Asia's biggest golf tournaments at the prestigious Blue Canyon Country Club Courses. Other Phuket courses such as Loch Palm, Red Mountain, Phuket Country Club, Laguna Phuket golf course, and Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa also meet high international golfing standards.
UNRAVEL PHI PHI ISLANDS AND MORE
Away from the cacophony of a maddening crowd, Phuket is a paradise for white sand beach lovers. The fine sand, pristine waves, and clear skies make a vibrant palette for a picture-perfect holiday. It features some of the photogenic beaches, where one can nonchalantly soak in the sun against the backdrop of the alluring Andaman Sea.
The Sanctuary Spa at Banyan Tree Phuket is a special place that offers a blissful escape from modern life. Indulge all your senses with our three signature spa experiences, Chevit, Cheva, and Royal Banyan.
Blue Elephant Phuket, Michelin star, resides in one of the island’s most striking palaces. Known as the Phra Pitak Chinpracha, this building lies in the historic centre of Phuket Town.
Lively Phuket Old Town is known for brightly painted, century-old Sino Portuguese townhouses, with a well-preserved row along Soi Rommanee. Main Street Thalang Road has stores selling artisinal ice cream & batik fabric.
JAI-YEN-YEN IN CHIANG MAI
In Chiang Mai, people say zai-yen-yen, which means 'take your time'. Chiangmai, is the largest city in northern Thailand and the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is 700 km (435 mi) north of Bangkok in a mountainous region.Today it is a place where past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples.
The historical city of Chiang Mai is quite a diverse place, with different neighbourhoods have very distinct personalities. At its heart is the beautiful Old City. Outside its almost perfectly square moat and ancient city walls is the bustling Night Bazaar, the peaceful Riverside and the modern Nimman Road. Awash in lush greenery, life-affirming mountain views, big skies, and beguiling wildlife, the Chiang Mai area is quickly becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand.
ELEVATE YOUR GAME IN THE MOUNTAINS
In the North of Thailand, it is the perfect location for a relaxing and getting a great golf experience all year round. Out of many, Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai, Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Resort, Chiangmai Inthanon Golf Resort, Summit Green Valley Country Club, Royal Chiangmai Golf Resort, Mae Jo Golf Club, North Hill Golf Club, Gassan Legacy Golf Club and Gassan Khuntan Golf Resort enrichen the whole Golfing experience.
NATURE AT IT'S BEST IN CHIANG MAI
The Elephant Jungle sanctuary in the old city of Chiang Mai is an elephant reserve that is a paradise for animal lovers. One can interact, Pet, or click Instagram-worthy pictures with the friendly elephants of this sanctuary.
It’s a 366 meters nature trail located at the Doi Inthanon National Park. Surrounded by lush green forests, entwined roots, and sky-touching forest canopies, it is a soulful experience for nature lovers. Moreover, the mossy green path is extremely quiet and serene, which makes the whole stroll full of tranquility.
The mesmerising Chiang Mai hot air balloon ride floating in the clouds at a height of 2000 meters in an ideal activity to catch the panoramic views of the location.
The Khantoke Dinner at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center is based around the traditional Thai dinner and dancing show. The food includes Burmese style pork curry, fried chicken, sticky rice, the other northern delicacy
With a focus on preserving and highlighting traditional Lanna (northern Thai) culture and wellness practices, Fah Lanna Spa and Massage is a true escape in the center of the city. Fahtara Coffee, right next door.
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