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Tour of Pattaya Thailand at Night - Beach, Walking St, Nightlife, Bars, Girls
Tour of Pattaya Thailand at Night - Beach, Walking St, Nightlife, Bars, Girls tags: cheap living thailand retire asia ''far east'' travel backpacking airplane adventure ''cost of living'' youtube wealth happyness bangkok ''chiang mai'' phuket pattaya beach beaches ocean luxury lifestyle ladyboy ''thai bride'' thai ''learn thai'' language accomodation rent apartment food'' ''tourist visa thailand'' ''visa run'' ''border freedom ''south east asia'' escort'' holiday vacation expat swimming diving ''rent scooter pattaya'' tour shopping gogo bar gogo girls sexy thai girls Thailand tourism about Thailand 2012 ''hotels in bangkok'' flights jomtien beach guide resort walking st pattaya trend trends trendy visittheeast
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Thailand Property Guide - A Tour of the Property Market in Bangkok & Phuket.
SUBSCRIBE for more videos on Thailand: http://www.youtube.com/VisitTheEast Thailand Property Guide - A Tour of the Property Market in Bangkok & Phuket. It may seem far away, but Thailand is easy to reach and offers a culturally diverse and exciting option for a sunny second home to escape the UK's winter months. Thailand is a popular property destination for celebrity sportsmen of the football kind, with David Beckham and Sven Goran Eriksson both owning homes on the island of Koh Samui. Former England team-mate and shrewd property investor Robbie Fowler might take some time out from his successful career as player-manager at Muang Thong United, a club based just outside Bangkok, to snap up a home in one of Thailand's increasingly popular resorts. Holiday home website Villarenters reports that in the last five years bookings there have grown sevenfold, earning it a place in their Top 10 destinations. They add that properties generating the highest level of occupancy tends to be those styled with a local flavour -- people are looking for something that feels authentic. So if you're tempted by somewhere exotic to escape to during the UK's long winter months, which could also earn you a bit of rental income, here's a selection of resorts and developments to consider. Hotspots On the Thai mainland, Pattaya is one of Asia's largest beach resorts and the second most visited city in Thailand (after Bangkok, 150 kilometres north). The typical buyer in Pattaya is changing; from single males, drawn by its nightlife, to more families. In particular those younger visitors are visiting Jomtien, a few kilometres away, and wanting to experience Pattaya's floating markets and other cultural experiences. Houses in Pattaya range in value from 2 million baht to 50 million baht. A typical house 15 minutes from the city centre would be 3 million baht, in a gated community with a communal swimming pool. Apartments run from less than 1 million baht all the way up to penthouses in excess of 80 million baht. You can buy a very nice apartment close to the beach from 1.2 million baht. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand, 200 kilometres from Bangkok, is the country's oldest beach resort, Hua Hin. Here, new residential and retail developments, as well as golf courses, are attracting an increasing number of buyers from Bangkok, as well as from Europe - and there's now a sizable community of expat Brits. Forty-five minutes south of Hua Hin is the quiet beach village of Kuiburi where you can find boutique developments with access to the beach, private infinity pool, Jacuzzi and rooftop terrace. Before you follow Posh and Becks to Koh Samui, with its choice of five-star resorts, consider its little sister, Koh Phangan. Given that 70 per cent of Koh Phangan is protected by national park status, the island should always maintain its unspoilt charm. On the west coast, idyllic properties with infinity pools can be found in Baan Tai for 15 million baht and at Bay Residence, you could take on a self-build villa project near the pretty bay of Haad Salad with plots starting at around £50,000. The A Place in the Sun guide to buying a property in Thailand James Bond fans might prefer a home on the island of Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay, famous as the setting for villain Scaramanga's hideaway in The Man with the Golden Gun. With a larger budget, you could consider the natural eden of Yao Noi -- 60 per cent of the island is covered in rainforest -- where a one-bedroom villa will start at around £517,000; two- and three-bedroom options are available with prices reaching £800,000. Buying process Your solicitor will do most of the searches before you have to sign anything or pay any deposit - so ensure you take good legal advice if you're being asked to pay upfront. You will then pay a 10 per cent deposit. The final contract is signed when all the legal documents are ready, and at the same time you pay all relevant fees and taxes, and the deeds are registered with the Land Department. Buying costs In general, buyers pay around two per cent transfer fees, one per cent legal fees and 0.5 per cent stamp duty. Buying through a Thai company means you have to pay business tax of 3.3 per cent and if buying land, a local development tax. property thailand city bangkok river tourism tourist holiday vacation dollars thai coulture condo house market economy exports korea japan china crisis land apartment cheap living foreign invest investment ''real estate'' market legal downtown unit studio ownership freehold home villa beach resort building buy sell furnished government money cash currency tv show trends hotel lawyer language deeds 2012 2013 visittheeast
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BIG TROUBLE IN THAILAND - Episode 1 Season 1. FULL EPISODE! (Tourist Police in Paradise)
For Great HOTEL DEALS in Thailand visit - http://www.TrvlThailand.com SUBSCRIBE - http://www.youtube.com/VisitTheEast BIG TROUBLE IN THAILAND - Episode 1 Season 1. FULL EPISODE! (Tourist Police in Paradise) With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Thai Tourist Police, Big Trouble in Thailand an action packed fly-on-the-wall series that follows Howard, Louise and Tim, specially recruited British ex-pats who have joined the formidable Thai tourist police force, to aid them in their difficult job policing fellow Westerners unaware and oblivious to Thailands unfamiliar traditions, culture and rules. Attracting nearly 1m British holidaymakers each year, with a good proportion of these completely unaware that fairly minor misdemeanours can mean grave consequences including prison sentences and having guns pulled on you, Bravos cameras go beyond the idyllic beaches and tropical island life to capture a rare and fascinating insight into British holidaymakers as they party in paradise and discover the horrors that can happen when things go drastically wrong. From adrenaline fuelled drug busts, organised tourist scams, scorned lady-boys, violent brothel disputes, bar room brawls, brutal murders, street robberies and sexual assaults, the series is filmed in the popular tourist hotspots of Koh Samui, Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya and Chang Mai. ============================ http://www.youtube.com/VisitTheEast ============================ Big Trouble in Thailand is a fast-moving, fly-on-the-wall series following Thailand's tourist cops, many of whom are recruited from overseas to work alongside the local Thai police. Thailand is one of the most dangerous tourist spots to visit. Last year hundreds of foreign tourists went home in body bags and many of these deaths were caused by traffic accidents or related to drink and drugs. Filming at the front line of the clash between East and West, this series provides an insight into the Thai mindset and culture in the wake of a tourist boom. ====================================================== Big Trouble in Thailand is a fast-moving, fly on the wall series following Thailand's tourist cops, a team that include 30 British cops who work alongside the local Thai police. Recruited to deal with the 850,000 Brits who fly into Thailand every year, they are a series of colourful and compelling characters. These Brits get into more trouble than any other foreign visitors as many young people and adventure seekers see Thailand as the new Ibiza. They mistakenly view Thailand as a completely safe place to have fun and let off steam. Big Trouble in Thailand goes beyond the superficial Thailand most visitors see to give an insight into the Thai mindset and culture in a very accessible and entertaining style. But alongside the sights, Thailand is one of the most dangerous tourist spots to visit. Last year 270 Brits came home in body bags. Many of these deaths were traffic accidents or related to drink and drugs. Seven tourists were even murdered. Tourists get themselves mixed up in drunken brawls, drug use, suicides, hotel fires, sexual offences, sex tourism, robbery, lost passports, pick pocketing, bag snatches, fraud, prostitute/client disputes, insurance scams, road accidents and murders. Featuring brawls, motor cycle accidents, fires, drugs, robberies, thefts, scams and disputes, Thai Cops has exclusive access to the police to show how this special team deals with the tourists who get themselves into trouble abroad. tags: big trouble in thailand episode season full tourist police cops paradise phuket bangkok south east asia chiang mai pattaya beach nightlife british brits holiday vacation travel guide marine royal embassy crime drugs girls gogo club bar drinks kaosan songkran adventure jail locked up banged abroad scam prison sexy thai escort cheap living visit expat culture tradition gun party fullmoon festival ladyboy koh samui west fun crazy trend trendy visittheeast
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HOT SEXY Thai GIRLS Touring the Streets of Bangkok on Scooter
SUBSCRIBE for more cool Thailand videos like this - http://www.youtube.com/VisitTheEast Visit Our Website for Great HOTEL DEALS - http://www.www.TrvlThailand.com HOT SEXY Thai GIRLS Touring the Streets of Bangkok on Scooter We were originally planning using a bigger bike but that proved to be too dangerous for this kind of shoot. I actually cannot advise driving around without a helmet. We only did this shortly for the shoot, I myself usually always wear a helmet on motorbike taxis. First of all it can safe your life and second it is against the law and police could stop you. alleys are, people place there lots of plants and they decorate shops/restaurants, making it look charming. This "tunnel" scene from 7:13 to 7:26 is also sweet. In the end we arrive at an abandoned house in Silom. This was so cool and TOO SEXY. Check out the curious guys at 13:37 watching the girls from far away there. Boy, that shoot was the bomb and a lot of fun ! Mo-a and Jessica are some of the naughtiest Thai girls I had on so far. Jessica, the one with the whiter skin, was only visiting Thailand around that time. I shot the first part with them at Royal Orchid Sheraton hotel. We didn't know that before but they have a few peacocks freely walking around in their garden area. That looked pretty cool for the background, it reminded me a bit of Hugh Hefner's playboy mansion... Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. It is ranked third in international visitors in MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index, after London and Paris, with 12.2 million visitors projected to arrive in 2012. It also ranks third in international visitor spending, with 19.3 billion dollars projected for 2012, after London and New York.[59] Euromonitor International ranked Bangkok fifth in its Top City Destinations Ranking for 2010.[60] Bangkok has also been named "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine's survey of its readers for three consecutive years since 2010. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife. Although Bangkok's sex tourism scene is well-known, this aspect of the city's appeal is usually downplayed by the government. Among Bangkok's well-known sights are the Grand Palace and major Buddhist temples, including Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun, to name a few. The Giant Swing and Erawan Shrine demonstrate Hinduism's deep-rooted influence in Thai culture. Vimanmek Mansion in Dusit Palace is famous as the world's largest teak building, while the Jim Thompson House provides an example of traditional Thai architecture. Other major museums include the Bangkok National Museum and the Royal Barges National Museum. Cruises and boat trips on the Chao Phraya and Thonburi's canals offer views of some of the city's traditional architecture and ways of life on the waterfront. 2012 2013 holiday pattaya bangkok phuket thailand vacation tourist tourism police stunning girls "thai girl" "thai lady" dating marriage farang foreign travel visit sexy hot tropical model video hotel "hotel room" book booking "photo shoot" international bed bedroom "thai escort" escort "thai smile" smile beauty beautiful girlfriend cheap expensive backpacking "thailand island" island resort jomtien "bang saray" trendy trvlthailand Visittheeast Shopping venues, many of which are popular with both tourists and locals, range from the shopping centres and department stores concentrated in Siam and Ratchaprasong to the sprawling Chatuchak Weekend Market. Taling Chan Floating Market is among the few such markets in Bangkok. Yaowarat is known for its shops as well as street-side food stalls and restaurants, which are also found throughout the city. Khao San Road has long been famous as a backpackers' destination, with its budget accommodation, shops and bars attracting visitors of all languages and races. Bangkok has a reputation as a major destination in the sex industry. Although prostitution is technically illegal in Thailand, it can be found all over Bangkok in vast numbers of massage parlors, saunas, parks, and hourly hotels, serving foreign tourists as well as locals. Bangkok has acquired the nickname "Sin City of Asia" for its level of sex tourism. Issues often encountered by foreign tourists include scams, overcharging and dual pricing. In a survey of 616 tourists visiting Thailand, 7.79 percent reported encountering a scam, the most common of which was the gem scam, in which tourists are tricked into buying overpriced jewellery
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Songkran 2013 - BIGGEST WATER FIGHT IN THE WORLD - FOAM & WATER Party. Bangkok Thailand
Songkran 2013 - BIGGEST WATER FIGHT IN THE WORLD - FOAM & WATER Party. Bangkok Thailand SUBSCRIBE for more videos for all things TRAVEL THAILAND - http://www.youtube.com/VISITTHEEAST The Songkran festival (Thai: สงกรานต์ (Pronunciation), Khmer: សង្រ្កាន្ត; from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti,[1] or literally "astrological passage") is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 16 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. People in a tuk tuk getting soaked during Songkran in Chiang Mai Among young people the holiday evolved to include dousing strangers with water to relieve the heat, since April is the hottest month in Thailand (temperatures can rise to over 100°F or 40°C on some days). This has further evolved into water fights and splashing water over people riding in vehicles. Nowadays, the emphasis is on fun and water-throwing rather than on the festival's spiritual and religious aspects, which sometimes prompts complaints from traditionalists. In recent years there have been calls to moderate the festival to lessen the many alcohol-related road accidents as well as injuries attributed to extreme behavior such as water being thrown in the faces of traveling motorcyclists. Songkran is also celebrated in many places with a pageant in which young women demonstrate their beauty and unique talents, as judged by the audience. The level of financial support usually determines the winner, since, to show your support you must purchase necklaces which you place on your chosen girl. Songkran is a no-holds-barred water fight, and tourists are fair game, both to be soaked and to do the soaking ข้อมูล Fucking Hero รวมรวมเรื่องราว Fucking Hero ประวัติ Fucking Hero และข้อมูลทั้งหมด เกี่ยวกับ Fucking Hero Thailand The Lunar New Year in Thailand marks a time when the country literally goes to water. Part a time of respect and part riot, Songkran is an occasion when images of the Buddha are 'bathed' and young Thais seek the blessing of their elders by pouring scented water over their hands (a ceremony known as rod nahm dum hua). After that, it's a water-throwing free-for-all -- traditionally, the custom was to pour water gently over other people but it has evolved into little more than a good excuse for an almighty water fight. Held in the peak of the hot season, Songkran is a literal chance for the country to cool off. For the three days of the celebration (in some places, five days), nobody is safe from a dousing. Water balloons are launched at suspecting and unsuspecting participants, hoses are turned on passers-by, and highpowered water guns are fired from bicycles, motorbikes and cars at pedestrians and other vehicles. "water fight" songkran thailand bangkok "central world" central water fight festival "songkran festival" 2013 2014 "bangkok thailand" thai celebration "new year" happy fun "water gun" "water pistol" "foam party" foam wet soaking "soaking wet" drench crazy world biggest fight trends trendy trending travel holiday vacation hot summer sun "hot sun" protect event entertainment silom hotel "south east asia" "bangkok hotel" flight "thai people" farang music "thai music" "hip hop" phuket chiang mai pattaya thai girls hot bikini thai dating sexy soi cowboy kowsan rd khao san rd asia visittheeast In addition to the wild water battles, Songkran is also a time when replica sand stupas are built in the courtyards of monasteries. Birds and fish are also set free. A time of nationwide fun, Songkran is best witnessed in the northern city of Chiang Mai, where it's celebrated with an enthusiasm that borders on pandemonium. Thousands of revellers line up along the city's moats, and temporary pumps are installed so that water can be sucked from the moats and sprayed with abandon. Celebrations in Bangkok are more low-key, with many Bangkokians leaving town. The main venue for throwing water around with abandon is Th Khao San, where foreigners outnumber the Thais. The most memorable release of birds and fish is on the island of Phuket where, at Phra Pradaeng, this act of freedom is preceded by a colourful parade. The winner of a Miss Songkran beauty contest then releases the first of the fish. Essentials: Unless you stay locked in your hotel room (and why would you?) it's virtually impossible to stay dry, so come prepared to get very wet. Arm yourself with a water gun or bucket for the most fun. Local attractions: Both Chiang Mai and Bangkok deserve a few days built around any Songkran visit. In Chiang Mai, head out for some hill-tribe trekking, and while away the evenings in the sprawling night markets... Rolex knock-offs, anyone? In Bangkok, compare big Buddha and little Buddha -- the holy Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew is just 75cm high, while the golden reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is 46m long.
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FURBY does the HARLEM SHAKE with HOT Thai Girls
FURBY does the HARLEM SHAKE with HOT Thai Girls แชร์สนั่น! เน็ตไอดอลสาวพาFurbyขยี้Harlem Shake น่าร็อคอ่ะ รวมแก๊งค์ แพมแพม มายด์ เอมมี่ เดวา 3 สาวเน็ตไอดอลชื่อดัง วาดลวดลาย Harlem shake ท้าชนเฟอร์บี้ งานนี้ฟลอร์ลุกเป็นไฟ!! The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme in the form of a video of various groups of people performing a comedy sketch accompanied by a short excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake". As a meme, the video was replicated by many people, using the same concept, and this rapidly led to it becoming viral in early February 2013,[1] with thousands of "Harlem Shake" videos being made and uploaded to YouTube every day at the height of its popularity.[2] The form of the meme was established in a video uploaded on February 2 by five teenagers from Queensland, Australia known on YouTube as The Sunny Coast Skate.[2][3] The video started a viral trend of people uploading their own "Harlem Shake" videos to YouTube.[4] The teenagers' video was, in its turn, a follow-up to a video by a YouTube comedy vlogger named Filthy Frank[3][5][6] which featured a section where several costumed people danced to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer The videos last between 30 and 32 seconds and feature part of the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video cuts to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance for the next 15 seconds. The dancing style should not be confused with the original Harlem Shake dance.[9][10] Additionally, in the second half of the video, people often wear a minimum of clothes or crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props.[11][12] Reasons for success The success of the videos was in part attributed to the anticipation of the breakout moment and short length, making them very accessible to watch.[13] The Washington Post explained the meme's instant virality by referring to the jump cuts, hypnotic beat, quick setups and half minute routines.[14] The Harlem Shake is technically very easy for fans to reproduce, as it consists of a single locked camera shot and one jump cut. Nonetheless, the simplicity of the concept allows fans considerable scope in creating their own distinctive variant and making their mark, while retaining the basic elements. In its simplest form, it could be made with two people; a more sophisticated version might even involve a crowded stadium. Moreover, there is a level playing field for celebrities and fans alike, with no guarantee of success for either group. There is a strong vein of humour running through each video that is not dependent on language, further increasing its potential to spread virally. On February 10, the upload rate of Harlem Shake videos reached 4,000 per day. As of February 11, about 12,000 versions of the popular Internet meme had been uploaded to YouTube, garnering over 44 million unique views. By February 15, about 40,000 Harlem Shake videos had been uploaded, totalling 175 million views.[2] 2013 harlem shake "harlem shake" furby "furby toy" gadget fun funny cute thai thailand asia asian "south east asia" travel viral video global trend trendy trending youtube crazy girls "thai girls" sexy nyc "new york" "new york city" "hip hop" style dance dancing insane original entertainment u.s. "united states" music usa america uk canada australia visittheeast Baauer's single reached #1 on the iTunes America chart and #2 on iTunes in the UK and Australia on February 15, 2013.[19] The Harlem Shake meme has spread in many countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and much of Europe,[8] Russia and Eastern Europe,[20] China,[21][22] India,[23][24] Latin America, [25] the United Arab Emirates,[26] and Jamaica, It may look like an uncoordinated display of flailing arms and wriggling torsos, but that has not stopped the Harlem Shake becoming an internet phenomenon, watched by more than 700 million people around the world in just one month. On 2 February, the first comedy video featuring five Australian teenagers dancing wildly around a room to a track called "Harlem Shake" was uploaded to the video-sharing site YouTube. Since then, the Norwegian army, Manchester City FC and TV's The Simpsons and many others have produced their own versions. The moves have even been performed as a flashmob on a plane, thanks to an enterprising Colorado ultimate Frisbee team. But the globe-spanning internet meme would never have existed were it not for a drunk who wandered on to a New York basketball court in the 1980s.
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Worlds Largest WATER FIGHT! Songkran 2012, Bangkok Thailand. WOOOOW!
Worlds Largest WATER FIGHT! Songkran 2012, Bangkok Thailand. WOOOOW! Of all the feasts and festivals in Thailand, which are many, the Songkran Festival is the most striking, for it is widely observed not only in this country but also in Burma, Cambodia and the Lao State. Songkran is a Sanskrit word in Thai form which means the entry of the sun into any sign of the Zodiac. But the Songkran in this particular instance is when the sun enters the sign of Aries or the Ram. Its full name is Maha Songkran or Major Songkran to distinguish it from the other ones. But the people call it simply the Songkran for it is the only one they know and in which they take interest. It is their traditional New Year when they can enjoy their holidays to the full with no economic hindrance. Songkran is a fixable feast on the solar calender. It begins on the 13th April and ends on the 15th April, but occasionally in certain years on the 16th April. The Songkran is in fact the celebration of the vernal equinox similar to those of the Indian Holi Festival, the Chinese Ching Ming, and the Christian Festival of Easter. The beginning of spring when the sun crosses the equator is now on the 21st of March which is due to the precession of the equinox. The Songkran Festival is in a certain sense like April Fool's Day, when the maids of the village play pranks on any gallant who happens to pass by their way. He will be caught and bound by the united strength of the maids and they will daub him with blacking. Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated on April 13th. Families and friends gather to celebrate by visiting temples, sprinkling water on Buddha images in reverence, and sprinkling water on each other's hands as an act of wishing good luck. In recent years, the tradition of sprinkling water has been interpreted by youngsters as a great excuse for a water fight, and it is not uncommon to have buckets and containers of water thrown at you by teams of merry makers in the backs of trucks as you make your way down the street - particularly in major tourist areas like Patong. Small children delight in equipping themselves with water guns and spraying anyone who comes in their path - no one is exempt! Remember this date when you are in Patong and leave your cameras and anything likely to suffer water damage behind in your hotel room, because you will get wet. Where to Enjoy Songkran While all of the island celebrates Songkran, the most active area is Patong. Driving there might take you hours as roads are gridlocked by pickup trucks carrying youngsters playing with water. At the end of the day, things quiet down, but i f you are a party person, water battle will continue past midnight in the famous Bangla Road. tags: cheap living thailand retire asia ''far east'' travel backpacking airplane adventure ''cost of living'' youtube wealth happyness bangkok ''chiang mai'' phuket pattaya beach beaches ocean luxury lifestyle ladyboy ''thai bride'' thai ''learn thai'' language accomodation rent apartment food'' ''tourist visa thailand'' ''visa run'' ''border freedom ''south east asia'' escort'' holiday vacation expat swimming diving ''rent scooter pattaya'' tour shopping gogo bar gogo girls sexy thai girls Thailand tourism about Thailand 2012 ''hotels in bangkok'' flights jomtien beach guide resort walking st pattaya monk Buddhist temple temples ''night market'' ''floating market'' land of smiles rice fields traditional tuktuk elephant ride relax relaxing chill out sun sunshine weather Bangkok heat once in a lifetime songkran moon party Thai lantern Khoom Loy Khoom Fay price thai food thai boxing falang pattaya girls thai girls songkran festival
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Tiger Kingdom: Chiang Mai Thailand - Touch & Play with Tigers. Amazing Experience!
Tiger Kingdom: Chiang Mai Thailand - Touch & Play with Tigers. Amazing Experience! The Tiger Kingdom & Restaurant,one of Chiang Mai's latest tourist attractions opened its doors for business just under a year ago. The "kingdom" is located on the Maesa road just outside Mae Rim approximately 18kms (11miles) from Chiang Mai and takes around 20-30 minutes by Taxi to get there. The Tiger Kingdom is one of only two such ventures in the whole of Thailand that allows the visitor an "up close & personal" experience with the tigers, allowing them to play, stroke & take photos in the tigers ACTUAL ENCLOSURE !!. Since opening the tiger kingdom has had a considerably "mixed bag" of reviews, there are some that say "it was the highlight of their stay in Chiang Mai" and "we had heard mixed reports about the park, but were really happy to see that the animals were being really well looked after, in clean & pleasant surroundings" to others who have said "it is cruel & inhumane to house wild animals in such enclosed spaces, they also appeared drugged and sedated", and "exposing these wild animals to a procession of different visitors must increase the risks that the tigers will attack people! Based upon these opinions I felt the only way to offer our viewers an unbiased opinion was to actually go along & see for myself. Based upon other peoples comments that the tigers appeared to sleep for large parts of the day, with the best times to see them fully active being either early in the morning, or later in the afternoon, we arrived at the park at just after 10am. There is no entrance fee to enter the park, and you are free to walk around to view the tigers behind their fences, but for the "up close & personal" touch, you have to pay. The fees you pay are solely based upon the "age group" of tigers that you want to interact and have photos with, these range from 500thb for 15 minutes with the 5 month old cubs,280thb for the same time with the teenagers & 320thb for the same time with the fully grown adults. For 200thb you can also have a professional photographer take around 200 photos for you to record your exploits & have them downloaded to CD for you, this is well worthwhile, as it then allows you 100% attention to the tigers. Once you have decided on which age group you want to visit, (quite a few people on the day we were there were actually visiting all three age groups),paid your fees & read the various disclaimers,you are shown to the compounds where your chosen group of tigers reside. The enclosure door is opened and you sheepishly walk in.... NO fences, NO barriers between you and these absolutely stunning wild animals, WOW the adrenalin rush is incredible !!. Rose (my wife) chose the cubs as the "cuddliest" size to meet face to face, and to be honest I also think she was slightly concerned by the "playfulness" of the adolescents & the overall size & power of the adults. There were at least 8 of the small cubs in the particular enclosure that Rose visited. They were all awake and quite frisky & playful, chasing each other around, and wrestling one another to the ground. Rose was accompanied into the "den" by two young handlers, who both carried sticks with them and would occasionally tap on the end of the tigers noses, if they became too boisterous or frisky. Rose would pat & stroke them but was always very careful & watchful of them, even at this young age the tiger cubs can cause quite serious injuries by just scratching or "play" biting the visitors. Rose's summary of her exploits with the tiger cubs could best be described as incredibly exciting, whilst also bordering on a high level of fright for these cuddly yet dangerous animals. I asked her a couple of simple questions: 1/ would you do it again ?.....NO, NEVER !. 2/ would you have gone in with either the teenage tigers or the adults ?......NO, there is no sum of money large enough to convince me to do it. And for me, I was the perfect reporter, making all the notes, but at a safe distance. The other "attraction" we had heard mixed reviews about at the Tiger Kingdom was the Restaurant which has the unique perspective of offering its diners open air views of wild tigers whilst you eat your selected meal. The quality of food & service on the particular day we visited and the unique ambience were 1st class, it was not cheap by Chiang Mai standards, but was very nicely presented & tasty. My summary of our visit to the Tiger Kingdom would be as follows, we had a very pleasant visit to the park, its clean, the handlers are really helpful, the service & the food was very good. tags: 2012 tiger tigers ''tiger cub'' thailand ''chiang mai'' tourist attraction money baht ''northern thailand'' thai holiday vacation travel ''things to do'' touch play amazing ''tiger kingdom'' tourism tourist business ''mae rim'' ''experience tigers'' wild animal trend trendy bangkok pattaya phuket beach forest ''cheap living thailand'' visittheeast
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Driving around CHIANG MAI Thailand in a TUK-TUK. Not that SCARY.
Driving around CHIANG MAI Thailand in a TUK-TUK. Not that SCARY. Tuk-Tuk service in Chiang Mai is the most traditional mode of local transport. Tuk-Tuks have been in use in this city for a long time now. In fact, they have become the most reliable means of transportation in Chiang Mai , especially for the locals. In Chiang Mai, Tuk-Tuks serve as taxis and are perfect for budget travelers and backpackers. If you cannot afford limousine or car hire in Chiang Mai , the best option is to use a Tuk-Tuk. Tuk-Tuk services in Chiang Mai have almost replaced regular taxis. Found in abundance in the city, it is very easy to find Tuk-Tuks at any time of the day. Powered by LPG, these mini taxis are affordable, convenient and adventurous. In a small city like Chiang Mai, which can be easily explored on foot, Tuk-Tuks bring in the excitement factor during sightseeing. They hobnob to all parts of the city in no time. Subject to traffic conditions, a Tuk-Tuk takes barely five minutes in taking you to your destination. Fares of Tuk-Tuk service in Chiang Mai is a flat rate of around 50 Bahts. The rates might be a little higher for farther sites. It is very important that you agree on the fare before embarking on your Tuk-Tuk. Tourists' haggling with Tuk-Tuk drivers is a common sight on Chiang Mai's streets. The drivers usually mention high prices; so start with a price that's half of what they have stated. Confirm rates from locals, if you are not sure about them. Tuk-Tuks in Chiang Mai usually don't cross more than 70 kilometers of area. You can also board Tuk-Tuks from the Chiang Mai International Airport , in case you do not have too much of luggage. Most foreign tourists hire Tuk-Tuk services in Chiang Mai for a full day. Most of the drivers are congenial and knowledgeable, and can easily guide you while sightseeing in Chiang Mai . Many of them speak English fluently, and a few even know tidbits of other foreign languages. In fact, many a times, these drivers also tell you about good places for exploration or shopping in Chiang Mai . Chiang Mai is a fairly compact city, with many of the attractions within easy walking distance of the main hotels, and each other. Walking around Chiang Mai is a great way to appreciate its antique charm. An afternoon spent wandering the twisting sois (alleyways) of the old city is a pleasant way to lose yourself amidst genuine Thai life. If you don't wish to walk there are still plenty of ways to get around Chiang Mai. The song thaews are the ubiquitous red open-air busses that constantly orbit the moat. These hover somewhere between taxis and city busses and are a cheap, if slow, method for getting around. A lot flashier and faster are the tuk-tuks, three wheeled, open-air taxis. These generally crowd in ranks near the major hotels and tourist areas. They are a lot quicker than the song thaews but a little more expensive. Car and motorbike hire are also readily available and having your own vehicle is a great way to explore some of the landmarks and attractions just outside of Chiang Mai. If you're taking any kind of day tour or package tour, then don't worry about transport; almost every hotel and travel agency provides some kind of transport service. tags: 2012 ''chiang mai'' thailand transport ''getting around'' tuktuk ''tuk-tuk'' scooter bike motorcycle destination scary river chilling ''cheap living thailand'' retire asia ''far east'' travel backpacking airplane adventure ''cost of living'' youtube wealth happyness bangkok phuket pattaya beach rent ''tourist visa thailand'' ''visa run'' ''border freedom ''south east asia'' trend tremds trendy visittheeast
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AMARI Watergate Hotel Bangkok, Thailand - TOUR / OVERVIEW of this great 5* Hotel
AMARI Watergate Hotel Bangkok, Thailand - TOUR / OVERVIEW of this great 5* Hotel Please SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/VisitTheEast The 5-star Amari Watergate Bangkok Hotel enjoys a central location in Pratunam on Petchburi Road, close to Siam Square and surrounded by major shopping complexes including Central World, Siam Paragon, Gaysorn Plaza and MBK. The hotel provides supreme comfort and unrivalled service, with easy access to the BTS Skytrain and the Airport expressway. All rooms and suites are well-appointed, and the Executive Floors offer an exclusive Executive Lounge and a private reception area. Other hotel facilties include a large swimming pool, terrace garden, Clark Hatch Fitness Centre and Sivara Spa. Deluxe Room Offering views over the hotel's garden or swimming pool, the elegant Deluxe rooms (40 sqm) are equipped with excellent facilities, including broadband internet access, a DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. The marble bathroom has a separate stall shower, a bathtub and a double hand basin. Grand Deluxe Room Decorated in contemporary Thai style, Grand Deluxe rooms (40 sqm) are equipped with excellent modern facilities, including broadband internet access, a stylish 40" flat screen TV and a DVD player. The marble bathroom has a separate stall shower, a bathtub and a double hand basin. Executive Room With stylish, modern décor, the Executive rooms (40 sqm) on the top four floors offer superb facilities. Each room features broadband internet access, a fax machine, a 40" LCD TV (installations ongoing) and a DVD player. The marble bathroom offers a separate stall shower, a bathtub and a double hand basin. The Executive Floors are dedicated exclusively to discerning guests with express check-in and check-out facilities and access to a private Executive Lounge. Corner Suite Executive Suite Prestidential Suite The lavish Presidential Suite (112 sqm) is the most elegant suite in the hotel. Located on the 34th floor, it features a stylish bedroom, an extremely spacious living room and a well-appointed boardroom for meetings of up to 12 people. Facilities include broadband internet access and writing desk. The suite also provides superb entertainment facilities, such as two 40" LCD TVs, a DVD player and a stereo system. The marble bathroom offers a Jacuzzi bath and a walk-in shower for great relaxation after a busy day. Guests have access to express check-in and check-out facilities and a separate Executive Lounge with complimentary buffet breakfast and early evening cocktails. Feel the excitement of Bangkok at your very doorstep. Amari Watergate Bangkok puts you in the heart of the vibrant Pratunam neighbourhood in downtown Petchburi, known for its bustling landscape of shopping bazaars and lifestyle malls. At the 5-star Amari Watergate hotel, you are just steps away from all it has to offer. Reviews: "Excellent once again" 5 of 5 stars Stayed here again in feb 2012 on the way back from Vietnam - still excellent. On the reservation I requested the same room we usually stay in and they delievered. What makes this hotel great is its service, staff, attention to detail and facilties and from just getting back from KL after staying in substandard five star hotels I rate this hotel even higher now. On the executive floor your room is serviced as soon as you leave in the morning and again in the afternoon if you wish. The executive floor restaurant is directly on your floor and the food and service is 1st class - I love this hotel it is everything you expect from 5 star. The whole hotel is set out brilliantly and the rooms are in great condition and have great decor-this is the only hotel for me in BKK I just wish all other hotels that claim to be five star would be like this one. "Memorable stay at Amari Watergate in Bangkok!" 5 of 5 stars We were 8 in our group during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This hotel is very conveniently located in Bangkok. Staff like Kamowan, Pakowan, Paveena & Pierrre are very helpul and friendly. They were very accomodating and went that extra mile for us. Truly, we felt like we were home. The rooms are very stunning and comfortable. We also thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool & jacuzzi. Being vegetarians, we had a wide variety of cuisines to choose from. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you once again to these wonderful 'angels' for making our stay a memorable one! tags: hotel bangkok thailand travel tour review amari watergate 5star star luxury high society elite holiday vacation beach city life asia south east smiles country bkk 2012 stay night sleep room adventure trend trendy pool spa jacuzzi exclusive discount pattaya phuket ko samui hua hin resort private restaurant cheap expensive bed flight airplane airport chiang mai visittheeast
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