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Warorot Market (Kad Luang)

Situated approximately two minutes from the Chang Mai Night Bazaar and sitting beside the Ping River, Warorot Market is a daytime hub of Locals. It opens early in the morning and closes when dark. You can buy almost anything from here. This is basically a Local market where you get goods better than a tourist market at even cheaper prices.

Highlights: Everything is here, fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, bakery items, handicrafts, souvenirs, ceramics, clothes etc. Also, it is an amazing place to try on local snacks and sweets from the food stalls in this market. There are back and side streets around the Warorot market full of hill tribe and Northern Thai Handicraft products. Visiting this market is a must when you are at Chang Mai to witness local Thai shopping.

Location: Near the Chang Mai Night Bazaar, by river Ping.

Price: The experience is free. 
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Saxophone Pub

One of the most popular and sought after live music bar which has been entertaining the people of Bangkok for years have been is none other than Saxophone Pub. Near the Sky train station and close to BTS Victory Monuments this place has been ruling the hearts of Bangkok locals and visitors for the last 30 years. Some of the greatest events of live music have been hosted here and almost every night there is some performances which make the place so special. Acoustic, Jazz, Blue, soul all can enjoyed in this live music bar. Popular bands of the city have been known to perform in Saxophone Pub. A mix crowd of both locals as well foreigners can be seen here. Music plays from 7:30 in the evening and continues till 1o clock at night.



Location
: 3/8 Victory Monument, Bangkok

Timings: 17:00pm to 2:00am
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Tuba Bar

What does a colossal Yoda statue, a nineteenth Century plunging cap and Spiderman have in like manner? They are all part of the furniture at Tuba, a bar and eatery in Bangkok where resistance is a design proclamation. From the naked representations on  the dividers to the vintage confounding furniture, Tuba is similar to no other bar in  Bangkok – or Thailand. Part classical display, part bohemian home base, with a differed  Thai­Italian propelled menu and one of the longest cocktails records in the city, Tuba  feels more like a whimsical companion's home than a bar and restaurant. Come here with a gathering of companions, get yourselves anunfastenedniche, sink Into an old fashioned couch.The choice of European draft brews on offer puts most  different bars to disgrace, with Boddingtons, Paulaner, Guinness and Hoegaarden to  look over for around 230 baht a half quart.



Location: Address: 34 SoiEkkmai 21(SoiChamchun) or Thong Lo Soi 20, Sukhumwit Road, Bangkok

Timings: Every day 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM
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Iron Fairies

Iron Fairies is a mystical bar that is outlined like an ironsmith's workshop: dim and broody, with fashioned iron staircases, uncovered pipes and broken down timber and block. Bottles pixie dust are stacked in lines, and all over you look, you could risk upon minimal iron dolls of the winged animals that give the bar its name. Open subsequent to 2010, Iron Fairies moved in 2013 (however just three entryways down the road) and extended its operation so now it is a labyrinth of staircases, mystery entryways and dim recesses. The previous premises were tiny to the point that it was a steady fight to get in or out, keeping in mind it is still a tight crush, however, no matter you are standing or sitting you will certainly be in awe with its stylistic theme.



Location: 394 Thonglor Road, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

Timings: Every day from 06:00 PM – 02:00 AM
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Maesa Elephant Camp

If the love is for Asian elephants then the apt place to get close to them is the Maesa Elephant Camp. The camp is by far the largest one in assembly of domestic elephants in the Northern part of Thailand. It also showcases the most entertaining as well as educational elephant show which has managed to enlist itself in Guinness book of Records 2005. The camp houses nearly 80 elephants which were all employed in timber and logging industries but with modern process they are all now taken care of in these centres for conservation and training. Visitors can enjoy the location playing with the baby elephants, feeding and bathing them and also interacting with the same. The elephants draw excellent pictures which can be purchased here.



Location
: Tapae Road, North of Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Price: Entry: 200 Baht,

Elephant ride: 1200 Baht for 1 hour and 800 Baht for 30mins
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Fat Gutz Bar and Saloon

The reputation Fat Gutz Bar in Thong Lor precedes its reputation that is far beyond the popularity that any other bar enjoys. The décor is all black and the hooks will remind of being at a Docker’s yard.  The vintage furniture and lighting is reminiscent of an easier time of the 1920s. The bar boasts of a hige collection of signature cocktails and a varied and yet cool crowd. The bar is famous around town for its good selection of music and its servings of fish and chips. The dimensions of the bar being a little smaller than most other bars, early reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is excellent on the weekends and everyone ends up being a part of the entire scene.

Location
: Thong Lor

Highlights: Cozy, warm atmosphere amidst a highly reputed interiors.
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Saturday Walking street market

Based on the opposite side of Chiang Mai Gate, Wui Lai Market or Saturday Market is another popular market in Thailand. On every Saturday the 1 km stretch market area remains close to traffic so that visitors and locals can shuffle around various shops and purchase goods according to preference. There are plenty of shops in Saturday Market almost like Sunday Market on all goods but the silversmiths shops are the primary attraction here because of the silverware sculptures and goods available here. Apart from this one can find clothing, belts, lanterns, candles, perfume, shoes, street performers, food stalls, sketch artists, wood carvings and woodwork ornaments, housewares etc. Evening time remains entertained with local night show and puppet show.

 

Open on
: Mon to Sunday, from 4pm to Midnight

Highlights: Thai Massage and 7 Eleven Supermarket.

Location: Wu Lai Road, Thailand
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Chatchak Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. There is a system to help you navigate your way through Chatuchak. Inside, one main walkway encircles the entire market, and it branches off into a series of numbered alleyways called Soi 1, Soi 2, Soi 3, and so on.



Highlights
: There is an information centre along with ATMs and foreign-exchange booths at the Chatuchak Park Office. Schematic maps and toilets are located throughout the market. The whole
market is divided into sections to make it easier to explore.

Location: The Phahonyothin, Bangkok

Timings
: Open from Saturday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00

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What You Should Know More About Thailand

  • About the destination:

    Talking about a perfect blend for the getaway you are looking for – Thailand ranks on top. Being among the few interesting countries on earth, this is an aptly packaged destination that includes beaches, temples, palaces and food for all its visitors. What’s more? It’s not heavy on the pockets either. A thrilling joy-ride of the unique culture, it is visited by thousands every year.

    Not many know but Thailand derives its name from a family who were the actual governors of the place. Their name was Thai and since then the name, Thai and language, Thai was formed. Thailand, located at the centre of the Indo-Chinese peninsula is the world’s 51st largest country with the capital Bangkok. The country comprises of numerous distinctive regions offering a range of activities for its visitors to indulge in.

    Thailand consists of both, green pastures and steepy, mountainous areas. The highest point in Thailand I approximately 8,415 feet high with Doi Inthanon. At the same time, narrow Kra Isthmus also exists wherein the place widens into the Malay Peninsula in the Southern region of Thailand. What’s interesting to note about Thailand is that when it comes to political division, there are six geographical regions with different population, basic resources, natural features and levels of social and economic development. Each region, though, consists its equal share of beauty and grace.


  • Travel Advice:

    • Physically excruciation: If you are the kind that enjoys adventure activities then you’re in the right place. The country is among the first ports that remains a primary attraction for timely backpackers. Those who are not use o the tourist trails of the country must avoid getting their grips or rolling into such activities.

    • Plan well: Thailand certainly is a big country and there are tones of must-do experiences in this destination. Although, ensure that you don’t rush into things. Conduct your research well and carry on with traveling through the country. You will get to do what you want but be alert of any sham packages and guides while you’re hurrying into planning your trip.

    • Beware of the mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are everywhere and one bite will surely be quite costly. It is better to be safe than sorry and thus one must always use spray-one repellents and avoid being in regions that are inhabited by mosquitoes.

    • Drinking laws: The legal drinking age in Thailand is 20 and it most certainly lies in the interest of restaurant owners and resort managers to enforce this establishment. Illegal substances most certainly are prohibited. Whatever you indulge in, make sure it is in safe limits.

  • Things to do in Thailand:

    • Visit the Grand Palace: The Grand Palace – a beautiful, tipped with gold series of buildings which are as old as over 200 years, is one of the most primary attractions of Thailand. Located in Bangkok, the complex history that lies behind this place is palpable.

    • Appreciate the Emerald Buddha: While you visit the Grand Palace, also get a glimpse as the Emerald Buddha located nearby. It is home to the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. It is another one of those primary attractions.

    • Enjoy the Golden Triangle: The Golden Triange is where the river Mekong and the river Ruak meet. Locally this place is referred to as the Sop Ruak. Visitors can enjoy boat rides through this river bank and get splendid views of the entire city.

    • Visit the interesting Hall of Opium: Hall of Opium near the Golden Triangle is actually one of the prolific opium-growing areas. This place offers great knowledge to the local history and affects the industry.

  • What will you like in Thailand:

    • The elephant experience: The national symbol of Thailand is its Elephant. It is revered animal and there are plenty of ways to be a part of this symbolic culture. Visit the elephant sanctuaries and tick this off your to-do list.

    • Go island hopping: Thailand consists of over 5,000 miles of differing coastlines waiting for its visitors to explore. Transportation is not a problem as there are long-tail boats as well as other forms of travel provided especially for the visitors’ convenience. Enjoy the experience by visiting different islands such as  Phuket, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Ko Phi Phi Don and others.

    • Photo sessions by the clear and calm seas: The sea and climate conditions are so clear in Thailand that one cannot resist capturing the moment or capturing themselves in the moment. Explore the different landscapes of the area and enjoy a nice and relaxing walk through the picturesque Gulf of Thailand.

    • Visit the Hill tribe village: Thailand is quite developed. However, there are numerous tribal villages in and around the region such as Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen that are quite friendly too. Visitors can visit this place and experience the lifestyle that they might not be able to obtain by staying at a 5-star luxurious resort or hotel.

    • The local festivals of Thailand: Visitors are more than welcome to join in and embrace the local festivals that take place in Thailand. Get a unique insight onto the local customs and traditions and get fascinated by events like Loi Krathong, the Thai New Year, the Naga Fireballs and much more.

    • Shop in the floating markets: As unique as the name is, the floating market is quite literally a floating market wherein rickety wooden boats are piled up with colourful local product that offer the best kind of bargains to its visitors.

    • Trekking through Kanchanaburi: The Kanchanaburi province is the area filled with lush-green forest regions and is definitely a haven for backpackers. Enjoy a trek through this forest and get refreshed. This is among those must-do things in Thailand. Cross the cornerstone bridges with your friend and loved ones and spend an evening with the nature. Feel one with yourself and appreciate the natural beauty for the way it is.

  • Recommended reads for destination

    Government websites : 

    Thailand Tourism

    Others: 

    TripAdvisor Forum

    Books on Thailand: Thailand, a travel guide, Lonely Planet Thailand.