Elephant Retirement 9 Dee

Elephants are Thailand’s national treasures. Many people want to experience Thailand’s unique elephant culture when they come to Phuket. In addition to watching elephant shows or riding elephants, it is a more humanistic choice to participate in protection camps activities such as bathing, feeding, and walking with elephants. Elephant Retirement 9 Dee is located in the original Elephant Park in Bangtao, Phuket. In the friendly atmosphere of the Elephant protection camp, you can enjoy the natural close contact with elephants.

Elephant Retirement 9 Dee is different from the traditional elephant camp. The elephants here do not need to be beaten with iron hooks and imprisoned with iron chains. There is no need to practice performance day after day or to bear heavy seats with fragile spines here for them. The elephants in the Elephant Retirement 9 Dee can live in the safe and comfortable land freely, and there are daily visitors from all over the world to accompany them to play.

Firstly, you can DIY elephant snacks. During the feeding process, you can touch the elephant. After that, do SPA for the elephants and massage the elephant’s skin with Thai herbal bags that are prepared in the camp. After finishing the SPA, you can start to feed elephants. Elephant’s favorite food is banana and sugar cane. These foods are provided free of charge by the camp and require no additional payment. While you feed the elephant, you can continue to interact with the elephant intimately. And the camp staff there are free to take photos for you. After the elephants are full, you can go for a walk with the elephants in their favorite jungle, to feel the rapport between people, animals and nature. In addition, you can experience the Elephant Mud Spa, and go to the nearby river to take a bath with the mud elephant.

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Conditions of participation: The Elephant Retirement 9 Dee allows children to play there together. Children who are 1 to 3 years old can participate for free. Children who are 4 years old and are less than 130 cm tall can purchase child tickets to participate. However, elderly people who are over 65 years old and pregnant women are not recommended to participate in Elephant Camp.

Shopping List for Bangkok Central Village

Central Village covers an area of 40,000 square meters, and there are a total of 235 international and Thai brands. It is only 10 minutes’ drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. In addition to various brand shops, there are as well as living facilities such as food centers and supermarkets, the shopping experience here is quite comfortable. Here is the shopping list for Bangkok Central Village:

Wacoal underwear

The discount is very great, and many styles are 40% off. Originally, the price of buying underwear in Thailand is very low, and it is crazy to take another 40% off. Most underwear styles in urban stores can be seen in this store, and most of them have discounts. The flesh-colored small flower underwear, whose original price is 790 baht, after offering 40% off, it only takes about 480 baht. Black lace underwear, whose original price is 1,200 baht, after offering 40% off, only takes 720 baht.

L’ oreal Luxe

It is highly recommended this L’Oreal cosmetics collection shop, and the cosmetics discounts are simply amazing. Here are a lot of beauty brands such as Lancome, YSL, Armani under the L’Oreal company. Armani perfume, whose original price is 4,200 baht, with 50% off, it is 2,100 baht. For Lancome pure lipstick, whose original price is 1400 baht, you can enjoy the discounted price of 560 baht. Lancome Lip Glaze, whose original price is 1400 baht, now the discounted price is 560 baht. Lancome lip gloss, whose original price is 1200 baht, now offers the discounted price of 480 baht.

Levis

This store has a much larger discount than the downtown store. Most of the products are 40% off, which is very attractive. For the 511 jeans, the original price is 3190 baht, now offers 40% off and you can get it at the price of 1276 baht. Levis logo printed white T, whose original price is 990 Baht, offers 50% off and now is on sale at 495 Baht. Levis white cartoon T, whose original price is 990 baht, now is for sale at 495 baht.

MICHAEL KORS

The MK products at this store is really complete! Girls who like MK bags can definitely find their favorite bags here. MK blue backpack now sells at the discounted price of 4780 baht. MK handbag, whose original price is 19240 baht, now is just 9620 baht.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol can be said that it is the oldest building in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is famous for having a 28-meter-long reclining Buddha. This huge reclining Buddha is contentedly lying in the sun and lying peacefully on the side of the ruins. It makes people feel the peace and tranquility of the Buddha at first sight. There are many Buddha statues around the beautiful stupa. When you board the stupa, there is a small hall with four gold-plated Buddha statues at the four corners. Looking up from the temple, you can see many bats settling there.

This is a temple that was built during the reign of King Wutong, and located on the outskirts of the city and southeast of the same direction as the railway station. You can see its large stupa from a distance, this stupa is also the tallest stupa in Ayutthaya. It is a stupa built by king nareshan to celebrate his defeat of the Burmese army by riding elephants.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol can be divided into several parts, one is a large stupa, one is a back garden, and another one is a front garden, including the Buddha statues in the surrounding cloisters, and buildings. After entering into the temple, you can see it is a beautiful front garden, the green area is still quite large, there are passages for visitors to walk, the stupas here are some small stupas, and there are small Buddha statues, and then you will go through the corridor to arrive at the big stupa. There are quite a lot of Buddha statues on the cloister, and there are many people on the main stupa, because you can overlook so many places in the city from there, which are more spectacular.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham

U Mong means “tunnel” in Thai. Wat U Mong is named after it. The temple is located at the foot of DoiSuthep. On the outskirts of Chiang Mai, there are few tourists and it is full of Zen atmosphere. The wall of the tunnel in the temple has murals of more than 700 years old. In addition, the temple is extremely beautiful at sunset.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham was built in the 14th century under the reign of King Menglai, and was restored in 1371. It was abandoned in the 15th century and has been re-established as a Buddhist education center and meditation temple since 1948.

At the center of the temple, there is a Sukhothai-style stupa that stands on a pedestal. The ancient city walls surround the pagoda, and the walls are full of lifelike statues of different sizes. Surrounded by a large forest and a vast lake, it is peerlessly quiet, simple and captivating, and is very suitable for meditation.

Wat U Mong is the second temple that was built in Chiang Mai. It is a very old temple in Chiang Mai. The temple here is much more rustic than other Thai temples. There is no magnificent hall, the whole temple has no grand building, but only has a very simple stupa. This is the essence of Buddhism, giving a fresh, natural and peaceful feeling, making it especially suitable for a person’s quiet meditation.

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham, as a Sukhothai-style temple, has a majestic stupa with a lotus-like dome and a pristine tunnel. At the time, it was a place of refuge for women, children, and elderly people who evaded war, and it is the witness of history. Despite the damage of the Buddha statue, the smile of the statue is still there; the murals of the tube are blurred, and the simplicity is still. When you come to this fresh and natural place, you will feel quiet and grateful.

Bangkok Bars Reviews: Vertigo Bar & Opus Italian Wine Bar

Various bars throughout the city are the must-go places in Bangkok to enjoy the nightlife.

Vertigo Bar

Vertigo Bar is a bar at Bangkok’s famous hotel Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. The bar has an elegant and exquisite decoration design. Vertigo Bar can be regarded as the first of its kind in Asia. It is located on the top floor of the hotel and has an excellent perspective on sightseeing.

There are many delicious drinks and snacks in the Vertigo bar. The bar also often invites some bands to perform here, rock or light piano music are involved, with a good atmosphere. There are many classic drinks in the bar, such as Vertigo Sunset, Lime juices, Melody of pineapple, Cranberry and so on.

Phone: + 662-6791-200

Address: 21 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120 Thailand

Opening hours: 17: 00–01: 00

Opus Italian Wine Bar

Opus Italian Wine Bar is an Italian bar that is started by Alex Morabito and his entrepreneurial team, and it mainly deals in wine. The bar opened in January 2009 and has become one of the best wine bars in Asia to date, and has been rewarded by CNN.

The highlight of the bar is that it is a walking artwork, which is mainly an evaluation of its winemaking process. When making wine, the temperature and humidity requirements of the wine cellar are very strict. It is necessary to grasp a proper dimension so that the wine can have a good texture. Among them, Prosecco is a very popular wine. In addition, there is a restaurant behind the bar. The Italian cuisine in the restaurant is made by senior chefs.

Phone: + 662-6379-899

Website: http://www.wbopus.com

Address: 64 Pan, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Opening hours: 18: 00-00: 00

Central Embassy Bangkok

Central Embassy, now Bangkok’s most luxurious shopping mall, is located in the heart of Bangkok. Opened in September 2014, it has become a new landmark in Bangkok.

Floor layout at Central Embassy

The architecture of the Central Embassy mall is based on the Infinity symbol “∞” which is known as the infinity symbol, as the prototype of the design. Its design philosophy is to bring all the elements of the Central Embassy mall together and strive to maximize the expression of these elements. The entire building has 37 floors, and the main body of the mall is on the 1st to 6th floors. Above the 8th floor, it is Bangkok’s famous Park Hyatt Hotel. Most of the stores and brands settled in the Central Embassy mall are internationally renowned, and their types include jewelry, clothing, bags, theaters, and food. Famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Hermes, Chanel, Red Valentino and so on.

The distribution structure of the Central Embassy shopping mall is very clear. The first floor features some international high-end boutiques or well-known luxury goods. The Chanel and Gucci mentioned above are on the first floor. The second floor is also characterized by boutique counters, mostly are department stores, such as the Harrods; the third floor has some fast fashion brands, including clothing, catering, department stores, and the brand are ISudio, Lacoste, Starbucks, New Balance, Zara, etc.; the fourth floor is more about some beauty wellness shops and electronics stores, such as the well-loved Divana and Samsung; the fifth floor has a number of food stalls and restaurants, including Thai, French, Chinese, Japanese cuisines, etc., such as Din Tai Fung, Issaya Siamese Club and other famous restaurant which are also located there; the sixth floor has a high-end cinema.

Address: 8 1031 Ploenchit road Lumpini Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

Up & Above Restaurant

Do you know Up & Above Restaurant? The “Sakura Macaron” with the LOGO of Up & Above Restaurant uses sakura rhikyu to dye the macaron rice cake a pale pink color, and the rice cake is wrapped with thinly sliced cherry petals and red beans that have been soaked in salt. The light and salty taste mixed in the sweetness seems to be the seemingly missing thoughts in the first love. The combination of cherry blossoms and macarons is fresh and classic. Sakura Yogurt is the perfect combination of cherry blossom and yogurt-pink cherry juice that is mixed with yogurt, with a fresh and rich strawberry on top, the taste is very strong.

In addition, the restaurant has also launched a cherry fish sashimi, with a pink flesh which is like a cherry blossom. The Sakura fish comes from Tokyo Bay. The body is pink, hence its name. It is a special product of Japan in March and April. The meat is very good, when it is soaked in sour juice, it can bring out the sweetness of the fish.

Sakura cuisine here focuses more on perception. When designing Sakura Kaiseki cuisine, chefs at Up & Above Restaurant attach great importance to the seasonality of the dishes. Even the matching of utensils is also very exquisite, as they especially choose light-colored dishes, to achieve a pleasing effect.

Don’t miss the cherry cheesecake at Up & Above. Sakura-flavored cream and strawberry-flavored cream are mixed together, and the cherry blossom petals are decorated on the cake, which is very beautiful! The cheese taste is rich, but with a cherry blossom, it is even more the greasy solution of the cheese.

Up & Above restaurant and Bar Address: Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok

Brunch time: 6:00 am to 14:00 pm from Monday to Sunday

Chiangmai Zoo

Located at the foot of Suthep Mountain, Chiangmai Zoo has a beautiful environment and a large area and more than 400 species of animals. The zoo has waterfalls, reservoirs, an open park, camping grounds, and animal feeding grounds. Here you can also enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai. In addition to animal camps such as elephants, pandas, and penguins, there are animal shows and many amusement programs.

You can take a tour bus to visit the carnivore area in the Chiangmai Zoo. The zoo is also like a large garden. Various plants, flowers, and architectural shapes there are all worthy of appreciation. The animals in Chiangmai Zoo are very primitive, and the small animals trust humans. As long as they buy some fresh bananas and sugarcane, then elephants and giraffes will come to tourists.

Chiangmai Zoo feels very different from most other zoos. This difference is not the size and facilities of the zoo. The difference lies in the relationship between humans and animals. The animals here live in harmony with people, allowing people to communicate with animals up close, which is the most interesting. Chiangmai Zoo is really the most primitive zoo. The animals here are not enclosed in a fence, but are within reach of you. The Chiangmai Zoo is very large, and the interaction with animals is very strong.

Chiangmai Zoo can be included on one line with Bhubing Palace and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. And it is very suitable for the whole family to take a visit there.

Opening hours: 08: 00-17: 00 daily

Phone: 0 5322 1179

Fare:

Thai people: 100 Baht for adults, 20 Baht for children (up to 135 cm), 50 Baht for students;

Foreign tourists: 150 baht for adults and 70 baht for children.

Address: 100 Huaykaew Rd, Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

Chiang Mai Night Safari

Chiang Mai Night Safari is said to be “the largest night zoo in the world” which is located at the bottom of Suthep Mountain. It utilizes the characteristics of carnivores to like night activities, and has opened up night tours. And it is divided into three parks, the Jaguar trail Zone, the Predator Prowl Zone, and the Savanna Safari Zone.

Both the Savanna Safari Zone and the Predator Prowl Zone need to take a sightseeing car tour. The service time of the sightseeing car is 15: 00-16: 30 during the day and 18: 30-22: 00 at night. Therefore, if you really want to come to Chiang Mai Night Safari during the day, it is recommended to choose to go there in the afternoon.

If you choose to visit the Chiang Mai Night Safari at night, it is recommended to arrive at the zoo before sunset. After you enter into Chiang Mai Night Safari, walk around the Swan Lake in the Jaguar Trail Zone. You can see elegant and beautiful white swans, naughty and curious raccoons, and even you can get intimate with baby tigers to take a photo. Afterwards, you can watch the tiger show.

Except Wednesday, there will be one show each day from 17: 30-18: 00 and 19: 30-20: 00, and one additional show on Friday, Saturday, and holidays from 20: 30-21: 00. In addition, there is a shemale cabaret around 18:00 or 19:00 pm, which is very lively.

The Chiang Mai Night Safari is also open during the day, with activities such as Jaguar Trail Zone, Jaguar trail Zone and Day Safari. But the best part of the zoo is in the evening. Tourists can not only watch the night walks of predators, but also see tiger shows, shemale songs, and dance shows and other performances there.

Bangkok Hi-So Bar

Hi-So bar is located on the 29th floor of Hotel So Sofitel Bangkok. Although the floors are not high, the surrounding scenery is superb. The colorful lights in the bar are intertwined, giving people a feeling of laziness and extravagance. There are more than 60 positions in the bar, including sofas, high chairs, soft stools, etc. You can choose your favorite position, as the angle of each position is very good to see the most beautiful night view of Bangkok.

Hi-So Bar is dominated by purple. There is a sequined wall behind the bar, which is very dazzling. Looking out from the bar, you can see Bangkok’s famous Lumpini Park. The whole green is pleasant. Friends who like to take photos are really in the right place. There are many beautiful photos that can be taken during the day or night. The best time to take photos is between 17:00 and 19:00 in the afternoon, because the sky is constantly changing during this period, a picture taken one second may change the next second, but no matter how the color of the sky changes, the picture is always beautiful.

Hi-So Bar offers guests wine, drinks and snacks. Hi-So Bar’s signature wines include white wine, red wine and sparkling wine, and beer includes Carlsberg and Singha. In addition, there are unique Thai drinks such as Thai rum and Thai basil. There is a special cocktail Cherrylicious in the bar, which is mainly based on vodka, and added with cherry juice, Hedy, lemon juice to make its taste sweet and sour and it is very suitable for girls to drink. There are not only various wines in the bar, but also many fresh fruit juices, such as orange juice, guava juice, pineapple juice, apple juice and so on.

Phone: + (66) 26240000

Opening hours: 18: 00-01: 00

Bar address: 6/1, 6/1 Sathon Nuea Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500