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Tourism in Thailand
Water is another distinctive facet of the natural environment with a rich diversity of attractions. Rivers and canals are very much synonymous with Thai life as they have not only provided food, but also served as important transport routes. It is these landscapes, lifestyles and activities that have drawn many visitors to return to Thailand, time and again.
Amid all the vibrant activities of Bangkok and its environs, there are still signs of traditional life lining the Chao Phraya River and the surrounding waterways. Wat Ratchasingkhon Pier, visitors can see the diversity of Bangkok’s riverside and skyline. There are the glistening spites of the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha; monasteries, churches and mosques; royal residence; and old European trading houses among modern high-rises, signifying the unique blend of the ancient and modern. The riverside is also a playground for children and a peaceful area for the elderly, resting in there waterfront pavilions, or for enterprising vendors who paddle along selling fresh produce from local farms and orchards.
Beaches and tropical islands abound, offering a relaxing marine environment. Powdery white sand, lots of sunshine and crystal clear, turquoise water along the coasts of the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea create a relaxing paradise for visitors who love to be near the sea.
Scenic destinations are not the only attractions. There is also the lure of conventional healthcare in many standard hospitals and alternative healthcare to refresh, restore and rejuvenate the body and mind that results in blissful happiness. The world is now discovering the centuries-old skills of Thai traditional healthcare. Massaging of aching muscles, limbs, and pressure points as well as stretching of yogic positions incite an exhilarating sense of well-being through Thai traditional healthcare to restore the balance among the body’s elements.
But this is not the only way to pamper the body as there is rapid growth of health and beautiful spas in all major tourist destinations where visitors can relax and avail themselves of a vast range of aromatherapy, facials, and cosmetic treatments. Or better still, visit a herbal sauna to cleanse the body, or go for a herbal pack to calm the nerves and redirect the body’s energy. The herbs used in Thai health and beauty treatments have beneficial effects for the body both internally and externally.
Also popping up are destination spas, which offer other forms of treatments such as slimming, detoxification and hydrotherapy. Many of these centers have received international recognition and now act as places of training, too.
For mental therapy, there are meditation courses in different parts of the country, ranging from half a day to a month in which visitors can find inner peace and happiness from the stress of everyday modern living.
Thailand is also a shopper’s paradise. From small traditional street stalls and markets to multi-leveled department stores, shoppers are faced with a variety of high quality products and attractive designs at reasonable prices.
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