Thailand 2012

To help you on with your holiday plans, we have detailed our fantastic journey around the globe on videos and easy-to-read fact sheets complete with contact details and links.

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Anusan Market & Night Bazaar
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is open daily from late afternoon till midnight, it is one of the city’s main night-time attractions, especially for families. The allure is the variety, the atmosphere and the great bargains! read more

Chaing Dao Cave
Chiang Dao, a quiet little picturesque area, with a quaint northern Thailand feel lies above the Menam Ping gorge on the green slopes of Doi Chiang Dao mountain which means City of Stars. Chiang Dao is an impressive area abundant with caves to discover containing shrines, statues and Buddha images. read more

Chiang Mai Zoo & Night Safari
Chiang Mai Zoo is a Zoo with a difference; while this attraction is open during the day the real action happens at night during the ‘Predator Prowl’ and 'Savannah Safari', when an open-sided tram transports visitors through the parkland. read more

Doi Inthanon Park
Nowadays, Doi Inthanon is a huge and superb national park full of majestic waterfalls, lush green valleys, terrace paddy fields, fruits and vegetable crops, flowers in greenhouses and ethnic communities living prosperous, free and happy in their natural environment, but that has not always been the case. read more

Flight of the Gibbon
The Gibbon Rehabilitation and Release program has been in operation for 4 years and is a joint venture between Flight of the Gibbon and the Thai government. Flight of the Gibbon is committed to re-establishing the Gibbon population in its natural habitat and raises hopes of a stable, established population in Thailand’s rainforests. read more

Patara Elephant Farm
As elephant populations are threatened and less protected Elephant Tourism is becoming a controversial issue in all of Asia. Patara Elephant Farm is Chiang Mai's number 1 attraction. Their primary mission of health, breeding, longevity and a re-introduction into the wild program for the elephants demonstrates why. read more

Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens
Opened in 1992 the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden is situated in the Mae Sa area about 20km from Chiang Mai at the foothills of the Doi Suthep/Pui Mountain. The gardens have a variety of glasshouses featuring various groups of Thai flora including a house dedicated to carnivorous plants. read more

Walking Street (Sunday Night Market)
Walking Street, the Sunday Night Market, is a showcase of the art and craftsmanship of the Northern Thai people. Many of the stall vendors make and sell their own products and the quality of craftsmanship is superb. read more

Wat Chedi Luang
Despite its ruined state, this 14th century temple, where the City Pillar Shrine is located, is famous for its enormous chedi. The chedi still has several Buddha shrines and remains an active place of worship frequented by saffron-robed monks. read more

Wat Phrathat Doi
Overlooking Chiang Mai from its lofty perch, some 3,500 feet (1,053 meters) above sea level the spectacular Buddhist temple can be seen, from wherever you happen to be in the city, clinging to the mountainside near the summit of Doi Suthep. read more

Thai Airways
Thai flies 42 times a week from Australia non-stop to Thailand. There are double daily flights from Sydney to Bangkok and Melbourne to Bangkok and daily non-stop flights to Thailand from Brisbane. read more

Gondwana
The Gondwana philosophy is simple: we design gear for people who lead active lives. Inspired by our very own unique Australian landscape, they've built that same rugged spirit into our clothing. From humble beginnings over 20 years ago, the brand has evolved into a comprehensive range of adventure clothing and footwear. read more

Banyan Tree Phuket
Banyan Tree Phuket has triumphed at the Condé Nast Traveler 20th Annual Readers' Choice Awards, ranking 2nd in the Top 100 Asian Resorts category. The resort was also ranked 8th in the Top 100 Resorts of the world. read more

Sheraton Krabi Resort
With its long white sandy beach, two inviting beach-front pools and several hammocks plotted in the vast tropical gardens, Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort offers all that guests might desire in a tropical paradise. read more

Khaolak Laguna Resort and Spa
You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the unforgettable atmosphere of the Oriental Restaurant cooked by Khaolak's well-known chef. read more

Khao Sok National Park at Night
Khao Sok is one of the wettest areas in Thailand with an average annual rainfall of around 3,500mm. This will generally be restricted to between the months of May and November. At other times of the year the area is generally dry apart from the off day of rain, which helps to maintain the lush surrounding rainforest. read more

Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp
The Rainforest Camp is situated on the Cheow Larn Lake in the centre of Khao Sok National Park. read more

Elephant Hills
Elephant Hills luxurious tents are tailor-made and set in the largest area of rainforest in Southern Thailand. Each tent features twin beds, fan, kettle, and a luxurious bathroom with toilet and hot/cold shower. read more

Elephant Conservation
During your Elephant Experience you will get close to and experience hands on these magnificent animals. You will interact with them and learn the secrets of their mahouts. read more

Wildlife Trek
Another unique experience, for those a little more adventures is the opportunity to trek through the world's oldest rainforest. read more

Tropical Flora
Khao Sok is home to an amazingly diverse ecosystem that's hundreds of millions of years old, with the modern forest a relic of ancient Siam. read more

Rock Climbing
King Climbers has been established for over ten years. They offer a wide range of courses to meet all levels of climbing ability. read more

Cooking Red Curry Chicken
Tackle one of Thailand's authentic dishes and bring the flavours of the tropics to your table with Trevor's 'Red Curry Chicken' recipe. read more

Phuket FantaSea
Phuket FantaSea, the ultimate cultural theme park. 'FantaSea' is a combination of the word Fantasy and Sea to mean, 'A sea of fantasy.' read more

Patong Experience
Patong is the island's oldest and most developed tourist area, with a wide range of accommodation and activities to offer within close proximity of a long crescent shaped beach. read more

Mangrove Crab
Exploring a local Mangrove estuary Kim, with the help of a local fisherman is taught how to bate and catch live crab perfect for the bbq. read more

Krabi Hot Springs and Emerald Pool
Krabi Hot Springs are located around 70km from Krabi town and near the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, located right in the middle of the jungle. read more

Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Park
Located in Amphoe Thalang, approximately about 20km from Phuket Town is the Wildlife Conservation Centre. read more

Kayaking with John Gray
John Gray started commercial sea kayaking tours in Hawaii in 1983, and moved to Phuket six years later, setting up the first sea kayaking operation in Phang Nga Bay, the multi-award-winning SeaCanoe. read more

Cooking Papaya Salad
Cooking Papaya Salad - the recipe read more

Bang Tao Bay
Bangtao is a study in contrasts with luxurious resorts and villas along its 6km stretch of beach just a few minutes' away from the town of Chern Talay, where many villagers still make their living as their ancestors did. read more

Avista Phuket Resort and Spa
Avista Phuket Resort and Spa boasts its modern and unique décor restaurant. It presents and interesting and exotic fusion of the most famous Western, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines read more