Sunday, May 14, 2006

Bangkok Feature Hotel - Grand Mecure Bangkok Park Avenue

mercure park avenue bangkok hotel

Hotel Class: 4 Stars
(Rates from $45)

Conveniently located in a quiet lane just off bustling Sukhumvit Road, the Grand Mercure Park Avenue is a 4 star hotel offering 221 elegantly decorated rooms and restaurants featuring Italian and Thai cuisine. The BTS Phromphong sky train station is 500metres from the hotel, providing easy access to other entertainment areas in the city. For business travellers, the hotel offers easy access to the famous Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, only 10 minutes drive away. Part of Grand Mercure Brand properties of Accor Hotels.

Tags: , , , ,

Continue to booking now!

thai accor hotel group

The Similan Islands - Divers Paradise


Ko Similan is by far the most beautiful group of dive sites that we have in Thailand and one of the best areas for diving in the entire world. Many people comment that the most fantastic thing about the Similans is that we have two radically different types of environments all rolled together into one destination. Nowhere else in the world will a diver find such diverse topography in such a small area.

The Similan Islands, located about one hundred kilometers northwest of Phuket, are composed of nine granite islands covered in tropical jungle, washed by a clear blue tropical ocean and blessed with some of the world's finest beaches. Similan comes from Malay fisherman who named it "The Nine Islands" (Sembilan is "nine" in Malay) and now the islands are identified by a name–in Thai–and a number; for example, Ko Huyong (Island #1), located at the southern end of the chain or Ko Miang (Island #4) located in the middle. The islands have achieved national park status and thus are fully protected under Thai law. The National Park Authority maintains their presence on two of the islands: Ko Similan (Island #8) the largest, and Ko Miang (Island #4). Recently, the islands have come to the special attention of the Thai Royal Family which further protects them from possible abuse. Currently there is limited accommodation available on the island, but hopefully soon this will be stopped as the island doesn't have the resources to support land-based tourism. There are no resorts on any of the islands and hopefully it will stay this way.

Tags: , , , ,

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Royal Barge Procession

thailand royal barge
The Royal Barge Procession to Commemorate the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne

On the occasion of the visit of the Head of States to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, the Royal Thai Navy is organizing a Royal Barge Procession to be performed on 12 June 2006 at 1930. The procession will travel from Wasukri Royal Pier to the Temple of Dawn. His Majesty the King will preside over the performance along with of Head of States from 28 Nations. The Procession will comprise 52 barges: 4 royal barges: Suphannahongse, Anantanagaraj, Narai Songsuban H.M. King Rama IX, and Anekchatbhuchongse. Crew of all the barges were drawn from various departments of the Royal Thai Navy


For more information, please contact Captain Korkiart Pundee, Head, Public Relations Section, the Naval Secretariat Department +66 02 475 4437

Tags: , , , ,

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Thai LifeStyle - Q Bar Night Club

The undisputed heart of this party city, Bangkok Thailand, Q Bar has ushered in a new standard for bars and nightclubs in South East Asia. Located on Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11 Q bar hosts the largest selection of spirits and cocktails in Bangkok. The resident DJ's spin the latest grooves from around the world, such as House music, Hip-hop, chill out lounge, and Soulful Jazz. All packed into a New York lounge style atmosphere. Nightlife in Bangkok will never be the same.

The visually stunning club. With black upholstered walls highlighted by vivid lighting, is accented with retro '50s and '60s swivel chairs and leather sofas on which the likes of Matt Dillon, Oliver Stone, Eric Cantona, and Michelle Yeoh have lounged while soaking up the resident DJ's mix of chill-out and club tunes. Billed as the first New York style cocktail bar in the Thai capital, Q bar attracts an edgy, cosmopolitan crowd.

Tags: , , , ,

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Koh Samui

samui hotels accomodations resort spa
May Feature Destination

Koh Samui has more than it's fair share of beautiful beaches, ranging from quiet, laid back beaches with few people and authentic Thai villages to beaches that are busy, with modern resorts with lots of people and attractions. Located fairly close to the port of Nathon, Maenam beach had some of the first bungalows on Koh Samui. Maenam beach is a four kilometer stretch of firm, clean sand and sparkling water. Maenam is located on the north side of Koh Samui, east of Bang Po. The warm water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and other water sports. There is an interesting village here with a definite Chinese influence. Lots of wooden shophouses with a Chinese flavor, and even a small Chinese temple! MORE...

Tags: , , , ,