REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/
The Kingdom of Thailand has seen a rise in vacationers looking for a combination of classic sightseeing mixed with unique experiences. Despite a strong awards season that resulted in more than ten awards for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Land of Smiles is still able to offer that, and more.
"Thailand is renowned for having many faces," says Debika Sen, president and founder of unique tour operators, A Classic Tours Collection. "Everyone knows about the beaches, islands, city and variety of relaxed and vibrant atmospheres. But what most travelers don't experience is the uniqueness and intrigue of real Thai culture: The scents, smells, rituals and lifestyle. There is so much more beyond the hotel restaurant and days spent relaxing poolside."
While exploring the streets of Bangkok, travelers can duck into the many alleyways the city offers, embark on boat trips through narrow canals, explore the plethora of maze-like day – and night – markets and enjoy true royal Thai dishes that are fresh and eloquently presented. There are many opportunities to experience Thai culture, including connecting with the locals, visiting temples to meet with monks, attempting to speak the beautiful and tongue-twisting Thai language, and to literally get lost – because that's where the true adventures lie.
"One of my favorite memories is getting lost in the city," says Ms. Sen. "Although I couldn't speak the language, retracing my footsteps to the hotel proved to be a unique and enjoyable experience. Eventually I came across an elderly gentleman, who, after a few minutes of sign-language and lots of laughs, managed to point me in the right direction. These types of encounters are just a few of the amazing experiences Thailand offers, and my goal is to help other travelers experience the adventure and beauty of Thailand."
Outside of the city, regions like Chiang Rai, Phuket and the many islands off of the Andaman Coast offer experiences that cater to a range of adventure. "Chiang Rai is one of the most alluring destinations the Thai mainland has to offer," says Kittipong Prapattong, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. "The rolling hills, sweeping mountains, lush green forests and rich melting pot of cultures make it among the most engaging places to visit."
"Many of the small villages in the region are filled with local Thai experiences that differ from anything visitors could find in the big cities. With cultures inspired by Lanna, Karen and other indigenous ethnic groups, visitors can experience a noticeably friendly, relaxed and authentic Thai atmosphere. For the most 'pure' thai experience, trekking tours to the hill tribes in the region are available."
"Phuket is renowned for beautiful beaches, surfing and island-hopping, but what most don't know about the area is the diversity of the cuisine; Thai, Chinese, Western, Muslim and Indian come together to create a beautiful fusion of flavours. Most travelers associate Thai food with cilantro and peanuts but it's so much more than that," continues Mr. Prapattong. "The charming Sino-Portuguese architecture – a nod to the island's heyday as a major tin producer – can't be forgotten either."
A Classic Tours Collection currently offers a range of tours showcasing the beauty and unique experiences of Thailand to visitors, including:
- Spiritual Tour of Thailand: Explore the spiritual side of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
- Amazing Thailand Tour: Experience the unique Chang Rai and Phuket, and historic centers like Ayutthaya & Sukhothai.
- Thai Impressions Tour: Provides a taste of Bangkok life, with a hint of the Thai countryside as well.
For more information and the complete tour breakdowns from A Classic Tours Collection, please click here.
To read more about the Tourism Authority of Thailand, please click here.
About A Classic Tours Collection & The Tourism Authority of Thailand
About A Classic Tours Collection
A Classic Tours Collection specializes in unique travel tours to India and Africa, The South Pacific, South America, Greece, Turkey, Russia and many other exotic destinations worldwide. Debika Sen, the Founder and President of A Classic Tours Collection designs unforgettable journeys to the most memorable places on the planet – all tours are feature small groups of participants guided by experienced guides who provide unforgettable experiences and old-fashioned personalized service.
A Classic Tours Collection celebrates the transformative power of travel and prides themselves on listening carefully to their customers desires and creating dream tours to surpass expectation, providing them with life changing experiences.
For more information and other available tours, please visit http://www.aclassictour.com
About the Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was somewhat formed in 1924 by Prince Purachara Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet when he began writing and sending stories to the USA to advertise Thailand. Since, the authority has grown and developed three main directives: to promote tourism to the Kingdom of Thailand, to accommodate tourists and, to maintain tourist accommodations and attractions.
Subsequently, as the tourism industry was booming and developing exponentially, the scope of the organization grew with it, extending to development and conservation of tourism resources and promotion of travel. A rebranding occurred once again and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was finally established on 4 May 1979.
For more information, please visit http://www.tourismthailand.org
Media Contact: Krista Bordner, Classic Tours Collection, 831-325-8178, firstname.lastname@example.org
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