Sunday, 31 October 2010

Top 5 Places To Visit In Thailand

Sourced from Travelmaharishi

Thailand has emerged as an ultimate backpacking destination. The mere mention of the country makes you think about pristine beaches and exciting night life. If this is your perception of Thailand, I promise you will not be disappointed. However, this small country has so much else to offer which makes visiting this country an awesome experience. These are the places which will beckon you to return, again and again. If you are hard pressed for time, then here is my list of top 5 places to visit to taste all the flavors this country has to offer:

The Capital city. If you are coming from abroad, chances are that this will be your first destination in the country. The city is bustling with energy and charm. This city epitomizes the urban glamor in the country. Visit Khao San road and Sukhumvit Soi for the exciting night life. The city also has modern shopping complexes with very reasonably priced goods. Go ahead and splurge.

For satisfying the history buff in you. This historic city was founded in 1350 AD by king U-Thong. The city features beautiful palace, ruins and gompas. While you are there, do not forget to visit Wat Mahathat, where you can see a Buddha head statue lodged in a tree trunk. It has many famous Gompas such as Wat Phu Khao Thong. The city is full of old world charm and spirituality.

Chiang Mai
For exercising your body. Chiang Mai is one of the most beautiful trekking spots in the country. The city is located in the northern corner of the country. It is blessed with beautiful mountains some of which offer treacherous paths to traverse while trekking. These hills are also home to many tribes such as Karen, Akha and Hmong. You can see tribals busy in their daily chores during your excursion and get to experience their culture up close and personal.

Koh Samet
Thailand experience is not complete without visiting its beaches. In fact, Thailand has beaches to meet everyone’s need. I love visiting Koh Samet for enjoying nature and of course, sun and sand. Unlike the more popular beaches, Koh Samet is relatively unscarred by the growing tourism. Its beaches are as beautiful as the more famous beaches of Pattaya and Phuket, but are not as busy. Therefore, you can relax and mingle with nature here.

Koh Phangan
The land of full moon party. So far, you have satisfied your appetite for urban sophistication, spirituality, nature and water sport and now is the time for raw and wild fun. Koh Phangan has amazingly beautiful beaches and exciting beach life. Even if you are not in time for the full moon party, you just cannot help getting enthralled with exuberance of this beach spot. The island also features half moon party in addition to full moon party. Although, I would venture to say that every night is massive party night in Koh Phangan.

So tell me, do you still think Thailand is only about beaches?


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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