Thailand offers lots of great sites for visitors to take in and enjoy. We are going to highlight two of the most amazing ones that not everyone has heard of.
Elephant Nature Park
This expansive park is a rehabilitation centre that just happens to be a park. Its main purpose is to house and protect elephants that have been rescued from forced labour and cruel treatment. These elephants are nourished back to health and permitted to run free with other elephants, enjoying a much better life than the one they had before.
It’s also a beautiful stretch of land, covering acre upon acre and filled with elephants of all sizes and types. The park regularly holds special events that celebrate its residents and educate visitors on the proper treatment of elephants and help them to better understand these magnificent creatures. The park provides tours as well, which take visitors across much of the park and allow them to interact with the elephants and see them enjoying their daily activities.
The park is more than just a habitat for elephants. It also serves as a preserve for dogs, buffaloes, cats and other animals that have been rescued from mistreatment and starvation.
This is one of the largest markets in the world, not to mention Thailand, and it would take at least a day to see everything it has to offer. No matter what kind of wares you are interested in buying, it is likely sold here in a variety of fashions.
Much of the market is made up of local goods, particularly fresh produce and meats, live animals and crafts. From the exotic to the mundane, it is all for sale here.
It’s recommended that visitors come early in the morning to avoid the midday heat and the heavy crowds, as every day of the week the market is filled to the brim with locals and tourists alike, trying to get a good deal or just buy their daily goods.
For those who don’t like the early morning but prefer to shop at night, there is a portion of the market open from 8 pm to midnight. This part of the market tends to be filled with food, clothing and accessories, and it’s well lit and populated enough that most people should feel safe there. The market is arranged logically, so after you get the hang of it, it should be easy enough to find what you are looking for.