Thai locals love to eat, and boat noodles are high on the list of most sought after soup noodles. Crowds go crazy, devouring as many bowls of boat noodles as possible and competing against other tables to see who can eat the most, stacking noodle bowls on the edge of the table for prideful evidence.
At night the streets of Chang Mai come alive with rows and rows of vendors. The prices seem to be higher here than anywhere else in Thailand, but once you know what to pay for things, you can get them down to the proper price. Half of the fun is the bargaining anyway. With everything to choose from, it is your one stop shopping for every souvenir and piece of clothing that you need.
The 125-sq-km Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park , just south of town, is a splendid collection of sea cliffs, mountains, beaches, estuaries, forested valleys and mangroves. The park is home to hornbills, drongos, tapirs, gibbons, monkeys and the seldom-seen Asiatic black bears.
This flashy museum, formerly a Chinese language school, is filled with photos and exhibits on Phuket’s history, some more interesting than others like the Chinese Migration and Tin Mining Era exhibits to the those on Local Cuisine.
Betel is an evergreen Indo-Malayan climbing or trailing shrub (Piper betel), having usually ovate leaves used to wrap betel nuts. In the ancient days, the Myanmar people usually showed their hospitality by serving kunhsay-laphet (betel, tobacco and tea) to the guests. Their idea was to show warmness to the outsiders and to become more friendly while chewing and talking. It was a kind of an entertainment at that time. The betel leaves and the nuts were all served together in a lacquer ware box especially made for it.
Homalin is a peaceful town in the northwestern part of Myanmar. The town lies on the poetic Chindwin River and near the India Border and is the capital of the Homalin Township. As other places in Myanmar, Homalin is a warm and wet township. The temperature is about 30oC in summer and dropped to 10oC in winter. The major inhabitant here is the Naga with unique Naga Traditional New Year Festival – one of the most interesting festivals that you can miss in Myanmar. About transportation, you can reach Homalin by the 530-km-long main road, boat or plane from Mandalay or Yangon with Homali Airport. Homalin, a great place for opening New Year!
Leshi, or Lashe or Lay Shi is a township located in the Sagaing Division of Myanmar. Its principal town is Leshi. The major resident here is the Naga and like Homalin, this place is also famous for the Naga New Year Festival and others festivals. The scenes are very attractive with mountains; wooden house of the Naga and forests… Leshi gives you great chances to enjoy the festivals with friendly locals and wonderful views.
Day trippers flock to this small island, 7km offshore of central Pattaya, for sun and sand. On weekends, Bangkok’s visiting party people bake off hangovers in beach chairs, and the aquamarine sea is sliced and diced by jet-skis, banana boats and other marine merriment.
Escape the heat and sun at Underwater World with acrylic tunnels that make up a walk-through aquarium. It’s 200m past the Tesco-Lotus shopping centre on the main road south.
Located in Mingun, Sagaing Region, about 11 km north of Mandalay, on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, the Migun bell was considered as the largest ringing bell in the world until 2000. It was built by the longest reigning monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Bodawpaya (1782-1819) and weighs 55,555 viss (90.718 kilograms or 199.999 pounds). This number is engraved on the surface of the bell. In more detail, the outer diameter of the rim is 16 feet 3 inches (4.95 m).