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22 Apr 2019

Best Tourist Places To Visit In Thailand

Here’s a list of the best tourist attractions in Thailand that the traveller in you will yearn to explore. Scroll down to know what all awaits you in this charming land.

  1. Beaches

 

Of the many popular tourist places in Thailand, the beaches of the country top the list. Go snorkelling among the shallow coral gardens at Mu Ko Ang Thong, swim around the sea cliffs of Krabi – which is amongst the best must visit places in Thailand, indulge in scuba diving at the wild white beaches of Ko Lipe, dance around with gentle sharks at Kao Tao and Ko Pha – Nigam, learn about the gypsy life from the fishermen in Trang, gaze at the sun reflecting off the white sand at the Hua Hin.

Best Time To Visit: November and April
Best For: Sunbathing, coral gardens, snorkeling

 

  1. Floating Markets

 

Floating markets are the top tourist attractions in Thailand. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most famed tourist spot as it proudly embraces the title of being 100 year old. Some of the other famous floating markets are Taling Chan Floating Market, Tha Kha Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market and Ayutthaya Klong Sa Bua Floating Market.

Best Time To Visit: All throughout the year
Best For: Souvenirs, trinkets and groceries

  1. Full Moon Party

On a full moon night a group of tourist stumbled upon Koh Phangan and felt that it had the most splendid full moon. And to pay homage to it, they organized a full moon party along the beach of Haad Rin. Henceforth, people from across the globe come to party here. Put on your dancing shoes and explore other parties such as Half Moon, Black Moon and Shiva Moon. This is surely one of the most happening places to visit in Thailand for bachelors!

Best Time To Visit: November till January end
Best For: Nightlife and drinks

 

  1. Ayutthaya

Stroll around the Thai capital for 417 years and you will get the feel of an open – air museum. Every corner of Ayutthaya speaks of structures dating back to centuries, ruins of the second capital of Siam and marvels of art and architecture. This is one of the best places to see in Thailand to learn about the country’s glorious past. This place is ideal for those who really have some interest in the history of a particular country as each and every monument situated at this place tells us about the past of Thailand. This place comes under the world heritage site and has been protected by the UNESCO. Most of the things that were built here no longer sustain and what we see here is the remains of it. Whatever is left and is seen by people was recollected by the UNESCO. Most of the idols that we see here are of Buddha, but they are not in good condition at all. Some do not have their head and others do not have some other parts of the idol. One can come here by any of the local transport services and can spend the whole day watching these amazing and beautiful art forms.

Best Time To Visit: November to February
Best For: Temples

 

  1. Mu Ko Chang National Park

 

Soak yourself in this jewel of 50 islands. Spend your mornings with wilderness and bookmark the evenings for the thriving parties. Cherish doing nothing on the white sand beaches and then break the day’s rhythm with snorkelling and diving. From being around the whimsical waterfalls to fishing to diving to kayaking, do something new every day. So, while you’re wondering what to do in this scenic place, try exploring one of the best places to visit in Thailand!

Best Time To Visit: December to March
Best For: Wildlife and views

 

  1. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

The shining star in Thailand’s night sky is the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. It sweeps across several city blocks embracing footpaths, inside buildings and temple grounds. Pick up handicrafts, arts, clothing’s, souvenirs from here. This market was the stopping point of Yumnanese trading caravans along their ancient trade route between Siama and Mawlamyaing. So, while you’re out and about, make sure you explore one of the best shopping places to visit in Thailand with friends. Apart from the nightlife, it has many other things that it offers to the tourists who come to visit this place. One such thing is the awesome food that it has. If you are a real foodie and love to try new food, then you are going to love this place. Along with the continental food, this place gives you some really awesome Thai food that is worthy of a try. It has been said that once you will eat the local cuisine that the restaurants here offer you, then you will become a fan of that food. Not just the food, this place has become the hub for the wanderers.

Best Time To Visit: All throughout the year from 6 PM till 12 AM
Best For: Shopping

 

  1. Koh Tao

The smallest island of Thailand, Koh Tao is one of the best places to visit in Thailand. It owes its name to the copious sea turtles that inhabit its shores. Drifting tranquility in the Gulf of Thailand, this island is famed for its laid- back nature. Its got diverse diving sites off its shores. Do dance with sharks and raise a toast to Thailand on its white beaches. Ko Tao is also called the Turtle Island and is considered as one of those places that are a must-visit in Thailand. This place is perfect for the person who loves scuba diving. One cannot just do the diving for fun and with the help of an instructor, but can also learn it by doing a diving course at a very reasonable price and with the help of a really good and admirable instructor. The best part about learning to dive is that one does not need to go to the pool and can actually learn it in the sea only. It may be sounding bit difficult and indifferent, but is actually very easy and one will enjoy here more as compared to the pool. If you are a person who is not much into these water sports then you can go for trekking and all as there are some good trekking sites also. Even if you do not like trekking and hiking also you can go to the various beaches that are on the island and can chill over there. So, together we can say that this island has at least something for every person of different taste and this is that one thing that makes it the place that one must visit whenever they come to Thailand.

Best Time To Visit: March to May
Best For: Beaches, swimming, snorkeling

  1. Erawan National Park

Erawan Falls owe their name to the three headed white elephant of Hindu mythology – Erawan. Walk around this impressive seven-tiered waterfall and spot macaques and water monitor lizards. Whilst exploring this park, stop at Tham Phra cave. And if geology is your area of interest, analyse the visible fault lines of the cave. Another spot can be Si Nakharin. This is amongst the most beautiful tourist places in Thailand.

Best Time To Visit: November to January
Best For: Wildlife

  1. Temples

The magnificent tourist attractions of Thailand can soak you in the quintessential Thai culture. Pay homage to its glorifying temples – visit the birthplace of traditional Thai medicine and healing –Wat Pho. It is also home to the famed reclining Buddha. Be mesmerized by the three meter tall gold statue of Buddha that weighs 5.5 tons at Wat Tramit. Also, seek blessings at the Wat Benchamabophit. If you’re looking for a sacred site in this stunning land, well, this is surely one of the most peaceful places to visit in Thailand!

Best Time To Visit: March to August
Best For: Architecture

  1. Island Hopping

 

Sail through Thailand and find out what makes it truly enchanting. Relax on the yacht’s deck, order delicious Thai cuisine for lunch and in the evening swim through the secret spots. The tour takes you through Phuket/Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga Bay/Railay Beach,Ko Phi Phi, Ko Phi Phi/Ko Yao Yai, Ko Yao Yai/Phang Nga Bay and Ko Phi Phi/Phuket.

Best Time To Visit: November till April
Best For: Beaches, marine life, snorkeling

  1. Bangkok

The next place that should be mentioned in the list is Bangkok which is often called the ‘city of angels’. There would not be any single person in this whole world who would not know about Bangkok and the kind of life you get to experience here. The things that you experience here are unparalleled as compared to any other place in this whole world. The city is ranked among one of the most happening places of the world and there are enough reasons available to make you fall in love with the city. The experience that this place has to gift its visitors makes it a place that everyone must visit once in their lifetime and especially in the time of their youth.

Best Time To Visit: November till early December
Best For: Shopping, Nightlife

  1. Khao Yai National Park

As mentioned earlier in the article, the whole Thailand is full of natural beauty and therefore it has a number of beautiful national parks. One of the most beautiful national parks of this place is the Khao Yai National park. The main attractions of this national park are the Asian elephants, gibbons, pythons, bears etc. It is said that this is the first national park of Thailand. If we talk about today, then there are more than 120 national parks in Thailand that one can visit. One can come here and visit the whole jungle by hiring any road transport available. Also, one can go and camp in the jungle and spend their night here. All these activities here make it so much fun and the tourists love coming to this place.

Best Time To Visit: November to February
Best For: Wildlife

  1. Koh Chang

It is said that it is the most beautiful and the most visited Island of the country and the saying is very correct. You will also feel the same, once you will visit the place. Situated in the north of Thailand, this island has become the gateway of island hopping. The best part about this place is that it has mountains all around and you can get small huts on rent here. There are white sands all over and these add the charm to the beauty of this place. Also, due these awesome reasons this island happens to be the most crowded island of all. Apart from the beauty and crowd this also has excellent resort, where one can really spend some quality time. So, if we add all these points, this place is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.

Best Time To Visit: November to February
Best For: Accommodation, beaches, marine life

  1. Khao Lak

 

Khao lak is among those beautiful, but unlucky islands which were almost destroyed by the Tsunami waters in the year 2004. This was ruined almost completely, but then has been restored back now. The beauty of this place may not be the same as it was before, but it no less. The authorities has set up a museum kind of place for the people to empathize with what had happened back in 2004. Apart from this, the reasons why one should visit this place is that there is everything that an ideal island should give to its visitors. It offers you everything that you need to chill. The island is located in the Andaman Sea. Not just the chilling ventures, but the beaches of Khao Lak also offers you amazing water sports out of which scuba diving is among everyone’s favourite. So, if you are up for some underwater experience, then you can come to this place to learn scuba diving from some good instructors.

Best Time To Visit: November to February
Best For: Water sports, marine life

 

  1. Pai

Not everyone wants to go to a place that is overcrowded and commercialized. Some of us really want to go the places that are out of the world and offer us peace and calmness. If you too come in that category, then there is such a place for you in Thailand. The name of this place is Pai which is basically a village. The life that you will get to experience here is very simple and unique. The best thing about this place is that you will get to see the lifestyle of the local people very closely here. Also, there is utmost quietness, which will ultimately lead to peacefulness and solitude. You can spend your afternoon along the riverside, chilling and relaxing. If you are visiting this place, then do not miss the local food that people eat here, after all, this too comes in their tradition. These are the reasons because of which this place has become a must visit for the tourists that are coming from outside.

Best Time To Visit: December to January
Best For: Observe local etiquette and culture of thai folk

  1. Railay

Next place in the list is the island of Railay. This is again one of the most visited places of Thailand and is normally the home for the people who love trekking and adventure. This is not ideally an island, but the reason why it is called so is that there is no other means of transport then boat to reach here. The area where this island is located s called Krabi. This place is the perfect example of the natural beauty personified. The moment you arrive at this place, you will feel as if you have landed on heaven and this feeling is incredible. It has almost 4 beaches to explore and all are very near to each other. so, all those who come to this place take a tour of all the four beaches and then go. There are many trekking sites and it is sod that one of the most beautiful of all is Railay viewpoint, which is said to be something one, cannot miss after coming to this place. So, this small place has a lot to offer you. Therefore, before coming here, make sure you plan out everything, so that you do not miss on anything and give a try to each and everything possible.

Best Time To Visit: December to April
Best For: Beaches and boat rides

  1. Koh Kood

Koh Kood is one such island in Thailand that has nothing much to offer its tourists and ranks among one of those places where you will like to spend your lazy and relaxed afternoons and evenings. This is definitely a place not so popular and not everybody comes to this place. But once you will come here, you will become a fan of this place. Although, the place has not much development, this is the best place to sit and relax and one should definitely come here. It is very obvious that one will get bored and tired of the places where there is just the crowd and even the beauty of the place is vanished due to it. So, if you too are tired of visiting such places, you should come here and should spend some quality time. Not just the beach, but this island has a beautiful waterfall too for you. The name of this waterfall is Klong Chao and it is mesmerizingly beautiful. So, there are enough reasons for which one can come and visit this place.

Best Time To Visit: October till February
Best For: Beaches and water sports

  1. Koh Lipe

Next up in our list of places is the small island of Koh Lipe. This island is again the part of the Andaman Sea. This island is small, but is extremely beautiful and offers a lot of things to its visitors that come here. One such happening thing is hiring a Kayak and going to the nearby beaches and places. This could be done in just 10 minutes. The still water of the island makes it even more beautiful by adding more charm to its beauty. Apart from this there are other options also for having fun on this island. Those who love trekking can come here all prepared as there are many trekking sites here. You can easily plan a day-long hikes and treks on this island as there are plenty of trails and routes to explore. This happens because the view of sunset looks fabulous here and nobody wants to miss it. Therefore, people start their trekking few hours before the sunset, so that they can be there on the time. All these reasons together make this place a must-visit attraction.

Best Time To Visit: November till April
Best For: Beaches, marine life

  1. Mae Hong Son

One must have heard about this place and the reason why this place is popular is that this by far one of the most adventurous places of Thailand. This is the ideal place for those who love bike riding and racing. One must have tried these rides on a plane road, but if you want some real adventure, come to Mae Hong Son and visit the 1,864 curves that this place has. It is requested to the people who do not have that strong heart, to not come here and ever try this as this is very risky and dangerous. These loops and curves are in the northern Thailand. This place is also one of those points which are chosen by the treks to jump. So, there are quite a number of insane activities that you can do here. Apart from this dangerous cum adventurous bike sport this place offers you some calm and beautiful places also. The other centers of attractions are the beautiful pond and the temple in this place. These two things are also a must visit when you come here. If you are not up for the bike ride and then also want to have some good view from the top of a mountain then you can go up on the hills to visit a temple that is there. Also, if you want to taste the local cuisine or some good Thai food, then you can head to the local night market that is there every night. The market seems very happening and has some really good food and other stuffs to offer you. So, there are plenty of reasons for which you can come to this reasons and then go happily.

Best Time To Visit: March
Best For: Trekking, Kayaking and other adventure sports

  1. Lopburi

For those who are a travel enthusiast and also has a keen interest in history and culture, this place is ideal for them. Thailand is more popular for being a party place, so idea of visiting a place of history and tradition may look less appealing to you. But there are such places in Thailand also where you will get a close glimpse of the tradition and history. Lopburi happens to be one of the oldest cities of Thailand and was one of the former capitals of the country. This city has a lot to say about the history of the island. There are a lot of old monuments and cultural heritage sites here, through which you can see the history f the country. Apart from this, the place is a home to a lot monkeys. It is advisory to keep your bag and items with you carefully, unless these monkeys will do their work neatly. Not just this, this place too is good for hiking, trekking and rock climbing, so interested people can come with a plan prepared. The historical site of Ayutthaya is very near to this place, so one can go to that place from here very easily. So, it is advisory that either come to this place from there only or go to that place from here and this will be more convenient.

Best Time To Visit: May till October
Best For: Site seeing, trekking and rock climbing

  1. Phuket

Coming to Thailand means coming to the places that has all the charm and all the heat within it. Almost all the places in Thailand are beautiful and therefore it is said that the whole country is beauty personified. So, among every other beautiful city that Thailand has, Phuket is the most popular one. This is the most visited place in Thailand. Phuket is known for the incredible night life that it offers to its tourists. 1-2 days are not enough for anyone to have a complete tour of this beautiful place. if you are coming to this place then you will have to come with a full proof plan and a list of places and things that you want to explore and do respectively.

Best Time To Visit: November to February
Best For: Nightlife, beaches and water sports

22 Apr 2019

Tourist Spot in Indonesia

Candi Borobudur (Temple)

Candi Borobudur is one of the larhest Buddhist temple in the world. It is an Indonesia UNESCO Heritage site located in the heart of Java, consisting of six square platforms with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha status. Thousands of Buddhists does their pilgrimage here in Borobudur during, Waisak day. This Buddhist temple is one of its kind, setting itself apart from the rest of Asia’s Buddhist temple with unique structures and carvings. Try to get in during the earliest opening time at 8am to catch the temple at the most serene to fully appreciate the beauty of it. It is also recommended to stay at Manohara Resot and take the Borobudur sunrise tour exclusively from them.

 

Pura Luhur, Uluwatu Temple

This spectacular temple is perched at the edge of a large rugged limestone cliff of 70 meters above the Indian ocean. Imagine a scene from cliffhanger with a temple as the touch of dramatic spelndour. This temple is located in Bukit Peninsula in Bali. Its majestic structure is constructed and expanded many times since 11th century. Go to the higher grounds nearby for a breathtaking view of either side and sunsets over Uluwatu temple.

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque (masjid raya)

This majestic mosque, located in the city center of Banda Aceh is one of the top destination here and stood as a testament to the historical grandeur of Sumatra. It is a significant symbol to the Aceh people for their rich religion and culture. This is especially so as it survived the devastating 2004 tsunami still intact. The design of this mosque is a fusion of the colonial and Moghul Indian architecture with the local traditional Acehnese features.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo, located in East Java, can be touted as the most iconic among the many volcano mountains in Indonesia. This is due to it strategically lies in the middle of Tengger caldera, a crater of fine volcanic black sand, while standing foreboding spewing off white sulphurous smoke. It is still one of the most active volcanoes in the world and continues to draw many travelers from far and wide to wake up at wee hours to hike and catch the sunrise over the ethereal view of Mount Bromo.

Lake Toba

This largest volcanic lake measuring 1,707 sq ft is called Lake Toba, also known as Danau Toba. It is formed after a gigantic volcanic eruption about 70,000 years ago and is the world’s biggest caldera lake. Lake Toba is rumored to be a product of a massive supervolcanic eruption known as the Toba catastrophe theory which has supposedly killed many of the human population. Besides, there are the Batak people here that are well known for their friendliness.

Orangutan at Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang became a top tourist attraction because of the chance to see the Orang Utan living in the wild in proximity. This Orang Utan sanctuary is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Indonesia  and literally means “door to the hills”. Travelers will come here to do trekking in hopes to catch sights of the rare Sumatran Orangutans. There is a Orangutan viewing platform where there are twice a day feedings which will almost guarantee a view of them

14 Apr 2019

Dreamy Singapore

Singapore Zoo Overview

It’s not every day that you can have breakfast with orangutans. But at the Singapore Zoo you have a chance to do this and much more! Famous for its rare collection of animals, it’s popular with kids and adults both.

Receiving 1.6 million visitors annually, the Singapore Zoo boasts of its free-ranging habitat, where animals roam freely in their natural surroundings. Cages are almost non-existent as the animals are allowed to live almost like they would in their natural habitat.

For photographers, this is a delight as they can shoot to their heart’s content with no cage bars or wires obstructing their view.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily from 8:30 am – 6 pm, Last ticket sale at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Don’t miss the Animal Friends Show to enjoy some laughing out loud moments watching everyday pets performing great feats. Kids also love the Rainforest Kidzworld that gives brilliant opportunities for them to satiate their curiosity and learn through self-discovery.

  • Movie Connect

The 2006 Hrithik Roshan- Priyanka Chopra starrer Krrish was the first Indian film to be shot in Singapore. The movie prominently features the Singapore Zoo. Singapore Tourism Board till a while back had a Krrish Tour that took tourists to the various attractions around the city where the film was shot.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $20, Child-$3 (3-12 years old)

Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Merlion Park Overview

When you’re in the vicinity of the Merlion Park and One Fullerton, it’s hard to miss out on the iconic symbol, regarded as the pride of Singapore. The large Merlion statue, standing at a height of 28 feet has a lion’s head and a fish’s body and represents the city’s humble origins as a fishing village. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Marina Bay.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 24 hours
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: One Fullerton, near the Central Business District area

Jurong Bird Park Overview

The park boasts of the world’s largest walk-in aviaries with the tallest man-made waterfall (30 metres high), where visitors can enjoy a close-up view of free-flying birds from Africa and South America in a tropical setting.

The aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitat of the feathery friends. The 50-acre sanctuary offers educational and entertaining bird shows throughout the day.

Don’t miss out on the Birds n Buddies show that showcases a stunning display of the largest collection of birds. Watch pelicans in the first ever underwater viewing gallery as they prepare to catch their lunch, have colourful and friendly lories feed right out of your hands and be amazed by the singing parrot! Don’t leave the park without paying a visit to the world’s tallest artificial waterfall.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am-6 pm. Last ticket sales at 5:30 pm
  • For Kids

Treat your kids to an incredible dining experience in the company of birds. Hearty laughs guaranteed as the young ones get out-talked by parrots over some great food. You may need to pay extra to enjoy this service.

  • Movie Connect

Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s super hit track Jungle Hain Aadhi Raat Hain from the movie Biwi No. 1 was shot in Jurong Bird Park.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $18, Child- $12 (3-12 years old)

Location: 2 Jurong Hill, Jurong 628925, Singapore

Singapore Flyer Overview

Hop on to the world’s largest observation wheel and enjoy breathtaking 360° views, as you spot iconic and historical landmarks along the Singapore River. Before you board the flight, go on the Journey of Dreams and be awed by an engaging multimedia showcase that helps you understand the history of Singapore and the stories behind the Singapore Flyer. Nothing is more romantic than marvelling at the gorgeous night views of the city from atop the Observation Wheel. Indulge in a romantic four-course sky dining experience that comes with a personal butler.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily 8:30 am- 10:30 pm, Last admission at 10:15 pm
  • Photo Opp

From atop the Singapore Flyer, you can capture some of the most stunning panoramic views of Marina Bay’s skyline, the city’s iconic landmarks, and a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $33
    Child- $21 (3-12 years old)
    Family Combo- $78 (2 adults and 1 child)

Location 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Sentosa Island Overview

Kick back and enjoy a day out with your family and loved ones in Singapore’s playground with its beaches, nature walks, spas, restaurants, entertainment and much more. This quaint island boasts of plenty of tourist attractions for all age groups. Open to visitors throughout the year, Sentosa Island is a must on your to-do list.

  • Opening Closing Time Varying operating hours depending on the different attractions
  • Entrance Fee There is a small entrance fee to enter Sentosa Island that varies depending on the mode of transport used to get there.

Location: Sentosa Island

Singapore History Museum Overview

Housed in the elegant and impressive National Museum building, the Singapore History Museum explores the rich heritage of the people of Singapore. The museum is known for its natural history collection of Southeast Asia as well as its ethnology and archaeology collections.

  • Opening Closing Time Singapore History Gallery: 10 am-6 pm (last admission- 5:30 pm)
    Singapore Living Galleries: 10 am-8 pm (last admission- 7:30 pm)
    Daily free admission from 6 pm-8 pm
  • For Kids

Curiosity is piqued and satiated here. Kids can choose their own paths of interest in the museum and enjoy an extra ‘walk and learn’ session in economics or the revolution or another subject they like.

  • Entrance Fee Adult- $10, Student (tourist with valid student pass) and Senior (tourists 60 years and above- $5, Family Package (3 adults and 2 children)- $30, Child (6 years old and under)- Free

Location: 30 Merchant Road | Riverside Point, Singapore 058282, Singapore (Singapore River).

Gardens by the Bay Overview

The 101-hectare super park, popularly known as Gardens by the Bay offers amazing views of the Marina Bay skyline. Surrounded by lush lawns, tropical palm trees and beautiful pavilions, it is perfect for an evening stroll or picnic with family and friends.

  • Opening Closing Time Bay South Outdoor Gardens: 5 am-2 am
    Ticketing Hub: 9 am-8 pm
    Cooled Conservatories: 9 am-9 pm
  • Photo Opp

Besides capturing beautiful photographs of some of the most unique flora and fauna, the waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the Marina Bay financial district skyline.

  • Entrance Fee Outdoor Gardens South Bay- Free Entry
    Conservatories- Adult and Senior Citizen- $28, Child (3-12 years old)- $15

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Overview

Originally constructed in 1832, the building was struck by lightning twice and demolished. The new cathedral was completed in 1862, in an English Gothic style and is Singapore’s largest cathedral with its majestic facades and a glossy white exterior.

  • Opening Closing Time Monday to Saturday 9 am-5 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location:  11 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178959

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum Overview

Located in the heart of China Town is a Buddhist temple and museum housing the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic, in a stupa consisting of 320 kilograms of gold donated by devotees. Take a tour through all four floors as you learn about the rich history and culture of Buddhism.

  • Opening Closing Time Viewing of Buddha Tooth Relic: 9 am- 6 pm
    Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber: 9 am-6 pm
    Emiment Sangha Museum: 7 am-7 pm
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Location: 288 S Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840

29 Aug 2018

Boga Lake, Bandarban

Boga Lake is a natural lake in the hill district Bandarban. It is located on one of the peaks of the Politai Mountain Range in Naitong mauza of Ruma Upazila, about 29 km east of the river Shankha. The lake isrectangular. It is bounded for a nature loverno other place can be more alluring than Boga Lake. A natural lake spread over 15 acres of land and at a height of 3700 ft. is symply boggling. It is 65 km from Bandarban town and 20 km from Ruma Upazila. Many folktales herad about the formation Boga Lake. Some people assumes it might be creator of a dead volcano.

The lake is bounded on three sidesby mountain peaks covered with thick bamboo bushes. The lake is a table land of height  between 457 meter and 610 meter above the see level and 38 meter  deep.It is a closed lake and there is asmall spring named Bagachara, which is 153 meter deep. There is no outlet for draining and spring seepage. The water is the lake is usedby the local tribal people as drinking water but sometimes it changes color and looks turbid.

Hillside Resort organizes a trip to the beautiful, tree-lined Boga Lake, which is very popular, although depending on the current permit situation you can usually reach the lake on your own via Ruma Bazar. There is basic accommodation by the lake.

27 Aug 2018

Kaptai Lake, Rangamati

Kaptai Lake, which is wonderfully decorated beauty. This artificial lake of 256 square miles of southern Asia is one of the attractions of domestic and foreign tourists. High-low Mountains, mountainous streams, zigzag mountain roads, ocean water and greenery, dark green forests, tree-flowers, and tribal lifestyle are one of the characteristics of Kaptai Lake. The lake is a precious animal of various species of fish and biodiversity.

The Lake is the diverse variety of natural beauty, mountains, streams, sculpted high-low mountains, ominous water and green complexes all around. It is one of the largest artificial lakes in South Asia situated in the hill district of Rangamati. A lot of fish and biodiversity combinations in the lake water. On the mountains, fruits, forests, and medicinal plants and vegetables are available. In all, Kaptai Lake has an extensive conservation of tourism, livestock, and biodiversity.

This freshwater lake, located in the greater Chattogram Hill Tracts, is about 68,800 hectares. As a square mile, its area is 266 square miles, which is 32 percent of the country’s total ponds and about 19 percent of the internal water body.

Location: The Kaptai dam is located 56.31 kilometers north-east of Chattogram city and 68 km from the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The reservoir is about 58,300 hectares, which stands at 68,800 hectares in the rainy season. Its average depth is 9 meters, and the maximum depth is 36 meters. The difference in the season is 8: 14m. Kaptai Lake is very similar to the English H character in shape.

With the combined flow of Miney and the Kassalong canal, the main Karnaphuli river flow in the lower part of the lake creates a long and broad section on the right side of the lake. Rangamati-Kaptai part of the left is formed as a result of the flow of the stream from the Chengi river coming from the north, along with the movement of the Raingkhiong or the Ringkong river from south-east of the lower part. This enormous reservoir of the lake is connected by the narrow and arid Shuvalong Channel (formerly the Karnaphuli river flow) between the two.

On the other hand, the mountains of hill and telegraphy are relatively light weeds, red and sandy or sultry. Most of the highlands in the lake area are used in zoom cultivation, and forestry and comparatively lower and floating land are used for agriculture only.

The purpose of creating this lake is primarily hydropower production. Besides, the use of the flood control in greater Chattogram, opportunities for agriculture and irrigation, acquisition of forest resources, opportunities to navigate in remote areas, and the development of fisheries and tourism industry was also its purpose. Due to the situation of the flood control of the hill districts, this lake has been significant since the beginning.

You have to go to Rangamati to see Kaptai Lake. To enter Rangamati, beautiful scenes in dense green forests surrounded by high mountains, high mountains, and mountains, captured the mind of everyone.

Those who do not have the habit of traveling on these roads will be scared. Greater Chattogram district on the west of Rangamati, just 70 kilometers away from Chattogram, in the state of Mizoram in India, on the hill Khagrachari in the north and the hill Bandarban district on the south.

How to go Rangamati? Rangamati has many means of transport from Dhaka like Sohag, Saudia, Shyamoli, Hanif, Eagle, etc. You can leave from Kalyanpur, Kalabagan or Sayedabad. Rent NON AC 600-650 taka, AC 800-1000 taka. You can visit the lake by renting a boat/speedboat from the reserve market in Rangamati. It is a treaty with the boat to see the places of the lake. They’ll take you to those locations.

Where to stay? Rangamati has many private and privately owned hotels and guesthouses to stay. Below are some hotel descriptions:

  1. Parjatan Holiday Complex, they have 12 AC rooms, rent are 1800-2000 taka. Seven non AC rooms and rent are 800-1000 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-63126 (Office)

  1. Hotel Sufia, they have 27 AC rooms, rent is 1000-1500 Taka, and 35 non AC rooms and rent is 700-800 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-62145, 61174, 01553409149

  1. Hotel Green Castle, they have 7 AC rooms and rent is 1200-1800 Taka. 16 non AC rooms and rent is 700-1600 Taka.

Contact / Phone: 0351-71214, 61200, 01726-511532, 01815-459146.