Which Mobile Plan or Internet Package Suits Tourists Visiting Thailand?

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Choosing a mobile plan or an internet package is one of the first things to do once you arrive in a place that isn’t your home country. Visiting a foreign country for the first time is already quite complicated. Without the right SIM card, it can be even more complicated than that. Imagine you’re getting lost. How can you contact your family members or friends or find your accommodation? This article doesn’t expressly tell you which SIM card is good for tourists. It tells you how to choose one that suits you best.

Some SIM cards don’t come with an internet package while others do but the internet isn’t fast enough or isn’t enough for you. You need to be careful about how you choose your mobile plan or internet package. Well, actually, there’s no good or bad plan or package. You just have to decide and select which is right for you. The major mobile operators in Thailand such as AIS, dtac, TrueMove H etc. all offer prepaid SIM cards particularly designed for tourists. You can start from these.

Internet package

Tourist SIM

Here are some details of some examples of the tourist SIM cards (the names of the operators won’t be mentioned below because they can change their information at any time and new choices are regularly launched; you always need to check with the dealers yourself or check the latest information on each operator’s website.

Operator A – Plan A (Prepaid) – 299 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 3 GB), Free 100-baht credit amd Free public Wi-Fi for 7 days

Operator A – Plan B (Prepaid) – 599 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 6 GB)
  • Free 100-baht credit

Operator B – Plan A (Prepaid) – 299 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 3GB)
  • Free 100-baht credit

Operator B – Plan B (Prepaid) – 49 baht

  • Free 15-baht credit
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So how do you know which mobile plan or internet package suits you best?

The prepaid tourist SIM cards at equal prices give you equal amounts of free credit at first. The cards require you to top up your mobile when you’re out of credit. So, none of them is better than the others in this respect. Most of the time you’ll have to check other benefits that come with these plans. For example, check if you can also access free public Wi-Fi or what restaurant deals come with the SIM cards.

There are a few more things to consider when you choose a mobile plan or an internet package.Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will you often watch YouTube videos while you’re in Thailand?
  • Do you have to or plan to go to a lot of places? Do you know where exactly they are and how you can get to each of them?

If you answer the first two questions with ‘yes’ and the third question with ‘no’, then you might need “Operator A – Plan B” above.

Another important question you should ask yourself is

  • How long will you stay in Thailand?

This last question helps you tell which plan or package covers the length of your stay in this country. Surely, you wouldn’t want a SIM card with 7-day free unlimited internet if you’re going to stay here for a month. So, don’t forget to compare the internet packages too. The internet is an essential part of your trip. Apart from watching YouTube or TV programs broadcasted in your country when you don’t know what to do at night, you might often have to use the internet to find the locations of your accommodation and places you want to visit.

SIM card,Internet package

Where can you buy a tourist SIM card?

Tourist SIM cards are available at most convenient stores such as 7-Eleven and FamilyMart. They are also available at the service centers of each mobile operator. Usually, these centers can be found at major department stores such as MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Big C etc. However, they can also be stand-alone.

Where to Find a Public Phone or Free Wi-Fi in Bangkok When You Urgently Need It

Green public telephone

A public phone and free Wi-Fi might be something you’ll ever think of using no matter if you’re in your country or staying in any foreign country. Why? Because you already have your own mobile phone with a SIM card that comes with an internet package. So, you’re likely to see no necessity to use the public phone But who knows? Your friend might accidently get hit on the head by a stone and knocked unconscious or your daughter might have food poisoning and at that moment, unfortunately, you’re out of credit and/or you can’t use the internet any longer.

In that case, if you happen to be at a place where public phones or free Wi-Fi is available (and you’re aware of its availability in that place), you’d be able to contact other person or a related center or organization that can help them. That’s why you need to know where such services are provided, just in case. This article presents where to find them in Bangkok in the case that you urgently need it.

Public telephone in bangkok,Free Wifi

Public phones

Public phones, although you can hardly see them these days, are available at most department stores in Bangkok and they’re usually installed near the rest rooms. So, if you know where the rest rooms are, it’s 97.123456789% possible that you’ll find the public phones. Sometimes you might also see some public phone booths on a footpath. Whenever and wherever you see them, you’re encouraged to memorize their location.

Free wifi icon

As for the free Wi-Fi, most of the time it is available at a number of coffeehouses and department stores. Besides, the major tourist attractions in Bangkok that has free Wi-Fi include Sanam Luang, the Grand Palace, Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market, MBK Center, Central World, Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery.

The free Wi-Fi can also be found at the airports, BTS and MRT stations and some transport stations. Check to see if any free Wi-Fi network appears in the list of available networks on your phone. Usually, the names of the free Wi-Fi networks contain the words “Free Wi-Fi” so you should be able to recognize them at once.

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By the way, remember that this kind of service isn’t and never is totally free as you’d probably have thought it is. It’s “conditionally free”. This means you must do something first in order to be able to use the internet.

AIS free Wi-Fi service

If you find the AIS free Wi-Fi service, you must register for a username and a password in order to access the network. However, with this service, you can only use the internet for a limited period per login. In order to re-access the network, you need to log in to it again. The major mobile operators in Thailand, namely, AIS, dtac, TrueMove H and TOT, all provide free public Wi-Fi services in many areas of Bangkok.

You can check them out on your phone, or if you run into a sign with the word “Free Wi-Fi” preceded by a mobile operator’s name, or similar, that means the free Wi-Fi is available there.

What You Need to Know About MRT

(MRT) Blue Line

MRT is one of the modern transport systems adopted in Thailand. Basically, it works in the same way as BTS, but it is run by a different organization. The former is run by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand while the latter is partly run by the Bangkok Mass Transit System. Just like BTS, MRT helps improve the lives of people in Bangkok. The railways are above or below the street level.

People can use MRT to go to their workplaces during the rush hours without having to be worried that they might get stuck in a traffic jam. For travelers who aren’t familiar with MRT yet, you’re encouraged to read this article to have some general knowledge of how it works. This is for your own benefits. By knowing how MRT works and the places each of its stations connects, you can enjoy your trip as much as you want.

MRT Purple Line

MRT stands for Metropolitan Rapid Transit. Its operating hours are from 6am to 12am of every day. It currently has 2 lines in operation: Blue Line and Purple Line. The former runs from Lak Song to Tao Poon. The latter runs from Tao Poon to Khlong Bang Phai. The two lines connect at Tao Poon.

MRT Stations

There are currently 45 stations. 30 are along the Blue Line and 15 are along the Purple Line. The stations along the Blue Line are Lak Song, Bang Khae, Phasi Charoen, Petchkasem 48, Bang Wa, Bang Phai, Tha Phra, Itsaraphap, Sanam Chai, Sam Yot, Wat Mangkorn, Hua Lamphong, Sam Yan, Silom, Khlong Toei, Queen Sirikit Convention Center, Sukhumvit, Petchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Center, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan, Ratchadapisek, Ladprao, Phaholyothin, Chatuchak Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Bang Sue and Tao Poon. The stations along the Purple Line are Tao Poon, Bang Son, Wong Sawang, Yaek Tiwanon, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi Civic Center, Bang Krasor, Yaek Nonthaburi 1, Saphan Phra Nangklao, Sai Ma, Bangrak Noi-Tha It, Bangrak Yai, Bang Phlu, Sam Yaek Bang Yai, Talat Bang Yai and Khlong Bang Phai.

Mrt

MRT and BTS connect at Phaholyothin, Chatuchak Park and Sukhumvit. MRT and the Airport Rail Link connect at Petchaburi.

MRT provides a stored value card and it’s called “MRT card” which works in the same way as the Rabbit of BTS. Any value that is added to the card is valid for 30 days. The card, however, expires 2 years after the last top-up date.

Keep in mind that pets aren’t allowed in MRT unless they come with the blind. Besides, food and drinks aren’t allowed in MRT, either.

An important thing that needs mentioned here is whether MRT has a toilet. The answer is yes, but you aren’t likely to be able to notice it. The toilet isn’t easily noticeable. If you really need to use it, you should inform a security guard or any other staff person and he/she will take you to where it is.

Elevators are available at all stations but a priority must be given to those in more need than you are.

Mrt

Recently, 5 stations have been put into operation: Wat Mangkorn, Sam Yot, Sanam Chai, Itsaraphap and Tha Phra. Currently, you can get to these stations for free. They connect to some major tourist attractions such as Wat Mangkorn, Yaowarat, Sao Chingcha, Museum Siam etc. It’s a good idea to check out these attractions if you haven’t done so.

What to Do to Protect Your Luggage from Any Potential Damages

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If you prepare well for your trip, you’ll be able to protect your luggage and thus to prevent any potential damages. One of the problems that might come up when we travel by plane to other place is, as is commonly known, our luggage gets some physical damages such as scratches or scuffs. The worst case is it breaks. Most of the time this is caused by rough handling by some baggage handlers, but sometimes it can also take place due to your carelessness.

Imagine you’re at an airport in a country you’ve never visited before and one of your bags breaks, causing some of your items to come out. What’s worse is you don’t have any space left in any of your other bags. In that case, life would be a lot more complicated for you. First of all, you aren’t familiar with the place, so you have no idea of where to get your luggage fixed as soon as possible. You don’t even know if it’s possible to get it fixed there. Should you get yourself a new bag? You don’t know where to buy it, either.

To prevent yourself from running into that kind of trouble, you need to plan well to protect your luggage. The question is what can we do to protect our luggage from any potential damages?

suitcase,luggage

One of the best ways is to buy the right bag. That’s right. Buy the right bag! Did you know the protection started from the moment you selected your bag? Give priority to quality, not price. It’s likely for low-quality luggage to break easily. So, when you buy a new bag, always look for one with an appropriate design and a good material.

How to protect your luggage

Clean your luggage regularly or at least before your next trip. Cleaning can help maintain the quality of your bags to some extent.

Always check if your current luggage is good enough for your upcoming trip. If it isn’t, get yourself a new one. Don’t be thrifty. Remember, some countries have higher living costs. If your luggage gets damaged there, you might have to buy a new bag at a higher price.

Pack your luggage as lightly as you can. Don’t put too much stuff in your bags. Too heavy a bag can cause its handle to break if towed or pulled with too much force.

Avoid sitting on your luggage. It wasn’t designed for sitting, so it might not be strong enough to support your weight. If you’re too heavy, some of its wheels might break.

Zip up your liquid items or toiletries so they have less chance of spilling within your luggage. Some of these items can harm the material inside your bag.

wraps suitcase,wrap,luggage

Wrap your luggage in plastic. The plastic wrap is very useful. It can protect your bag as well as you. Read these two articles entitled 5 Reasons Why Wrapping Your Luggage Before a Flight Is a Must and I Need to Get My Luggage Wrapped!! Where Can I Do That? for more information on how good wrapping your luggage is and to have an idea of where you can find the luggage wrapping service.

Remember, your luggage is also an important part of your trip. You carry a part of your life with you. So, protect it well. You have less chance of enjoying your trip, or even less chance of surviving

The Phone Numbers You Might Need in Case of Emergency

Telephone,emergency

An emergency, an unexpected and difficult or dangerous situation, can happen at any time while you’re staying in Thailand. The emergencies can be medical which include the moment one of your family members or friends has injured himself/herself and the bleeding won’t stop, when your father is having an asthma attack, the moment you yourself collapse, and when you got bitten by a dog.

You might also find yourself get into other type of emergencies. For example, the whole Bangkok floods because of extremely heavy rain, your accommodation has been badly damaged in fire, your friend was robbed at gunpoint at an intersection, or your bank account was hacked.

Ambulance team,emergency

No curse intended but you’re reminded that an emergency is a kind of incidents that take place without us being able to control or anticipate them. If any of the above cases happen to you, not knowing the right phone number might ruin your whole vacation.

So, before you come to Thailand or once you’ve arrived in this country, make sure you always carry with you or save on your mobile a list of numbers in case of emergency. You might find it useful later. Below are some of the numbers you might need.

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Embassies and consulates:

Argentina 02 259 0401 Lithuania 02 661 5599
Australia 02 344 6300 Luxembourg 02 677 7360
Austria 02 303 6057-8 Malaysia 02 696 6800
Bahrain 02 636 7892 Malta 02 234 9729
Bangladesh 02 390 5107-8 Mexico 02 285 0995
Belgium 02 679 5454 Mongolia 02 640 8017
Belize 02 636 8377 Morocco 02 653 2444-6
Benin 02 249 8633-42 Myanmar 02 233 2237
Bhutan 02 274 4740-2 Nauru 02 939 3728
Brazil 02 679 8567-8 Nepal 02 391 7240
Brunei 02 204 1476-9 The Netherlands 02 309 5200
Bulgaria 02 627 3872-3 New Zealand 02 254 2530
Cambodia 02 254 6630 Nigeria 02 711 3076
Canada 02 636 0540 Norway 02 204 6500
Chile 02 251 9470-4 Oman 02 639 9380
The Republic of China 02 245 0088 Pakistan 02 253 0288-9
Colombia 02 245 5105-6 Panama 02 679 7988-9
Costa Rica 02 651 4487 Peru 02 260 6243
Croatia 02 266 6911 The Philippines 02 259 0139
Cuba 02 665 2803 Poland 02 645 0367-9
Cyprus 02 261 8408-9 Portugal 02 243 7436
The Czech Republic 02 255 3027 Qatar 02 660 1111
Denmark 02 343 1100 Romania 02 617 1551
The Dominican Republic 02 933 5686 The Russian Federation 02 234 9824
Ecuador 02 295 1991 Saudi Arabia 02 237 1551
Egypt 02 661 7184 The Republic of Seychelles 02 939 2925
France 02 657 5100 Singapore 02 286 2111
Finland 02 250 8801 The Slovak Republic 02 677 3445-6
Germany 02 287 9000 Slovenia 02 234 7637
Greece 02 679 1464-5 The Republic of South Africa 02 659 2900
Hungary 02 661 1150-2 Spain 02 661 8284-7
India 02 258 0300-5 Sri Lanka 02 261 1934-5
Indonesia 02 252 3135-40 Sweden 02 263 7200
Iran 02 390 0871 Switzerland 02 253 0156-60
Iraq 02 278 5335-7 Taiwan 02 670 0200-9
Ireland 02 677 7500 Tanzania 02 235 8282
Israel 02 204 9200 Turkey 02 274 7262-3
Italy 02 285 4090 Ukraine 02 685 3215
Japan 02 207 8500 The United Arab Emirates 02 639 9820
Jordan 02 391 7142 The United Kingdom 02 305 8333
Kazakhstan 02 234 6365-6 The United States of America 02 205 4000
Kenya 02 712 5721 Uruguay 02 222 0457
North Korea 02 319 2686-7 Uzbekistan 02 712 8883
South Korea 02 247 7537-41 The Republic of Vanuatu 02 587 8080
Kuwait 02 636 6600 Vietnam 02 251 5836-8
Laos 02 539 6667-8 The Republic of Yemen 02 650 3301-4
Latvia 02 266 5931 Yugoslavia 02 391 9091
Lebanon 02 261 1013    

Banks:

Bangkok Bank 1333UOB Rattanasin Bank 1580
Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri) 1572Standard Chartered Bank Naornthon 1595
Kasikorn Bank 02 888 8888Krungthai Bank (KTB) 1551
Kiatnakin Bank 02 250 9752Government Savings Bank (GSB) 02 299 8000
Thai Military Bank (TMB) 1558Citibank 1551
Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) 1561HSBC Bank 02 614 4000
Thanachart Bank 1770Islamic Bank of Thailand (Ibank) 1302
AIG Bank 02 697 8300JCB International Bank 02 256 9151-4
American Express Bank 02 273 5544ANZ Bank 02 168 8777-8

Other emergency-related offices:

Emergency Ambulance Service 1554Tourist Police 1155
Bangkok Accident Center 1555Tourist Assistance Center 1337 press 9
Crime Hotline 1195 National Disaster Warning Center 1860
Highway Police 1193(Police) Emergency Number 191
Department of Immigration 02 287 3101Lost Car 1192
Fire Brigade 199Traffic Information 1197

What’s also important is you have to make sure you aren’t out of credit in order to make a call when an emergency occurs. So, always top up your phone. But if you’re out of credit, the only way is to ask some people nearby to help you.

Thai-Malaysia Border Its History, Importance and Tourist Attractions

The Thai-Malaysia border

The Thai-Malaysia border is where the two countries, Thailand and Malaysia, converge. Thailand (called Siam back then) has shared this border with England since 1909. Around that time, the latter started to have an influence over part of the northern area of Malaysia covering Kedah, Kelantan, Terangganu and Perlis, the states that used to be part of Thailand.

Thai-Malaysia border cultures and lifestyles

This border is where the Thai and Malaysian cultures and lifestyles are mixed. It reminds us of how Thailand was affected by the colonization. The provinces that are located near the Thai-Malaysia border are Songkhla, Narathiwat, Yala and Satun. This article will give you a brief tour of some of the places you can visit near these border areas.

In Songkhla , one of the major tourist attractions is Khao Nam Khang National Park. It is located in the districts of Nathawee and Sadao. This is where you can enjoy viewing trees and waterfalls. In this place, natural resources are abundant and the weather is cold the whole year. The animals you might see here include boars, bears, gibbons, panthers, turtles, hornbills and peacocks.

Samila Beach,Thai-Malaysia border

Samila Beach

Samila Beach can’t be missed if you go to Songkhla. It is located in the Mueang district. The beach has white sands. It has a famous symbol: the hair-combing mermaid statue which portrays the mermaid in Khun Wijitmatra’s tale.

Songkhla has a night market called Greenway. It is located in the district of Hat Yai. In this place, you can buy clothes, accessories and food. In Narathiwat, there’s a park called Aomanao Beach National Park. and this place, you can enjoy the peace as there aren’t usually many visitors.

The same province, you can find a waterfall called Sipo Waterfall. It is located in the district of Ra-ngae. This is also a place where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere because it’s not crowded with people.

Banglang National Park,Thai-Malaysia border

Banglang National Park

If you go to Yala, don’t miss Banglang National Park to enjoy the natural scenery. It has Thanto Waterfall. This park is where Banglang Dam was built. If you like rafting, this dam should please you.

Another place to visit in Yala is the Betong district, located in the southernmost area of Thailand. Betong is surrounded with mountains. The weather here is cool. Usually, it’s foggy in the morning. Because of this romantic atmosphere, couples should come visit this place.

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Stegodon Cave

In Satun, travelers can visit a cave called Tham Le Stegodon, located in the district of Thung Wa. In this cave, there’re fossils of ancient elephants, Stegodons. This cave is often studied by geologists.

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Koh Lipe

Satun has a famous island called Lipe. It’s located south of Adang Island. You ’re encouraged to go diving to enjoy watching coral reefs and observe the sunrise and sunset.

Thung Bu Lang is where sunflowers are planted. If you want to take some photos of yourself standing in the middle of sunflowers. This is the right place for you.

Another place you should visit in Satun is Wang Prachan Market which is located so close to the border. In this market, they sell products from both Thailand and Malaysia. Many of these products are accessories.

However, the Thai-Malaysia border covers the areas that can sometimes be dangerous for travelers due to terrorism. That’s right but if you have a chance to visit any of them, you’ll be impressed and want to visit them again and again.

Thai Boxing A World-Famous Thai Martial Art

Thai Boxing

If asked what comes to their mind when talking about Thailand, some might think of the Thai boxing, called Muay Thai in the Thai language. It’s becoming more and more famous worldwide. Tourism has made the Thai boxing spread fast. Many foreigners who visit Thailand love watching the fights and some of them become Thai boxing teachers when they get back to their countries.

The global positive feedback on Tony Ja’s movies entitled Ong-Bak and Tom Yum Goong has made the art even more famous. If you’re interested in the Thai boxing and aren’t familiar with this sport yet. You’ve come to the right place. This article discusses about the history of the Thai boxing, how it developed into an international sport, some fighting poses you should know and where the Thai boxing is usually taught.

The origin of the Thai boxing

The origin of the Thai boxing is unclear to us. We don’t know when exactly this kind of art started to develop. By the time the Kingdom of Ayudhya thrived, the Thai boxing developed into a form closer to the modern one.

Generally, the former differs from the latter in that it was practiced more severely. In the eighteenth century, King Sanpeth VIII used to disguise himself as a commoner to combat with other fighters and defeated three of them. Because the king liked the boxing, it was then widely practiced in the court. So, it’s likely that the Thai boxing was developed by commoners.

Development of Thai boxing

The Thai boxing developed into the modern form towards the end of the nineteenth century. During the reign of King Rama VI, the Thai boxing adopted some practices of the international boxing including wearing gloves instead of wrapping cord around fists, using score counting, and dividing fighters into red and blue. In 1995, the World Muay Thai Council was established by a cabinet resolution to promote the Thai boxing at both national and international levels. The Thai boxing achieved its international sport status in 2006. In that year, it became one of the sports to be played in the Olympics.

Fighting poses are some of the most important elements of the Thai boxing. You might have seen some on television or in some movies already. Below are some that general people in Thailand often recognize.

Thai boxing poses

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Salab Fan Pla

Inao Taeng Krit

Inao Taeng Krit

Yor Kao Pra Sumen

Yor Kao Pra Sumen

Hak Nguang Aiyara,

Hak Nguang Aiyara

Jorakhe Fat Hang

Jorakhe Fat Hang

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Ruesi Bod Ya

These days there are many places where the Thai boxing is taught, including the Muay Thai Institute situated in the district of Pathum Thani, the Fairtex Muay Thai Camp in the district of Bang Phli, the Muay Thai Academy in Yannawa, the Flat Si Muay Thai Training Camp in Khlong Toei and the Sport and Martial Arts Center on Asok Road. The price starts from around 13,000 baht for 10 hours of a private course.

Thai Boxing

One of the major places where you can watch Thai boxing matches is Lumpini Boxing Stadium situated in the district of Pathumwan. The contests are held there every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and usually start at around 6pm. The ticket price starts from 200 baht.

If you just want to watch some matches from home, the fights are usually broadcasted on Channel 3 and Channel 7. Another way to watch some matches at home is to do it on YouTube.

Next Station, Hua Hin!!

Hua Hin is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand. If you’re planning to go to Thailand, why not include Hua Hin in your list? If you’re thinking of getting yourself a relaxing place so you can leave your stress behind, Hua Hin is a good choice. In this article, you’ll find some information about Hua Hin such as its location, how you can get there, some tourist attractions, accomodations etc.

Hua Hin is a district in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. The name literally means ‘head of a rock’. Hua Hin is only around 196 kilometers away from Bangkok. It’s not far at all and you can get there quite easily. If you drive along Phra Ram II Road, it’ll take around 2 hours and a half or 3 hours to get to Hua Hin. If you get there by plane, it’ll take only 45 minutes.

Plearnwan Market

One of the attractions that need mentioned is Plearnwan. It’s a famous market that reminds you of the past lifestyle in this area. Every single corner is decorated in vintage. It’s good for selfies!! In this market, there are shops that sell clothes or food. Plearnwan is open every day so you don’t have to be worried that you might get there on a wrong day.

Moreover, Hua Hin Beach “must” be in your itinerary. This place is not an option; going there is a must. If it isn’t, you’ll never arrive in Hua Hin. This is where you can enjoy swimming in the sea or watching the scenery while the sun is setting. It’s not as crowded as Pattaya so you can fully immerse yourself in nature.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park gives you the chance to enjoy the mountainous scenery. Here, you can go rafting along Khao Daeng Canal. The park has a cave called Tham Phraya Nakhon. Why not take a look at the Kuha Karuehas Pavilion inside the cave?

Pa La-U Waterfall

You should go to Pa La-U Waterfall too. It’s around 65 kilometers from the town. The waterfall is full of trees and you might see some bulls, panthers or elephants nearby. Take binoculars with you so you can watch animals.

How can you go to Hua Hin?

How can you go to Hua Hin? You can get there by car. Use Highway No. 35 passing through the provinces of Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkram. Turn left and change to Highway No.4 passing through the province of Petchaburi. Then, you’ll arrive in the province of Prachuab Khiri Khan. A bus to Hua Hin is also available at the Southern Bus Terminal. Besides, you can go to Hua Hin by train. Book a seat online and take a train at Hua Lamphong Station.

hua hin railway station,Hua Hin

Resort and restaurants in Hua Hin

In Hua Hin, there are a number of accommodations for you to choose. Some of the best are Putahracsa Hua Hin, Ace of Hua Hin Resort, the Smile Loft Hua Hin, and Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort and Spa.

The famous restaurants where fantastic meals are served include Ao Takiab Seafood, Mong Du Le, Sabai Sabai Seafood, Chao Le, and Hua Hin Seafood Buffet.

Don’t forget to buy some deserts or snacks for your friends or family members at the Hua Hin OTOP Center on Phet Kasem Road. You can also buy some at Mae Keb Khanomthai on the same road. This is where Thai deserts are sold.

Is It Worth Wrapping Your Luggage? The Pros and Cons of Wrapping Your Luggage Before You Fly

Luggage wrapping service

Wrapping luggage in plastic is one of the most common ways to protect it these days. Why do some people do that? Because most of the time we can’t anticipate a problem. It can occur anytime and anywhere. A problem can come up even when we are on a trip to other province or a foreign country.

One of the problems that might occur, and often do, while we’re travelling is our luggage breaks. Sometimes we might surprisingly find some illicit items that aren’t ours inside our luggage. In that case, you’d be in big trouble. These are a few reasons why some choose to wrap their luggage or get it wrapped before check-in.

But is plastic-wrapping your luggage always good for you? In fact, you’re encouraged to do it as prevention is, of course, better than cure. Check out the 5 Reasons Why Wrapping Your Luggage Before a Flight Is a Must article for the reasons why luggage wrapping is necessary. But if you’re still not sure if you should wrap your luggage, below are some pros and cons to take into account.

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The Pros of Wrapping Your Luggage

Some advantages of luggage wrapping include the following:

1. One of the most obvious advantages of wrapping your luggage in plastic is that the plastic can, to some extent, protect it from being scuffed, scratched or torn, especially if it’s fabric luggage, as a result of rough handling or harsh weather during loading, or from being stained with liquid spills leaked from other people’s luggage.

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2. Wrapping your luggage makes it stand out because not everyone wraps their luggage. So, you can easily find your luggage at the baggage claim after landing.

3. By plastic-wrapping your luggage, you face less risk of insertion of illicit or unwanted items such as drugs, because such insertion normally needs to be done within a short period of time and the criminal wouldn’t take a risk.

4. Some companies provide you with a sticker you can trace your luggage with using an online portal. This takes the protection of your luggage to another level.

Luggage Wrapping

The Cons

Wrapping your luggage, however, has some disadvantages which include the following:

1. From an environmentalist’s perspective, the plastic wrap isn’t eco-friendly. It is in fact terribly eco-unfriendly. Why? The plastic wrap quickly becomes garbage. Once you’ve reached your destination, you’re likely to dispose of the wrap as soon as you can.

Besides, the plastic wrap takes too long to decompose. And recycling or reusing it doesn’t mean the amount of garbage on Earth will reduce. Remember that paying means supporting and supporting means increasing.

2. The plastic wrap sometimes leaves some ugly traces or marks on your luggage. These traces or marks may or may not be removable. But if they aren’t, they will permanently stick to your luggage. And you’ll be deeply upset if it’s expensive.

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3. For security reasons, the airport security staff is entitled to slit the plastic wrap if they want to check the contents of your luggage. When the plastic wrap is removed, they won’t rewrap your luggage. So, buying plastic wrap for your luggage or paying for the luggage wrapping service can sometimes be a waste of money.

4. When you urgently need anything you put inside your luggage, it will take some time to unwrap or cut the plastic wrap to open your luggage.

Wrapping your luggage has some advantages, but it has some drawbacks too. This, however, doesn’t mean you must not wrap your luggage or pay to get your luggage wrapped. You can but the pros should be weighed against the cons to help you judge if it’s worth doing so. If you think you can deal with the drawbacks, then go ahead.

I Need to Get My Luggage Wrapped!! Where Can I Do That?

Sometimes you will definitely need to get your luggage wrapped. The plane landed around forty-five minutes ago. Now you’re at Suvarnabhumi Airport waiting for your luggage so you can finally leave the airport and head for your company. All passengers’ luggage is being transported on a carousel at the baggage claim.

Luggage wrapping service at the airport

Once your luggage has arrived, you find that one of the corners of your travel bag is broken and the front part has a few noticeable scratches. Luckily, none of the items you put in the bag aren’t affected. But you can’t deny the truth: you’ve lost that bag! You bought it for 2,500 baht. That’s quite expensive for a travel bag. This means, for your next trip, you’ll have to buy a new one. You feel upset and want to complain about this to the airline. But you don’t have enough time as you need to reach your office as soon as possible.

While getting to the exit, you notice some travelers towing their luggage firmly wrapped with plastic. Actually, you’ve seen plastic-wrapped luggage many times, but you’ve never thought the plastic wrap would be necessary for you. Now you come up with an idea that you’ll get your luggage wrapped next time so you can use it for as long as possible. But you’ve never done this before. You wonder where you can get the wrapping done.

Luggage wrapping service

Luggage wrapping service at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Actually, the luggage wrapping service is available at an area so close to you. If you’ve been to Suvarnabhumi International Airport many times, you should have noticed some spots with a reddish box. Those are where this service is provided. But if you’re hardly an air traveler and/or you’ve never used the service before, find this kind of spot. The staff will wrap your luggage firmly.

Most of the main airports in Thailand has this kind of service. At Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the wrapping service can be found on the 4th floor. That’s the international departures area. Don Mueang International Airport has this service on the 1st floor of the T1 (International Departures) building.

At Chiang Mai International Airport, you can get your luggage wrapped on the 1st floor of both domestic and international terminals. And if your flight departs from Phuket International Airport, you can use the wrapping service at the international terminal.

Plastic wrap

Wrap your luggage by yourself

However, do you know you can also wrap your luggage by yourself? The plastic wrap is sold at a lot cheaper price at some grocery or stationery stores or some home improvement retailers such as HomePro. That’s right. It’s cheaper. One plastic roll can wrap several bags.

By doing it by yourself, you can save your money for your trip. Besides, this seems to be an inevitable option for those who depart from an airport without this kind of service provided. Be that as it may, don’t forget to wrap your luggage firmly. Make sure the plastic is thick enough to prevent your luggage from getting damaged.

Now you know where you can get your luggage wrapped or where to buy the plastic wrap. You can then travel with peace of mind. For those who are still making decisions, read the article entitled 5 Reasons Why Wrapping Your Luggage Before a Flight Is a Must to give yourself some ideas of what might happen if you don’t wrap your luggage.