Thailand is a land that proudly embraces its traditional past which is reflected in the colourful art, serene gestures of its gentle people and the many well-preserved historical temples and buildings. Enjoy this beautiful island of ancient Siamese culture in traditional comforts by choosing a relaxing stay in any one of Thailand’s resorts. A very new and cosmopolitan retreat incorporating ancient splendours and extravagant comforts in Thailand is Point Yamu by COMO Phuket.
This magnificent resort hotel sits beside a scenic point of Cape Yamu. Enjoy sweeping views of the Andaman Sea and a holiday within the verdant gardens of the plush hotel. Dine at the exceptional Thai or Italian restaurants and indulge in unforgettable picnics on the beach. Enjoy diving, snorkelling or swimming in gorgeous Phang Nga Bay well known for its limestone karsts. Relish the holistic treatments at the serene spa when you choose to stay at any one of the well-appointed 79 rooms, suites or luxury villas. Wake up-to the sounds of the ocean as you rest relax and rejuvenate mind body and soul. This hotel is well located just 25 minutes from Phuket Airport while many cultural and historical sites of Thailand are within easy access.
Part of an ancient sea faring route Thailand is home to many races, explore Phuket and you would encounter Chinese, Malaysian and Indian nationals giving rise to intricate Sino-Portuguese architecture, delicious Chinese-Malay cuisine and a burst of riotous Chinese festivals. The beliefs in spirits play an integral part with locals leaving offerings of fruits flowers and sweets at temples and even street sides – for an angry spirit is known to wreak havoc.
Visit the many historical temples and museums, see Buddha in various poses, inhale the deeply soothing fragrance of incense and drink in the serene ambiance. Look out for beautiful works of Thai art depicting Buddhism, nature and dance; and do visit the cultural centres and experience the willowy dances of the nation’s beautiful people helping you soak up the culture and history of this ancient land.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.