Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

… accessibility on a 5 star system, and also helps them to identify what areas they can improve on. For more information see our Accessibility Ratings System We look at the accessibility of a region based on: Geographical location & climate terrain (meaning does the place have a lot of hills, or is it flat) The number of hotels with wheelchair access and adapted rooms The availability of accessible transport Availability of mobility aids such as wheelchairs, commodes, hoists, walking aids …

The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

… wheelchair accessible restaurants, bars and activities, although they do not have disabled access toilets. All the major attractions have areas for wheelchair users. The main shopping centres are generally wheelchair accessible and step-free, with disability-adapted public toilets. 2. Hua Hin This is a great place for wheelchair users as there is plenty of accessible accommodation, wheelchair transport and a variety of accessible attractions and things to do. Hua Hin has a lively city center, a …

5 Tips for the Newly Disabled

… your physical and mental well-being will be. Consider getting a service dog There was a time when service dogs were associated, specifically, with acting as guide dogs for the visually impaired. But they’ve come a long way. And today, service animals are being trained to assist people with other physical disabilities and with chronic illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes. As this article notes, depending on your disability, a service dog may be able to help you get from place to place, …

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

… believed that over this nine-day period the gods inhabit the bodies of those who practice vegetarianism and to express these supernatural qualities men and women puncture their cheeks with various household objects, including skewers knives and just about anything that will puncture the skin. The amazing thing is that little blood or scarring results from such mutilating acts. This is definitely one to see, just find yourself a place on the street in Phuket town and wait for the procession to …

Loy Krathong Festival

Thailand’s ‘Festival of Lights’ Thailand can be magically wondrous place, and during November you can see loy krathong (Thailand’s festival of lights). This is a time of year where the waterways around Thailand become alive with candlelight. If you are sitting at a high viewpoint during loy krathong you will be treated to a truly wonderful spectacle. And this is certainly one festival not to be missed. There is a very big Thai belief in luck, and you will see Thai people …

Travelling to Thailand and Accessible Attractions

Now, more than ever, the world is more open and more accessible to wheelchair users, which makes travelling and seeing the world an enticing prospect .This is particularly true in the beautiful country of Thailand, which is a terrific place for wheelchair users to visit. Whilst in Thailand you will be able to see some of the most stunning natural vistas in the world, as well as soak up the culture and enjoy the different lifestyles and customs of the charming Thai people. There are some …

What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

… tell just how much of an impact this has had on the country as a whole. Nobody knows how long the curfew will last and will remain in place until further notice. Thailand is still one of the safest countries in the world and still remains the land of smiles. As a tourist, it is still very safe to holiday in Thailand with only a slightly limit on the hours you can party, although there have been some reports that entertainment venues on some of the islands remain open until the early hours. For …

How To Solo Travel With A Wheelchair And Lots Of Bags

… of the wheelchair is not dramatically changed. When going up slopes if the bag you are carrying on your lap restricts your forward lean, then you may find that going up in reverse works well. In the event you are journeying from place to place with all your baggage and gear (i.e. backpacking around Thailand). You could combine things to a front cylindrical Bag, a rear rucksack, the under seat sack, and use a front bum bag for items that need to be readily available such as phone, money, and …

Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

… for places to eat that are busy this means the place has a good turnover of fresh food also look out for a sign that says, “Good food Good taste”. This means the restaurant has been visited by the food standards agency and awarded a good grade. The ice is safe as it is made from filtered water and comes in packs, but don’t drink tap water only drink bottled. Everybody in Thailand is poor –  People’s ambition and focus in Thailand is making money, so there are actually a lot of …

Wheelchair accessible vehicles by Kenguru

… battery charge lasting only 30 miles (48 kmh) longer journeys are really not possible. The overall style is city-chic and is a definite improvement on the old-fashioned mobility vehicles. At $21,000  it is not a give away, though financial assistance may be available to you for adapted transport, dependent on which country you live in. At the moment it is not readily available everywhere but you can contact them through their websites if you wish to place an order for a Kenguru: …