Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

Thailand is mainly known nowadays for its lush beaches and tropical settings, but beyond the tranquil façade is a wealth of history to be discovered, whether it be in the biggest cities or the most remote settlements. Here are just a few of the best places to visit if you’re a history buff looking to learn more.   Ayutthaya It was once the biggest city in the entire world, with over one million people calling it home. But the Burmese invasion of 1767 left Ayutthaya burnt to the ground, …

Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

Across the world, travel has become more accessible and more affordable than ever before, giving an ever-increasing number of people the opportunity to get out, see the world, broaden their horizons and live life to the full. But what does this mean for people with disabilities? Does Thailand provide the necessary services and adapted facilities to allow disabled visitors to enjoy this amazing country? At Accessible Thailand we identify which services are accessible to wheelchair users, the …

The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

… Taxi Phuket Mobility Equipment Hire A range of mobility equipment can be sourced, including wheelchairs, commodes, shower commodes, electric hoists, beach wheelchair, transfer boards and walking frames. See here for more information (link) There are also many world-class hospitals, medical facilities, dentists and pharmacists on the island (link) Accessible Attractions and Activities One thing is for sure, you will never be bored in Phuket. In the major tourist destinations, there are plenty of …

Jason’s Trip to Phuket

… bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year. These are some the highlights of my trip to Phuket and may give you some idea about accessibility from a wheelchair user’s experience. There will always be steps, curbs, rough terrain and steep hill gradients that’ll make it difficult or even impossible for a wheelchair user to go. Phuket is no exception to this principle but if you wish to explore this part of the world, you’ll be met with overwhelming hospitality and a genuine …

Road Transport in Thailand

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers in Thailand For the disabled person in Thailand mobility is the major issue and challenge facing the visitor.  In cities such as Khon Kaen or even Bangkok don’t expect the access to be the same as it is in your home country, although the more modern buildings aimed at Western tourists, will be more readily accessible.  Having travelled extensively around the world, Thailand is in the middle of the range, …

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

Update – 16/06/14 The curfew has now been lifted in almost all areas.   The coup in Thailand  is featuring very heavily in world’s media at the moment and many countries embassies have advised not travelling to Thailand as the country is seen as being unstable. But what’s the real situation for tourists and tourism in Thailand? The issues of Thailand seem to have been localised to certain areas in Bangkok. This has not affected the rest of Thailand, and life seems to go …

New Thinking On Wheelchair Handles

… The wheelchair handles are manufactured in the USA , although fast shipping all over the world is available. So how much, are these fancy wheelchair handles!, I hear you ask Well, according to their website it’s actually a lot cheaper than you might think the basic cost is $44.95 When you add shipping costs onto this it would still be a reasonable cost when you consider the benefit you would get from them, and they could last for years, or generations to come. If they really are …

Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

… some bitter expats who will tell you a different story. It is true that Thai people (people in general all over the world) love to gossip and sometimes talk behind people’s backs. This is generally just between Thais speaking about Thais and if you treat people with respect and sincerity. You will be treated fantastically well. White skin has the most appeal to Thai people – There are a few reasons that people tend to think this. There does seem to be a caste system in Thailand. Whilst …

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