It Is No Wonder Why Utah Is A Popular Sought After Travel Destination

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Many would say Utah, and it is not hard to see why.

Utah is actually a well-known travel destination. It is not hard to understand why Utah is so often visited with all of the breathtaking pictures I have found checking the state out on the internet. I would absolutely love to visit Utah and see all the glorious scenery. Utah can be a popular vacation spot is because of its overlavishness of natural resources that are made up from their numerous national parks. Visitors that are considering visiting the lovely state of Utah would need to visit the Office of Tourism’s consumer web site to be able to find all of the information so they do not miss a thing while visiting.

Utah Kodachrome State Basin Photo by vtveen via flickr

A few of these spectacular, breathtaking views that can be located in Utah are:

The Utah State Parks. Utah has 45 state parks that are made for leisure, picturesque and brimming with heritage. State parks are undoubtedly a great area to just take the family tenting, fishing, going swimming and just a good ol’ sense of peace.

Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake has some of the best, epicurean dining. As the capitol of Utah, the sightseeing, traditional and recreational activities are a must-do for your vacation. For more information when visiting Utah, a person must have a look at the Utah Office of Tourism.

The Canyonlands is the biggest national park in Utah. River canyons can be seen from thousands of feet up in the air. The red rock spires tend to be impressive to observe. When viewing Canyonlands, you will want to take a drive through the park. You can either travel a passenger car on the secure, paved roadways or individuals can move off-road on the four-wheel drive roads for a little adventure. You actually can can track down these routes throughout the whole park. If you need to experience some fresh air, exercise, and take a bike, or saunter, The Canyonlands is a great place to start!

The Native Utah Tribes. Would you believe that Native American Tribes still reside in Utah? Utah Tribes still have quite a lot to teach us and are full of natural history.

 

Experience Thailand Would You Travel There?

Many people find that Thailand is an ideal vacation location. There is something there for everybody no matter what preferences you have. For example you will find there are many great family vacation locations as well as opportunities for fairly strenuous trekking trips through less traveled parts of the country. There are many tour groups operating within the country with many located in either Bangkok or Chiang Mai. You will find that you can also book tours into some of the neighboring countries as many of the Thailand tour groups also offer tours into Laos and Cambodia.

Some of the more popular tours that people take are those that visit the northern hill tribes. Family package beach vacations are also very popular as are trips to see the northern cities of Chiang Mai. They even offer very specific packages such as golfing holiday or an off road adventure.

Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Although costs have risen in recent years, Thailand is still one of the cheapest places you can vacation in Southeast Asia. While you may be able to find cheaper tours in other neighboring countries, you will find that the overall standard of accommodation will not be the same as it is in Thailand. Thailand depends on tourism and as such they have gone to great lengths to insure that their accommodations and amenities are very high quality.

When looking for the cheapest Thailand vacation packages it is usually best to contact one of the local tour companies. Although most are reputable some are definitely better than others. It is always a good idea to search online for different reviews of tour companies and see what other people have to say before you commit to using anyone. Most will pick you up from the airport, arrange accommodations and daily tours.

Most people, when visiting Thailand, visit Chang Mai, Bangkok, Sukhothai and Phuket. The hotels in Phuket rival hotels in Australia , but  at a fraction of the price and Thailand beaches are as beautiful.

 

About Big Buddha in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the most visited island in the Gulf of Thailand. It has long been a favorite with people looking for sun, sand and good quality accommodation at reasonable prices.  When you arrive on your flight to Koh Samui, Big Buddha is hard to miss.

There is a number of tourist attractions in Koh Samui, but easily the most visited is the Big Buddha statue.

Wat Phra Yai is the name of the temple where the golden Buddha is located. It is in the north of Koh Samui in Bang Rak bay. The name of the beach is not surprisingly called Big Buddha Beach. It is a beach with a pier with regular ferries to Koh Phangan.

The Golden Buddha is on an island. There are stairs leading up to an elevated plinth where the Big Buddha is placed. The statue itself is just over 12 meters high and covered with a layer of gold. Since it is at the top of a set of stairs the impression of height is greatly enhanced. Down the stairs at either end are two long nagas or snakes that represent wisdom.

Big Buddha, Koh Samui, Thailand, Photo IMP1 via flickr.com

The main statue was erected in 1972, just a year after backpackers started arriving on the tropical island. In 2005 to 2006 more work was done. This work involved putting a Dharma wheel behind the Buddha’s head and also building a Suphannahong boat. The Dharma wheel represents the laws of Buddhism and the laws of the universe which must be attuned to each other. The Suphannahong boat is the Thai royal barge and is a reminder of the maritime tradition of the Kingdom.

It is free to go and see the Buddha. It is also no problem to take photographs. The only restrictions placed on those who visit the Golden Buddha is that they show respect by wearing long sleeved tops and trousers or long skirts.

There are a few cheap restaurants and shops around Wat Phra Yai. It is not recommended staying in Big Buddha because it is directly over the flight path of planes going to and from Bangkok. It is recommended to go and see the Golden Buddha.