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Waterfalls In Thailand, Natural Beauty
Thailand A Tourist's Paradise
No matter which part of the globe you come from, Thailand is bound to interest
you as a holiday and vacation spot. Each year, millions of visitors pour into
Thailand from all parts of the world. While some tourists to the country are
impressed by it's plush shopping malls and street vendors, others are fascinated
by it's delicious food and tropical fruits. A large proportion of tourists plan
a vacation in Thailand to be close to nature, beaches, islands, nature parks and
waterfalls are some of the popular sightseeing places in Thailand. The country
seems to combine nature, modernisation and a very hospitable people into one
package. A package that impresses visitors so much that they promise to be back
soon. Many first time tourists to the country return, some to continue a paradise
vacation and others to build business and professional contacts with the country.
In this article we are going to consider a few issues that relate to the safety
of tourists when visiting natural parks and waterfalls. There is something very
calm and serene about nature, something that could make one forget everything
and throw caution to the wind. Following a few simple and commonsense suggestions
can make your trip safer and more enjoyable.
Thailand Natural Parks And Waterfalls, Safety Suggestions
You can visit various sightseeing spots by travelling on your own or join the
many conducted tours. In either case, it is advisable to follow a few simple
precautions this would make your tour enjoyable and ensure that tragic accidents
do not occur. Keep in mind that, popular tourist destinations in Thailand can
get very crowded on weekends and during long holiday vacations. It is not only
foreigners who are bitten by the Thai travel bug, local Thais love to travel
through their country too. While these tourists attractions are generally safe
from robbers and muggers, other chances of accidents need to be reduced or
eliminated. We present a few suggestions that could guide you to prepare yourself
when visiting natural parks and waterfall sites in Thailand. These tips would
apply to similar destinations all over the world and not only to Thailand, so
make sure that you read and understand them. The discussion will refer to a one
day trip and not to overnight camping packages where much more preparation would
Preparing Yourself For Sightseeing In Thailand.
Mode Of Transport: The roads leading to natural parks and waterfalls could
be steep and winding, it is preferable to have someone who knows the terrain drive
you there. If you must drive your own vehicle or have a driver who is not familiar
with the route, drive at moderate speed and pay good attention to signs on the way.
Motorcycles or old dilapidated four wheelers can make a journey all the more risky.
Make sure that your vehicle is parked in a safe place where parking space has been
alloted. Blocking a lane or country house entrance with your parked car could result
in accidents that damage your car or hurt someone. Pay special attention when driving
during long holiday seasons. While it is obvious that you should not be under the
influence of alcohol when driving, staying alert allows you to avert accidents
that might be caused by other drunken drivers who share the same roads.
Travelling With Children: Natural parks and waterfalls are sightseeing
spots that have hills, rocks and water covered areas including ponds. There are
numerous things to interest children and some of these things can be unsafe.
Keep a close watch on children especially when they are close to the waterfall
or near steep rocks. Tiny children should never be made to sit on rocks unattended,
a fall even from a height of a few feet can be dangerous. Rocks can be slippery
especially in portions where the water falls on the rocks below. It is not
advisable to take children below 4 to 5 years any where near the waterfall.
Mind The Alcohol: The slippery and rugged terrain of waterfalls and natural parks
can be difficult to navigate even for a fully alert adult. Do not venture to sightseeing
spots like nature parks when under the influence of alcohol. There have been cases of Thai
foreign tourists falling several feet to the hard rocks below when intoxicated. Drunken
driving also creates grave risks for the driver and other innocent people that share
the same roads. Though not very common, you can sometimes see crowds getting drunk in
such places. This can once again be very dangerous. Staying fully sane when driving will
also help you avoid accidents that could be caused, by other drunken drivers who share
the same roads.
Waterfalls Safety: There is nothing extra dangerous about Thai waterfalls
and national parks, the suggestions apply to waterfalls everywhere. Slippery rocks
are something that we have already talked about. Besides this, take care of your
personal belongings when visiting such public parks. Leaving your belongings
unattended can cause them to get robbed, you could also face a sad situation
where your bag or purse falls into the water. Losing your cell phone or telephone
book in such places can be quite scary. While many waterfall sightseeing spots
in Thailand do not allow you to take in food and drinks, no objection is raised
to carrying a bottle of drinking water. So it might be a good idea to carry a
water bottle rather than to drink water from the waterfall. Always keen an eye
on children who might travel with you, hard and slippery rocks and ponds or pools
of water can be dangerous for children.
Footwear: We have seen pretty Thai girls venturing near waterfalls in
high heels but, this is a feat that few foreign tourists to Thailand can accomplish.
If you plan to visit places like waterfalls and natural parks in Thailand, make
sure that you wear a pair of sturdy sports shoes. In any case avoid fashion shoes
or shoes with leather soles. There is some truth in the claim that walking barefoot
on wet rocks allows a stronger grip but, the dangers are far too many so think
once again. Broken bottles and sharp edged rocks can injure feet so it might be
a good idea to wear your footwear at all times. Losing your shoes or slippers in
the water might result in a painful and inconvenient, barefoot trek on your
way back from the sightseeing trip!.
Contact Details: These refer to your own contact details and details like
cell phone numbers of others travelling to the sightseeing spots with you. This
information could be very helpful if you break away from the group or need to
contact anyone for help. It might be a good idea to carry details of the hotel
that you stay in, phone number and address in Thai and English would be great.
Most hotels have official name cards printed in Thai and English, information
for taxis is also printed on some of these cards. Do not expect to find fluent
English speaking staff in such places. The number of accidents at tourists spots
in Thailand is very small compared to the large number of tourists that visit them.
But a few precautions can go a long way in making your vacation in Thailand better,
safer and more enjoyable.
We do hope that you have a great time visiting Thailand. The rich culture of this
country exists side by side with some of the more material comforts that you can
find only in the most advanced cities. The country is quickly developing a large
section of English speaking people, most hotels, ticketing offices and offices
visited by foreign tourists have English speaking staff today. There are many
interesting places to visit in Thailand, some are overcrowded due to the strong
publicity given to them. But with a little bit of effort and research, you can
find some pretty and interesting places that have yet not been overwhelmed with
foreign tourists. The country is endowed with natural beauty and a friendly and
hospitable people. While we do hope that the need never arises, you can rest assured
that the world class medical facilities available in Thailand can handle any medical
emergency that arises. Many hospitals have doctors and nurses who speak fluent
English, doctors are often trained and educated overseas.
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