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Thai Herbal Drinks for Wellness

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Thailand is known as the country that has hot weather all year round, the hottest period is during March and April, for this period the temperature may reach more than 40 degrees Celsius. This time is the best time to visit beaches and islands as the sky is bright and the water is clear that is perfect time for swimming and snorkeling or doing outdoor activities. Thailand has many beautiful beaches and islands to offer from the east to the south for visitors to relax and enjoy during their holidays.

As the weather in this season is so hot, people try to find the way to stay cool. Besides heading to the beaches or staying in air-condition places, another way that can help and make you get refreshment is finding some cool drinks to make you feel fresh and cool, but some drinks contain too much sugar and less benefit of ingredients, thus we have another choice of drinks which have much benefit that are made from different kind of herbs and fruits; we would like to recommend some Thai herbal drinks that you can find at stores, restaurants, hotels or spas, and some places have them as welcome drinks for visitors. Here are some Thai herbal drinks that are popular and have plenty of benefits;

Chrysanthemum juice - Chrysanthemum is easily found in grocery stores or at the markets. This type of beverage can solve the thirst. Also has a mild laxative and reduce the risk of invisible at night, nourishing the liver, helping to expel the intestines. And can also help relieve rheumatoid arthritis.

Roselle juice - Roselle contains lots of Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Vitamin C, this red herbal dink can help urinate and evacuate, reduce kidney stones, contain substances that help reduce bad fat and increase good fat in blood vessels, increase flexibility in blood vessels, reduce the risk of broken capillaries. It also has properties to relieve cough and reduce fever as well.

Pandanus juice - Pandan juice is not only refreshing the body, but also helps relax from its aromatic scent. In addition, it has properties to cure fatigue, improve heart to function normally and help balance the body as well. We can get its natural green color for making dessert or use their leaves for decoration.

Lemongrass juice - Lemongrass contains vitamins A, so it helps nourish the eyes. In addition, has calcium and phosphorus to nourish bones and teeth, expel blood pressure and help to reduce toxicity of impurities in the body. And it is the key ingredient in famous Thai food like Tom Yum Kung.

Bael fruit juice – Bael fruit juice is made from dried fruit, it is a drink of the ancient people so it rather hard to find in general places, but may be found in herbal stores. The properties of Bael fruit can solve diarrhea, improve appetite and contribute to digestion.

When you come to Thailand, do not miss trying one of those Thai Herbal Drinks; it is not only delicious but it helps to enhance your wellness as well.

Why Wellness is vital in this era!

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“Wellness” this word has more meaning but in general it is involved in health, body and mind with the purpose of everybody to live a balanced and fulfilling life with happiness.

As the definition from The World Health Organization (WHO);
" Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

We are now in the modern life surrounded with high technologies that make our lives more convenient and easier than the past, our life style has changed a lot and fast. From getting up in the morning until go to bed at night, we have to get involved in technology, the easiest thing that we can see is most people using smartphone to communicate for daily life, working or doing business. We can order or buy anything from anywhere just only a few clicks and those things are delivered to our front door without going out shopping like before. Some may lose their jobs to robots and more businesses are closed – these changes have impacted to our life and lead to have some symptoms like stress, anxiety, and following with more symptoms that may cause to serious diseases in the future. These problems may affect to our health, mind and society.

People these days hardly do any movement, easily gain weight, eating bad food and have bad sleeping. We can start the day to gain wellness by ourselves at home like doing meditation about 10-15 minutes after waking up in the morning to calm and fulfill our mind, do yoga session or short walking to gain movement and refreshment, or we may attend wellness programs at the retreats which are designed to accomplish our needs to help us achieve wellness goals.

Either way is good to help us balance a life to bring us confidence, good health and happiness to live happily in this fast changing world.

Welcome New Year with Good Wellness

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Happy New Year 2019!

In Thailand, when getting to new year, Thai people like to do activities that bring good fortune and happiness to themselves and families. As major people in Thailand are Buddhism, so they like to go to temple to make a merit and get blessing at the beginning of the year.

Starting new year, some people believe that it is like starting new things in life, they have plan and set their goals even from small goals to big goals like career goals, business goals or wellness goals. For wellness goals, you may think of losing weight, quitting smoking, improve health, better nutrition and sleep, being in healthy mind and spirit or whatever that will make you feel good and happy.

If you want to achieve your wellness goals and do not know how and where to start with, we are happy to help you. Just contact us to discuss what wellness goals you want to achieve, and then we can help you to make it happen to get positive results, we have worked with luxury wellness retreats where have designed and developed wellness programs that are effective and closely taking care by wellness experts who will make you feel more confident under relaxed environment at each wellness destination in Thailand.

As Thailand is one of the leading wellness destinations that offers excellent service with reasonable cost that added value of your wellness travel to Thailand  that support our mission to help you achieve your wellness goals and live happily.

This New Year we wish you all the best and success in Good Wellness.

Time for Relaxation

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We are now in December, the last month of the year. It is time for many people to get ready to relax and celebrate. Some plan their holidays and start traveling with friends or families. Some may plan to treat themselves at wellness retreats where provide treatments that meet their interests.

As Thailand is one of the leading destinations for vacation. We have many beautiful attractions to make you enjoyable. The weather in this month is so wonderful for visiting Thailand. If you like to visit the mountains, heading to the North is the best choice, there are popular places to explore such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, and Mae Hong Son or you like to visit the beaches, heading to the South is also good choice to visit Phuket, Samui, Krabi and Phangna, furthermore, at the East such as Koh Samed, Koh Chang, and Koh Lan, these islands are also popular and have the beautiful beaches awaiting you to explore and relax as well.

Wellness Travel is a good holiday for those who want to take care of themselves, as people these days are more concerned with their looks and health. There are many retreats provide various treatments to serve the need of guests. Thailand is recognized as a top wellness destination that offers quality retreats and treatments in Asia. Each retreat offers particular treatments which give good results and benefits at reasonable cost.

As this month is also the time for celebration, many places like Hotels, Department stores, Restaurants or other public places will organize special events providing many entertainments and beautiful decorations to attract visitors. We welcome you to have a wonderful memory and relaxation in the land of beauty and diversity.  For this happy season, at WTT, we and our partners wish you happiness and success for this coming Christmas and New Year 2019.

The Beautiful Festival under Full Moon night

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Welcome November, this month is the special month which annually celebrates the festival called “Loy Krathong”, it takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. It is believed that the purpose is to show their gratitude to the Goddess of the river that give plentiful usage of water and ask for forgiveness, some evidence to believe that is to worship Buddha's footprint on the river side. Moreover, many people believe that floating the Krathong refers to floating away misfortune and asking for good luck in the future.

Loy Krathong is claimed to have begun in the Sukhothai period by a high royal lady named Nopphamas or Tao Sri Chulaluck , the first person who created the beautiful Kratong to celebrate as part of the royal ceremony, and then keep this ritual continue celebrating until today, this popular festival symbolizes the close ties between the Thai culture and water. Loy Krathong is also celebrated in other Asian countries, though under the different names, the name in Thai word "loy" meaning to float, while "krathong" meaning to a small decorative basket or raft which are floated on a river.

In Thailand, people enjoy creating their own Krathong in their own style and creation, but most likely to use natural material such as banana leaves, banana trunks, local flowers, natural paper, candle, incense sticks etc. Some might use bread instead of synthetic materials showing their concern for environment. Other than those materials, someone will put some coins in their Krathongs as their belief. Nevertheless, Loy Krathong Festival remains the most romantic and special occasion for people to represent their gratitude and loving to another especially for lovers who believed if they float Krathongs together, their love would be stay forever.

The main activities on this festival are Krathong contest and a beauty contest known as Noppamas Beauty Contest. Furthermore, there are fireworks and other types of traditional performances are in the festival too. The festival is celebrated over the Kingdom held by local governments and private organizations

The major areas that organize the festival are Bangkok, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Tak provinces. Each venue features its own traditions and activities; at Sukhothai, the festival annually held at Sukhothai historial park where is one of most beautiful Loy Krathong festivals in the Kingdom, getting back to Sukhothai period with light and sound performances and fireworks. At Chiang Mai, they float Lanterns made from paper into the sky or called "Sky Lantern", but at Tak, the Kratongs are made from coconut shell and put candle inside, then let them float along the river, or called "Kratong Sai". If you plan to visit Thailand in November, this is the special festival that you should not miss.

WTT wishes you are happy and in good fortune for Loy Krathong festival.