The many shades of Thailand represent the countless enriching experiences that Thailand has to offer visitors from around the world.

The new campaign Open to the New Shades of Thailand was launched recently, and CDM received an appointment to operate familiarization trips to Northeast and South Thailand’s lesser known destinations for international travel bloggers.

The trips started in Bangkok with freshening visits of attractions, not-to-miss and less visited, and creative culinary experiences.

The Isan or northeast trip kicked off in Khon Kaen by experiencing Mekin Organic Farm followed by rice planting activity, then observing demonstration of ‘Sia-Kror’ – a traditional merit-making ceremony held during Songkran or the Thai New Year. The hands-on Spider Flag Workshop was also activity much enjoyed.

In Roi Et, the indigenous Skylab transported guests around town for visits and tasty local meals.

Next destination was Ubon Ratchathani with Sam Phan Bok, a geopark-like collection of some 3,000 large rock holes in the middle of the mighty Mekhong River and Pha Taem National Park prehistoric cave paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years, along the cliffs, another impressive ancient heritage site.

The south Thailand program concept was “Nature and Beach” and began in Ranong with an orientation of the charming city's heritage followed by an exclusive dinner cruise along the historic route traveled by King Rama V on his sojourn to Malaysia in 1890. The next morning featured rafting and a session at a natural hot springs facility.
A scenic spot is Phu Khao Ya, a completely treeless rolling hill covered by a thick blanket of grass, a must see sight of Ranong. Chumphon on the eastern coastline offers scenic beaches and islands with coral reefs where whale sharks are occasionally spotted. It is where the memorial Shrine of Prince Chumphon is situated. The prince, the Father of Thai Navy, is highly revered by Thai people especially the navy, fishermen and those associated with the sea.

The 77 provinces of Thailand are enriched with indigenous culture and heritage waiting to be discovered, and as the current trend is to experience destinations in ways that will create long last memories and the sentiment of true discovery, very many secondary destinations offer such unique experiences, for sophisticated travelers and incentive programs alike.

Contact CDM for touching an unforgettable trips to remember long after, by writing to Mr Sumate Sudasna at thailand@euromic.com