Shangri-La Hotel, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou, China

Shangri-La Hotel, is in the Hai Zhu District (new business and convention district), in Guangzhou, China. It’s a really luxury oasis in the city with 12 acres of landscaped gardens and fountains, overlooking China’s third longest ancient river, the Pearl River. The rooms are very spacious and there are floor to ceiling windows. The hotel has a business centre, conference facilities, non-smoking rooms, gym, swimming-pool, 5 restaurants, 2 bars, spa, parking, safe deposit box, buttler service in suites, shoeshine service, laundry, valet service, babysitting, florist, gift shop, travel agency, taxi or limousine service, car rental service, foreign exchange counter, wi-fi; in fact, everything you could need is there.

Tips

You can ask for the transfer from-to the airport booking your room.

If you want to use public transport, you have the East railway station shuttle.

If you go on a business trip, you have spetial staff to assist you at any time. You can also hire all the material needed like cellular phones, fax machine, equipement, etc.

You can also have translation service and secretaries if needed.

If you just want to relax, you have the beautiful gardens with the fountains to walk, the swimming-pool outdoor or simply the spa.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand. This is both a city and a province. The city is located in the delta of the Chao Phraya River that runs through it by determining two large areas, the right bank remained more traditional traveled by many khlongs, canals connected to the river that gave it the nickname of the ‘Venice of Asia’ and the left bank, more developed, where we almost found all the tourist attractions, the business center, the metro network and all modern towers. Bangkok is located only 2 meters above sea level, causing floods during the monsoon season; built on a former swamp area. The Asian economic boom of the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational companies to set up their regional headquarters. The city has essentially temples, but none is earlier than the late eighteenth century. The oldest one is the Wat Pho with its famous reclining Buddha. To see: the enclosure of the Royal Palace which houses the Wat Phra Kaeo and the Emerald Buddha, national emblem; Wat Saket (or Temple of the Golden Mountain); Wat Arun (or Temple of Dawn) on the river; Wat Traimit with its golden Buddha of 5.5 tons (the largest gold statue in the world); the Wat Benchama Bophit (in Carrara marble); the Chao Mae Tuptim (oratory to Tuptim goddess), dedicated to fertility; Vimanneck the residence, a former royal palace, now a museum, considered the largest golden teak building in the world; among others.

Tips

It is convenient to visit the city from November to April (dry season).
Bangkok is known for its many taxis available everywhere and at any time (the great majority are of different colors Toyota Corolla) but you can also find motorbike taxi and tuk-tuk (in ttourist places) and buses and skytrain and one semi-underground subway.
Bangkok is known for two very different reasons; nightlife with bars and ‘go-go girls’ or the floating markets (small teak boats) used both means of transport and stall, where women topped with a straw hat for protection from the sun, sell the products of the hinterland.

Emerald Pool, Thailand

Emerald Pool, (‘Sa Morakot’ in Thai), located 60km from Krabi in a national park, is a natural pool of clear water in the middle of the jungle. To get there you must walk around 800 metres in the wilderness through a tropical rainforest, the sound of crickets and frogs will accompany your walk. Its name is due to the beautiful emerald colour that give its waters. You can dive into this beautiful pool and also stroll in the jungle. You will find well maintained paths and you could admire the beauty of this jungle to the thousands of shades of green; many of its trees are labeled with the name of their species, you can also enjoy the scent of exotic flowers.

Tips

The best way to arrive is by motorbike or private early morning tour to enjoy the place until tours with lots of tourists begin arriving. You have to pay the access.
Remember that you are in a national park so if you bring plastic bottles or food with you, do not leave anything on the ground, take the waste with you please!