Age of Digitization

In modern times the role of social media in our society has increased intensively. Some year back, there was only one media platform, and we had no other option to confirm the news or event. Today we check the same information from social media, and most of the time, it is another way round. The age of digitization has changed our lives so harshly that we cannot avoid its negative role in our society or even in our personal life, although we know the true picture.

In this article, I am going to discuss the good and bad factors of the digital world. The table of the content will be as follows:

  • 1. Social media Polarization
  • 2. Social media stabbing
  • 3. The psychological effect of social media
  • 4. Advantages of Social media
  • 5. Social Media and Social Norms
  • 6. Conclusion

Social media Polarization

The new generation of our times has enormous reach to social media, which creates polarization. People divide into groups, that groups turn into parties and a leader who claims to head that particular group. 

Let’s discuss the social media leader’s education and abilities; social media group leaders must own a good smartphone that supports the fastest internet speed. The true leader makes his own Facebook page and posts relative content regularly. The person should have the same type of group on WhatsApp, and most importantly, on Twitter as it is the hub to the elite class checklist.

Now, what is left? Someone who patronizes the group leader, a political leader, a religious leader, a business class elite, or it may be a leader of any sports activity. We see that all these people are dependent on social media and the activist. Any of the fields, as mentioned earlier, or there are thousands other cannot sustain their power without social media good exposure.

Why the social media polarization has such sharp edges? 

The social media activist does not need to be a well-educated person, although his target audience is educated. If a person whose knowledge is limited in religion, politics, journalism, or business, he will not think for a moment to post his opinion. That’s exactly is the demand of a patronizer. He does so because he is the owner of a phone and nobody pays his internet bills. The person who will disagree with him will be blocked there and then from all social media platforms.

I stopped here and thought how the arguments would have ended if the two persons faced each other in real life. Indeed, the situation would have been different; they would have listened to each other patiently, and mutual respect must be maintained. They would have disagreed logically; above all, they would have started a discussion if they have considerable knowledge of the topic.

So, I am correct to say social media polarization divides our society for our limitations of knowledge.

Social media Polarization
Control master of social media

Who is taking advantage?

It comes to mind that one person in our society disagreed with the other, and a dispute was raised so high that everybody got damaged. Who gets the profit, and who loses? Because it is natural when one loses other gains.

Elite class always used the masses; there is no difference here; let’s start from the beginning. 

Phone users; A loser who could not get proper education due to fewer facilities because of funds corruption from his patronizer. 

The phone company, which never demands your education; here, your payment matters only, whether you are paying complete or on installments, you are welcome here warmly. 

Internet company will provide you with the fastest service when you pay the total amount of charges. 

Social media application; social media app builders will get their reward when you use the app.

Patronizer; your patronizer’s ideas will flourish, and he will achieve his goal by using you. 

Reread the list above and search for the only loser who lost on every step of the social and economic forum.

Social media stabbing

Social media stabbing is a rising trend in our general public. The media forums are used for positive as well as negative purposes. If I disagree with my political opponent’s narrative, I’m afraid I can’t agree with him at any forum. I would not like him in the sports ground, not at a religious ceremony, not at a marriage party, and even not in the bar. Yes, one thing I will do against him; I will note his negative attitude everywhere, and after the addition of necessary data that befit me, I will post it on social media forums.

Disagreeing with opponents on social media is a natural phenomenon, but a logical answer by acknowledging the other person’s views can build social harmony among the people of different thoughts.

Psychological Effect of Social Media

The psychological effect of social media has tightened its grip on the youth all over the world. When a friend of mine gives positive feedback on my post, I feel happy; if he commented with a beautiful emoji, my heart opens up with love and respect for him. I feel satisfied when someone likes my post, and it is a matter of great reverence when a person shares my post, which means he thinks what I think and does what I wish to do. 

The next stage starts when you give no feedback on my post, no like, no comment, and no sharing; you are a boring person who has no interest in social activity. After this, you are enlisted as a person of no aesthetic norms.

Behold; there is another label for you, after which social media blocking is your destiny. I shared a post on social media, and I am sure about it as a friend of mine sent it to me, and you disagreed. How dare you; you are not a person who can remain in the geniuses group; I am blocking you right now; goodbye.

With this one comment, the social media ties ended forever. 

I blocked a person and felt a sigh of relief, still feeling tense, and the person who is blocked is astonished why blocked him.

The fake social capital of likes and dislikes affects us psychologically to an extent. All this is happening most of the time because we don’t know the other people and don’t bother to see the reason. 

We cannot leave social media activities at any time; our good mornings, good evenings are with social media, and we cannot leave it in-between. Social media squeezes our youth in its jaws so tightly that the young gentleman cannot turn his head without prior permission.

It is a fact that social media presents one picture of our society, but it hides more at the same time. 

Psychological Effect of Social Media
Psychological Effect of Social Media leads to stress

Social media life is far from real life, where we cannot block our opponent, friend, or relative. We have to face everyone with patience; instant response in real life may lead to physical or economic loss. 

The digital world of social media has shortened our temperament; the response rate is quicker with a significant margin of error, affecting us psychologically for no reason.

I love to fulfill one desire: I am appealing to people to see, to like, to comment, and to share my post according to my desire. 

  • Is it the point where I have become mentally sick?
  • What if nobody agrees with me in the whole world?
  • Is it social media platform due to which I lost my confidence?
  • Why am I looking toward unknown people to like me?
  • Why am I ready to give them back an equally good response?

All of this is happening in our social media-affected society, where I can’t live happily without fake responses.

Advantages of Social media

The advantages of social media are far more than expectations if it is used in a positive direction. All the social media forums like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, and many other regional social platforms are nowadays a source of knowledge, news, social disputes, latest events, and above all, monetization.

You can share the latest updates on social media and can defend your narrative. You have access to your leaders and can get feedback from them. 

In the social media world, you are your master. What you say is true for sure if you don’t allow others to intervene.

Strong social relations
Strong social relations

Social media’s positive role in our society provides us with a chance to interact with the highest eligible people worldwide and productively discuss world-leading matters. 

Social media has tightened its grip around us wherever we go, from individual to state-level; all matters are discussed through social media. 

Social Media Monetization

Social media monetization can convert your ideas and popularity into a huge amount of revenue if you are using it with a particular intent and has a vote bank of people in followers’ shape.

Some people are dependent on social media monetization and are busy 24/7 to boost up their intent.

We indeed take advantage here, but the social media and digital world revenues stumble in a moment when someone lost its Id. 

Does Social Media Have A Positive Impact on Society?

Social media has a powerful impact on our society, and it affects the youth most. The positive side of social media can play a positive role in building our community.

It is a matter that social media leaves negative and positive impressions on human behavior in our society. We need to educate our youth on the usage of social media to get fruitful results.

Social Media Positive Statistics

Social media positive statistics are, unfortunately, very low. Indeed, it is a great benefit of social media that; we reach out to the people who were out of the general public’s dreams. You are free to share an opinion on national and international issues and can build social relations with an ideal personality.

A positive built social media forum helps people to know the problems and solutions for each other. Social media jobs help people to earn bounty when there is no other source of income. Students can share their thoughts on social media for a better understanding of a particular topic. Business deals and ideas sharing on social media is a positive perspective of modern times.

If used positively, social media may help you build good relations and bring you mental satisfaction.

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Social Media and Social Norms

There was a time when I could remember the phone numbers of my friends, family members, and even I could claim the number that my friend forgot and tell him exactly. As time passed, I started to forget all the memorable things on my fingertips some years back. I could not remember my 10th standard marks with complete details, and I don’t know how many of my classmates could not appear in the final exams. I couldn’t give a complete description of my childhood memories, as it was an exciting topic for me in the past year. I don’t know where I lost my memory; I am a person who was called a “baba” (an old man) in my childhood for memorizing every detail of an event even after years.

  • Have I lost my memory?
  • Who is responsible for the loss of my memory?
  • Why am I unable to memorize the past? 
  • Why is my past a blur now, which was crystal clear before ten years?
  • Why don’t I bother to put aside my mobile phone while dining?
  • Have we lost our social norms?

Social media played a big role in converting my social norms; I feel I was more intelligent before social media and digital world invention as I started to depend on my gadgets than my mind. I feel I was more religious before social media, more obedient to elders before social media, more creative before social media. 

Today, somebody is driving me; at times, I want to get rid of the digital world, but it holds me back the next second to complete the last task.

Conclusion

I want to apologize to the people whom I hurt with my ideas. The idea to make such a post is 100% personal; anybody can disagree, and the critique will be open-heartedly accepted.

 The social media in our young generation’s hands is not less than explosive; unless we educate them on social media’s function and benefits in a well-organized society. 

Social media is meant to be used for a positive role in society, and it is possible only through trained human resources.

We live in the latest technology era, and unfortunately, we cannot handle its role. 

Just give me a second and ponder on it; 100 years back, “west” was the inventor of the latest machinery and the “east” was a consumer for all inventions, “west” knew to handle, and east was learning to use and the time came and technology upgrade. 

“West” is again inventor, and “east” is buyer again, but this time situation is tougher to handle; eastern people buy the smartphone, whether Android or iPhone but could not manage to learn its complete features. Above all, the learned and educated people of the “East” shifted themselves to the west, claiming that; they are unfit in eastern society. 

Scandinavian home decor and minimalist interior design

Live in Scandinavian Style

A Scandinavian lifestyle is a minimalist form of living in a superior fashion. The idea to decorate home impressively and remarkably in simple Scandinavian fashion comes from people who believe in allowing lower classes for beautiful lifestyle functions instead of the elite class only.

 Open and airy space with windows and doors, natural light for day and night time, natural materials like wood, leather, stones, bamboo, and light and bright colours are the primary functions for the Scandinavian minimalist interior designing in modern times.

 The Scandinavian interior design is just a simple and minimal set of natural and human-made items.

Create Simple but Stunning Interior Scandinavian Design

The popular, simple stunning Scandinavian interior design is not a new fashion; instead, it is an attractive setting since 1950.

 Why is the Scandinavian interior design still popular?

 The answer to this is a natural and simple design that never dies. Natural designing includes natural shapes through natural elements like wood, leather, hemp, and fire.

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Minimalist interior design

Minimalist interior design

The Scandinavian minimalist interior design structure features a vast space that clears extra items. The elements in minimalist architecture are arranged in a unique and straightforward form.

 Attractive natural design is gained by placing plants inside the rooms, giving access to natural light inside the house with wide and open glass doors and windows.

Use Light Colors but Sharp Contrasts

Light colour and sharp desin

The Scandinavian interior designing colors for home decoration and style uses light colors with sharp contrast.

 Forest green color provides a rich and natural look by placing a plant in a light-colored drawing-room. The attractive color contrast for curtains in interior fashion designing for Scandinavian people is pale gold and sky blue. The wooden-colored floor gives cozy feelings with lighter and sharp colors of furniture.

 A carpet placed with contrasting colors that match curtains and furniture is the best way to decorate a drawing-room in Scandinavian style.

Scandinavian Drawing Room Lighting Scheme

Scandinavian home decor is all about simplicity and natural settings. The Scandinavia drawing room lighting decoration idea is based simply on natural light access to the room. Whether it is day or night time, you need to reduce the artificial lighting and arrange space for natural light through glass doors and windows to enhance the quality of simplicity in Scandinavian fashion.

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Things to Do At Home During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown

The upshot of CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) has certainly upset the scheduled life of one and all. Though it has caused the termination of some key events, closing of schools/colleges, and gravely affected the travel plans. But we still need to thank Almighty God that it is not life-threatening to most of us.

Alongside a few difficulties, CORONAVIRUS is offering a gift of time for the manifestation of the future. It may be a surreal experience, however; we have to believe that this quarantine time is an opportunity to decide a way forward in life and off course finding you in yourself.

 According to psychologists, growth opportunities arise whenever we are forced out of our routine and habits. The act of effectively embracing the change produces psychological flexibility, which is a significant factor in good mental health.

What to do at Home During COVID-19 Lockdown?

How to spend time at home during COVID-19 lockdown is a billion-dollar question and I am going to answer you, so be with me till the end. I recommend you not to waste your time during your self-quarantine, over CORONAVIRUS news or scrolling through social media. Rather this is to elucidate what is significant in your life and how to get yourself ready to move on after evaporation of CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) to become stronger, calmer and clearer than ever before.

Furthermore, this free time isn’t boring, until you yourself made it. It isn’t essential that you don’t socialize or party during this isolation period. In the next few paragraphs, I will narrate how you can utilize your isolation time for benefit as well as you can still party and socialized under quarantine restrictions.

15 Best Things To Do At Home During COVID 19 Lockdown

No one of us had ever experienced this sort of pausing to life ever. It is a mighty reminder from nature and it can be a turning point in our lives if we give ourselves time to absorb the lessons of this experience. Here is a list of 15 best things to do at home during Lockdown;

Spend some time with family

Family time is a significant effect on acquiring a hefty relationship between husband/wife and parents/children. If you think that you have neglected it, this is the time to enjoy this luxury.

Re-form your approach towards your loved ones

Think of your relations to people attached to you other than your family. Your neighbors, subordinates, class fellows, friends, and siblings all are your responsibility up to some extent. You have the time now to feel and restructure your policies towards them.

Develop a sense of gratitude

The aspect of grave disease reminds us to be grateful for our wellness and other blessings of God. Watching/listening news regarding sickness of many and the demise of a few people around us is a wakeup call for our gratitude. Take the opportunity of free time and say thanks to God and all of those who played a role in making your life colored.

Time to start a local business

Recognized vendors are struggling to meet their online shopping orders these days. So, it’s a perfect opportunity to start a limited business like food delivery services i.e. homemade food products, poultry, meat, vegetables, fruits, pantry goods, dairy products and so on.



Learn a new language

Android or PC base apps have opened a new gate for learning. A lot of apps are offering free help to learn a language. Download one of them and spend 30 to 45 minutes a day teaching yourself how to speak Chinese, Japanese, French or as per your liking.

Call for the virtual gathering

Gather a few of your friends on a video call. Everybody to make a dish of his/her own. Gather on a virtual dining table and enjoy virtual dinner, no one had it before.

Arrange virtual pub quiz

Pubs may be the most missing thing in the USA today. Ask your friends for a virtual pub quiz, where anyone can ask the question over a video call via any social page. Prizes can be offered to winners.

Are you missing movie nights with friends

Lockdown restrictions have definitely disentitled us to enjoy the weekends with friends at theatres or cinemas. Download a movie and put it on the air for your friends via the social media group. Chat during the film and arrange popcorns / soft drinks to zest the fun.   

Light up your night with virtual musical concerts

A few of the pop stars have started launching their own virtual concerts. Similarly, virtual concerts could be launched for friends, classmates, and co-workers, where a local or a famous singer can be invited.

Do not miss out on work out

Gymnasiums are closed all over the planet due to the ongoing scenario. However, few of them have started online classes. Join any of them or get online work out guide and try it at home with your children and spouse.

Books will prove to be the best friends

Reading inflates your knowledge and keeps you up to date with new evolutions in your field. However, reading books may not be a habit for all of us. Spend your free time for learning. It will help you professionally and personally. Create your reading list and go back to it daily at least for two hours.

Write blogs / Tweets is a real fun

Everyone can’t be Shakespeare, but it doesn’t mean that you should not write. If you think you can write, try writing blogs, tweets or articles. Try it for fun, it will hone your writing proficiency and foster your creativity.

Take a course of your choice

Many high profile institutions are offering online courses. Look out for one apropos your field or your likings. You can also search for off-field courses like cooking, parenting, gardening, etc.



Be ready to volunteer yourself

Check volunteering opportunities at your city and share your time, skills, and knowledge with organizations that need it. You may find one you will be able to contribute through.

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 Stay Home, Stay safe:

Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Monitor your health and do practice social distancing. Wash your hands often, avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose. Avoid traveling and contact with sick people. Wishing you a safe and healthy life during and after CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) epidemic wave.

Best Things to do in Seoul South Korea

The most fashionable capital in Asia, Seoul, embodies the absolute modernity that the world envies. Its keen sense of experimental architecture, its connected shopping centers, and its surging K-Pop wave have taken the Korean megalopolis to the summit of glory. We have created a list of 10 Best Things to do in Seoul South Korea.

10 Best Things to do in Seoul South Korea

1. Visit the past at Dongdaemun Historical Cultural Park

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Dongdaemun Historical Cultural Park

Do you want to travel back in time? You should go to Dongdaemun Cultural and Historical Park. You can get a glimpse of the famous building “Dongdaemun design Plaza.” Designed by Zaha Hadid, this building looks like a vast silver spaceship that would have landed in the center of this bustling district of Seoul.

You can also visit a theme park with the ruins of a military camp dating from the choson dynasty. Finally, you can stroll along the ancient wall that once protected the fortified city of Seoul.

2. Visit a market in Seoul

Which markets to visit in Seoul? There are many in the capital, but some are more to see than others.

The medicinal herbs market

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The medicinal herbs market

Are you looking for a market to see in Seoul? Stimulate your five senses at the Seoul Herbal Market. You will be able to watch and smell all kinds of traditional “medicines” sold on the various stands of the market

Noryangjin fish market

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Noryangjin fish market

This huge wholesale market is one of the largest markets in Korea and is around 80 years old.

Gwangjang market

This traditional market offers around 5000 stores and independent sellers who sell everything from silk to satin, passing by the hanbok (traditional Korean costume) of very good quality.

3. Relive a battle at the Korean War Memorial Museum

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Korean War Memorial Museum

The country was devastated during the civil war and is still today – technically speaking – at war with North Korea. To learn all about the history of the Korean War through the ages, it is best to visit the Korean War Memorial Museum. This museum offers many highlights such as a cinema where you can witness an aerial attack of F-15K in 3D.



4. Visit the temple of Bongeunsa

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temple of Bongeunsa

Not sure what things to do in Seoul? Visit to Bongeunsa Temple, a temple located in the middle of the skyscrapers of Gangnam – one of the central business districts of Seoul. Do not hesitate to subscribe to the “The Temple Life experience” program to be introduced to Buddhist culture.

5. How about testing a Korean spa in Seoul?

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Korean spa in Seoul

Yes, you heard right: get a full body scrub in one of the many Korea’s bathhouses in Seoul. Once the exfoliation is finished, make the most of the various facilities in your “Bathhouse” such as saunas, medicinal baths, whirlpools, etc.

6. Live like a king at Gyeongbukgung Palace

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Gyeongbukgung Palace

What things to do in Seoul if not visit its palaces? The city has five. The largest of them, the Gyeongbukgung offers you an exciting and free clothing experience: being able to wear the traditional royal costume. Take your time to explore this magnificent palace and its gardens at your own pace!

7. Seoul Tower

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Seoul Tower

Seeing the city from above makes one realize the immenseness of this city. The beauty of its mountains in the north protecting the town from the plains gives it that touch of nature and freshness that all towns should have. From the Seoul Tower, the views are spectacular, try to catch a bright day.

8. Shopping in Seoul: Myeongdong

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Shopping in Seoul, Myeongdong

If you are a shopaholic, search for Korean cosmetics and trendy products among the neon lights of Myeongdong, Seoul’s central shopping district. If you are looking for new flavors, do not hesitate to try street food in one of the many stalls that line the streets.

9. Walk Around the Han River Park

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the Han River Park

The various parks on the Han River offer activities for all ages and tastes. The many playgrounds and lawns appeal to families with young children, while bicycle rental, duck boat rental, and other services are more attractive to couples.



10. Take a Tour of One of the Many Museums in Seoul

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Museums in Seoul – Best Things to do in Seoul South Korea

Don’t you know which museum to visit among the many in Seoul? Here we have listed the on the best museums to go.

  • Trick Eye Museum 
  • Kyungin Fine Arts Museum
  • Leeum Museum, Samsung

I hope you will enjoy this list of things to do in Seoul.

Best Things to do in Phuket Thailand

Known as “The Pearl of the Andaman Sea,” Phuket is a difficult place to forget. There are lots of activities and things to see: paradise beaches, amazing landscapes, exotic towns, and markets. Apart from all this, Phuket is an excellent base point for touring the nearby islands. Here, we have created a list of the best things to do in Phuket Thailand.

10 Best Things to do in Phuket Thailand

1. Discover The Beaches

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Discover The Beaches

Phuket is famous for its more than 30 white sand beaches and turquoise waters. The most popular beaches are Patong, Karon and Kata, but these are usually plagued by tourists. If you are looking for a little piece of this crowd-free paradise, you can visit beaches such as Surin, Banana Beach, Nai Thon and Kata Noi.

2. Visit The Karon Viewpoint

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Visit The Karon Viewpoint

This can be one of the fascinating things to do in Phuket. Just south of Kata Noi Beach you can find the best panoramic point of Phuket. On one side you can admire the magnificent Andaman Sea and on the other, the three long beaches of the western thing. It is a trendy spot for tourists, so the top is usually full of people

3. Meet The Big Buddha

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Meet The Big Buddha

One of the most famous landmarks in all of Phuket. If you are looking for something more cultural than the beach, you can visit this gigantic 45-meter statue. The Great Buddha sits on top of Mount Nagakerd in Karon.

 From there you have a 360-degree panoramic view of the southern part of Phuket.



4. Visit Wat Chalong Temple

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Visit Wat Chalong Temple

Wat Chalong is one of the most amazing temples in Phuket and the spiritual center of the island. Thousands of people visit it every year.

The most impressive of Wat Chalong is probably the Grand Pagoda. It is said that there is a small piece of bone from the same Buddha.

Remember to wear clothes to cover your shoulders and knees, since it is a temple of worship and showing these parts is considered disrespectful.

5. Stroll through the Old Town

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Stroll through the Old Town

This historic center of Phuket will take you back to a time when the beaches were not full of tourists. Instead, Phuket was an industrial center where merchants from China, Portugal and the Middle East came together to exchange mining products and plantations. If you want to enjoy the tour, you have to add this in the list of things to do in Phuket.

Here you will find a fabulous mix of Sino-Portuguese architectures with Chinese temples etc.

6. Phang Ngan Bay Excursion

Best Things to do in Phuket
Phang Ngan Bay Excursion

Phang Ngan Bay is home to more than 40 islands, in addition to multiple lagoons and caves. The distinctive shape of the bay gives it natural protection and makes it the perfect place for activities such as kayaking.

The most iconic point is James Bond Island, a classic image of Thailand. You can book a full-day excursion that will take you to know the most amazing places in the bay.

7. Visit the Elephant sanctuaries of Phuket

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Elephant sanctuaries of Phuket

The elephant is the national animal of Thailand, but unfortunately, as a result of tourism, many elephants are abused and forced to practice activities for tourists.

Get to know these sanctuaries to learn all the reasons why you don’t have to ride elephants in Thailand. In these sanctuaries, they recover and rehabilitate exploited elephants for tourism.

8. Experience the Fanta Sea Show in Phuket

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Fanta Sea Show in Phuket

The biggest show on the island, the Phuket Fanta Sea Show is something bizarre but professional and very well accomplished. A Las Vegas-style show, with trapeze artists, jugglers, pyrotechnics, humor and artists of all kinds.

It takes place in a theme park with places to eat and multiple shows, all celebrating the rich and cheerful Thai culture.



9. See The Simon Cabaret Show

Best Things to do in Phuket
Simon Cabaret Show

Probably the most bizarre experience, not only of your trip to Phuket but of your trip to Thailand. The Simon Cabaret Show is the largest transvestite show on the island. Very funny. Music, song and dance are intertwined in this extraordinary extravaganza.

10. Get lost in the weekend night market

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weekend night market

Thai markets are one of the most common and unique things in the country, and Phuket is not far behind. On weekends, the Phuket Weekend Night Market, also known as “Naka Market”, is one of the most acclaimed markets in Thailand for tourists. This is one of your last things to do in Phuket to enjoy the list.

Best Things to do in Taipei Taiwan

The capital of Taiwan is full of amazing places to visit but besides the classic and known sites, it is the whole city itself that turns out to be an attraction in its own right. So, What to do in Taipei? What are the Best Things to do in Taipei? You could spend your whole stay walking, strolling the streets, without even setting foot in a museum or a temple.

You would be surprised by everything you could see. To help you What to do in Taipei? and to organize your stay there, we’ve listed the best things to do in Taipei Taiwan.

10 Best Things to do in Taipei Taiwan

1. NIGHT MARKET – SHILIN NIGHT MARKET

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NIGHT MARKET – SHILIN NIGHT MARKET

Taiwan has fantastic food. It is a mix of influences from Chinese regions and Japan. There is no better place to try them than in a night market. The “culinary” markets like that of Shilin, offer all the influences of Taiwan in small bites.

Stroll the narrow aisles and try the oyster omelets, fresh seafood, smelly tofu just to name a few. Then have a cup of foaming tea or a Taiwan Beer.

2. THE KARAOKES

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THE KARAOKES

KTVs are establishments consisting of several individual rooms containing karaoke equipment. Many KTVs in Taiwan are open 24/7. Taiwanese people are crazy about karaoke. Unlike the West, where karaoke is considered has-been, this is one of the most popular things to do in Taipei during the weekend.



3. THE TAIPEI 101 TOWER

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THE TAIPEI 101 TOWER

This tower was once the tallest building in the world. The Taipei 101 offers breathtaking views from its top floor. Preferably go there on a day when the city is not too foggy, so that you can see further. There is an indoor observatory on the 89th floor and an outdoor observatory on the 91st.

In addition to an incredible panoramic view, the ride in the elevator to the top is also a highlight of the visit of the building. It is a “journey” in the fastest elevator in the world that awaits you.

4. SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL

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SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL

You can’t travel to Taipei without soaking up its history. Sun Yat-sen was the father of the Republic of China, and the hall dedicated to his memory is a popular tourist attraction.

Witness the changing of the guard, discover History and art exhibitions. Also the gigantic library of 300,000 books, and the surrounding park of the memorial.

5. THE TCHANG KAi-CHEK MEMORIAL

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THE TCHANG KAi-CHEK MEMORIAL

The memorial has become a landmark of the city, with its great and imposing architecture and its historical symbolism (Tchang Kai-chek was the former president of Taiwan).

There are often shows that take place in the square by artists and musicians, and groups of teenagers who practice their choreographed dance movements. In the landscaped gardens, tai chi and kung fu lessons are held.

6. THEMED RESTAURANTS

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THEMED RESTAURANTS

Taipei has many themed restaurants where you can eat in a prison, with Barbie and Ken, in a hospital, but also in a toilet bowl. The latter, the Modern Toilet is making a buzz here. You can indeed order dishes with bizarre but very good titles, which will be served in a bowl.

7. TAKE THE MAOKONG GONDOLA IN THE MOUNTAINS

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TAKE THE MAOKONG GONDOLA IN THE MOUNTAINS

Take the Wenhu line for the Taipei Zoo for example. You can enjoy a 20-30-minute walk above the surrounding hills. Built-in 2002 to attenuate the road traffic of the inhabitants of the region.

This is going to be one of most essential things to do in Taipei from this list. The cable cars can now transport approximately 2000 people per hour.

8. GO HIKING!

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GO HIKING!

A welcome break in the surroundings of the buzzing and bustling city of Taipei. You can follow the paths and walks through forests, tea plantations and ponds, temples, palaces and tea rooms.



9. TEST THE TAIWAN HIGH-SPEED ​​RAIL

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TEST THE TAIWAN HIGH-SPEED RAIL

This train which can reach 400 km / h is one of the busiest “metros” in the world! Thanks to this train, you can travel to other places in the country by traveling very quickly.

10. EAT, EAT, AND EAT!

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EAT, EAT, AND EAT!

Do you think you will lose weight during your visit to Taipei? Think again! If you ask Taiwanese people what is the best thing to do in Taipei, 95% of them will tell you: “eat!” Whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal, international cuisine, or just a cheap snack, you won’t have to look too long.

Best Things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand

The second-largest city in Thailand, Chiang Mai is a city both relaxed and dynamic. It is surrounded by remarkable vegetation; whose treasures are good to discover. Overview of the inevitable of the one we nicknamed the Rose of the North. So here is list of the best things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand, include visiting some of the city’s beautiful temples and unique sites.

10 Best Things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand

1. PREPARE YOUR WATER GUN FOR SONGKRAN

Best Things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand
SONGKRAN

The water festival is one of the highlights of the Thai calendar and it is undoubtedly in Chiang Mai that it is the busiest. It is an opportunity for working families in the rest of the country, and particularly in the southern islands, to return home to celebrate the Buddhist New Year.

On the program, a giant water bottle to purify friends and travelers, which will leave you with lasting memories.

2. PARTICIPATE IN A COOKING CLASS

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COOKING CLASS

Chiang Mai has very diverse gastronomy and many schools offer you to take a cooking class. Students follow the chef to a local market, which explains how to choose the various ingredients that will be used in the dishes.

You will then go to the stove to learn how to make some classic recipes, such as curry paste, pad thai or mango sticky rice. After tasting, you will leave with a small recipe book.



3. RELAX WITH A MASSAGE

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RELAX WITH A MASSAGE

The places where you get a massage in Chiang Mai are legion, whether in the street, in small shops or luxurious spas. We Prefer to go to the women’s prison, the sum that you will pay for your masseuse will be given to her. This is one of the relaxing things to do in Chiang Mai.

4. VISIT THE TEMPLES

Best things to do in chiang mai
VISIT THE TEMPLES

Chiang Mai has no less than 300 temples, much of which dates from the Lanna era. Cover your shoulders and legs and push the door of the most famous of them, like Wat Chiang Man with its stone elephants, Wat Phra Singh with its gilding, Wat Suan Dok, with its immaculate chedi, the Buddhist temple Wat Chedi.

5. WATCH THE ELEPHANTS

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WATCH THE ELEPHANTS

Forget the somewhat dubious centers where the pachyderms continue to be exploited to amuse tourists and opt instead for one of the sanctuaries where they operate in semi-freedom.

You will be able to get up close to these sensitive animals and even participate in their bath. It will be one of unforgettable things to do in Chiang Mai.

6. THE NATIONAL PARKS OF DOI SUTHEP-PUI AND DOI ITHANON

Best things to do in chiang mai
THE NATIONAL PARKS OF DOI SUTHEP-PUI AND DOI ITHANON

The first extends over 235 km² of wilderness and the temple perched at 1,616 meters will reveal a breathtaking view of the valley. Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand (2,635 meters), offers ideal hiking trails to cool off when the temperature becomes overwhelming.

7. TAKE A TREK IN THE FOREST TO MEET ETHNIC GROUPS

Best Things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand
TAKE A TREK IN THE FOREST TO MEET ETHNIC GROUPS

Departing from Chiang Mai, hikes are organized in the jungle to discover the many ethnic groups living in villages away from the urban bustle. Hmong, Karen, Yao or Lisu will welcome you for one night.

8. VISIT A MUSEUM

Best things to do in chiang mai
VISIT A MUSEUM

Chiang Mai is home to many museums and the one devoted to the history of the city will tell you that of the ancient Lanna kingdom. Unusual, Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai 3D Art Museum, reveals a collection of Trompe-l’oeil paintings.

The Lanna Folklife Museum is an interesting museum full of exhibitions about the lives, history, and culture of the Lanna people of northern Thailand.



9. ATTEND THE LANTERN FESTIVAL

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ATTEND THE LANTERN FESTIVAL

The lantern festival, attracts thousands of Thais and travelers every year in November. Along the Ping River, fireworks shows are organized, rafts launched on the river and lanterns launched towards the sky to pay homage to the goddess Mae Kongkha. But also to free oneself from worries of everyday life and craving luck for the harvest.

10. GO TO THE SATURDAY EVENING MARKET ON WALKING STREET

Best Things to do in Chiang Mai Thailand
SATURDAY EVENING MARKET ON WALKING STREET

One of the best ways to visit Chiang Mai is to browse its markets. you should do some shopping and immerse yourself in Thai culture. Going to the Saturday evening market is the one of the last things to do in Chiang Mai.

Do not miss this street market in Chiang Mai, where you will stroll among the colorful stalls and find local handicrafts.