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The Oriental Hotel in Bangkok Heals You Ayurvedic Style

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  Site Where: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500
June 28, 2007 at 10:53 AM | by | ()

Bangkok's Oriental Hotel has just got even more cool stuff. Really. It was already home to the Oriental Spa that many guests raved about and now there's more. The penthouse apartment above the spa--it used to house the General Manager, but he gave it up "for the greater good"--now houses Bangkok's first Ayurvedic Centre.

If you're not sure what on earth an Ayurvedic Centre is, trust us that it's a good thing. This particuar one has four suites, where you can get a full-on holistic treatment Indian-style including a steam cabinet for a post-oil massage, have a soak in the copper bathtub (it's bacteria resistant!), and have consultations with an Ayurvedic doctor and a yoga trainer.

But if that doesn't convince you, then here's another angle: a recent Forbes write-up reckons the Oriental is great for honeymooners--especially for those who want to learn the secrets of Thai cooking by taking part in a morning class (perhaps improving cooking skills makes a good start to a marriage?). So you either heal yourself or you learn to cook; or you are still allowed to just relax, if that's what you want.

[Photo: urbanshopper]

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