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Mario Maurer gives 8 reasons to choose Thailand for your next family vacation

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Find out why Thailand is the best choice for your next family vacation with the help of heartthrob and new Tourism ambassador Mario Maurer

Mario Maurer could very well be the hottest star in Thailand but now he’s adding Ambassador to his resume.

With his disarming boy-next-door charm, it’s no wonder that he’s been chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to be the face of their Amazing Thailand campaign, enticing more tourists to explore, experience and fall in love with the Land of Smiles.

Thailand is a place full of “beautiful destinations”, Mario described his home country with fondness at a recent press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila.

In his eyes, each of the five provinces has its own characteristic and culture. “Actually Thailand can be visited all year round. If you’re a first timer I recommend you visit the major cities such as Bangkok because in Bangkok, you have many things to explore like the old temples, the food, the people there,” Maurer said.

Thai people, he believes, are much like pinoys; he describes them as “smiling, happy, and friendly.”

The similarities don’t end there.

The Thai heartthrob lists ‘being respectful to elders’ and ‘incredible hospitality’ as common, admirable traits both Pinoys and Thais possess.

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand with your family. Here are things you should not miss, according to Mario.

1. Ride a boat shop

“I know a lot of you love Ban but I think you should go to Amphawa, the floating market,” he gushed. “You can get anything there. Things are very cheap.”

photo courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

photo courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

2. Get a massage on a boat

“When you take a boat tour, you can get a massage while on the [boat ride] until you reach your next destination. When I tried it, there must have been 10 girls getting a massage,” teased the Thai hottie.

3. Get your thrills at Chiang Mai

“Go to Chiang Mai and try the zip line. It’s very good, I tried it and it’s exciting,” he recounted.

Chiang Mai may be a one hour plane ride from Bangkok but considering how Mario’s eyes lit up as he described his experience, it will be worth the effort.

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