Korat, Thailand, is the kingdom’s second largest city, perched high above sea level on the Korat Plateau. Adjacent to the many mountainous national parks that are the region’s chief draw, the city itself is a quaint example of what Bangkok might have looked like some fifty years ago before all the skyscrapers sprouted up. There is plenty to do and see here, but for locals and visitors alike, Terminal 21 is the place to have fun!

This huge seven floor mall rises regally above Mittraphap Road and is crowned by a 110-metre tall tower with a Sky Deck boasting panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. The peafowl blue themed Terminal 21 korat hotel is one of the city’s best, featuring a delightful pool that will make you feel as if you are flying high above the streets instead of just swimming! The mall is designed to feel like an airport terminal, the escalators offering “flights” to the various global destinations of the internationally themed floors, each with a plethora of shopping and eating venues. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day, here is just some of what is on offer:

The Caribbean – This floor is decorated with palm trees, sailboats, seashells, and seabirds, all in vibrant Caribbean colours to give you the feeling you have just stepped off the plane into an island paradise.

Paris – Ah, gay Paris, the home of fashion and culinary creativity. The perfect place to view the 7-storey model of the Eiffel Tower and sip coffee in a “street-side” cafe.

London – A real double decker bus is parked on this foggy floor, and life size statues of bobbies and palace guards are stationed here and there to keep the peace. Don’t miss the Harry Potter-themed train station lavatory, with half a luggage cart protruding from the magical secret entry to Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station!

Istanbul – The highlight of this exotic feeling floor is literally the many exquisite multi-coloured glass lamps that light the way down this bustling collection of shops and eateries.

Tokyo – Have your picture taken with the giant sumo wrestlers, then treat yourself to some delicious sushi. Overarching cherry blossoms make you feel as if its springtime in old Japan!

San Francisco – You can almost smell the salt in the air, the place to sample some fresh seafood!