Short Travel Guide to Thailand – The Land of Smiles

Warm sunny beaches. Temples. The Calmness of the Buddhist culture. Amazing food. Heritage and History. Stunning Infrastructure. Wildlife. Sunshine.

That’s Thailand!

Your Travel Guide to Thailand

Visited by millions of people each year. Therefore, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia.

The landscape of the country is beautifully diverse. It has high ranges of mountains, beautiful green plateaus, rivers, coastline, rice farms, and waterfalls. Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, and the Andaman Sea border Thailand.

THINGS TO DO & Places to visit in Thailand

Beaches

Thailand is home to around 2,000 miles of beautiful coastline. People visit from all over the world to see the crystal clear and sparkling blue waters, the silvery sands, coral reefs, and the underwater marine life.

Thailand is known as a destination for a dive vacation. Some of the best diving spots are Similan Islands, Koh Tao, Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Phi Phi Islands, which offer scuba diving, white water rafting, and liveaboard diving.
These islands also offer the opportunity to see Sharks, Manta Rays and over 10,000 other species of marine animals.

Temples

For travellers looking for serenity and calm, Thailand is the most preferred destination. Also known as the land of the Buddha, it has over 40,000 temples. People come here from all over the world to wish for their good health and find peace in spending time with the monks.
Not only are the temples oases of spirituality but each one of them is also a magnificent structure.

Wat Rong Khun
Some of the most visited temples are Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) known for its sparkling white structure with beautiful cut glass embedded in it. Nestled in deep forests is Wat Tham Pha Plong, known for its scenic location.

Other beautiful temples to visit are Wat Chet Yot, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Arun.
Also, people wishing to experience a day in the life of a monk should visit the city of Chiang Mai. There you can see young men being ordained as monks. This is a very spiritual ritual to experience, which is sure to stay with you for life.

Wildlife

Thailand has abundant wildlife and the country invests a lot in rehabilitating and taking care of its animals. It has 147 beautifully maintained reserves and national parks which conduct wildlife tours to let you have a never before experience of the untamed wild.

Here, you can watch hundreds of bats flying into the caves at twilight at the Khao Yai National Park, and sleep in floating houses surrounded by the nocturnal sounds of the jungle at Khao Sok National Park. You can also see other exotic species like gibbons, clouded leopards, tapirs, and Crocodiles.

The nightlife of Thailand

Exotic. Adventurous. Romantic. Wild. Rapturous.
That’s how the Thai nightlife is described. Above all, millions of people from around the world visit Thailand to experience this.
In addition, the country has some of the world’s best nightclubs, bars, and eating joints. The country offers not only parties but also traditional martial art performances in these night tours.
For streets filled with people dancing in beautiful neon lights, visit The Walking Street in Pattaya. The Haad Rin beach lights up every full moon night of the year with lacs of people visiting Thailand just for this one day.
Similarly, the craziest thing that you can do is to dance in the foam at the foam parties thrown by The Hard Rock Café in Pattaya.
Other not to be missed places are Koh Tao Pub, Asiatique, the Go-Go Bars in Phuket, Ko Phi Phi is also known as the Party Island.

Food in Thailand

Thailand takes its food very seriously! Especially the capital city of Bangkok is known the world over for its food- street and fine dining.
Some of the foods that you should try once in your life are Tom Yum Gung, Gang Som Pak Ruam, Gai Pad Pongali, etc.
When in Thailand don’t miss the lively street food stalls where you can pick up exotic and delicious snacks on the go like Pad See Eiw, Kluay Tod, Pad Kra Pao, Som Tam, etc.

Best time to visit Thailand

Although, Thailand has a hot and humid climate the whole year round. It has a beautiful bountiful of sunshine. The monsoon season from July till September is the best time to experience the beaches.

Light Festival
Many people like to visit the country at the time of the Light Festival held every November on full moon night. Lacs of lotus shaped baskets is flown into rivers on the day.

Thai festival Songkran
Apart from the above reasons people like to travel to Thailand for another Thai festival Songkran, which is a three-day water fight to commemorate renewal in Buddhism. This festival is held in April each year.

In short, you must visit Thailand to see culture, cuisines & to fullfill your desires. To explore more about activities & things to do Thailand, please visit Book My Sightseeing.

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Manuj has been associated with Dpauls for a very long time. He is a frequent traveller who loves to share his travel experiences and travel tips in order to make your trips memorable.